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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07)4031 5400
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Ranked #28 of 409 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
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English first
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

They serve good food, friendly service, and a convenient location right on the water at the edge of the city centre. Their prix-fixe lunch menu is a pretty decent value so I recommend that. Not necessarily the best meal I had in my life, but we were both very satisfied with what we got.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything was to be commended.The food was fresh, delicous & good value and the staff were so attentive & friendly.It was my mums 70th birthday & they made her feel so special. Great location on the esplanade to & a good buzzy atmosphere without being noisy. I would definatly come back again.👍

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Food and presentation was great, Staff very friendly and happy. Would definatley eat here again. Great spot to watch Ironman competition at night

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The lunch special (@ 24.50 AUD for two courses and a beer/wine) is a good choice and great for your money, but if you're from outside Australia, you gotta try the "Aussie Game Duo" (with kangaroo and crocodile). I know they're cute and all, but kangaroo meat is simply delicious! If you want something else, go for the "Hop, Skip,... More

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Eaton, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had two delightful meals at the Raw Prawn during our stay in Cairns. One being the famous mud crab which my husband enjoyed immensely. We also had very nice seafood pasta dishes. The menu had plenty of variety for those who love seafood and those who don't and the food was very fresh. The service was top class and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want well prices sea food you probably cant go past Raw Prawn. Nice location on the Esplanade so by all means get a table outside so you can enjoy a good dose of people watching Food was wholesome and hit the mark without over the top flashy. Service was good and friendly without over hovering. Prices too are... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The best calamari starter i ever had in my life. The squid is very very very tender and very tasty!!,! I can go back to eat this one all over again.

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went with my adult son who was home on University Break. I must admit we had no intention at eating at the Raw Prawn. Our focus was on purely on eating at "splash" which we adore it is a few restaurants along from the "raw prawn". All seafood is caught by the owners one their own boat. Sadly it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What can I say, the service was great and we all loved the meal. We even took a seafood sceptic along with us who did not leave a scrap of her swordfish left on the plate. Try it, it was great.

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Family ordered the $279 sea food extravaganza, (Dundees is cheaper and better). The quality of the food was let down by the fact the crab and lobster shell was still coated with green crap from being in the tank, which left a strange smell. The two sauces that meant for the dish didn't come out till ten minutes after the... More

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