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17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4041 1500
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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best lamb kabobs!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
EileenIllinois
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Urbana, Illinois
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Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had dinner here one evening and the food was fabulous. The service was also very personal and the wait staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Sydney, Australia
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364 reviews 364 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Yanni's enjoys a prime spot in the Cairns CBD. Even better it is centred around an atmospheric whitewashed courtyard so you have the choice of al fresco or air-conditioned dining from early brunch to late, plate-smashing dinner. As should be expected, the emphasis is on seafood dishes, but Moussaka, other pasta dishes, meat and chicken souvlakis and gyros also feature.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

We had a late night dinner party of 14 who arrived at about 9pm and the kitchen was more than happy to accommodate us where others didn't. The food was very good and plentiful - we had the set menu. The owner kept us very entertained including having the majority of the restaurant up doing the zorba. Traditional Greek dance... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

There is a better Greek place in town, but this place had terrible service and lame Greek dishes.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

The restaurant is fantastic! Owned by greek brothers..there's live music, plate smashing on friday & saturday nights! Must try the Greek Feast!! So good i will go back to cairns just for dinner at this restaurant!

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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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