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39 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 1591
11:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a Cairns local, I go in here quite often. I have yet to have one bad experience. The food is absolutely amazing, my favourite being spicy noodle soup, and the service is good too. The waitstaff are kind. A lot to choose from the menu and very affordable with generous servings.

Thank Sharon W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here on a Monday night with two of my colleagues as we were walking back to our hotel and stumbled upon this cozy looking restaurant. We ordered 3 dishes and they were all flavoursome and cooked perfectly - my beef salad had succulent medium rare cooked chunks of beef with fresh tasty greens in an awesome salad dressing... More 

Thank Jisun L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to this restaurant 3 times on our 5 night stay. The food was freshly prepared and excellent quality. Service was excellent and it was very good value for money. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Compliments to an excellent chef.

Thank Phil R
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! Friendly atmosphere, engaging staff and excellent food. The TGCC was delicious with exactly the right spice point, the Laksa was even better - flavoursome, extremely generous size and very creamy. Very well priced for what we got - two adults, three dishes and non alcoholic drinks for less than $50? Would have been happy to... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I had just traveled over 1000 kms to Cairns. My accommodation was stuffed up, I was tired and hungry. Walking down the street most restaurants were closing. I came across this restaurant and looked at the menu. Why not I thought. I went inside and was met by excellent and friendly waitress. I explained I had allergies to seafood and... More 

Thank Unbiased O
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The menu looked nice, so I stopped in for lunch. I'm fussy with Thai food so I reluctantly ordered a seafood dish I loved the curry soft shell crab. Had 2 corona with it. Amazing.

Thank Randomkettle
Humpty Doo, Australia
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149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Absolutely beautiful tucker there, combined with excellent friendly service. The waitstaff are right on the ball. Plenty to choose from on the menu and drinks lists. Nice in and outdoor settings. We dined there twice in our week in Cairns. We'll be back. Cheers Niels & Mary, Humpty Doo, NT, Australia, Down Under

Thank NielsAndMary
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the pad Thai, thinking it was a dish that is impossible to taste bad in an 'apparently' Thai restaurant. Little did I know. The beef was thin, fatty and just left an overall bad taste, which overtook the whole thing. Also had coconut chicken which was a little bit of chicken smothered in a ridiculous amount of batter. All... More 

Thank Matt M
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is a very good restaurant, the food tasted very good, the staff is absolutely friendly and professional as in europe. There everything is right! Perfect!

Thank THHHamburg
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We ordered chicken with cashews. Dish came with no chicken pieces. The "chicken" was bits of bone and skin covered in a batter. I've eaten at a lot of Thai restaurants and this was by far the worst meal I've seen. We also ordered a beef dish and it looked pretty greasy. We told the manager we would not eat... More 

Thank Steve C
Hyunsin L, Manager at Mai Sai Pak Chee, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us in Trip Advisor. It was a very busy night but I still remember you were sitting on 4th table at a dinning area and had a couple of wines, chicken cashewnut and beef tenderloin. It is regretful that you have not enjoyed your meal. We will put more effort to improve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 1591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?