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Ilkari Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Yulara Drive | Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8957 7888
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (56 reviews)
“lamb cutlets” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yulara Drive | Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

all of the hotels/restaurants at uluru are owned by the same licensee. there is no competition at all. Ilkari restaurant is advertised as a five star dining experience whose "dining philosophy is the natural flavours of the finest produce available." Actually for $75 per person,...More

Thank decca_mac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on the last night of our trip to Uluru. A buffet with a difference as you can also order from a grill and wok section that is cooked by order and delivered to your table. We enjoyed the experience and the...More

Thank Ann-Marie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffet style which may not suit all but quality and standard of food presented by enthusiastic staff was excellent

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in sails in the desert which is a fantastic hotel however the premium restaurant Ilkari doesn’t quite live up to expectations given how much of a premium it is. The service was really good although the prawns weren’t properly prepared, the buffet food...More

Thank Chappers990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely buffet here. Paid $74 pp which was quite expensive but worth it. Chilled oysters and prawns great choice of meats and you can order at the chefs station your choice of lamb beef kangaroo just the way you like it cooked. I...More

Thank Ngarongo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full breakfast buffet has something for everyone. Everything tasted good and the service was good with fresh orange juice.

Thank Justin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, lots of options, good service. Had a wonderful glass of wine and plenty of great and extensive options at the buffet, followed by perfectly cooked entrees. Our party devoured the lamb chops. Save room for dessert because the chocolate fountain and other items...More

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I dined here for our last night. Service was so friendly and well attentive. The food was delicious!

Thank Kiri M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible service from their breakfast staff. Treats customers differently, waited 10 minutes for coffee, while another guest that arrived much later got their coffee right away.

Thank commie1997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s face it. Once you get there at sails in desert , you don’t much choice for where to have dinner . This is more or less the only descent place. Food is ok, could be better but not terrible . The issue is service...More

Thank chris_allexandre
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Questions & Answers
Arlene D
17 March 2017|
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Response from Pamela B | Reviewed this property |
Can be booked on arrival at Hotel.
Jing Y
15 March 2017|
Response from Robsdav | Reviewed this property |
We booked on arrival the same day so I am unsure but know the reception would be pleased to assist.
25 February 2017|
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Response from Kym B | Reviewed this property |
They have different sittings,think it starts at 6pm. Buffet is $75pp But well worth. The variety of food is amazing & so fresh. Seafood is so fresh.Service is excellent & a must do when visiting Uluru.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yulara Drive | Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Yulara
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8957 7888
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