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iyara by Sakare

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 457 728 636
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (26 reviews)
“pork hock” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a delicious thai place in the middle of the Esplanade. It's hard to find because the main restaurant is upstairs, and the entryway is barely visible from the street. Some nights there may be a waitress advertising / promoting the restaurant. Don't think...More

Thank Nishi K
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I always look forward to coming to Cairns so that I can have some delicious Thai at my favourite Thai restaurant in Cairns. Never disappoints. Great location, great service and excellent fresh Thai food.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking at the menu outside the restaurant last night when a fellow came out, stopped, and told me that he just had the best Thai meal ever. Ok, that's good enough for me to try. We just walked away with the same opinion:...More

Thank relaxing_dad
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Easy to miss but a great find, not our first visit but a nice restaurant with good service and lots of options. 1st floor so out of the busy traffic and a peaceful place to eat

Thank Sharport67
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Located on a balcony overlooking the esplanade, this place is expensive but worth it. Quality selection of ciders and wines. Meals are a considerable size.

Thank Brogan J
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant by accident. Food could be a bit hit and miss in Cairns. We were looking for good quality food and we weren't disappointed. The waiter recommended a wine for us which was delicious. The service was good and the quality of the...More

Thank Shellyc79
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table upstairs on the balcony. It was a balmy night. The waiters were understaffed but tried really hard. We had just come off a cruise ship in Auckland a day earlier and were craving something that wasn't too bland or too rich....More

Thank RexWarren
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! At first I was dubious as this restaurant is quite fancy and to me, Thai food is simple food done so so well. The food came out and WOW!!! We asked for Thai spicy and it was! Mmmmm!! My paw paw salad was absolutely...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

4 of us dined here, all experienced Thai eaters. I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it is up stairs on the balcony overlooking the ocean. It's clean, the young waitress was attentive. Each of our meals were some of the best food we have had...More

Thank connieluders
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We booked in advance and got a table at the front of the balcony. Service was good, food was good but as others have mentioned possibly alittle overpriced

Thank Maxim3m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 457 728 636
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