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Marinades Indian Restaurant

43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1422
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (19 reviews)
“butter chicken” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Newcomers to Cairns, our party of 4 decided we needed a curry. A taxi driver told us Marinades was the best in town so we took his advice. We were very glad we did because we had perhaps the best Indian meal we've had anywhere......More

Thank magwaminor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Goan fish curry, Madras chicken, Keema naan and 2 Jazmeer rice ... very impressed with the taste, amongst the best in Australia.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been to Marinades many times over the years , their food is amazing, when we went last Saturday night 20- 10- 17 the owner came over to us gave us the menu and said if there was anything that we would like that’s...More

Thank sharkalarm12
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a regular for us. Lunch special at $10 is a winner. Balanced spices and adequate food is great value. When family visit is also a first place to go for an evening meal. Many Indian restaurants over salt their food pretending it's tasty...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. The food is just so tasty. We have never had a bad meal here it has always been great. We are locals of Cairns and highly recommend this Indian restaurant. The naan bread, saffron rice, korma curry, rogan josh, prawns, actually...More

Thank Michelle1inCairns
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Marinades has for many years had the unofficial title of Cairns best curry house. Sadly this is no longer the case. The service has become lackadaisical the kitchen no longer seem to be in the game; overall standards have slipped. There is no need to...More

4  Thank KarenandShane T
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered panner tikka masala as entree, malai kofta as main and dal rice, Everything that was ordered was average, have had better indian food. Garlic naan were good

5  Thank Harshal M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Good food and service catering for vegans, vegetarians and meat and fish eaters. Service exemplary. Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from harbour and seafront.

Thank DavidpH
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The owner of this restaurant is very particular about his food, his chefs, his sauce bases and the service. I have dined here yet again having been many times previously. The standard never wavers. Great tastes expertly produced. You won't find better in a long...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Highly recommended ! The best Indian food you can find in Cairns. A dining place with a nice ambience, excellent Service and authentic flavours. Has a good variety of dishes to offer in the menu.

Thank vibhu5129
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26 November 2017|
Response from vibhu5129 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't normally do dinner Buffet but as a large group they might , otherwise no buffets for dinner .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1422
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