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“ALWAYS TEN out of TEN” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hanuman Restaurant - CLOSED

The Hanuman Restaurant
34 Esplanade | at the Hilton Cairns Hotel, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4052 6786
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Cuisines: Indian, Thai
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated inside the Hilton Cairns Hotel and overlooking the Trinity Inlet, Hanuman Cairns is the latest addition to the Hanuman stable.Gently undulating panels cast curves of light and shade across the restaurant's entrance, creating an exotic and luxuriant mood. The rich, dark tones in the furnishings combine with intriguing artworks and ceramics that Jimmy has collected throughout south-east Asia.A visit to Hanuman Cairns will tantalise all the senses before wowing the taste buds as only Hanuman can.
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“ALWAYS TEN out of TEN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We are locals and have dined at Hanuman too many times to count; it is our all time favourite and one we save for the very specialist of occasions as a couple and take friends and visitors as a loophole to our rule...
5/3/13 was our 8th wedding anniversary and once again Hanuman excelled in every area...tasting plate is a must and too the special creme brûlée with hidden black rice pudding is too die for...exceptional discrete service and elegant romantic atmosphere_ love it...thanks again Hanuman - you never disappoint !!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Andi and Lexi
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, i am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meals the service and the atmoshere at hanuman cairns,your positive feedback is greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jimmy Shu and the Hanuman team. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Try the duck curry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Try the duck curry, it's pretty tasty. The saffron rice dish was also pretty good. The signature dish oysters were not cold, so it tasted like a warm lugee.

Visited February 2013
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Dink810
Thank you very much for sharing your dinner experience at Hanuman Cairns with other trip advisor users, i am glad that you enjoyed the Duck Curry and the Saffron Rice Byriani,
however i am very concerned about your comments regarding our signature dish 'Hanuman Oysters', this dish received many great reviews and comments from diners and the receipe has been used by many celebrity TV Chefs on air here in Australia, i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to far north queensland.
regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
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“Avoidable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Being my first visit to Cairns I was keen on covering as many good restaurants as possible. Hanuman unfortunately didn't meet the high expectations I had. While the service and ambience was good, I felt the biriyani tasted just ok and the liqueur coffee could not be ordered as I couldn't find anyone to attend to me. I was happy to find Kingfisher beer though.
If you're hungry, and looking forward to be satisfied with mind blowing food, you should perhaps try elsewhere.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Sreejiththeone
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, i am glad to read that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere at Hanuman Cairns on the other hand I am very concerned about your comments about one of our signature dishes the BYRIANI, your concerns have been
well communicated with the owner Jimmy Shu and the Head Chef, i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to cairns,
regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Really good food, great flavours and presentation. Good service, location great with views. Highly recommend the black rice creme brulee, to die for.

Visited February 2013
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Fussybutfair44

Thank you very much for reviewing Hanuman Cairns via trip advisor,
i am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals, service and atmosphere at Hanuman Cairns and hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to far north queensland.

regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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Tasmania
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“Confused”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

As lovers of Thai food we were keen to try out the hanuman, cairns. Whilst the setting is lovely, and the staff good, the food is nothing short of disappointing. The whole fish, a traditional Thai dish, was served with a sauce more suited to pasta rather than the amazing Thai flavours. The birayani was acceptable but not great. To avoid further dissapointment we didn't order anything else.

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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear PeterL
Thank you for taking the time to respond following your recent dinner at Hanuman Cairns. I am disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations.
Please be assured that your feedback is appreciated and will be communicated with the team.

Kind regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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