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Kani's Restaurant - CLOSED

59 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 1550
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
2 Feb 2014
“Closed for Business”
28 Sep 2013
“Disappointed after previous visits”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, Seafood
££ - £££
59 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Sadly Kanis has gone the way of many businesses in Cairns and after many years of operation, it has closed its doors for trading.

5  Thank Lifeadventurers
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I've been here a few times and have always loved the service, loved the food but last night was unfortunately not reflected on my previous visits. Although the beverage order was taken promptly and delivered the same cannot be said for the entrees. The order...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were disappointed with quality of food for the price charged for Ala Carte. Duck spring rolls...chunks of cucumber and slabs of carrot that i had to use to make my own rolls on cold crepes. Lobster bisque could not be finished due to strange...More

Thank tania r
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We have tried Kani's a few times and found them to be on the ball but unfortunately our last visit was a massive disappointment with meals that should not have left the kitchen. We paid for our starter and sent our mains back so left...More

Thank Grandad6969
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Visiting Cairns in August 2013 My good friend and I had lunch at Kani's and it was so good we decided to bring his family who are local residents for the Buffet dinner. Great music and the food was awesome. Heaps of fresh seafood all...More

Thank Larian S
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We had a great seafood platter at Kani's about 4 years ago and despite some of the reviews on Tripadvisor decided to try Kani's again. We had the seafood paella which was very nice, the seafood was fresh and not overcooked, with a nice bottle...More

Thank janfromtassie
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Emu meatball/patty, kangaroo steak and crocodile sausage with some of the best accompanying condiments I've ever had. Definitely share this with a side of chips, aioli and the house chili sauce!

Thank Nistalgia
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We ate here 2 years ago and it wasn't great. As a error on my husbands part we ended up eating there again. We have only ever had lunch here. The staff are friendly and service was OK. Decided to have oysters the chef assured...More

Thank barlow61
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Stopped into Kani's for breakfast and would definitely come back. Very well priced and the food quality was superb. Highly recommended for a morning meal.

Thank ChrisG932
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Only restaurant from memory that I have ever walked out of. Bad food, staff do not listen or seem to care,please look at other poor current reviews"wish I had"

Thank Parrapower1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 1550
  • E-mail
Kanis Restaurant in the heart of Cairns Queensland overlooking the beautiful Cairns lagoon and Esplanade specialises in fine seafood and prime beef.Kani's has a variety of local and International Dishes available to suit every taste.Dine al fresco, on the terrace or in our fully air-conditioned dining rooms.Kanis is oipen for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week and boasts a a range of modern Australian ala carte menus and a delicious gourmet buffet with all you can eat fresh prawns, oysters and crab! We seat 250 people and can cater for 2 to 200! Kanis Restaurant is also home to The Buddha Bar Cairns which provides a luxurious and ambient cocktail bar, perfect for pre or post dinner drinks and private functions! Our international team of hospitality professionals will ensure your visit to Kani's is the culinary highlight of your visit to Cairns, Queensland.
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