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Ala Turka

4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“lamb kofta” (14 reviews)
“baklava” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick service, phenomenal food and great ambience. First time trying Turkish and safe to say it will not be my last!

1  Thank Naomi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are vegetarian - or just like eggplant, this is the place to eat in Cairns! I was only in Cairns briefly but had to go back the following night to eat this dish again. It really scores 11 out of 10. It's a...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the chicken pide and the grill mix platter for one. Delicious bread, great presentation and staff. Value for $

1  Thank UH184
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food , excellent service and a fantastic experience. 10/10 The mixed dips were fantastic and the chicken skewers were tasty and perfectly cooked . Won’t hesitate to come back and try the other dishes on the menu .

Thank Ned R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Had a terrific meal here ... ordered the mixed plate of meats ... couldn't fault it. Fresh, well cooked, great flavours. Staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended if you enjoy good traditional Turkish food. And reasonably priced.

1  Thank Paula_Andy_Asia
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Here on holidays for the first time in Cairns, I love Turkish food and this place is absolutely amazing. The food is so fresh, the staff are so lovely and show so much care in the customer. Definitely recommend Ala Turka:)

1  Thank hailz-Ballo
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A beautifully decorated restaurant that provided a lovely ambiance. I would have preferred Turkish music in the background though. We loved the variety of entrees and shared some of these tasty treats. I ordered prawns and calamari, whilst my husband enjoyed the chicken. The service...More

1  Thank Sightseer642302
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Ordered calamari as an entree - delicious! Came out super hot and crunchy - just wish there was a bit more sauce to go with it. My partner ordered the moussaka and I ordered the mixed meat platter. Both dishes were excellent except I wished...More

1  Thank hermannator
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Went in on a whim and found a gem. The Shish lamb was so tasty with no fat and I don’t know what they put in the Cacik but it was amazing. Waiter service was quick and courteous.

1  Thank Brandesman
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Ala Turka has excellent service, an authentic menu, and skilled chefs. The dips are delicious, and the mixed grill was so flavoursome and tender. Ambience was lovely as well. Great experience.

2  Thank Kristy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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