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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 287
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  • 85
    Average
  • 41
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  • 22
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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
Great barramundi

Had a great lunch here on the Esplanade. The barramundi fish and chips were fantastic, as were other items on their menu. A very friendly staff as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
MariaBCalifornia
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California
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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669 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch here on the Esplanade. The barramundi fish and chips were fantastic, as were other items on their menu. A very friendly staff as well.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Pub meals at restaurant prices. The "mixed" skewers? 1/2 doz two beef, two chicken, one croc, and one roo. Roo extremely over cooked. Sweet potato mash was lumpy and the lumps were white spuds. Not sure, maybe better for a lunch venue. Waiter was pleasant , except water was not left on the table and I think to end my... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I really had a great time there. I ordered the king prawns and bugs. My plate was just perfect. The atmosphere in the restaurant wzs also very nice, with a nice view on the esplanade. I really recommend to stop by this restaurant!

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The Gap
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a restaurant that well and truly understands that happy kids mean happy parents. Within minutes of arrival our kids were given crayons and free rein to draw on the paper table covering. They were quickly brought drinks and meals. The food plays to its fresh ingredients and is well but not over poweringly seasoned. Only quibble was I... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

All the dishes were great. Daughter has 1/2 dozen mixed skewers, I had bugs and prawns, husband had steak. All really great. Service was good also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we recently ate at the Raw Prawn . My husband ordered the 2 course special and I ordered mixed skewers . The entree for the 2 courses was prawn and avocado salad it had 3 small prawns and a little serve of salad and avocado very disappointing for mains he had beef cheek it was tasty $35 I had mixed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped for lunch on a weekend and got the 2 course + free wine/beer. The menu choices were fantastic and the meals tasted great. The service was also fantastic - very friendly and accommodating. Would go back again for sure!

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New York City, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The lunch special (from 11:30 - 4) is a great deal! For $24.50, you get an appetizer, a main, and your choice of beer or house wine. (http://www.rawprawnrestaurant.com.au/pdfs/TheRawPrawn_LunchSpecial.pdf) To start, I had the soft shell crab w/ crisp garlic flakes & sweet chilli on Thai salad. The "Thai salad" is really just shredded iceberg lettuce drizzled with a sweet and... More 

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Melbourne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had the 2 course lunch with wine, I had the prawn cocktail and seafood in cocunut curry, both were devine, my other half had calamari and fish & chips both okay

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were wandering along the Esplanade looking for a nice place for dinner and came across the Raw Prawn. Looked at their bast menu and decided to try it, and we are glad that we did. We started with calamari which was excellent. We polished off the plate, and I could have had more. My husband and I both had... More 

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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: +61 7 4031 5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?