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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
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Ranked #38 of 396 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
nova scotia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Having read so many good reviews, I gave this place a try. I ordered one of the day's specials - a crab pasta. Sounds good? Blah. Hardly any crab - I had to dig around the noodles to find the few micro-pieces that were there and then they were tasteless. I really object to paying $30 for a plate of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is my repeat visit to the Raw Prawn after nearly 10 months and you usually expect kitchen staff changes in that time especially in a major tourist area. Well the kitchen staff are still the same, the food was still excellent. I had the same dish as previously and it was like exactly the same as 10 months ago!... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Food served were fresh and well cooked. Our server provided the best and friendly service. We had the kangaroo and crocodile meat platter. Having not tried before, our server knew exactly how 'done' should the meat be. Our seats were facing the sea, definitely a romantic place for a meal whether for lunch or dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Food was fresh and good but that stretch of restaurants are a tad pricier. Ate there twice in my 5 days in Cairns, once for lunch and once for dinner. Good service.

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Fairfield County, CT
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We picked this one just as we walked along the Esplanade. The chef will bring your meal out to you. The restaurant was very busy on a Wed night. The menu is in several languages and so the restaurant attracts a considerable tourist crowd. The seafood meal was great. Outdoor seating allows you to watch passers by on the Esplanade.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Been there a few times and that might have been the last as we left once again disappointed ! Yes it is cheap specials for lunch but there are plenty of other restaurants along the esplanade with much better food and more friendly staff! We had the 2 course lunch specials which as mentioned is good value but very disappointing... More

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had a seafood dinner the night before Raw Prawn for $90 and I didn't enjoy the food. We tried Raw Prawns because it looked inviting and clean. The food was phenomenal and the prices were reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.....

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A very good two course lunch with plenty of variety and an alcoholic included for a very reasonable price. We have eaten there several times- reliably good, fresh food. Plus the wait staff are cheerful and helpful. Across the road from the ocean in the heart of the town. The waitress said they have a function room upstairs but we... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The three of us had something different and we all loved it. Extremely reasonably priced and lovely cold icy water to wash it down

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Boyne Island, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My Dad and I each ordered the Hop, Skip, Swim & Jump, (roo, barra, croc and emu) today with great anticipation. The waitstaff were pleasant, the atmosphere friendly and buzzing and the taste of the meal was great. It took about 45mins for our meal to be served which I put down to us ordering off the ala carte menu... More

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