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Seafood restaurant on the marina in Cairns overlooking the mountains, water and boats. Tha Fish is a local family owned business who love to give great service, food and drinks to all of our customers. Tha Fish specialises with its fish list with your choice of 5 fish with 5 different cooking styles that you can choose from. There is also the a la carte menu with a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian options available.
PRICE RANGE
AU$15 - AU$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The platter for 2 was great for a couple. Plenty of fresh food and share choices without being heavy on the stomach. Great flavours with char grilled prawns and Moreton bay bugs especially tasty.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just got to Cairns and wanted a quick dinner, the restaurant having been recommended by the hotel and Uber. We got to Tha Fish at 7:40pm, restaurant closing at 9pm, several tables were available. The waiter barely looked at us at the restaurant...entrance and asked if we had a booking. We said no, then he looked at something and said they were full. When I pointed out they were closing at 9pm and it was a little over one hour left to order and eat, the waiter became even more arrogant and said: ‘well, they must be late’ and turned away. Even if the restaurant is popular and must be good, please have some manners!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch bite. It was busy but they provided efficient service. We just had the lunch specials and house wine but the menu was interesting and the meal was good. Service was efficient and the location overlooking the jetties and mountains...is great.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch specials at Tha Fish were greatly priced! Great value for money. I had the fish and chips and a glass of sparkling wine and my son ordered the pasta and an apple juice - all for $50. Good quality food and drinks - and...fantastic service!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the breeze or the marina. Food was very good. We had the saddle tail snapper (first time) and the coral trout, which were artfully prepared. The staff was very attentive.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

The food was great and the service was unbelievable! They really look after you here. A big credit to the staff!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

We just enjoyed a lovely dinner at Tha Fish. We were last there one year ago and it's still just as good. Lovely food, great staff, beautiful setting looking out over the harbour from the Pier. It's not cheap but we only go there for...special meals, anniversary's etc. Well worth it.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Restaurant is slightly elevated overlooking the harbour and quite popular so booking may be necessary. We managed a drop in lunch with a few minutes wait. Very enjoyable meal and good service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Everything was just perfect for our dinner: starting with the reservation, the position (just by the sea, enjoy the evening breeze...), the service. And the food was just delicious, we went for the fish and not for the house proposal of "fruits de mer" plateau....Also, nice cocktails and very decent wine list. Prices quite high (at least 75 eur per person for food and 2 drinks), but still excellent price-quality ratio.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

5.2 for the baby barrundi whole fish. Reserving on line for the 530p opening and being seated in front was fabulous. I liked the T-shirt’s the staff were wearing and got to purchase one. Staff we’re excellent w team servicing

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

A casual but classy place to eat. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent with large servings and a great varied menu. If i'm ever in Cairns again I'd eat here without hesitation

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Tha fish, whilst not cheap was a very pleasant dining experience. The food was beautifully presented and the service was excellent. HIghly recommended - we'll be back!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Great venue overlooking the water, we were with a group of 14 people and everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff were very good and nothing was too hard for them, they had a good range of gluten free options and the staff understood the requirements...for coeliac customers. We have been to this restaurant a few times now and have never been disappointed, the food is very good and the staff are exceptional.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

We got the seafood platter and it was really good. The table had an amazing views of the harbour. The staff were really nice and very helpul.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Our family of eight had dinner here one night. We tried a variety of entre's which were all well prepared. The pork belly and tiger prawn dish was very, very good as was the seafood paella. We sat outside and the tables were a bit...smushed together (but can't blame owners for trying to maximize seating). All in all a nice dinner and we would recommend Tha Fish.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Tha Fish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4