Best Known For

Old School Nigiri Set – Traditional nigiri paired with 6 kinds of sushi. Aburi Salmon, Salmon, Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Hokkaido Scallop & Fish of the day.

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 imported Hokkaido scallops, blazed and served with OMG secret sauce; before devouring a plate of Seattle salmon sushi rolls, cream cheese, avocado and daikon, topped with flying fish roe. Those with heartier tastes may opt for tender Wagyu beef and vegetables, mixed through egg noodles and garlic oyster sauce, garnished with red ginger, shallots and nori; or grilled chicken fillets in housemade teriyaki sauce.

Specials & Events

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 (6)


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