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iyara by Sakare

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L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 457 728 636
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us dined here, all experienced Thai eaters. I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it is up stairs on the balcony overlooking the ocean. It's clean, the young waitress was attentive. Each of our meals were some of the best food we have had whilst in FNQ. The Thai beef salad excellent- could have had a little more portion... More 

Thank connieluders
Manchester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance and got a table at the front of the balcony. Service was good, food was good but as others have mentioned possibly alittle overpriced

Thank Maxim3m
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't book, so on arrival found Iyara busy, but after a short wait, staff seated us. The food was lovely, but not a great quantity. Would say it was on the expensive side, but it was quality ingredients and tasted authentic. The atmosphere was clean, open and not clustered but comfortable.

Thank 431carlee_em
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Got a nice spot on the balcony with a welcoming breeze to cool things down (wouldn't be a great table if it was raining though as there isn't much to protect you). The food here is fabulous and a must if you like spicy food. Scallop entree was delicious. There were 3 of us dining and we selected the confit... More 

1 Thank Kiwiworldtravellers
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 730pm for three at 530pm. Upon arrival we were ignored as we waited to be greeted. When the staff member finally bothered to attend us after about 5 minutes, she approached us with plates of food and said "follow me", no hello or any greeting. By this stage I was in the bathroom and my... More 

1 Thank Liz O
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was probably the best Thai we've had, outside of Thailand. Staff is super friendly. We met the owner and she was so nice. AThey accommodated our vegetarian requests. We'd definitely go back!!!

1 Thank Simbdenver
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We love Thai food and ate here twice when we stayed in Cairns for 3 nights. The food is delicious and the staff are super friendly. Just watch out for the heat of the dishes, if you do not specify how hot you want it they will automatically go for medium which can be a bit warm. The mixed starters,... More 

Thank lucyvc84
Sun Peaks, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times for the past 3 years - had fabulous food and experience just June this year. I'm not sure what's happened but i won't be back or be recommending this restaurant to anyone. A shame as it was a great restaurant. Way too overpriced for very average food - I make better more authentic Thai soup... More 

Thank cathyearle
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

So happy we went there for our christmas dinner! They organised a banquet menu for us which was absolutely perfect, and the wine they suggested was delicious. Service was professional, calm and efficient. Loved our experience and will be back! Would easily suit a romantic dinner as well.

Thank Sophie And Greg A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and relaxing vibe. Really enjoyed it. I was recommended to dine here from some locals and I'm glad I did. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?