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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bronte, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Family of 7 went for dinner, and all enjoyed our meal! Highly recommend prawn salad, kids enjoyed calamari /fish and chips (although they would have preferred skinny fries instead of thick steak chips), they still ate away! Service was lovely, busy and full of atmosphere and right near the water so lovely cool breeze!

Thank Nessbecks
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All of the staff were very friendly & were able to get us in quickly for a party of 6. The food was enjoyable & pricey so we split some plates so allow us to try several different things (the "Hop, Skip, Swim & Jump" plate was our favorite but we barely had a bite or two of each which... More 

Thank Amber S
Kuranda, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second Visit. Very busy night. Service was excellent. We ordered Seafood Chowder which was OK had a nice mild taste but no chunky pieces of seafood and I got a prawn shell in it. We then ordered a Seafood in coconut dish which the seafood was cooked beautifully but the flavour was very mild needed some chilli or something to... More 

Thank Lisalulu77
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I both had the wild Barramundi and King Prawns on Kipfler potatoes and asparagus with butter sauce. It was just devine and cook to perfection. With the help of our waiter Greg who made some suggestions for our dinner, we know we made the right choice. The restaurant is situated on the esplanade which is good to... More 

Thank Toni P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at the Raw Prawn for their lunch special and it was excellent. Great value, tasty food and great service.

Thank BertMelbourne
Cairns, Australia
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and chose the fish and chips and tempura prawns options on their specials menu. Good quality, well cooked. Can choose one, two or three courses in this offer. Two and three includes wine or beer. Good value.

Thank 913janetn
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious seafood and great service. My friend also tried Kangaroo and Crocodile, so there is a lot of variety on the menu. I got the Banana Prawn Mango Salad, and another got the Pacific Fusion, which were both amazing! Would definitely recommend, especially for groups as there is a lot of variety on the menu.

Thank Kerri L
Zug, Switzerland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice in November and were impressed. Alrhough very busy, personnel was friendly and very efficient. We were served without long delays and the food was most enjoyable.

Thank ginadog
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood here was nicely cooked, fresh and yummy! Though the size of the oyster was a bit small. Good ambient and friendly service.

Thank 41anitak
Orinda, California
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several days in Cairn and tried all the major restaurants. Raw Prawn was by far the best. The food was very fresh, well prepared and plentiful. Go early or make a reservation. We tried to return here around 7 PM on another night and were turned away.

Thank RuthPH61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?