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Mother India

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“garlic naan” (12 reviews)
“curry” (16 reviews)
“aloo” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We are also locals, and live about 2 blocks from here. Have been eating here long before we moved to Cairns and never been disappointed. Tonight’s dinner was lamb Rogan Josh and chicken madras, both cooked to perfection. Service was spot on, attentive without being...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the great reviews, my family and I decided to order Takeaway dinner from this restaurant on Sunday night. When we came in to collect the meals the restaurant staff member informed me of the bill which was around $91. Having an Entertainment book...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't take any notice of those "below average reviews" they should have gone to Maccas. Best Indian around. If you are new to eating Indian ask to talk to chef David.

1  Thank Donald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother India is by FAR the best Indian restaurant in Cairns. The staff are so lovely, and the chef is soo accommodating, especially for people with allergies :) Never a disappointment. Would highly recommend! PS. Their vegan curries are delightful.

1  Thank kaleeclaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food & great service! I travel very often and can honestly say this is the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. The butter chicken is to die for!

3  Thank Micqaella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

David and his team looked after us - a travelling bowls team - with some really tasty and authentic Indian food. Highly recommended and we will be back !

2  Thank Bhisham S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Mother India on our last night out in Cairns. Wow! I am glad we didn't miss this taste experience. We were four adults (one vegetarian) so we chose a variety of dishes - none disappointed us. We had Aloo Jerra, Dhal and rice,...More

2  Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The curry we had at another India was first class. The garlic naan was the best I've ever had, the curry was also up there with the best and the service itself was excellent. Overall a very good experience! Thanks!

2  Thank Jules1697
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Owned and operated by locals that have been serving us for many years. Friendly staff and great food. If you like indian food this is a place to come to for locals and visitors alike. It used to be BYO, but now licenced. Takeaways are...More

3  Thank Hpas
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really great Indian food, I've been to India and still right here in Cairns I had the best garlic naan I've ever had. The veggie korma was perfect too. Lovely staff and chef, they really care about you enjoying the meal and your evening. Food...More

3  Thank europeantravell... g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
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