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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good value lunch deal menu

Got a great lunch, starter, main & wine. Exceptional value. Efficient staff. Good indoor & outdoor dining facilities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Fiona O
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a good restaurant and fairly priced. We tried the kangaroo and crocodile skewers just for the experience. They were quite tasty !!

Thank Donna B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a great lunch, starter, main & wine. Exceptional value. Efficient staff. Good indoor & outdoor dining facilities.

Thank Fiona O
Droitwich Spa, UK
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having walked past a couple of times and thought how good it looked we were somewhat disappointed when we actually went for dinner. Service was hit and miss: food was Ok

Thank Graham R
Nikiski, Alaska
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food with lots of options. The place was jam packed, couldn't swing a cat or anything else for that matter. Tables are squeezed super close together. Staff was pleasant, but busy. We were lucky we got in at all, only 5 min after we arrived they had to start turning people away. Really liked all of our meals. We... More 

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
Mission Beach, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always visit the Raw Prawn when in Cairns and again they did not let us down. I had Tempura prawns and my wife had Thai Coconut Chicken - awesome. Service was quick by a very friendly , helpful waitress . Thanks guys for for raising the bar again. Cheers

Thank Michael P
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful meal. Great service and great location. They offer great 2 and 3 course deals which are all great. Really good food

Thank talia16car
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little Pricey likely due to the prime real estate location. Mud bugs were not good value; but the coconut prawns were fabulous!

Thank MikeCap1
London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just arrived in Cairns, walked along the esplanade, this restaurant was busy and we liked the look of the menu, mainly fish orientated. What we didn't expect was amazingly attentive staff, fantastic food, the chilled prawns were gorgeous, the Pacific fusion was just fabulous and we both wanted to lick the plate, or maybe we did. The pudding, a... More 

Thank stevesmith10
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was located right on the esplanade overlooking water right behind Mantra trilogy where we stayed. Their dinner service was great, staff was friendly and highly professional. Food was average. We ordered tofu salad, which was good but I felt tofu and salad were 2 different dishes that didn't go together very well. Another dish we had was seafood... More 

Thank Lemures F
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu, excellent service - delicious, creative fresh food. Served piping hot and beautifully presented. I tried "Bugs" which I've been wanting to do. Deelish!!! Right on The Esplanade, so great location too! Be sure to tip your server.... this isn't Australian pub style - these people take care of you! (And we North Americans are getting a bad rep... More 

Thank Sharon C

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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 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?