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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 299
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    Very good
  • 88
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  • 41
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Night

Plenty of restaurants to choose from in Cairns but you can't go past this place for a great evening and awesome food. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly, the waitress was very helpful in explaining the different dishes to us as well. We would of paid more in other local restaurants and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Robert O
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We live in LA were the seafood is awful so coming to Cairns we literally ate seafood every dinner. Had the seafood platter grilled for two and added a lobster. I cannot even describe how divine this was. If you have never tried Morton Bay Bugs they are an absolute must MUST HAVE. I think I could eat them everyday... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As a business traveller I travel alone so when i rocked up by myself they were taken by surprise that I'd be dining alone. The maitre d tried his best but the wait staff need retraining. The food was great however.

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Simple dinner on Sunday night for 2, we were seated early before 6. Service was excellent and we went for the Moreton bay bugs and prawns, and spaghetti marinara. Seafood was fresh and salad dressing light and zesty. The marinara was cooked superbly and when we asked for chilli flakes the waiter said they didn't have any, but he went... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Raw Prawn today to sample the Lunch menu of $24.50 for two courses. I had the prawn and avocado salad and received three prawns and some mushed avocado; more mesclun than any other ingredient. My husband had the salt and pepper calamari which seemed a more generous portion. As a main I had the fish and chips... More 

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Tully, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly atmosphere, including staff, very clean restaurant looked after by staff in re to meals, price wise is average, my wife and I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends, great views as it is situated along the northern end of the esplanade. Very relaxing atmosphere to say the least. Not to bad for ones budget as everyone would... More 

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Lake Munmorah, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant - great food - great service! I had the Chili Mud Crab and it was the best I ever had..right balance of heat that let the taste of the crab shine through! A wonderful way to end our FNQ trip!

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Mission Beach, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great night out. Wow service ,meal & price all good.The Tempura prawns were awesome.I would recommend this restaurant to anybody .And service was also very good - nobody hovering over us but the table sevice was immpecable - cheers to Toby ,bec & staff.

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Mossman
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38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Been to the Raw Prawn many times and never disappointed. We went for dinner on 19 May. Excellent oysters and really good tempura battered prawns for entrees. Our mains were outstanding - beautifully cooked salmon and barramundi in tempura batter with what must be some of the best cooked chips in Australia (really). Good choice of wines by the glass.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Plenty of restaurants to choose from in Cairns but you can't go past this place for a great evening and awesome food. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly, the waitress was very helpful in explaining the different dishes to us as well. We would of paid more in other local restaurants and without the vibe this place had. Will be... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had lunch there yesterday, not the first time and it is consistently very good and the price is also very good! Generous entrée and main course with a glass of wne for $24.50 could be main and dessert instead. Had mussels for entrée and spicy fish for main, both delicious, will go back there again and again.

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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 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?