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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
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Ranked #39 of 436 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Southington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our meal at the Raw Prawn restaurant. The location on the trendy "Esplanade" was great and our lovely server was attentive and charming. I had the curry baramundi (their local fish, along with John Dory), which was truly delicious just as prepared. While the prices at first seemed a little high, when you factor in... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Having read some reviews we were looking forward to some fantastic seafood dining. Upon arriving we were quickly shown to a nice table out front with a lovely view by a friendly and entertaining waiter. Drinks came quickly, menu looked good and expectations were becoming high. First disappointment was the kids meals. $16 for 1 chicken skewer and some chips!... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had oysters and the combo of Australian taste with Barramundi, crocodile, Emu and Cangaroo. The oysters tempura with soy sauce were nice. The Australian taste was absolutely overpriced. My husband had all pieces too much grilled. The portion was too small and we were disappointed as obviously no one really cares. Even as we were before 6.30 pm dining... More 

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We cannot fault the service, but the food was terrible. The beef in the Beef Satay meal was tough and chewy and the beef in the Beef Cheek Salad (when you eventually found the meat) was just gristle. The salad was a bit too spicy, and I love a bit of spice. The calamari was quiet nice and so were... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

While working on our project to promote my memoir When it Clicks and our One Dress, One Woman, One World photo project we enjoyed diving on the Great Barrier Reef in my wedding dress. One of our rewards for working very hard was dinner at the Raw Prawn. We got 15% percent off for dining early and enjoyed excellent service... More 

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Tully, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had a very pleasant lunch at the Raw Prawn. We both ordered the mixed seafood grill. This dish was well cooked and reasonable size for price. Service was excellent and pleasant views.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a lovely dinner of giant prawns and bugs - delicious but expensive! but would go again! Calamari also good.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good food and good service- this was just what we wanted in Cairns- good seafood with good service. The price was reasonable as well, overall a recommendation.

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a prawn and shredded crab meal. Meagre serve of crab, loads of prawns but they were watery and tasteless. Usually I ask where the seafood is from but foolishly presumed local as in Cairns! Well, finished the meal and asked what looked like a boss who told me crab from Tasmania prawns from wait for it...Vietnam. My comment =... More 

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Cairns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For about the last 5 years we have dine late 9.00 or 9.30 at the Raw Prawn after the Taipans basketball game. The Esplanade at this time is busy with New Year's Eve Celebrations and all restaurants are always full. We watched the fire works at 9pm and although we arrived 15 minutes early to the restaurant we were seated... More 

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Additional Information about Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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

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