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Ala Turka

4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was great with the staff being knowledgable about the menu and making suggestions which was helpful. The food came out nice and quick between entree and mains. The sizes were plenty to share between the two of us. However, $7 for two scoops (half...More

Thank Sparrow R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere at this place, ate here 2 years ago and again on the recent trip and has not disappointed. The quality of food including dips and starters is great. Service is thorough, prices are reasonable and catered for infant child well. Recommended and will...More

Thank trav o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what I expected not having tried Turkish food before. I am now a convert. Five of us dined there last Friday night. The Shay red wine was excellent. All the dishes we ordered were great. The staff were attentive and nothing was missed....More

1  Thank 37gee37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went here for dinner whilst on holiday. For entree we had the grilled haloumi, and it was the best bloody haloumi ive tasted!! For mains we ordered a mixed platter that came with a lamb chop, chicken skewer, lamb skewer and...More

Thank Anon y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ala Turka Restaurant Cairns Opposite the marina and across from Fogarty Park, The Esplanade offers a popular strip of restaurants, bars, pubs and snack houses with the eateries, typically, reaching out to the kerb under a covered pavement with people walking between the main restaurant...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was actually good but the service was terrible, waitress took our plates before we finished to eat. She was in hurry with the main course, then again, she was in hurry to give us the bill. When we tried to spilt it, they...More

Thank Matteo d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent, but a bit bland. Filling ourselves up with the dry Turkish bread that was served with everything became boring.

Thank 341anon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I picked out this restaurant while walking along the Esplanade because I wanted to try "something new" and I'm glad I did! My partner and I has been saying "Wow" from the entree to the last bit. We were impressed by the excellent taste and...More

1  Thank yapjulieann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They had quite a few vegeterian options. I had the filled eggplant, which was very tasty. Good service and nice atmosphere as well.

1  Thank Marremarre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few small starters that was very overpriced. The hummus was worst. Main meals were good but also overpriced for what we got. With many places around you probably better of with trying another place. If they lowered the price I could see...More

Thank Explorer71
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5331
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