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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (66 reviews)
“saganaki” (21 reviews)
“homemade bread” (11 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 9 June 2018

Average about sums this place up. I ordered the house special which was a lamb and potato oven baked dish. It was ok but was swimming in oil and arrived at my table ten minutes before my wife dinner arrived. She has a pasta dish...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We looked at the menu during an afternoon stroll and decided to try this restaurant. This Greek restaurant is upstairs with views of the sea. We opted for there special which was a mixed grill on the menu you could have baked potato but be...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Nice greeting at the door but then disapointing. Calamari was tasteless and lamb was good but not excellent. Grumpy staff.

Thank Harwoods8
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We ate here last night and after a big day travelling decided to have the Yaya platter for $45 each. It was massive and incorporated everything from 3 dips and homemade bread, 3 appetisers including grilled Greek cheese, slow cooked wood fired lamb and potatoes,...More

Thank FionaPerthWA
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We were greeted at the door and welcomed and made feel very welcome. The service was fantastic the wait staff were there when needed but to hovering around annoyingly. I had the mixed grill special which was a fantastic taster of a few different dishes....More

Thank TrubblePaws
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Could this Restaurant get any better! My husband and I attended Yaya's for a second time last night for my birthday. Once again, we were greeted so warmly by Mary, the ever-efficient Restaurant Manager, and once Mary recognized us as return diners, we were given...More

Thank Ozzmo1962
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Very helpful staff who provided some gluten free options. We had the lamb and chicken souvlaki and they are very tasty (meat, salad and chips). The chips aren't gluten free but the non-gf members of the family enjoyed.

Thank Brendan P
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Absolutely excellent. Had dinner at Yaya's (Grandmother's) for the first time last week and was so impressed, we went back again the following night. The food was magnificent and quite authentic all the way from the appetisers, the mains and the desserts. The service was...More

Thank alexpipinias
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

WOW! From friendly girl on street to Mary the efficient manager the whole night was fabulous. Set on first floor we opted for the banquet for two. Great choice! From Greek naan type bread to Home made bread and dips , a chick pea dish,...More

Thank SusanA865
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

From the girl at the front to the servers inside. It was all great. We had the eggplant meatballs and the lamb cigars to be had. Then the rice pasta meat dish which was again great. You’ll enjoy.

Thank ioannahill
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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