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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free
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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Ballina, Australia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered the special of the night which was coral trout, just beautiful!!! There is a fantastic menu of fish and different meats. Great service, great location.

Thank Emma J
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing lunch there. We both ordered seafood dishes that were delicious! The calamari salad was terrific.

Thank Cynthia G
Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yesterday , ventured to Raw Prawn to try the lunch specials , how could you not go past $25.50 for 2 courses and a beverage included. I had a entrée - Calamari salad which was hot ( temperature , ) tasted great and had flavour to it , lime and chilli , accompanied with a Lemon Lime and Bitters ,... More 

Thank jadesingsnow
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw this restaurant during the day and decided to book a table for the evening - lucky that we did as the restaurant was really packed and they were constantly turning people away. We were a little early for our booking and had to wait for a table to become free for a little while over our booking time... More 

Thank GinaG
Auckland, New Zealand
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good option for dinner. It's on the tourist strip though. Service was good and food reliable. Try the kangaroo and crocodile mix!! Fish not as good as other options. They do do gluten free but we did need to remind them that fries aren't gluten free if cooked in the same fryer as everything else. That said... More 

Thank SarahNZ_12
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Prawn fusion was amazing! Best coconut curry I have ever had! Loads of seafood in it too! Staff very friendly, food arrived super fast Cocktails great too

Thank spatsynz
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was busy on Sunday evening. Walked in without a booking and was seated in about 5 minutes We both went for the Coral Trout ' special ' - a recommendation from our courteous waitress Cooked to perfection and arrived quite quickly As Arnie would say " I'll be back " !

Thank trevorjmc
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu and great service. Two course late lunch meal $25 incl drink was a bargain. We ate here a few times and were never disappointed.

Thank melg20162016
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day we wanted to eat at a nice restaurant around here in Cairns. We've heard good reviews about the place so we gave it shot. Our waiter was extremely nice and attentive & made sure we were comfortable. We started off with soft shell crab and ordered some prawns with bugs and a dish which included; crocodile,... More 

1 Thank rosypeach
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always love the salads here then add a selection of good seafood and you've got a winner. Prices are mid range, service friendly and quick. Monday and Tuesday early bird special 15% off. Not the cheapest restaurant in Cairns but always reliable good quality.

Thank luckygirlcairns

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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
$13 - $34
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?