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“Great seafood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 592 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great restaurant for seafood. Ate bugs for the first time. Good service, located right on the front. Went back for more two nights later, always a good sign.

Visited March 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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137 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Well run tourist restaurant in prime position”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had dinner at this rather touristy restaurant in a prime position at the Esplanade. The food was good – do not expect haute cuisine, but all was prepared to good standards. Seafood was fresh and tasted well. We had the cold seafood platter with a crayfish, mud-crab, oysters etc. Excellent stuff. Service was friendly and fast. From the one visit it seemed to be a well run tourist restaurant in a prime position.

Visited April 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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266 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Okay but not so great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were looking forward to seafood at this restaurant. It had a fairly good reputation. But we were rather disappointed. I had swordfish but it was mediocre. The staff were slow and not very helpful. Although the place is not dreadful, it was not great either. Mediocre would be a good adjective.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Canada
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183 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“disappointing and waste of money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Having read so many good reviews, I gave this place a try. I ordered one of the day's specials - a crab pasta. Sounds good? Blah. Hardly any crab - I had to dig around the noodles to find the few micro-pieces that were there and then they were tasteless. I really object to paying $30 for a plate of ordinary pasta with little else and less flavour. I was equally unimpressed with the service. I'd urge going next door to Splash (separate review), far superior.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Still the best Creme Brulee I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is my repeat visit to the Raw Prawn after nearly 10 months and you usually expect kitchen staff changes in that time especially in a major tourist area.
Well the kitchen staff are still the same, the food was still excellent.
I had the same dish as previously and it was like exactly the same as 10 months ago!
Amazing!!
I had a mixed seafood plate and the orange creme brulee, my friend had wild barramundi and the creme brulee as well.
Both mains were to die for and don't get me started on the presentation.....first class all the way!
Even had the same table as previously!

Visited April 2014
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