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“Best on the beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 592 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$34
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We went to Raw Prawn whle we were on holiday in Cairns recently. I had read the reviews before we left so was expecting good food and we were not disappointed. The matre'd was exceptional at her job and we enjoyed the best of her service. It was so good the first time we went, we had to go back on our last night as a special treat. We had the mud crab on the first night and it was mouth watering good. We had the Moreton bay bugs and prawns on the second visit, again it was absolutely delicious. Everything was perfect including the side salads and dressing etc. I reckon all the dishes here would be amazing, its a shame we didnt get to try more, if you go to Cairns and like seafood this is the place. Look no further.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Decent Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We went to the Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant when we arrived Cairns for the first night. The waitress was friendly and happy to introduce us the signature dishes, Pacific Fusions and Sirloin, the Pacific Fusions is a mixture of seafood and rice, it was not bad, the Sirloin was great, I asked for medium well, it was just perfect with a glass of red wine. The location is located on The Esplanade, so not hard to find this restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

I had Spaghetti con Vongole (clams) and my husband had the hop, skip and jump (Kangaroo, Emu and Crocodile), both meal absolutely delicious.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Spaghetti marinara and mixed seafood in coconut sauce absolutely amazing. I would recommend this place.

Visited October 2013
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Perth
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An expensive mistake on the last night of our honeymoon!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We were looking for fresh painted cray live from a tank and were excited when we found them here, even more so when we saw they did it Singapore Chiili style which was exactly what my husband had been looking for all over FNQ. When we ordered and were told it was $175 (regardless of weight) I baulked a little but we went ahead as we are happy to pay big money for amazing food. Unfortunately it wasn't amazing. Not even close. The crayfish was not cooked in the sauce, it came boiled, with some chilli sauce (which tasted like the one you buy at Coles) splatted on top and a little bowl full next to it on the plate. We quietly mentioned all this to the waitress when she asked how it was, the Maitre D then came over and we quietly told him the same thing. His excuse for the chef was that he's not used to cooking it. How can you justify charging customers $175 for something you don't know how to cook??! We were brought 2 glasses of dessert wine on the house and told we would get a discount on our bill however when the bill came there was no discount. We were beyond caring by this point and just wanted to leave so paid our extortionate bill and left. The shining star in all this was our waitress, she was fantastic, we couldn't have asked for better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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