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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We ordered two medium chicken dishes and two naan bread for delivery. 20min turned into 50min, the meat was questionable and the curry watery and super oily. We got three pieces of naan? $79 for the order. Poor quality and expensive!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

This is the third time we have eaten here. Always excellent. Even my extended family agrees. We WILL be back.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

Great meal and value for money. Had enough left over from the meal to make a second meal and save for later. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was great 👍 Will happily be back

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

This place has gone downhill and prices are extortionist. We paid $75 for two curries, one rice and a naan. The Korma tasted like Heinz tomato soup and the ‘chicken’ was inedible which actually smelled unpleasant. The naan was like dry pizza bread. Never go...to this place. Decent Indian food the meat is usually marinaded and slow cooked in the sauce and should melt in your mouth. It was like the strange meat had been cooked separately days before then just plonked into the sauce.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

This is the second time we have eaten at SPicey Bite. This time we had the Special and did takeaway. Two Curries, Two Onion Barji, Two Naan Bread and One Rice. This was plenty for the both of us. Service was quick and the price...was reasonable. We will be back when we are in Cairns again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

Great food at this kerbside restaurant, all tables are outside. Friendly service and excellent food, I had a medium spiced lamb biriani and my wife had a mild chicken tikka biriani, food was very nicely spiced and good portions, side orders of naan breads were...also very tasty. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Was Surprised to find such a nice Indian restaurant at Cairns... the food was excellent and better than it is served at some places in India... 5 star to the lady who served us and recommended us what exactly we needed and it was customised...as per our taste also.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

A good tasty Indian meal. Goat curry was just right. Would recommend rather than mediocre restaurants elsewhere in the Esplanade.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2022

Fantastic. If you love quality, authentic Indian Food, and we went to India for 5 weeks to know what that means because we love Indian food that much, then this is a must stop. No hints or discussion is offered about Spicy Taste because absolutely...everything we ordered, and we ordered a lot, was superb. If you like spicy heat, then don't be afraid to order 'hot' because hot here is NOT hot like they serve in India. Enjoy! P.S. This isn't cheap eats ... but it is worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent. Best Indian food in a long while! Thank you for taking my “booking”! And finding us a place. We really enjoyed the hospitality and the food.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

Ordered the butter chicken of course for the kids. Didn’t disappoint. Beef korma very nice. Also the mango chicken which was delicious. Garlic naan was so yummy. We ordered 3 servings between 4 of us. Sauces so yummy we ordered 4 servings of rice to...mop up. A little wait for food but worth it. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice, could see the esplanade from the seating area. The service was quick, however last time we came, it was obvious that they seemed understaff for the amount of people waiting to be served. The food was delicious and tasty. The garlic...naan was just how we liked it. Garlic and crunchy. The kangroo tikka malsa was mild and beautiful, i could taste slight spice and the individual vegies. The meat was beautiful and sort of had a lobster aftertaste. The beef vindaloo was great, meduim, and full of flavour.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Waited so long for our food, struggled to get waiters attention multiple times. We were ignored, not very good service. Food was ok

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

We ate here on our first night in town. Friendly staff and very tastey food. Not too many people eat as early as we do so the place was a bit empty, but as the week went on there was quite a few cunstomers enjoying...their meal. We will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Freshly prepared food. Service was friendly. Very close to our hotel, we had dinner here on about three of the five nights we stayed in cairns.

Date of visit: June 2021
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They are very busy .. I doubt it .. while we were dinning I could see people will come and pick up their orders from the counter . We were staying in Shangri la and it is 5 minutes nice walk around the to this place . To us... More
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SPICY BITE, Cairns - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Spicy Bite offers takeaway services.

Spicy Bite is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5