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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
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Ranked #37 of 420 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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to celebrate my daughters 25th Birthday at the Raw Prawn. The service was great with our waiter recommending a lovely sparkling Brown Brothers Prosecco. We shared a dozen tempura battered prawns which were delicious and then the spaghetti vongole with clams, garlic and copious amounts of olive oil, the wild barramundi was to die for and the pacific... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was looking for fresh local seafood for my wife and a steak for me. Got a table quickly and had great service the entrees (fresh prawns & pork belly) were delicious and the service great. The char grilled prawn main also great. However the medium rare eye fillet came out looking more like a charcoal briquette in size and texture.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had the $35 two course dinner special which was fresh, nicely presented and substantial. The outdoor seating was very pleasant amongst other restaurants and diners. Highly recommended.

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Glen Waverley
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had an early dinner here, before a flight out of Cairns. Views were good. Service was friendly. There was a nice Riesling (2011 Pewsey Vale) available by the glass....not all that common in Cairns, and food was fairly priced. We enjoyed prawns as a starter, as well as fish dishes for the main course. Both were not over cooked.... More

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Sherbrooke
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The seafood on offer was really good, first class. Staff were flat out but managed to provide good service. Prefer to sit inside tho.

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Sydney
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This restaurant is quite typical of quite a few in Cairns. Outdoor, simple fresh seafood, friendly itinerant staff and a lot of hussle and bussle. We thought the food was spot on, fairly priced for the area and all in all it was a top experience. One word of advice if you want to go there BOOK first.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped for lunch, service attentive and friendly, the food was lovely. No problems catering for the kids allergies. Would have no hesitation recommending them, can't wait to go back!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The oysters was very tasty and I love the calamari! Staff were very helpful and the view of the esplanade was good. Definitely worth re-visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We attended the restaurant on a Friday night and had not booked. Upon approaching the restaurant, the waiter was very friendly and tried their best to accommodate us in the time of being seated where we were taken to a table near the bar and were given a menu until our table was ready. We both had the fish and... More

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New Hudson, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Their lunch special was a great value and would very much recommend if you are looking for a good food with a great view. The 3 courses includes your choice of two meals and a drink for around $25 which seemed too good to be true but was really impressed. The food was served quickly and was delicious. My husband... More

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