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iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 409 682 461
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“pork hock” (11 reviews)
“massaman curry” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went there a few weeks ago and ordered a pad Thai and an entree. Both were delicious and the restaurant looked nice. The wait staff were friendly too, but my issue was how the owner treated the staff. She was very rude to them,...More

Thank Arty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing food at this restaurant....please do yourself a favour and walk upstairs to this gem. The taste the presentation were superb. Will say the service was a little slow, but the owner Sarini is also the chef. Looking forward to to...More

Thank Topbabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit every year. Exquisite cuisine. Barramundi best in the world. Look forward to my next visit. A real treat. Highlight of my Cairns visits. Service can be slow however worth the wait. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just love this place, my favourite would have to be the Betel Leaf entree they do. And I always find the staff very welcoming and friendly.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant on the first floor, the restaurant opens on to a balcony overlooking the water. Our table was not the one we booked for a special occasion (and confirmed a few days before) however they fixed this quickly and had us...More

Thank Deb P
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had dinner out on the balcony which was lovely. The meals were small in size considering the price but the flavour and quality was excellent. Beef masa man curry and prawn pad Thai both very good. Friendly service and not a long wait for...More

Thank FNQquirky
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We went there with our kids, but there were no options for children on the menu. However, they both absolutely loved the gai satay from the starters. We had the pad thai goong and the gai takrai and both dishes were wonderful - both with...More

Thank Dorte S
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We went for dinner there and made a booking. Even though we turned up nearly an hour late they held us our spot at the front of their 1st floor veranda with view over the Esplanade which we didn't expected and was a nice surprise....More

Thank Carigy
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My initial impressions weren't good. The place is a little run down and the backpacker wait staff knew nothing of the menu. Speaking of the menu, it was dog-eared and crumpled. There weren't many dishes that looked appealing to me but two stood out. That's...More

Thank FNQld
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Has been long timw between visits. Food was great however service pretty average. Bottles hitting tops of glasses, no refilling of water, no followup for another beverage, reaching across me to collect empty glass. Bit disappointed after numerous visits previously (at least 1-2yrs ago) when...More

Thank slikky01
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
They cook to order so it should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 409 682 461
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