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“The satay was brilliant”
Review of The Hanuman Restaurant - CLOSED

The Hanuman Restaurant
Cuisines: Indian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The satay was brilliant”
Reviewed June 13, 2010

I took a tasting dish. I confess some of the items were ordinary but the satay made up for all. It was the best satay I ever had.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Australia
2 reviews
“Best in Cairns”
Reviewed April 17, 2010

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and every time has been a joy.

The food is exceptional. Generous serves of very tasty curries and stir-fries are on offer at extremely reasonable prices - under $20 for vegetarian dishes and between $20 and $35 for meat and seafood mains.

The outlook of the restaurant over Trinity Inlet and the decor inside make Hanuman one of the best locations for dining in Cairns.

Service is friendly and prompt. Though it can get a little busy at times, staff never forget you are there.

Truly the #1 dining experience in Cairns.

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Thank Borrie36
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Cairns, Qld
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good variety of food”
Reviewed February 12, 2010

I have been to Hanuman in the Hilton Cairns twice since it opened. The first time the restaurant was very quiet, and we couldn't fault anything - service, food, etc all excellent. The second time word was out and the restaurant was very full (we had booked). We were placed in an awful table where the waiters station was immediately behind my partner, and it was like eating in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in rush hour. Yet despite so many staff constantly passing us to go to/from the wait station we had to wait over 15 mins for our bottle of wine to arrive and had trouble getting attention to order beers. Food was again excellent, fantastic variety of Indian, Malay and Thai and all very authentic. More pricy than those out in the streets but worth it for the atmospher - classy.

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Thank CairnsGirl25
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Merida, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Hanuman Cairns is great!”
Reviewed January 16, 2010

Having enjoyed the Hanuman in Alice Springs numerous times, I was eager to try the new Hanuman in the Hilton, Cairns

I was not dissappointed. Whislt there are some Indian food items such as butter chicken, I would never describe this restaurant as "indian". Its more a mix of the fine spicy cusines of Asia such as Indian & Thai.

Decor was nice (although not so exotic as other Hanumans but the restaurant space doubles as the Hilton breakfast area), service excellent.

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Gold Coast
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed December 27, 2009

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local limo driver. On our first night in Cairns we decided to check it out and were not dissappointed. Excellent food and good service. The flavours of the food are exceptional and we wish we had the same quality on the Gold Coast. Tasting plate was great as the starter. Good serving sizes and you wont leave hungry.

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