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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first meal in Cairns and it was by far one of the best. The flavours punched and it was delicious. The service was great, the setting great and the lunch special made it all very reasonably priced. This is a definite spot to eat at. Calamari salad was devine.

Thank debbied4763
Doha, Qatar
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very nice restaurant on the Esplanada of Cairns. Friendly staff and the food was gorgeous. Fresh and nicely selected. We arrived quit early and there were still plenty of seats available but not for long. Guess if you want to go during peak hours one should pre-book seats.

Thank Roland_VanRens
Parker, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by for a late snack, and only had a couple appetizers, but the calamari was incredible! Seriously the best we've have ever had! We would go back for more but our travel plans didn't allow for it.

Thank sparkles312
Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was out last day in Cairns and we felt like having a decent lunch before flying out. There were plenty of good looking restaurants but we thought we'd try the Raw Prawn because we'd read good reviews. Excellent choice. We tried the lunch special. Excellent food, really good value and a complimentary wine and beer to top it off.... More 

Thank thestayers
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Good service and good food. Portion sizes are big so you may want to think about the number of courses to order.

Thank RoniB85
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and services were good. However the dinner was charged twice. The second wrongful charge was more than three times of the original bill. Diners be aware! Or, you will be sorry like me sorting through credit bills while on vacation.

Thank Vincent L
East Sussex
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommend by our Airbnb hosts - what an amazing meal experience- prawns, bugs, what more could you ask for!

Thank Non-whinger
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 1 night in Cairns and after much deliberation decided to have dinner at The Raw Prawn and I'm glad we did! The food was high quality and very nicely cooked, the Asian fusion curry was soo good! The service however, was a little lacking, with a very casual waitress who delivered the wrong bottle of wine and spoke... More 

Thank Jesika_le
Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've got a 2-course lunch special which included entree or desert + main + drink (including house beer or wine glass). I ordered mussels as entree which was a big plate and looked more like a main. Mussels were deliciously cooked and the sauce was ver nice as well. For main I've got a Pacific Fusion which smells really good,... More 

Thank rafaelisabella
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had soft shell crab, mixed seafood grill and pacific fusion. The soft shell crab had a nice fresh salad to go with it. The seafood grill was dry and rubbery. The pacific fashion dish had too much sauce. I mean it's a rice dish but everything was swimming in the coconut sauce, like a noodle soup. Very disappointed.

Thank pnsdreams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $34
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5400

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