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33 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 0043
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Cairns, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed an excellent and freshly prepared lunch at this Restaurant. Service was very friendly and efficient and everything we ate matched our orders exactly e.g. medium spices etc. The food was amazing and equalled the best we'd had on a recent trip to India. Prices were very reasonable. Anyone who complains about slow service should simply walk up to... More 

1 Thank Ian G
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, medium spices were requested & received, service could be a little faster but friendly staff. Chinesh was the server & Lydia greeted us & sat us down. Good location? Medium decor, clean.

Thank pratmehrotra
Cairns Region, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to have Indian cuisine for dinner and based on feedback from friends here in Cairns that reside only 5 mins from this restaurant and eat there quite regularly, we ventured there on a Wednesday evening, without a booking and we were very glad we did so. We had a very pleasant experience.

Thank Stefan B
Bengaluru, India
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually we avoid Indian restaurants when we travel outside India because the food is rarely good in these so-called Indian restaurants. But this one was a pleasant surprise. The food was yum and totally Indian in taste. And the ambience was also very good.

Thank Ritu A A
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our driver told us about Tandoori Oven and we liked it so much we returned twice. Possibly the best Indian food I've had outside of India, and a refreshing change from the expensive and decent but generic menus in the rest of Cairns.

Thank mary612
Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have come here a few times and enjoyed the food and found the service fast, and the prices reasonable. I am probably not the best one to rate the place in terms of authenticity comparable to other local Indian restaurants in Cairns, but I believe many local Indian born residents frequent the restaurant for special occasions, which suggests the... More 

1 Thank WorldTravla7
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

we have been back but the owner or head waiter was so obsequious and fawning it was difficult to eat there... no where in Australia should it be ok for a restaurant to tell Australians that they cannot come in....

2 Thank Roby B
Coolum Beach, Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Obviously a very popular place to eat - there were queues by 7 pm. And no wonder - the food and service were excellent. Tandoori meals were very good. We also ordered Alu Matter which we don't very often see on an Indian menu, and it was excellent. The house wine - we had red - was a very generous... More 

1 Thank Val H
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Disappointing experience - we had the mutter paneer which had undercooked peas and bland food overall. The waiters were not friendly and seemed to not want to be bothered.

1 Thank Mayuri J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my friends.The staff are very friendly, restaurant was very clean and visually appealing. The food was delicious with lots of spices in the sauces. We ordered kadhai panner which was most tasty.We also ordered a vegetable korma which was full of spicy delicious flavours.😋😋 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

1 Thank Innocent S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 0043

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?