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4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5331
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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118 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the esplanade, this is the best Turkish food located in the CBD area. Service a friendly and fast but the food is average. Breads and dips were quite dry.

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Thank Brogan J
Canberra
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the chance to have dinner here and try their pide. The portions were huge! You will not likely leave here hungry. The food was good. I was quite hungry, so I was pleased with how fast I was seated, served, and the food came out. Worth a visit if you like Turkish food.

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Thank BelRae
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The family enjoyed a great tasty meal at Ala Turka. We will definitely be going again. Good variety of meals, including vegetarian options.

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Thank markstall
Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I really enjoyed my meal at ALA TURKA....the Esplanade has so many restaurant that it is difficult to choose. This was a winner!

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Thank Lainie F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nice location outside on the Esplanade. Service was attentive. Chicken kabob was good, lamb kabob was just a little too overdone. Vegetables and rice were good. worth the money.

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1 Thank John S
Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the options on the menu. The restaurant wasn't as busy as some of the others around but that made the service better. If you are staying in Cairns for a few days and want a change of food give this place a try.

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1 Thank Samark21
Darwin, Australia
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250 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Typical Turkish decor and atmosphere, good service, but importantly very nice authentic food. Seafood in particular was very enjoyable. Set on the beautiful Cairns esplanade, it offers a very good dining option.

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Thank Tony W
Schwyz, Switzerland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were longing for a Mediterranean food after 4 weeks on the road and found it at Ala Turka. As an entrée we selected salads with garlic bread and humus and baba-ganoush dips. The main course was grilled chicken with salad and rice. This was accompanied with a nice Merlot wine. We enjoyed the taste and the quality of the... More 

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Thank Bernard S
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great food..tastes just like it does in turkey. I had the mixed grill. Highly recommend this place. Only gripe is they had run out of efes.

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Thank Rob Y
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stumbled into the restaurant as we were exploring Cairns at night. The restaurant is right next to the entrance of the night market and we were drawn into the atmosphere but decided to come back later as we didnt really feel like anything heavy that night. On our last night there, we decided to give it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5331

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