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Yanni's Greek Taverna

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17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4041 1500
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    5 of 5 stars
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    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Classic Greek Dining Experience

A nice and authentic Greek Taverna even down to the strange variability in the appearance and contents of the dishes compared to other Greek restaurants - I like the fact that you never get exactly the same moussaka twice when you visit different Greek places - it makes you realise that it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice and authentic Greek Taverna even down to the strange variability in the appearance and contents of the dishes compared to other Greek restaurants - I like the fact that you never get exactly the same moussaka twice when you visit different Greek places - it makes you realise that it is genuine homestyle cooking. Tasty, friendly and authentic.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Way too much salt used in the lamb casserole. Such a shame. Must have taken hours to prepare something completely inedible.

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We booked a table for 6 but when we saw the place we almost cancelled. We are SO GLAD we did not. Loud, fun, laughter, several birthdays (for each WE lead the singing I think), some plate smashing, excellent service and the food was terrific, which was surprising as we felt that it would be ordinary fare for such a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We lobbed in on a Monday night. The decor is 1960s "blue and white' Greek, even with a tipsy maitre d wandering around breaking plates! The food wasn't bad( albeit smallish serves) and prices were OK( Cairns is not a cheap place to dine out)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had a great table that overlooked the sea. The weather was amazing so that added to the occasion. The service was very good, knowledgeable staff and friendly. Food portions and quality was pretty good, the cost was very reasonable too.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We didn't expect to find a Greek restaurant in Cairns, but what a find! This was one of the best meals we had during our vacation in Australia, and without a doubt the lamb was the best we had ever!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great staff, service and even better food. I can't say enough about their souvlaki, saganaki and tzatziki!! I would have gone every day. Make a reservation for the patio if you can. You will not be disappointed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Only in Cairns for a brief work trip my colleague and I were very excited to find a Greek restaurant. We had a fantastic feast, the service was fast and friendly and we are both determined to try to recreate the Yanni salad. It was delicious.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely traditional Greek restaurant - superb food wine and service. We had a table open to the air on the balcony and although it was hot the evening breeze was so much better than air conditioning.

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this Taverna. Just like in Greece, good atmosphere, nice view, great food and good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4041 1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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