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The Hanuman Restaurant - CLOSED

34 Esplanade | at the Hilton Cairns Hotel, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 6786
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Cuisines: Indian, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated inside the Hilton Cairns Hotel and overlooking the Trinity Inlet, Hanuman Cairns is the latest addition to the Hanuman stable.Gently undulating panels cast curves of light and shade across the restaurant's entrance, creating an exotic and luxuriant mood. The rich, dark tones in the furnishings combine with intriguing artworks and ceramics that Jimmy has collected throughout south-east Asia.A visit to Hanuman Cairns will tantalise all the senses before wowing the taste buds as only Hanuman can.

184 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant has closed and been replaced with Donninies. We know Hunnuman's from Darwin and are disappointed.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were staying in the hotel and Gourmet Traveller recommended the restaurant, so we thought, why not? We were seated quickly; service was excellent. The dishes we tried were very tasty and when we had overordered, the waitstaff didn't bat an eyelid when we asked to take the leftovers with us. It wasn't an inexpensive meal, but it was delicious... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

You will be missed thanks for the great food and service over the past 5 years.see you in Darwin or Alice Springs

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Not sure how this restaurant has a decent review in TripAdvisor. The Indian food was very spicy and very ordinary. The service was ok! in fact when we went at 6pm, we were told all seats facing the maria were booked. The restaurant was empty and remained pretty empty for the next 2 hours!! If you are looking for godo... More

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Food was ok - I am used to better though. We were originally seated at a terrible table even though the place was empty. The front staffer did this to a number of couples and a supervisor moved us. The place looks amazing.

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

While holidaying in Cairns, we dined at Hanuman two nights in a row as it was impossible to beat. Fabulous flavours, many wonderful vego offerings, and excellent value. Highly recommended!

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

As a Cairns local I've been to many restaurants, usually with my partner and found my experience at Hanumans exceptional. As many would be aware it is locate under the Hilton on the southern end of the esplanade (past the lagoon). Myself and my partner have dined her a couple of occasions and it's definitely in my top 5 picks... More

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Barham, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Having eaten at Hanuman in Darwin many years ago we were eager to try this location. The view is very restful and the food was just as good as the said restaurant. We started with the Mocktails for a cooling drink and had the signature dish of Oysters, followed by Hanuman prawns and chinese green stir fry. This was a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I couldn't say it was terrible but it wasn't that great and we found it really quite expensive. The food was just like what you get at your average takeaway restaurant. I do like the menu but it was poorly executed. Service was really average the night we were there and there is no atmosphere at all. In the end... More

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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear croweater21 Thank you for taking the time to respond following your recent dinner at Hanuman Cairns. I am disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your feedback is appreciated and will be communicated with the team. Kind regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant Manager More

Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It had it all. We took friends from out of town. Location- tick. Service- tick. Food-tick, fresh, inventive, true flavours, mouth watering. We enjoyed our evening immensely.

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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angsana10 Thank you for your response on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jimmy Shu and the Hanuman team. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant manager More

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