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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

A delicious meal, fantastic service and a relaxed ambience with a lovely view. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely return when next in Cairns.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Thursday Island, Australia
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Thursday Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A delicious meal, fantastic service and a relaxed ambience with a lovely view. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely return when next in Cairns.

Thank VictoriaH41
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the food. Love the atmosphere. Regular belly dance entertainment! The owner often mingles with the customers - lovely man.

Thank Ormond P
Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank BenCairns_Australia
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Capevisitor
Perth WA
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tangalooma2000
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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)

Thank Dwight1960
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Colourwolfy
Urbana, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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!

Thank EileenIllinois
Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Terra F
Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank Rebecca P

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Greek


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