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Yaya's Hellenic kitchen & Bar

Aplin St | Level 1, Corner Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 3033
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (55 reviews)
“calamari” (44 reviews)
“greek salad” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Aplin St | Level 1, Corner Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We happened to find Yaya's to celebrate our wedding anniversary, tucked away off the Cairns Esplanade. Wow! Great friendly service, verandah looking out over harbour area, with wonderful herby Greek food and good wine list, all reasonably priced. The lamb souvlaki was the tastiest I...More

Thank BurtC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant with family visiting after moving up a few months back and we all left feeling very disappointed. Given the prime upstairs esplanade frontage location and rather high prices for meals, we can only put tourism customers down to the reason...More

Thank shannonandsarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I loved it. The food was fantastic, way too much on the platter. The staff, especially the manager were all lovely. Highly recommended

Thank Terriaa2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Orded our drinks,we were forgotten?went to the bar to order again,girl behind bar couldnt keep up with orders ,dirty glasses and bottles piled up on bar,wasnt a good look ,our food came my horta were chewy no oil on them water soaked lemon slice to...More

Thank mozang01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure - we love Greek food, and this place did not disappoint. The chicken souvlaki was spectacular, and you can’t beat the baclava ice cream. The beer from Santorini was also really good. The only negative was that the wait staff was overwhelmed by...More

Thank PnJNewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for authentic Greek cuisine this is the place. They will also do take away which is a big bonus. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Austtraveller92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had had some disappointing meals in Cairns so we were excited to find this excellent place on the Esplanade. The souvlaki was very flavorful (both lamb and chicken) and our vegetarian enjoyed several small dishes. Friendly owner and good staff too.

Thank Erin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a table of 4 adults and 2 young children. The children's meals - with some wonderfully healthy options - came quickly, which was great. We shared some entrees (enjoyed the lamb cigars) and all of us enjoyed our mains. My cutlets were terrific...More

Thank foodiept
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While Australia has a long history of amazing and authentic Greek food, we did not expect it in a restaurant in a tourist area of northeast coast. All of the food we ordered was a good quality, but the melitzanosalada was superb.

Thank LS S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our group was on a business trip and thoroughly enjoyed the banquet. The food was fast, hot delicious and there was something for everyone in the huge variety of dishes served. Also fantastic value for money! Great service too. Recommend for anyone visiting Cairns.

Thank twelvezerosix
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aplin St | Level 1, Corner Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 3033
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