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Ala Turka

4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“lamb” (34 reviews)
“baklava” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find good vegetarian choices on many places but Ala Turka was an exception.The dips were a little unimaginative but lamb skewers and stuffed eggplant were a highlight

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Cairns I thoroughly recommend a visit to Ala Turka. It has some of the best Turkish meals I have had. The staff are well presented and the owner (Rama) is always on hand to ensure your food experience is top class....More

Thank Kerry E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there by myself to enjoy Iskenderun kebab which is one of my favourite dishes being a turk myself and also ordered a glass of Ayran. Ayran pretty average but the dish itself was very dissapointing. Not enough bread served (barely a small handful), meat...More

Thank zeyrek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did wanted to eat something else as burger and pizza so when we saw an empty table on the terrace we did take it. The Esplanade is a lively street with constantly people going by. The food was pretty good.

1  Thank 341JanT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed buy coffee and baklava. Overpriced and small portions. Try try avoid. Stuff was nice but it did not help with food

Thank 236nadezhdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for a week night dinner and it was beyond expectations. The service was excellent from the very beginning until we left - Super friendly and informed staff. Offering vegan options made it easy for us to dine here and...More

Thank Hello-kellly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such lovely traditional Turkish food. It was explained that as it was cooked fresh it’d take about 25 mins, a perfectly acceptable wait as far as I was concerned. Certainly worth the not vast wait.

Thank Wanderer379
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Was trying to find somewhere to eat when we stumbled across the beautiful place - traditional decor so many items catch the eye all stunning Hosts were so friendly and inviting and the food was delicious couldn’t recommend higher Thank you for a delicious meal

Thank melissabell1970
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Beautiful food, delightful staff, lovely atmosphere and reasonable prices. What more could you want???

Thank bridgitmae
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I arrived without a booking, this was no issue for them. The service and food were both outstanding. As I suffer food envy I asked the lady looking after me to select something from and surprise me from the 4 options I couldn't decide on....More

Thank 555phyllis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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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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