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iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 409 682 461
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“massaman curry” (13 reviews)
“pork hock” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner out on the balcony which was lovely. The meals were small in size considering the price but the flavour and quality was excellent. Beef masa man curry and prawn pad Thai both very good. Friendly service and not a long wait for...More

Thank FNQquirky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our kids, but there were no options for children on the menu. However, they both absolutely loved the gai satay from the starters. We had the pad thai goong and the gai takrai and both dishes were wonderful - both with...More

Thank Dorte S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner there and made a booking. Even though we turned up nearly an hour late they held us our spot at the front of their 1st floor veranda with view over the Esplanade which we didn't expected and was a nice surprise....More

Thank Carigy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My initial impressions weren't good. The place is a little run down and the backpacker wait staff knew nothing of the menu. Speaking of the menu, it was dog-eared and crumpled. There weren't many dishes that looked appealing to me but two stood out. That's...More

Thank FNQld
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Has been long timw between visits. Food was great however service pretty average. Bottles hitting tops of glasses, no refilling of water, no followup for another beverage, reaching across me to collect empty glass. Bit disappointed after numerous visits previously (at least 1-2yrs ago) when...More

Thank slikky01
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice Thai dinner and wasn't expensive. Nice view overlooking the esplanade away from the hustle of the crowd below. All the service staff were great and friendly apart from an Asian manager lady who could have acknowledge surrounding customers a little better.

Thank DLAL3109
Reviewed 1 January 2018

They did a fixed price menu for NYE it was fabulous, everything was delicious. The curry puffs with peanut sauce, the soft shelled crab, the betel leaf with prawn.The mains and dessert I couldn't fault anything. This is the first time I have been and...More

Thank Mollymoo_10
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Location - on Esplande looking out into ocean, service - friendly service, food - excellent when it did finally arrive and priced reasonably. I am not sure what the problem in the kitchen is....equipment or unstaffed but I can only wish the very best to...More

Thank Suro
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Compared to other Cairns restaurants, the food was of good quality and still not expensive. The main negative point is that the food took about 1 hour to be served. We ordered vegetarian and the dishes came with meat, but the waitress was new so...More

Thank QuasiBasi
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This restaurant could be a 10/10 if they get their act together. So here we go: Décor - 10 Menu - 7 Pricing - 4 far too expensive for even good Thai Service - 6 the young girls need to have a better understanding of...More

Thank Perry W
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
They cook to order so it should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 409 682 461
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