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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Soups
101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (341 reviews)
“prawns” (489 reviews)
“barramundi” (128 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't a fan of the meal I got - it was over priced and not overly tasty. Same with the cocktail. Menu is more limited than other locations on the same street. Service was also extremely slow.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve dined at this restaurant a few times now and it never disappoints. Lovely seating outside. The food was amazing and the service was very quick. Possibly the best Calamari I’ve ever eaten!!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Cairns.

Thank katiek935
Reviewed yesterday

Staff are lovely, restaurant itself is attractive, and nothing to fault with how the food was cooked. All flavours were very mild - so I would say this is the 'safe' choice if you have some slightly fussy eaters in tow. E.g: my pick was...More

Thank 341anon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for the lunch special at raw prawn it was really a lovely meal and it included a beverage as well as two dishes either entree and main or main and desert which was well worth the price. It also helps that it...More

Thank Tleesn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a lot of places in Australia the food had little to no seasoning at all. I love vegetables and these were so gross that I stopped after 2 bites. I had green beans and sweet potato. 2 very easy vegetables to cook. The beans...More

Thank bumdrokstar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted fresh seafood with awesome flavour. We read a lot about this restaurant and looks full of patrons all the time. Honestly I dont understand what is so fantastic about this place after our dining experience. We went there for dinner.. Ordered Pacific Fusion...More

Thank Lulu P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coral trout special was cooked to perfection, with a fresh ensemble of pan-fried vegetables. The advantage of being so close to fresh local seafood in Cairns. Must try the Froze cocktail to quell the heat.

Thank organisit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with friends and selected it simply by walking past and looking at the menu having had an excellent meal next door the night before. The food was well cooked if a little heavy on the oil and was a reasonable price. The...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is popular with local social groups who organise a dinner together. They have a room upstairs that can be booked out for a large-ish group (perhaps 35+). Downstairs you can sit 'inside' (the whole front of the restaurant is open) in the air...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we did not had reserved a seat, we were lucky that a table came vacant. Just seated a small shower occurred and all seats inside and outside were taken up. We had a delicious dinner with the famous Bugs, They have a more delicate...More

Thank huys25
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Matthew R
12 October 2018|
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Response from 676gretab | Reviewed this property |
Demi means half, was it a small or half size meal?
24 November 2017|
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Response from johndcanberra | Reviewed this property |
What a silly question. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5400
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