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Ala Turka

4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely overpriced. Very small amount of food. Waitresses not very friendly. Will not be returning. Ever.

Thank renbot81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely come back to this restaurant! The food was exceptional and staff were very well trained and helpful. Something that was noticed as soon as we sat was the proper napkins on every table which made it feel like a proper restuarant compared to...More

1  Thank nikothegreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place when the Cairns Ironman was in progress and it was a great location to just sit and do a bit of people-watching. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. The lentil soup was good and so was the Raki.

1  Thank Smita V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a Cairns local but this was my first time here for dinner and I was really impressed. I chose a Turkish Specialty! Lamb Kofte -Lamb Mince seasoned with Turkish Herbs & Spices, served with Cacik Dip, Rice & Salad ** YUMMO!** Alfresco dining on...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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 15 May 2017

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 15 May 2017

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 10 May 2017 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 8 May 2017

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 28 April 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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