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Cha Cha Japanese

This is a warning to those who prefer schmaltzy wait staff and a chance to flash their custom-made cufflinks. The fact that Cha Cha’s is packed to the hilt every evening doesn’t mean it’s changed from that same old affordable Japanese cuisine, cheap BYO and dress-as-you-please atmosphere we’ve come to know and love. Like Instagram or Keyboard Cat but less annoying than planking, Cha Cha’s is viral but thankfully just as much value once you’ve finally secured a table at this celebrated staple. Our favourite mains like miso steak and tempura prawns are still below the $15 mark, and it’s endlessly fun watching Jack and his staff liaise with happy regulars who tend to be more on the young/creative side than the touristy set on the adjacent strip. If you manage to get inside the original pine-panelled space then lucky you, but an evening of people watching in the arcade is just as dandy on a balmy night.

A: 4/88 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Qld, 4218  
H: 5pm-10pm (Tues-Sun)  
P: 07 5538 1131