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Ilkari Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary
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Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we are at Ilkari, we loved it. The food and the service was always impeccable. The interactive dining (it's a buffet) was beautiful and there was so much to choose from. Staff were so lovely.

Thank Rachel O
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great buffet place for the hotel breakfast and even dinner. It can be a little expensive but remeber you are in thre

Thank Dips75
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our buffet dinner at Ilkari. The food was plentiful and extremely fresh. Considering all the food is shipped from Adelaide 3 times per week, we were pleasantly surprised at the variety and freshness. Prawns, smoked salmon, steak, kangaroo, and the desserts were to die for. We sampled most of the desserts as there were too many good... More 

Thank Fil R
Moose Jaw, Canada
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food. Huge restaurant. Great for group settings. Food was fabulous. Buffet $70 a little pricey but the food has to be trucked in. We are in the middle of the Outback. We had the burgers. Good serving size-$27 each. Bathrooms were clean and modern. Service was good. Gets busy so you may want to reserve at peak times. Really... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night and thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was very good and had a really great selection! There was a salad bar, antipasto, soup, hot food section, dessert as well as a cook to order station with stir fry, roast and BBQ. The service was great and overall, we had a great dinner!

Thank kareVancouver_BC
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant, good food and lovely waiters, couldn't do enough for us and very friendly. Menu was good, with plenty of variety. Mainly meat, but had other options.

Thank ralph387
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Best in Ayers Rock Resot...just hope live entertainment becomes a regular thing. much better than the outback pioneer live entertainment.

Thank fecustodio
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had buffet dinner here one night and breakfast on 3 mornings over the Christmas-New year period. This was a challenging time for all staff due to the rains and flooding. Overall the food and service were excellent. As well as many buffet selections, a number of items were able to be cooked to order at the grill station, including... More 

Thank GRA43
Newcastle, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Uluru when the rains and floods arrived also . The Ilkari restarant became our base and the food was exceptional, for every meal, so too the service -a definate whilst at sails

Thank Kate D
Darwin, Australia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our Christmas Lunch here and it was fantastic. We loved the selection and the interactive grill where you just went up told them the sort of meat that you wanted and it was brought to you cooked to your liking. We also had room service that was based on part of the bar menu attached to the resturant.... More 

Thank Kellie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Australian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sails in the Desert | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Yulara
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8296 8010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?