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iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine

L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 409 682 461
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“pork hock” (11 reviews)
“massaman curry” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing food here!!! The quality is amazing and it is clear a lot of care and thought are put into the presentation and concept taste. Love it!

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. We love Thai food and really nothing compares to the authenticity of flavour in every single one of the dishes that we had. Cannot recommend it enough for lovers of Thai food.

Thank VidAdelaide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very pricey for what it serves. You can get any of there meals for a way cheaper price down the road. Good food and nice setting. Green curry is very spicy so if your sensitive with chilli avoid it. Overall wouldn’t go...More

1  Thank ohojok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scallops entree outstanding, chicken skewers brilliant, flavours just burst in your mouth. Mains. Crispy boned Barra, wow 😮, 2 x red curry duck, flavours mixed with lychees and heat of curry would be one of the best we have eaten☝️ A true gustatory experience not...More

Thank petergilmour3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal here was just spot on in flavor and presentation. We ordered a mixed starter to share, should have got two of those, totally deliciousness. Then the scallops appetiser, eye rolling yummy, I had green curry my friend noodles and we were both very...More

Thank catinmexico
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Great views and very central in town restaurant. Thai food is tasty and the cocktails are nice too. Great service.

Thank Chin1965
Sakare N, Owner at iyara by Sakare Thai cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your time and support Iyara . Looking forward to see you again .

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We went there with family of small kids. The staff is not friendly at all. after 30 mins wait we got the table and food waiting time was more then one hour. staff is bit rude. It is really expensive restaurant. we went to another...More

2  Thank Hariom S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had a wonderful night at Iyara by Sakare upstairs on the Cairns Esplanade with good friends visiting from Mission Beach. Fabulous tasty food picked from a very diverse menu. Everything we ordered was fantastic, service was excellent and we dined in a quiet relaxed...More

Thank Nigel Y
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The trip upstairs, far from the maddening crowd is well worth it. It's a culinary oasis away from the noise and hustle and bustle of crowds around the night markets. The ambience is terrific and the staff very pleasant. Great curries. Unique Thai taste.

Thank cathfree
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited in May 2018 and had: - Pla Hoy Shell (4 scallops served on spoons with a citrus sauce and cilantro. Slightly overcooked by too much acid, but still good) - Green papaya salad with prawns (main) - Kaeh Yang (grilled lamb, main) The...More

Thank Emily W
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
They cook to order so it should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 91 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 409 682 461
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