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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by the host of the restaurant. We ordered according to its recommendations! The entree as well as the main course were delicious. That was an incredible dinner!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

The best Thai food I’ve ever had, the flavours are amazing and the food is so fresh. The staff are attentive and the view from the balcony is lovely just up stairs from the main restaurant area in Cairns city centre

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

The food is so fresh and the flavour's are amazing. The staff are helpful and attentive. Nice atmosphere with park view from the balcony. The best Thai food I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Absolutely amazing restaurant, the food, the service, all the staff. We booked this restaurant for my partners 50th, the staff and chef were so accomodating, and the food was amazing. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Great food, great service, good ambience, so good. Food took time to come out but worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Everything about Iyara ticked our boxes ✔️✔️ big time. We had a lovely table for 2 semi open air on the veranda, good service from a young and enthusiastic team and Sakare who clearly loves pleasing her diners gave us impeccable advice on the dishes...we should choose. We had 2 starters and mains which were so well balanced that we will return again this evening. Probably the best Thai dining experience either of us have ever had.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

Had a delightful experience at Iyara. The Thai dishes were exceptional, especially the Northern Thai Khao Soi recommended by the manager – truly a flavor explosion. The kids' fried rice and pad thai we ordered were equally delicious.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Visited twice in two days, Sunday and Monday. Sunday was exceptional - probably the best-presented Thai meal we have ever had anywhere (and we have had several hundred). Looked fantastic, tasted great and with very attentive service. Proper starched napkins too. Monday was not quite...the same standard. Looked fantastic again, but the scallops starter was disappointing, as I was hoping to get larger, firmer scallops than we got. Perhaps that is generally an issue in Australia? Chicken Penaeng was top quality though and the Duck Confit curry was very good. No desserts were offered (do they do them?). No napkins at all this time - only a flimsy paper one was produced when asked for. If we were staying on, we’d have to go back just to see which was the more typical. Good location relative to most restaurants in town.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

We love the food at this restaurant, it is definitely very authentic Thai cuisine at its best. The presentation of food is excellent and the restaurant has a nice ambience about it. We started off with the Betel Leaves with roasted coconut, ginger, peanut, chilli...and fresh lime. What a knock out dish! They were sensational and would have to be one of our favourite dishes. For main course we ordered Stir Fried Prawns and Massaman Beef Curry. The Stir Fried Prawns were very enjoyable and had a good combination and balance of flavours. We were, however, disappointed with the Massaman Beef Curry. We were assured by the waiter that the meat would be meltingly tender. The beef, however, was not quite tender enough, it was still a bit chewy and needed cooking for longer. The size of the serve was also very small with only a few pieces of meat. Despite this we still enjoyed our meals overall and would choose a different dish next time.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Tasty and delicately spiced with excellent fresh herbs and spice. The crying tiger was one of the best we have had (and thai is our favourite restaurant food). Balcony table, first floor overlooking the Esplanade. About 57 dollars for entree, 2 mains plus a beer.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Casual Thai food with good atmosphere. Staff were attentive despite the crowded venue. J was friendly and helpful giving guidance re the food. Some liked it hot others not but everyone was happy in the end.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Food excellent as usual (we have been many times here and brought overseas and Interstate groups) the food here is really excellent. But what a shame about the Manager who wore a singlet, to our surprise, on our arrival (picture below) and spent most of...his time talking to and trying to impress groups of friends and ladies.! On leaving we apparently paid the wrong bill. Not our fault. Just tap and leave. We were chased down the road by a poor staff member who was obviously threatened with recovering our funds! The staff and food were excellent but the Manager needs to review his role. I told him so so we/friends are possibly not welcome back. Shame for his staff and restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

The meal was wonderful! One of the best Thai meals ever had and we travel a lot! Staff experienced and friendly without being over-bearing or over - attentive. Highly, highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Well nothing wrong with the food, it was nice. Although the staff were very confusing we were introduced to this gentleman who had worked there for 6 months and he told us all his favourite meals and he was going to be to our service...for the night. Well after the 10 min introduction we did not see him again until me and my hisband had finished our meals and was just enjoying our bottle of wine. He then turns up with the bill we had not asked for and put it on our table in the middle of my Husbands and my conversation. Like I said nothing wrong with the food just very confusing and conflicting information from staffMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Absolutely the best Thai meal I have ever eaten. Delicious food ,well presented and with friendly service. Excellent.

Date of visit: August 2023
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IYARA BY SAKARE THAI CUISINE, Cairns - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4