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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 82
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch at the Raw Prawn

Went to lunch to celebrate a birthday. Did not have a booking but was seated quickly. They offer a lunch menu which is a 2 course meal for an OK price. Portions were sufficient. Mussels in Napoli sauce was good, especially the sauce. The Simply Fish and Chips were a little too oily for a tempura... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
AJG35
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went to lunch to celebrate a birthday. Did not have a booking but was seated quickly. They offer a lunch menu which is a 2 course meal for an OK price. Portions were sufficient. Mussels in Napoli sauce was good, especially the sauce. The Simply Fish and Chips were a little too oily for a tempura batter. The fish was... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped at restaurant for an evening dinner. Didn't know what to expect. I am glad to say that we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and staff approach. Keep it going! Amazing

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here to have a fancier meal of excellent sea food, but were highly dissapointed with the whole experience. The waitress was very friendly, but was rarely seen. We did not get a water refill, and didn't get checked on to see how our food turned out. We also ordered an appetizer that never came. The food itself is... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Found this restaurant on the last day of our holiday, we went for lunch. We sat outside and looked across the road to the bay. I had the Pacific Fusion. it was a delicious mix of fish and seafood in a cream sauce with rice. Absolutely the best thing I had eaten in last three weeks. My husband had Cajun... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Everything was very average at best. For $30-$50 per plate I would think either the service or food or both should be very good. Not much about our visit was very good. My food was very bland.

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After spending a day at the outer reefs, I have decided to dine at a nicer restaurant to finish up a great day. What a mistake I've made by going to Raw Prawn! I was quickly sat down at a nice table. The server was very friendly and attentive. Unfortunately that's all the good things I have to say about... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Over night in Cairns thought to try something new needed seafood. As a mature person decided to visit the restaurant and wanted to sit out front to watch the world go by. No way only apparent table was one inside without view and near crowds of loud people immediately asked what beer I wanted. Outside table taken by two young... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

So I try and have date nights with my husband and we chose Raw Prawn. After getting over the inital shock of prices we ordered. I got the seafood marinara. It was ok but certainly not amazing.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This has become my got to for lunch for birthdays, date days and spoiling me and hubby. A-mazing range with their set menu, 2 courses and a beer,wine or champas. The food is exceptional, I have NEVER been disappointed. Great view, great food, great service, and exceptional value. Will continue to go any time for any reason I can muster.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a group of 8, and no booking, but the lovely staff managed to get us a table together at the back of the restaurant, which was just brilliant. There were a variety of things on the menu to suit everyone and we all enjoyed the food. The service was great as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07)4031 5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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