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iyara by Sakare

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 457 728 636
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • 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
££ - £££
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was good, although touted as modern Thai there were very familiar dishes here along with some I haven't seen before, betel nut leaves with prawns Thai spices and chilli were a delicious flavour bite with a range of textures beautifully presented. A...More

Thank strudelwoman
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here 12 months ago and decided to come back again for another go. We were certainly not let down. We had the Pork hock, Green Curry, Lamb cutlets and the Massaman curry, every single dish was delicious with the Pork the real high...More

Thank Fatmein
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Found the service with three waitress pretty quick to be honest if not a little muddled at times but could not fault. Food at thirty odd dollars for a mains a wee expensive, plus entree at nineteen a little crazy. I had green curry which...More

Thank macfod
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Highly Recommended. If there is a bad review forget it. But Its important to book. We do and sit out on the balcony over looking the Esplanade. Its not cheap but the food and ambience is worth every dollar. Service is attentive and even though...More

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stumbled across this place whilst looking for something a little more upscale than most of the Esplanade restaurants. We were shown to a balcony table which was nice as we still had views but were away from the hub- bub of the street. Ordered drinks...More

Thank evelynpaw
Reviewed 16 October 2016

When living in Cairns, this was my favourite Thai restaurant. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Upstairs overlooking the Cairns Esplanade, it's in a great location. A little expensive compared to other Thai restauants in town but worth it for those occasions that are...More

Thank dharbers
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We as a family of four have very different tastes in food, the teenage kids agreed to try this restaurant after looking at the menu. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, one of us had the chicken and noodles, one had the shredded beef, one...More

Thank Flobble F
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after a recommendation and we were not disappointed The setting upstairs was simply beautiful. We were welcomed by Sakare ( who we discovered was the owner) with open arms The lovely view makes the experience very relaxing. It was a little warm...More

1  Thank Duckamilton
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Absolutely delightful vegetarian meals. A positive attitude from staff, finally a Thai restaurant that does dishes from scratch so no fish sauce was no problem at all. It took a bit longer to cook but what we were served looked and tasted absolutely fantastic. Very...More

Thank x r
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Walked out after waiting 30min to get order taken while other customers around us who entered later got served. Wasn't even busy and even no service after we got attention of waitress. Never ever happened to me before!! Not going back!!

Thank Ulrike W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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