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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” (347 reviews)
“prawns” (497 reviews)
“barramundi” (130 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 3 days ago via mobile

I ordered the Hop/Swim/Jump aka Kangaroo Barramundi Crocodile. The size of the Barra and Croc piece were about bite size each. For the price you pay it was a ripoff

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bec L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice location. Friendly staff. Food quality is mediocre here and in a number of the restaurants along the boardwalk.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ksP3281FS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place. We had the best meals there. We went there many time wile on vacation. The mud crab is absolutely devine . So yummy and cooked perfectly. The service and wait staff were fanstatic. We went there for my son 12 birthday....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VerucaSaltOnVacation
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking past the Raw Prawn and reading the reviews online we decided to make a booking for dinner. Even gave us the option of picking a table while there. Very friendly staff & welcoming. When selecting a wine they let us try a few before...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jellyroll1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a booking some 3 weeks ago at this favourite of ours for NYE. I requested an outdoor table for 2. I was assured by the person that if we took the later seating time of 8.15 we would "certainly" and "absolutely" secure an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NoreenSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the restaurants on the Esplanade are somewhat pricey, due to the location. However, I did want to mention that the kangaroo steak and barramundi combo I had there was superbly prepared.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BanjosKids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and whilst the food was very nice and good quality, we had to wait a very long time to order and receive our meals. This seemed to be caused by a function upstairs diverting the hard pressed servers. Additionally, the air...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KirstenT257
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at The Raw Prawn twice recently for lunch. Both meals were delicious, staff were efficient and polite, and the location is excellent, right across the road from the beach front on The Esplanade. The restaurant is recommended for singles, couples or groups.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juneez01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Raw Prawn on our last visit to Cairns 10 years ago and were pleased to see it still in business. They have a great seafood menu and it's one of the rare places that has live mud crabs to select in a tank....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a try if you fancy sea food. The platter full of shrimp and fish and oysters just blew my mind. Minimum cooking so you can taste sea food original flavor. Sometimes less is more!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Xiaoli M
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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