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Marinades Indian Restaurant

43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1422
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (20 reviews)
“garlic naan” (11 reviews)
“murg” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Extremely impressed with the hospitality and food but the wait time for the food to be served was a bit long. Had to wait 40 minutes to get our meals. Wish I could say that it was worth the wait.

Thank Sbo99
Reviewed 13 January 2018

After eating different kinds of cuisine on our travels, we always yearn for at least one good Indian food every other day, Breakfast is usually taken at the hotel; lunch can be a hit or miss affair, but dinner has to be rounded off with...More

Thank travellerIndian
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Craving for Indian food this restaurant was a great discovery! All the food was yummy and we tucked in quite a bit. Only the desserts were a bit of a let down

Thank laadli
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Superb value for money, fantastic food, service was decent too Can’t believe we haven’t been here earlier, one of my faves now for sure

Thank AustenBuckley
Reviewed 14 December 2017

There were a few indian restaurants to choose from but this seemed to have the best atmosphere based on the pictures. The food was good (only ordered vegetarian), but the spice level was more than usual. The food wasn't expensive compared to some other restaurants...More

Thank Nidhi_809
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Newcomers to Cairns, our party of 4 decided we needed a curry. A taxi driver told us Marinades was the best in town so we took his advice. We were very glad we did because we had perhaps the best Indian meal we've had anywhere......More

1  Thank magwaminor
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Had the Goan fish curry, Madras chicken, Keema naan and 2 Jazmeer rice ... very impressed with the taste, amongst the best in Australia.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have been to Marinades many times over the years , their food is amazing, when we went last Saturday night 20- 10- 17 the owner came over to us gave us the menu and said if there was anything that we would like that’s...More

Thank sharkalarm12
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a regular for us. Lunch special at $10 is a winner. Balanced spices and adequate food is great value. When family visit is also a first place to go for an evening meal. Many Indian restaurants over salt their food pretending it's tasty...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. The food is just so tasty. We have never had a bad meal here it has always been great. We are locals of Cairns and highly recommend this Indian restaurant. The naan bread, saffron rice, korma curry, rogan josh, prawns, actually...More

Thank Michelle1inCairns
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26 November 2017|
Response from vibhu5129 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't normally do dinner Buffet but as a large group they might , otherwise no buffets for dinner .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1422
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