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Restaurant Profile

The Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant was established in March 2005 and is locally owned and operated by one of Cairns’ most experienced and renowned Chinese Chefs, Ken Deng.

Ken migrated to Australia with his family in 1989. His father was a famous Yum Cha chef in Guangzhou and Ken followed his footsteps, starting his career as a Yum Cha chef trainee at a very popular Chinese restaurant in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

After three years of distinct and hard training, Ken moved to Adelaide to learn Yum Cha techniques and styles from his father. At 21 years of age, he became the youngest ever qualified Yum Cha Chef in Australia. At that time, he was the only qualified Yum Cha chef working north of Brisbane. With a passion for good food, Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant continues delivers the best Yum Cha in Far North of Queensland.

He is joined in the Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant kitchen by several other highly skilled and experienced chefs from Hong Kong and Mainland China, to serve up the very best authentic Chinese food available in Cairns.

The Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant is conveniently located close to the city mall on Lake Street. The restaurant itself has a mixture of Western and Eastern designs in its dining room, which is split into two levels by a beautiful curve shaped, carpeted staircase and can seat up to 380 guests.

The Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch from 11am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm.