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About Wawawa Izakaya

For the vibrant fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine, discerning Cairns diners head to Wawawa Izakaya on Lake Street. From the colourful wall murals of a Japanese woman and Mount Fuji to bright neon signage, this restaurant sets a trendy vibe for delving into sushi, sashimi and bento delights, while chilling out with a Sapporo beer in hand. Kickstart your culinary adventure with Hokkaido scallops, blazed and served with OMG secret sauce, before devouring a plate of tender free-range pork belly in soy, garlic and ginger broth, or wok-tossed tender Wagyu beef and vegetables in chilli, garlic and oyster sauce. Those with heartier tastes may opt for meals like a grilled teriyaki chicken bento box, with karaage, gyoza, rice and Jappyslaw, enjoyed with a glass of premium sake or plum wine.

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Location & Map

92 Lake Street, Cairns 4870 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos

Seats: 30   Chef: Hiro Sodeyama  


Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Mon  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM

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Member Reviews (7)


Absolutely sensational!
Cannot recommend these guys highly enough - service was so friendly, food was exceptional - scallops, nigiri, karaage chicken, and the sake cocktail! Highly recommend to EVERYONE!


completely authentic japanese
was to die for cannot recommend enough


This is the best Japanese food I have had outside of Japan
The Scallops !!!!!!! Great food, service and prices. Same quality every time I go.


Exceptional and consistent

Wawawa Izakaya


Stunning food skilled chef
What a discovery. Small and unpretentious. Food is fantastic. Prepared with great skill and care.

Wawawa Izakaya