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Ihaw Ihaw Filipino Cuisine BBQ/GRILL

7/ 35 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4041 3559
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Ranked #91 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Philippine
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I don't know how the Filipinos do it, but I haven't had a bad Filipino meal in my life. However, the escabeche I ate at Ihaw Ihaw is the best one by far; a generously sized fish heaped with pineapples and various other mouthwatering things. I came back a second time for the squid adobo and halo halo, both of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have been here four times and the experience was always excellent. The dinner was fantastic with true Filipino food better than most restaurants in the Philippines. Excellent and fast service was provided with a big smile by out waitress, Beth. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Delicious food on offer, great service and no wait! My favourite was the halo halo dessert!! Definitely can't go past the best Filipino restaurant in cairns!

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great food especially for people like us craving for pinoy cuisine. Place is clean, spacious and staff are friendly. The location is great as its in the main CBD. Unlike in other Australian cities where Filipino restaurants are in suburbs. Price is not cheap but they have budget meals for the budget conscious.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had a great night trying Filipino cuisine. The host was very entertaining and the atmosphere was lovely and intimate. Our meals were fantastic. The restaurant itself did not have a rest room but one was available a short distance away. Also there is no licence but you can b-y-o.

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hong kong
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

You have to be a Filipino to be this biased about Filipino food. Spent 3 nights in Cairns, dined at Barnacle Bills, Waterbay bar steakhouse and this one, Ihaw Ihaw BBQ grill. It was a really pleasant surprise to find a Filipino restaurant of all places, and an authentic one at that. The restaurant was small but cozy. Went on... More 

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Brisbane
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

After being here a week earlier on a business trip and not being able to eat at this little gem, I had to return. Following a recent trip to Manilla and Davao, I have acquired the taste of this great country and you will not be disappointed. The restaurant is small and the service is very attentive, polite and friendly,... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Ihaw ihaw, a real Filipino restaurant in downtown Cairns, on the lower end of Lake Street, has been attracting notice recently. On Saturday evening the small restaurant was full with people spilling out on to the street tables even though the weather was hot. There is not much in the way of atmosphere except for bustle, but who cares when... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you are in Cairns and crave Filipino food (especially BBQ and grilled items) this is a great place. Excellent food at good prices. all items on the menu are very good and super tasty. Sadly only open for the evenings on Thursday to Saturday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

As a Filipino, my family and I were very pleasantly surprised to find this place in Cairns (we're from Melbourne!) and see that a lot of westerners come here to enjoy the food! Service was a little slow...it's a family business so there were only two staff waiting on more than 20 people! However, once the food came, it was... More 

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Additional Information about Ihaw Ihaw Filipino Cuisine BBQ/GRILL

Address: 7/ 35 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4041 3559
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Philippine

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