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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Pacific Rim
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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my travelling companion here for a birthday dinner. The local fish selection was great. I had the daily special which was trout over potatoes, fruit and a rich buttery sauce. THe service was great.

Thank Kathleen9532
Corlette, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good position by the esplanade, very busy restaurant none the less the service was brilliant and the food pretty great too - a lot of selection would definitely come here for the sea food again!

Thank sara w
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner last night and the grilled prawns were still frozen in the middle and the crocodile was tough and chewy. On the whole an expensive dinner for food that was poorly cooked. Disappointed !!

Thank Bellisimo_Italiano
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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210 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent place in a busy area of the esplanade. The night we were there, the restaurant was busy and yet the staff looked relaxed, were friendly and efficient. We were a group of eight, all the meals looked good and the comments around the table were all positive. The group had a range of food from fish to steaks.... More 

Thank Rix_11
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was fabulous and we can highly recommend their signature dish, which is the Wild Barramundi. The staff were very professional and friendly. A special thanks to our waiter Eli who gave us wonderful personal service.

Thank Gsparrow
Rochester, New York
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was packed so we figured it would be a safe bet. We ordered oysters and prawns for appetizers. They were nice and fresh. I ordered barramundi in coconut milk. There is an Asian flare to it, served with rice. I really liked it. Very tasty. My son ordered mud bugs. We like these mudbugs. Only in Australia have we... More 

Thank ruby T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent selection of seafood meals. Portion size, generous. Friendly staff even when they were very busy.

Thank George R
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal tonight. Would recommend! Good portion sizes and all tasted very fresh. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank Alex R
Boynton Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a first for all of us, and we truly enjoyed the variety that the restaurant had to offer. The food was great.

Thank marfred2000
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, great food, great wine. Moreton Bay Bugs are to die for. Great service, highly recommended

Thank Shaun C

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?