Very disappointed with our night out at Iyara by Sakare, the menu was small and very pricey and there was no atmosphere. The staff were polite and friendly but over-attentive so that we felt constantly interrupted and a little uncomfortable. It's a pleasant restaurant to look at and has a great location with a view over the Esplanade but the meals were very disappointing. Massaman Curry was small, majority potato and poor quality, my partner couldn't finish it. Stir-fried duck was fine but nothing special. Starter prawns in sweet chilli sauce were very mediocre, sauce did not taste home made. We were advised to get rice at extra cost but neither dish needed it. We've had better Thai meals in Cairns for half the price and a much more relaxed dining experience. A shame, we'd hoped for much better given the look and the price. Won't be going back.
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