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AU$23 - AU$38
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing vegetarian menu
1. Amazing vegetarian menu
"Indian vegetarian food was very good especially dal makhani."
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2. Great food and Great service
2. Great food and Great service
"recommend it for excellent service, quality, choice and friendliness."
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3. Best Curry House in Cairns
3. Best Curry House in Cairns
" The food is always first class. Always people eating here "
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Very authentic taste. Cozy outdoor atmosphere. Quantity was adequate. Good food away from home. We had vegetarian north Indian food.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing place for Indian cuisine in cairns. We went there after our full day incursions at sea and were extremely tired and craving for comfort food. To our surprise we found out this indian restaurant on our way back to hotel and...had one of the best meal of our trip. We had biryani samosa chat and indian masala tea which was like heaven after having tht packaged tea from so long. So thank you for making our day more memorable with this amazing meal.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and great portion size. As a couple we were able to share a portion of rice between us. Management were very helpful in customizing my husbands main course to his needs. Lovely new location overlooking the marina.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Great food but long wait even though it was not so busy on a Sunday night . It would have been a great experience if the order was not messed up . The hostess was friendly and good. Good to visit

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

The restaurant is located in a nice location with outdoor seating. However, the service was very poor. Nobody came around after giving us the menu and we had to call them to take our order. We ordered one entree and two mains with some rice...and naan. Food was fine but it took them over 40 mins to get the entree and another half an hour before we got served the mains. By that we had lost our appetite to eat and wished we had gone elsewhere on our last day at Cairns.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

It was a amazing experience and superb authentic North Indian style food. It is very rare to find specially Delhi like Taste. But food taste was fantastic 😊

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Perfect location with best Indian food. Great service, huge variety of dishes, vegan friendly as well.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Authentic Indian food cooked to perfection. The new venue is spacious with beautiful harbour views.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Waited for 50mins for food..on being asked repetitively he called us bloody Indian tourist and refunded our money asking us to walk out. Waste of time, mood spoiled at late hours. Never visit this place if in town

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

We went to this restro in evening on 24th Dec. A young lady very kindly, asked us for the order. It was a small order so we just wanted a takeaway ( as we realise restro Don’t wish to block tables for small orders )...& additionally we wanted to make a reservation for 25th Dec for a nice big fancy dinner. Meanwhile the owner came , said something to his staff in Punjabi & than went off. The lady had taken all details down and had put the amount in machine, we were just about to swipe our card when…. Suddenly the owner comes & dismisses the lady staff & then tells to us that ‘when you come tomorrow be calm and chill unlike today’ . He than went on to repeat this THRICE. I was extremely shocked & asked what happened exactly as we just didn’t know when anything wrong happened. Turns out he said to his staff in PUNJABI & expected us also to understand that. He had told in Punjabi that he will take our order instead of the lady ( even though the lady had already completed all our work except payment ). The owner is extremely egoistic , arrogant & ABUSIVE. Go to this restro only: - if you are fluent in PUNJABI - have a HUGE ORDER (100-150$) - Able to take owner’s abuses if things aren’t going his way I Rarely write a negative review & tip quite generously as well to hotel staff , cabbies etc. BUT this was very unprovoked attack on a repeat full paying customer, just because we do not understand PUNJABI. He spoiled our entire holiday mood for the day !!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Tarnjeet Singh, Owner at Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2023

Hi Nihit No Order is big or small, but in your case, you didn’t want to wait at all and kept pushing to do your order quicker. You were informed calmly it will take 15-20 mins as there are other orders in queue. Politely it...More

Reviewed 23 December 2023

Last night's visit to Marinades Indian Cuisine in Cairns was a delightful experience that transported me back to the curry houses in Scotland, the birthplace of 5 out of the 6 of my fellow diners… This gem in Cairns, in Australia's tropical North Queensland has...not only secured a prime spot at the picturesque pier location in Cairns but has also managed to preserve the essence of its old charm on Spence… Thank you Professor West for the introduction a few years ago! The new place with its marina views and inviting atmosphere set the stage for a memorable dining experience, but let's not forget the star of the show—the food. Without a doubt, Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns stands out as the best curry joint in the area. TJ and Kalwinda, the masterminds behind this foodie destination, have not only elevated the dining experience but have also paid homage to their roots. The move from the [more] central business district to the more aesthetically pleasing pier location was a brilliant decision. The surrounding ambiance now complements the exquisite cuisine perfectly. It's a testament to their commitment to providing patrons with not just a meal but a sensory journey… The marina, the hills… Kudos to TJ and Kalwinda for their well-executed relocation, managing to preserve the old charm with thoughtful touches like the Kashmiri-red-chili-powder-colour [did I just make that colour up?] on feature walls and captivating and familiar artwork. Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns is indeed a triumph of flavours and aesthetics, preserving it as our families favourite curry place in Cairns!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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TJ Singh, Owner at Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Thanks a lot Alan for such a wonderful review

Reviewed 1 November 2023

Just been to this wonderful restaurant. First and foremost the food was superb but so was the ambiance and the service. What a pleasant evening!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

This has been my go-to Indian restaurant in Cairns for years. Nothing came near it. Regrettably, it is no more. We ordered kebab to start and it was hard and dry and difficult to chew through. The Chicken Tikka Masala was better, but not up...to previous standards. The Panak Paneer was slimy and unappetising. I was embarrassed to leave it, so we took it away in a takeaway container and threw it in the bin when we got outside. On a positive note the naan and the Kingfisher were spot on. It was good whilst it lasted.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Eleven of us made a late decision just 30 minutes ahead to book this restaurant on a Saturday evening approaching 8pm. Well, it proved to be a very good choice with the meals being flavoursome with typical genuine Indian complexities. The three of us at...our end shared Fish Madras, Goat Kadai, and Chicken Jalfrezi, all ordered medium heat, with accompanying Naan. Everything was excellent, with each dish tasting quite distinct, and the service was spot on! This is definitely the best Indian food we've had in Cairns after moving here a little over two years ago. We will certainly eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Delicious food which was allergy safe for our daughter whom requires a vegan diet to avoid peanuts, eggs and milk.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Yes, Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns offers takeaway services.

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Marinades Indian Cuisine Cairns is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4