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Mother India

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“garlic naan” (13 reviews)
“curry” (15 reviews)
“dal makhani” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The curry we had at another India was first class. The garlic naan was the best I've ever had, the curry was also up there with the best and the service itself was excellent. Overall a very good experience! Thanks!

1  Thank Jules1697
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Owned and operated by locals that have been serving us for many years. Friendly staff and great food. If you like indian food this is a place to come to for locals and visitors alike. It used to be BYO, but now licenced. Takeaways are...More

2  Thank Hpas
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really great Indian food, I've been to India and still right here in Cairns I had the best garlic naan I've ever had. The veggie korma was perfect too. Lovely staff and chef, they really care about you enjoying the meal and your evening. Food...More

2  Thank europeantravell... g
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

First time I had eaten at Mother India. It was a quiet Wednesday night with only two tables and a few takeaways. Our friend had been there quiet a few times and was always happy with the Indian vegetarian meals. The food was very good....More

1  Thank Shane C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Somebody told us about this restaurant we went and try had chicken tikka masala, dal makhni, onion bhaji, pappadulium, and best naan ever, we will certainly come back.

3  Thank Srijana B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Worst indian food we have ever had. Microwaved popadums. Frozen naan. Curries crap. Absolute rip off.

Thank 66blade
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Best indian food so far. Tasty and delicious. Really good range of how spicy u wanna have ur food. Nice owner. Next time in cairns, we'll be back :-)

3  Thank Isibell K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great affordable Indian food. Tried the rest but David cooks up a taste spice Indian treat. Never disappointed.

2  Thank Donald L
Reviewed 27 July 2017

After craving an Indian and googling the best Indian's in cairns, Mother India came up and it did not disappoint. A fantastic meal with very friendly staff, the food was much more authentic than the Indian's we have in the U.K. The owner even came...More

1  Thank Sacha B
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I would definitely recommend Mother India to people. The food is great and we love going there. It is well priced, there is a variety of choice for both food and drinks and it is always a good feed. The only downside is the service...More

1  Thank Christian R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
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