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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

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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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Armidale, Australia
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I was travelling solo on Good Friday, when most of the shops in Cairns (and Cairns Central) were closed as were all the hotels and bottle shops, I was surprised and pleased to discover that "The Raw Prawn" was open for lunch and offered an interesting array of dishes on the Special Lunch Menu as well as an extensive... More 

Thank Alice C
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here as a family and had great service, great food and they were very accommodating to out young son.

Thank travelrabbit097
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place looks great, a boat with limited but fun seating that unfortunately had run out of everything except crayfish and 6 oysters(we had 3 each) and a glass of wine, still I would give it another chance if I ever go back

Thank Katie H
Melbourne, Australia
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409 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a quick lunch here Set menu Fast and tasty food Great atmosphere Seating by the water Friendly service

Thank Stefanie R
Clovis, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The seafood here was great. We have the fresh Oysters for starter. We also have prawns and other shell seafood. Love the food and the place. Will come back again. They are busy during dinner time. Have to wait 20 mins before we got seated. Staff are very helpful.

Thank Sin_Slasher
Lakeville, MN
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43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gem is located on the Esplanade in downtown Cairns across from the bay. We walked there from our hotel just down the street. We had a party of 6 so we made reservations a day ahead with no problem. They have indoor and outdoor seating to meet your humidity needs. Staff was prompt in seating and serving us during... More 

Thank TerryScuba
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say except this is the best Chilli mud crab outside Singapore. Cremw brulee to die for. Table service excellent!

Thank irish0z
A bunch of kiwis in WA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, great service. Excellent. Loved it. Two very nice meals that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank GeeLeeBeeanie
San Francisco, California, USA
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706 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Raw Prawn serves up a really great deal for lunch -- all day long -- 25.90 for 2 courses, main entree or dessert...and $29.50 for all 3. And there's quite a bit of selection among entrees including soft shell crab and 4 different fish dishes + 4 or 5 others, and all this also comes with a glass of... More 

Thank HaljoHal
Hong Kong
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check the attached photo. The larger steak and chips (top) was the Kid's Meal priced $15 (reasonable). The smaller steak on the plate next to it (bottom) was my $38 Main Course!! We were all stunned when this tiny piece of beef was presented, absolutely stunned. We live in Hong Kong so I know what an expensive meal is, and... More 

Thank anh128

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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?