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Ala Turka

4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Opens in 14 min
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal, traditional Turkish food, delicious dips, char grilled saganaki, loads of prawns, perfect calamari, yummy turkish bread... only thing not required that made it not traditional turkish was the chips (tho the kids did love them!)... oh and the organic g&t was...More

1  Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into this restaurant after a late minute unexpected check in at Cairns. My wife is gluten and dairy intolerant. The female waitress was very accommodating and patient explaining contents of sauces etc. We were able to find a meal of beautiful steak for...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place - the foods was perfectly cooked and exceptionally tasty. We had the lamb cutlets and the moussaka. The were very accommodating for me being gluten free and happily substituted bread with extra rice and salad. The salad was simple but...More

1  Thank EmmaDanD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So little food and so little flavour. Spent a fortune and ate basically a couple of bits of chicken and lamb. Dips for $23 and having to pay for some extra bread? Love Turkish food but this was ordinary

Thank Gusso56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top they even got raki original and the best waitress in town I love with the Iran girl ... she is so carrying .... the boss is always so pleasant and his wife so nice .... thanks for carrying about a local business... food is...More

Thank Jagermeister_OZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. Staff are very friendly. I recommend this restaurant to anybody in the Cairns region. Definitely will be returning!

Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Veg Pide, creamy Veg dish and the Falafel plate. Tiny sizes of everything. So disappointed, especially after charging 72$ for food that wasn't filling or tasty. Guys, you should come down to Canberra and try our Pide house in Woden or Yarralumla!...More

Thank siddharth0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely overpriced. Very small amount of food. Waitresses not very friendly. Will not be returning. Ever.

1  Thank renbot81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely come back to this restaurant! The food was exceptional and staff were very well trained and helpful. Something that was noticed as soon as we sat was the proper napkins on every table which made it feel like a proper restuarant compared to...More

2  Thank nikothegreat
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this place when the Cairns Ironman was in progress and it was a great location to just sit and do a bit of people-watching. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. The lentil soup was good and so was the Raki.

1  Thank Smita V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5331
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