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“Excellent, Simply Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hanuman Restaurant - CLOSED

The Hanuman Restaurant
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Situated inside the Hilton Cairns Hotel and overlooking the Trinity Inlet, Hanuman Cairns is the latest addition to the Hanuman stable.Gently undulating panels cast curves of light and shade across the restaurant's entrance, creating an exotic and luxuriant mood. The rich, dark tones in the furnishings combine with intriguing artworks and ceramics that Jimmy has collected throughout south-east Asia.A visit to Hanuman Cairns will tantalise all the senses before wowing the taste buds as only Hanuman can.
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, Simply Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I booked a table at a friends recommendation for my partners birthday. What a pleasant surprise. My experiences of dining out in cairns had been pretty disappointing so far.

Thankfully Hanuman changed all that with an excellent performance from start to finish.

We were presented with a menu while waiting for our table and my only concern was that there appeared to be no mention of naan bread on there. My panic subsided when were shown to our table and found a separate bread menu!

The food was excellent! Every element of our taster plate for two was excellent and our Curries we exceptional. There was not a spare seat in the house and I was so pleasantly surprised that food standard is maintained even when exceptionally busy!

The meal didn't break the bank and naan bread was to die for!

I will mostly definitely be going back again!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mjk99
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Mjk99
Thank you very much for reviewing Hanuman Cairns via tripadvisor, i am very happy to read that you enjoyed the meals the service provided and the atmosphere, i hope we can welcome you back soon,

regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

I was lucky enough to be brought here as a birthday treat.
The food was beautiful and plentiful. Service was friendly, but I felt that they could have had more staff on as they seemed a bit erratic at times..

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Erinndy
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear eatsinoz

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hanuman Restaurant Cairns via Tripadvisor,
i am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals, service and atmosphere, thank you as well for the feedback about the staff ratio, we are currently training new staff members and i agree that service could have been more smooth on that night,

Kindest regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent unique restaurant with delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The Hanuman serves excellent food, including their signature oysters and prawns. The currys are filled with flavour and depth without being oily or overly creamy. We left feeling thoroughly satisfied. Their was only one slip up with service, which was more than made up for during the evening. Not much of a view in the evenings once its dark, but the atmosphere was still great and plenty of people dining even on a Monday night. Would always recommend this place and would return myself.

Well done :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank AmzL888
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Amzl888

Thank you for your response on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jimmy Shu and the Hanuman team. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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Rockhampton, Australia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Asian Inspiration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The major Asian cuisines are represented and they were done well. Tom Yum soup brilliant. Pork Belly a little bland but so tender. Chicken parcels were a delight. Chicken green curry outstanding.

Creme Brulee. I demolished the dessert. It was fabulous.

Very fancy and beautiful restaurant. Definitelt visit for yummy high range Asian cuisine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mturner_13
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Mturner_13

Great to read that you enjoyed the Hanuman Experience and i hope we can welcome you back in the near future,
Regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant manager
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Kuranda
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a fine dining Asian restaurant that delivers the goods. Fine location with a view out over the Trinity Inlet and a selection of beautiful dishes. Friendly staff and easy to find.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Z_FNQ
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HanumanCairns1, Manager at The Hanuman Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Z_FNQ
Thank you for your response on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jimmy Shu and the Hanuman team. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
Marcus Kerschbaumer
Restaurant Manager
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