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iyara by Sakare

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 457 728 636
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (27 reviews)
“pork hock” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a day at the reef, I needed a glass of wine; but after being seated took a good 15 minutes to get served. After this little hiccup- service was great & the food pretty amazing. Had the Khao Soi with roti bread & walked...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate for the first time on Sunday night. Food and service amazing and had they been the same on our 2nd visit on a Friday night they would have had 5 stars. Friday night food was still great but service was simply chaos. Staff extremely...More

Thank Vanessa K
Sakare N, Owner at iyara by Sakare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Vanessa Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to advice of your recent dining experience at Iyara by Sakare Thai Cuisine.It is only through feedback such as your that we are able to maintain and indeed ,where necessary,Improve upon the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at this restaurant as a special occasion on every return to Cairns. Upstairs ,away from the throng , but facing on to the main esplanade on a beautiful open balcony. Tables are well spaced and food is wonderful. A real, all round experience!

1  Thank juliedorothea2853
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pad Thai cost $30. Entrees were $19. All meals cost roughly $30 or higher. Small portion size, we were left feeling hungry. The service was super slow and it wasn't even busy. The food tasted fine but it was let down by the wait and...More

Thank Jess P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Having to walk upstairs can be a threshold barrier for restaurants, but at Iyara you won't be disappointed. You are overlooking the park and Trinity Bay on the Esplanade but away from the hustle bustle of the crowded street.....More

Thank Nola C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Iyara a few times now and every dish has been outstanding. Was disappointed the second time we went that the pork belly was no longer on the menu, however having a different pork dish instead we were very impressed that it was...More

1  Thank Andi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come to Cairns I go to Iyara for the best Thai Food. It is so good, I always get the whole deep fried barramundi..... every time it is done to perfection. Everyone I take absolutely love it. It's up stairs so you...More

Thank XtremepeteX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip - Book for a table overlooking the esplanade. Also, attend early to enjoy the daylight disappearing and darkness set in over the inlet.. Upstairs you will enjoy a great elevated view away from the hustle and bustle of the street atmosphere. Food and service...More

Thank NthBeaches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, venue, atmosphere and service. Fully recommend the Thai green chicken curry and confit duck curry.

Thank Carmel A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service and above average food - the beef stir fry used minced beef which was a bit disappointing but overall a great place to sit and enjoy the strip without being on street level as it's up stairs overlooking the boardwalk - recommended

Thank PICF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 457 728 636
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