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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a party of eight (mainly NZ visitors on their first visit to Cairns) on a busy Friday night in Cairns we were accommodated with no fuss. We were told that a table would be available within ten minutes and it was. Food was excellent and service great.

Thank petermc35
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is situated on the Esplanade and one can eat either inside or out. The menu is very varied, ranging from sea food to steak to pasta etc. and looking at the starters one can ask for them as a main meal, for the less hungry. I especially enjoyed the seafood chowder which was a very large helping, and... More 

Thank janetG2239JY
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a busy weekend night, made a reservation and was pleased by friendly staff and fair food wait time. Nice place and meal

Thank MadamParadisio
Lennox Head, Australia
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wonderful fresh extremely well cooked and presented seafood Favourite was the tempura oysters... Service perfect ... great location

Thank Narelle E
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular seafront seafood restaurant so booked a table and everything perfect. Great service, great and tasty food and price not too bad even with the addition of a decent local white Semilion Sauvignon Blanc. Oysters were lovely and the banana prawns were to die for. You really should try this and definitely on the going back list

Thank peter c
Shanghai Region, China
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

love coming back to Oz to eat fresh seafood, my husband loves the fact that it is so fresh. Wonderful staff and very skillful

Thank ruthchan2016
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal at the Raw Prawn during our month long visit to Australia. The reef trout was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. It's not at all like the normal freshwater trout that we get in the UK. It's a white fish and the way it was cooked was delicious. The staff were really efficient and... More 

Thank lynnejonzy
Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with a business colleague. I had the calamari with the Thai salad. It was very tasty. Quite a lot of chilli so if you don't like it quite hot then it might be a good idea to ask them to tone it down. I ordered a side a chips. It was huge ( more potato than I eat... More 

Thank SGDeane
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view over the esplanade to the ocean which is well lit up at night, service was exceptional and from the entree to the main, was very satisfied both with flavour, freshness and size. Also comes with a good price tag! Definitely recommend if travelling to Cairns.

Thank Jasetravelingfoodie
Berkshire, England
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb fresh fish well cooked, good service, excellent selection of wines, so good we went back again. It was everything we hoped to receive in Oz.

Thank MHH-Berkshire

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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$13 - 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
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?