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Cha'mah

33 Port Drive | Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 69 Restaurants in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Mackay, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had just got off the sunset cruise (a must to do) and were just heading up to our apartment when we spotted this restaurant and had a quick look at the menu which tempted us inside. My wife had the snapper fillet and I had the meatballs, both extremely good dishes. Service is friendly and efficient, and there is... More

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Adelaide
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Food was great, had the tasting platter at lunchtime. A very varied wine list but a bit expensive. View from the restaurant across the marina is a plus. Unfortunately the waitress/ chef/manager was not the friendliest.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Forget those patrons who can't control their kids and leave it to the wait staff to reprimand them! This is a seriously good restaurant with excellent food, pleasant and attentive staff and a delightful ambience. Highly recommended unless you have naughty kids! We will be back, for sure!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were a group of 5 adults, and organised with the restaurant at the time of booking, for an early dinner with the lunchtime tasting plate. We all loved the variety of flavors and textures that were presented to us. Service was friendly, prompt and accommodating. We left thoroughly satisfied, and avering we'd had the best restaurant meal in a... More

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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went midweek when they play old movies which was a nice idea. The food was excellent, great flavours and service very good.

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Lyon, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cha’Ma is a whimsical Moroccan-inspired fantasy which I discovered quite by accident. Before you even enter the restaurant you walk through the outdoor courtyard with magnificent views of the lagoon. There are plants galore, a fountain and wrought iron furniture – too bad it was too cold to sit outside on this particular night. The interior of the restaurant is... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Don't be fooled by the apparent family friendly environment of this establishment which includes scattered family board games and a relaxed cushioned room. Whilst for the most part the food was tasty and a good take on Moroccan cuisine the hospitality (especially toward children) was far from Moroccan in spirit. During our dinner one of the female owners marched up... More

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Chamahbr, Owner at Cha'mah, responded to this review

Dear Madam, i'v taken a week to respond as I was unsure off how to reply to your charges. Firstly when does ""Excuse me young man, can you please be a little quieter" constitute as absolute abuse? For the majority of the time your party entered our premises the noise was unabating. After one table walked out and three others... More

Rockhampton, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Airlie Beach and were quite impressed. We had not eaten Moroccan style food before but the staff were only too happy to help with menu selections. A comprensive selection of wines are available too (the owner also runs the wine & cheese bar next door - any wine on their list... More

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waitomo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was as good as we expected. There was no rush to get patrons out so it was great to settle back after the meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

When I come to Airlie, I make sure I have at least one meal here. Always leave feeling so full, but also feeling good because it's fresh and nutritious. The $18/person "feed me whatever the chef thinks" is so delicious. Moroccan flavours, full of spice and taste. Moroccan Coffee with Rosewater Cream is also a must! Winner everytime.

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