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“Good seafood but the service needs some work”

Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 644 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

The Raw Prawn is clearly doing very well with the Asian market. Lots of Japanese and Chinese with their own wait staff and menus. What they could really do with is a few wait staff with English! Despite some language based mistakes with the order the food was really very good. Being on the Esplanade will always mean that prices are on the high side but well cooked fresh local produce makes up for a lot. I'd go back.

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Thank Missi0nary
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We ordered off the lunch time specials which were good value for money. The soft shell crab starter was delicious, the mussels good but quite small and several were not open.The Thai style coconut fish curry was good although a bit more kick to counteracr the creaminess would have improved the dish.My husband had the trio of fish which was also good. Our only comment is that portion size of the fish trio seemed to vary from table to table and a few more fries would have been welcome on our serving!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant was beautiful, the food was amazing, would reccommend to anyone. The mudcrab was to die for.

Thank Zoe W
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I went to this restaurant on saturday night my meal wasn't too bad but my husbands dinner was disgusting he had the prawn dish for $39.90 and it came out looking very bad it was suppose to be fresh australian banana prawns but the beads were very black and they were not peeled and the sauce wasn't creamy garlic. The salad was a small bowl of rocket. I don't think this was a $40.00 meal he left it on his plate.I think they should be serving good wild gulf prawns not rubbish food like this
Not happy at all with this. Was always good food before. You will lose customers if you serve up food like this for much longer.

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Thank cherie s
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Visited with family. The food was reasonable but prices consistent with the high tourist prices charged in this part of Cairns. The oysters served were not fresh and were warm - this is really unacceptable considering this is a seafood restaurant and the prces charged. The staff were professional and friendly.

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Thank Lorenzo1952
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