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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
Steakhouse, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
59 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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11 - 20 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2013

From the moment we made our reservation with the very helpful and cheerful Danielle I had a great feel for this restaurant. Our waiter, Jean-Paul, was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. As Cairns locals we were proud of such great service and great...More

Thank Glenys C
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

One of the better seafood restaurants we had tried in cairns. We shared the grigliata - delicious and the seafood was very fresh.

Thank Nothingtodowithyou
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We ordered the seafood di mare. The meal did not contain any scallops nor a whole lobster as it was advertised to include. The seafood was obviously not fresh. Prawns were mushy, half lobster and morton bay bugs were dry and chewy. Overall a very...More

Thank keljo105
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We ate here several times whilst staying in Cairns. Being a large family group we were always unsure of numbers. The staff accepted this with good grace and flexibility, accommodating latecomers and extras. The FOOD was great. The menu offers some really interesting exotic combinations...More

Thank _iJane_
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The ocean front strip in Cairns is vibey, if a little in your face with the restaurants seemingly competing with each other for custom. We are vegetarians, or vegaquarians if we can't find good veggo food. Kani's has a big blackboard out the front with...More

Thank Lenore L
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We dropped in on this place after a long day of snorkeling. Very hungry and it looked like it would have good food. We ordered one of their specialties. It was very overcooked and without any taste. Was very disappointed for the premium price they...More

Thank bstrvl55711
Reviewed 6 June 2013

My husband and I went to Kanis while visiting Cairns during our honeymoon. We hadn't had a chance to check reviews and were hungry. The restaurant had a good crowd so we figured we'd try it. I ordered lobster bisque since it was near the...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

Had breakfast here and the coffees were terrible, we think it was filtered coffee but they say otherwise. Asked for a Vienna (whipped cream) and got a long black with side cup of froth. Brekky special was well priced but was home brand bread and...More

Thank Dylan553
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Me and my boyfriend went to Kanis for his birthday two days ago just figured it was a seafood restaurant that offered a buffet for $30 sounds great. They even have live tanks and are right on the water so of course they will have...More

1  Thank Jess S
Reviewed 23 April 2013

My wife ordered Lamb Cutlets and Greek Salad, I ordered Mud Crab, Prawns and Calamari. My wife's Greek Salad looked like it was taken out of the bin, my meal had Mud Crab no prawns no calamari. I was then sick a few hours later,...More

Thank Derek D
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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