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4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decent, but a bit bland. Filling ourselves up with the dry Turkish bread that was served with everything became boring.

Thank 341anon
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked out this restaurant while walking along the Esplanade because I wanted to try "something new" and I'm glad I did! My partner and I has been saying "Wow" from the entree to the last bit. We were impressed by the excellent taste and the great customer service. It is a bit pricey but given our overall experience, we... More 

1 Thank yapjulieann
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had quite a few vegeterian options. I had the filled eggplant, which was very tasty. Good service and nice atmosphere as well.

1 Thank Marremarre
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a few small starters that was very overpriced. The hummus was worst. Main meals were good but also overpriced for what we got. With many places around you probably better of with trying another place. If they lowered the price I could see them having a future

Thank Explorer71
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fairly decent without being anything soecial. We had lamb kofte and lamb kebab. Also the baklava and Turkish delight for dessert. However the service was poor.

Thank givmeaholiday
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an actual Turkish family, a whole 14 of us decided to go out for some food we were familiar with and love. The kids ordered the 'Turkish lemonade' on the menu that is more commonly known as 'Gazoz' and were instead served a lemon cordial concoction. When we asked the waitress for an actual Gazoz, the manager himself who... More 

Thank Tayla K
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ala Turks after initially sitting down at a nearby restaurant. The service st the first was non existent so we left and we are glad we did. The service was fantastic and the food very enjoyable. We had the dip platter which was OK but as usual required extra bread. Mains were lamb kofte lamb kebabs and a... More 

1 Thank seabr00k29
Brisbane, Australia
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331 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is that little bit different from all the other food offerings on the Esplanade in Cairns. The food is great but the staff are really awesome. They are attentive, quick and effective in their roles. The manager Ram is fabulous. He is really knowledgable and friendly. I recommend this restaurant whole heartedly.

1 Thank Mark T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good over all restaurant. Had the mixed grill, excellent. Also the chili prawns for an appetizer, so so good. Would recommend.

1 Thank Troy C
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok to start with ..what's a Turkish restaurant without Turkish beer??? Come on folks Dan Murphy's flog it . Me and the wife ordered a mixed mezze platter..I was left disappointed that it was all out of a jar and not fresh prepared... Now let's say I've travelled to Turkey for nearly 25 years and my parents live there too..I... More 

Thank Steven B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?