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4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food..tastes just like it does in turkey. I had the mixed grill. Highly recommend this place. Only gripe is they had run out of efes.

Thank Rob Y
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stumbled into the restaurant as we were exploring Cairns at night. The restaurant is right next to the entrance of the night market and we were drawn into the atmosphere but decided to come back later as we didnt really feel like anything heavy that night. On our last night there, we decided to give it... More 

1 Thank Prita K
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted to quickly grab on something before our flight... The service was very slow considering there were only 3 other people apart from us. We ordered grilled lamb cutlets and calamari. The lamb cutlets were delicious and perfectly cooked. The calamari was super oily... Every bite was oozing out oil. Ambience is good middle eastern.

Thank nanparul
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unplanned dinner at Ala Turka was great. The BBQ chicken was delicious as were the other meals and chips (French fries) eaten by other family members. Staff were friendly, efficient and appropriately attentive. We will definitely be coming back.

1 Thank markstall
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in off the street having not planned dinner or having any idea what we wanted and found this delicious, authentic, perfect meal! The staff were helpful and friendly, the kids menu included standard favourites with a turkish twist and the quality of the food was outstanding. Try the Mousakka for an authentic, delicious and satisfying meal

1 Thank RachySloane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there for dinner.pretty much on hr esplanade. Have seatings both inside and in the walk way. The food is good. Does have many veggie varieties as well if you are into it.. It does tend to get rushed up many a time so expect some delays . The tables near the entrance can be noisy since there might be... More 

2 Thank Vigneshwar V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Exactly what we needed after a long day in the Reef. We had chicken fillets and mixed grill platter. Neither disappointed. I even finished my salad.... Nice service, reasonably priced.

Thank arfanvilla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So hard to find a good restaurant in Cairns. Highly recomended Ala turka makes the trip worth while and never disappoints. Food, service and authenticity to the max! Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Sukhmeen G
Port Campbell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic flavours. My wife had barramundi and said it was delicious. I had a lamb dish which was also very tasty. The decor set a really nice atmosphere with lots of Turkish plates and lamps. Staff were friendly and pleasant to deal with.

Thank jameso12016
Canberra, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

With the bountiful offerings along the Esplanade it is always a challenge to decide what to try next. Last night we lucked upon Ala Turka and two lovely hostesses waiting out the front of a pretty empty resteraunt. After a quick chat we decided to give it a try and lucky did. Not only was the food and service sensational... More 

Thank Mutz67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?