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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian, Soups
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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful variety of seafood and other offerings. Consistent quality over several visits. Friendly and capable staff.

Thank nina W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow just excellent food for a good price the staff are very friendly and tho food is cooked to order You always leave with a smile ask them for the special To marks I visited this place 3 times in my stay then super

Thank Uffrich
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The reef fish I had there was really nice. Also the waitress was helpful, recommending it to me, as I didn't know what to try from local food. The service is prompt and the place looks neat.

Thank Naruto999
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a wedding anniversary dinner - entres were beautiful - beef dumplings and pita bread and dips - also enjoyed the cocktails! Unfortunately dinner was a disappointment I ordered another drink to have with dinner which never came - we ordered the steak with prawns - steak was very tough for both of us - I ordered eye... More 

Thank Kylie A
Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had dinner here once. Great taste but a bit pricey. Then I discovered the weekday lunch special or main course, drink and desert for a very reasonable price and good quality.

Thank dharbers
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here as it was one of the few places that was offering mussels, which my daughter loves. Lovely choices of seafood, tasty and fresh. Other choices available for those who don't like seafood. Good steak. Son got to try kangaroo, crocodile, emu and barramundi. Nice chips, good service. Prices were what I expected for this quality.

Thank Denise A
Mackay, Queensland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a wonderful meal with friends at The Raw Prawn. The food, from entre to dessert, was excellent and the service first rate. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was very good - not too noisy and ocean views. I would eat there again.

Thank Craigusb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, great view of the water. Plenty of warm outdoor seating. Alright portions, no wait and quick service. Very happy with this place, but pricey, was it worth the visit? I suppose.

Thank Keyser S
Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and helpful! We enjoyed our scallops which were interesting,I couldn't work out all the ingredients. Then we had fish which was fresh and cooked well. Hubby had chips which were good. Wine was cold and enjoyable. No dessert too full.

Thank amandamaree21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Partner and I visited for a 2 course lunch, an entree, a main and a glass of beer for under $26, all meals was nice and plentiful, restaurant had a great location on the Esplanade along with friendly staff.

Thank bretttd23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $35
Seafood, Australian, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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?