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Mother India

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2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (14 reviews)
“curry” (18 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant for the best Indian in Cairns and it lived up to its expectations. Amazing food and great service. I've eaten Indian all around the world and this is one of my favourite meals. The Garlic and Cheese Nann was incredible!!!!

1  Thank nikki_rose_1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner to this restaraunt during our visit to Cairns..It’s descent meal, not too good not too bad..I was expecting curry size little bit more ...we are vegetarians not sure about meat stuffs .

Thank Harshitha s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the butter chicken and Tikka Massala with garlic naan and everything was really tasty! Friendly service and nice restaurant with aircon. Recommended!

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 5 weeks into a 6 week trip and desperate for a curry and some spicy foods. This was recommended by our hotel, the staff were lovely, we could select how spicy we wanted our food. When it arrived it was fantastic, and our...More

1  Thank Bigfootbull
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Got recommended by friend from work🤨 Tried for midweek dinner 🥘... food was cooked in perfectly indian way nd hav authentic indian taste😘.... enjoyed every bite👍👍👍👍

1  Thank 350dee2015
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The check knows his stuff, the tell was a fine belly the day after, the food was the best we have had and the service authentic and friendly, the bhaji were super too

1  Thank angenrick
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We came here for a casual late dinner on a weeknight and the food was excellent. I am vegetarian and one in our party is gluten-free and we were able to find something for everyone and left super full. The husband and wife who (presumably)...More

1  Thank Alexis K
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We are also locals, and live about 2 blocks from here. Have been eating here long before we moved to Cairns and never been disappointed. Tonight’s dinner was lamb Rogan Josh and chicken madras, both cooked to perfection. Service was spot on, attentive without being...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

After reading the great reviews, my family and I decided to order Takeaway dinner from this restaurant on Sunday night. When we came in to collect the meals the restaurant staff member informed me of the bill which was around $91. Having an Entertainment book...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Don't take any notice of those "below average reviews" they should have gone to Maccas. Best Indian around. If you are new to eating Indian ask to talk to chef David.

1  Thank Donald L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
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