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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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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 the size of a ice cream parlour scoop) for the Turkish ice cream was a... More 

Thank Sparrow R
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 be back again!

Thank trav o
Weipa, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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. Ron the manager is all over it. I own substantial interests in the tourism/hospitality sector,... More 

1 Thank 37gee37
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 a lamb kofta thing. The chicken was to die for, cooked perfectly and the lamb... More 

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Rome, Italy
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 and the external tables. It was Saturday night and the pavement seemed to be an... More 

Thank Peter S
Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 charge us 2 dollar for each payment! (Probably it's illegal) I'VE NEVER BEEN FORCED TO... More 

Thank Matteo d
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

Thank 341anon
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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 the great customer service. It is a bit pricey but given our overall experience, we... More 

1 Thank yapjulieann
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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 them having a future

Thank Explorer71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?