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61 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4051 2228
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average Indian Food

Service was very good, but the food did not deliver as anticipated. Samosas were a bit dry but tasty. I was disappointed in the curry. I was warned twice about the spice level and decided against the "hot". Ended up with a flavorless sauce with virtually no heat whatsoever.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2014
MplsMarc
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Service was very good, but the food did not deliver as anticipated. Samosas were a bit dry but tasty. I was disappointed in the curry. I was warned twice about the spice level and decided against the "hot". Ended up with a flavorless sauce with virtually no heat whatsoever.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Had a fantastic authentic Indian here, up there with the best that I've had. The place isn't much to look at but the service and food more than makes up for it. Can't recommend enough

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

i like the currys and my missus as well :) service is good never had a problem there we go almost every week :) i tried a lot which is mostly all of the other place and i think is is veryvery good

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Cairns
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We are so lucky in cairns to have two of the best Indian restaurants that we have been too, including India itself. the service is prompt and friendly. Once again the portions look small but in the end there is more than enough and very true and tasty flavours. Really, very good !!!!!

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Best curry a must try cheap and right on the waterfront! However doesnt open for lunch of before 5pm.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The food is good here, but the toilets are like from the third world very disgusting.

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We enjoyed our chicken briyani, naan, and samosas. The butter chicken had too much tomato sauce in it. The service wasn't great. Their lighting is very bad with ceiling fans dangling below lighting canisters which cast migraine-inducing flashes of light. We weren't the only ones who felt this way as another couple moved to escape. We asked that the fans... More 

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Queensland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I have written about this place before and liked the curries but after a recent visit we won't be back. The service we received upon sitting down from the waitress was unfriendly, menus just placed on the table, no smile, hello or really any interest. We looked at the menu, waitress was no where to be seen. It wasn't busy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

We are originally from the UK but have been in Oz for 12 years now and have always struggled to get creamy, tasty curries the same as we did in Notts.... Anyhow, whilst on hols in Cairns we decided we were going to risk a curry night, with my wife (who is as fussy as all hell) resigning herself to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

Just on the esplanade this is a nice Indian restaurant , my wife love it ! I'm not a big Indian food lover but any time I ve been there I enjoyed the food I really like the wine and spirits list but I don t really like the service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4051 2228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?