Authentic causal dining Japanese restaurant specialising in hand-made udon noodle dishes, tempura, Japanese curries and more, homely and tasty. Reasonably priced with a great selection of dishes. Very friendly and attentive staff and clean environment. Overall it’s simple food made to perfection. Highly recommended in Cairns.

Open Wed-Sun, 11am-3pm, 5-8pm

hungry wombat Shop 9, Ground Floor
Orchid Plaza, 58 Lake St
Cairns City QLD 4870
T (07) 4031 2315



★★★★★ Bestest & Freshest Soba!
I had a spiced tuna mayo cold noodle soup. So delicious, I’ll be back to try everything on the menu. Everyone working there is so genuinely friendly. I felt like I was in Japan. Highly recommend, I’m so glad that I’m local. –  B1r5go [ January 2024 ] Tripadvisor.

Japanese Noodle Bar


★★★★★ Amazing!
Finally went to try the new Hungry Wombat and man, did it impress! The curry udon was the best I’ve had – all made from scratch and the tempura is perfectly made. Also highly recommend the cold noodle. Staff were so lovely and they make everything by hand including the noodles. 10/10. [ Jul 2019 ] Tripadvisor.