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iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 457 728 636
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (28 reviews)
“pork hock” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't know what we would get here. Didn't check TA just walked in. We sat on the verandah looking out over esplanade: beautiful view. The food was excellent. I had mixed entree and it was presented well and tastes delicious. Mains was shared with...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located above most restaurant afford patrons with a great view looking out on to the Esplanade. The food lacked flavour so if you like mildly spicy food this is the place for you. The restaurant was extremely busy so service was slow but the waiters...More

Thank theluckytravelwriter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you climb the stairs you leave the noise of The Esplanade behind. Delightful staff and great food, would highly recommend.

Thank Kazza59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day at the reef, I needed a glass of wine; but after being seated took a good 15 minutes to get served. After this little hiccup- service was great & the food pretty amazing. Had the Khao Soi with roti bread & walked...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate for the first time on Sunday night. Food and service amazing and had they been the same on our 2nd visit on a Friday night they would have had 5 stars. Friday night food was still great but service was simply chaos. Staff extremely...More

Thank Vanessa K
Sakare N, Owner at iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Vanessa Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to advice of your recent dining experience at Iyara by Sakare Thai Cuisine.It is only through feedback such as your that we are able to maintain and indeed ,where necessary,Improve upon the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Have eaten at this restaurant as a special occasion on every return to Cairns. Upstairs ,away from the throng , but facing on to the main esplanade on a beautiful open balcony. Tables are well spaced and food is wonderful. A real, all round experience!

1  Thank juliedorothea2853
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Pad Thai cost $30. Entrees were $19. All meals cost roughly $30 or higher. Small portion size, we were left feeling hungry. The service was super slow and it wasn't even busy. The food tasted fine but it was let down by the wait and...More

1  Thank Jess P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Having to walk upstairs can be a threshold barrier for restaurants, but at Iyara you won't be disappointed. You are overlooking the park and Trinity Bay on the Esplanade but away from the hustle bustle of the crowded street.....More

Thank Nola C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have been to Iyara a few times now and every dish has been outstanding. Was disappointed the second time we went that the pork belly was no longer on the menu, however having a different pork dish instead we were very impressed that it was...More

1  Thank Andi T
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Cairns I go to Iyara for the best Thai Food. It is so good, I always get the whole deep fried barramundi..... every time it is done to perfection. Everyone I take absolutely love it. It's up stairs so you...More

Thank XtremepeteX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 457 728 636
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