We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
Improve this listing
Ranked #36 of 421 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

500 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
    219
    175
    60
    29
    17
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairns, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went there on a saturday night. Mussels were rotten, oysters were rotten, dry seafood dish for $50 with 2 prawns (minute), one bug and 20 grams of barramundi fillet (rotten). Total bill 160$ with two glasses of wine included and no dessert. OMG

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rawprawn01, Owner at Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. I'm not entirely sure which meal you had as we don't have a seafood dish for $50. However, as you dined with us on a Saturday night I'm sure you noticed just how busy it was. It is very difficult to comprehend how your food could have been... More

Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We saved this lovely restaurant just below our apartment until our last night. Sitting outdoors on a warm Cairns winter evening was perfect, as was my rare seared tuna dish - my favourite! I had a sample of his Moreton Bay bugs and prawns too and they were delicious. A great restaurant, always packed, we arrived early and benefitted from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne Australia
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My family ate here at launch a few days ago. We sat outside and enjoyed the passing traffic and warm weather. We all chose the two course lunch special for $24.95 and including a glass of wine or a beer. Overall, the quality of the food was impressive for a large cafe with a high turnover. The starters were pleasant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rita, Mariana Islands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the seafood pasta and it was great. The service was pleasant and prompt like most service along the Esplanade in Cairns. Prices are high but no different than the rest of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dined here as a couple on Monday 21/7. The view here is amazing. We were seated before 630pm and so received 15% off. The maître de (a pretty blonde Emma Freedman lookalike) and our waiter (a tall good looking man with a man-bun) were both friendly and helpful. We had garlic bread as an entree, fish and chips and Cajun... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sydney. Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After arriving in Cairns, we were recommended The Raw Prawn . Had the set menu as we were dining with a group of friends. This was great value . Yes Food was quite good and the staff were excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Cairns
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

They got our order wrong and never apologize!! The male staff even said that he's been in the industry for 15 years??? What??? Is that how you say sorry for a mistake. He insisted its a miscommunication and have told him that we even confirmed our order and he confirmed back. Where is the miscommunication on that??? But apart from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hertfordshire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had the hop skip swim and jump to sample a range of meats and they were all cooked very nicely. Its was busy but not too busy and the service was attentive. The only issue was there was a discrepancy between what one of the cocktails was listed as and what was charged but it was quickly sorted. Have been... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I am always a bit wary of a restaurant that covers all food bases! But as this restaurant is predominantly a fish restaurant, I stuck with the fish (barramundi) and it was cooked perfectly. The seafood platters looked generous and by the comments were delicious. My o/h had the hop, skip, jump, swim plate (emu, kangaroo, croc, barramundi) and again... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Raw Prawn was always a favourite when I lived in Cairns (great lunch time specials particularly) so heading back almost two years since last visit I was very pleased to see things haven't changed. The same owner looking after things and a very friendly and attentive staff. Meals aren't on the huge size, but they are fresh and tasty. One... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing