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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“massaman curry” (13 reviews)
“pork hock” (10 reviews)
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L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The food service & ambiance are wonderful as it is hidden upstairs on the Esplanade I have always found it to be nice & quiet a change from the craziness below. The staff are real Thai & the food is excellent.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled in here and are thrilled that we did. This is Thai food at it’s best! We ordered three things and they all were exceptional. I highly recommend it.

Thank Marlynne P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We dined here on a Friday evening. We booked a table for four on the balcony. The view was pleasant, the weather was steamy and the seating was sheltered from the short downfall. We ordered a number of dishes to share. The scallop entrees were...More

Thank PugHugger
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Really hospitable staff! It's great that the restaurant isn't downstairs along the Esplanade that's so busy and touristy. Though on the Esplanade and easy to find, it's upstairs and relatively peaceful.

Thank Ayo V
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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, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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