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Yaya's Hellenic Kitchen & Bar

Level 1 Cnr Aplin Street & Esplanade, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price $40

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $40
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Marinated olives
Vine leaves stuffed w rice and herbs
Fried eggplant chips topped w feta cheese and fresh tomato

Dietary options

Gluten free
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Banquet meat platter
Banquet seafood platter
Banquet dips and starters

Ratings & Reviews


based on 126 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Shane B.
    Shane B.
    • one review

    Great tasting food and the servings are a good size. Staff are friendly and attentive. View from the balcony seating area is really nice being located on the esplanade.

  2. Phillip H.
    Phillip H.
    • 4 reviews

    Poor service, never asked if we wanted another drink, meals came out very quickly, no time between courses, Chicken Gyros dish very greasy, with slimy skin, Lamb Souvlaki was very nice, Saganaki was tasty but under cooked. Very disappointing.

  3. Michael B.
    Michael B.
    • 2 reviews

    Seafood was over cooked to much calamari and tuff only 1 scollop and very little fish in the seafood mix Chicken was bland not what I exspected Zucchini fritters did not seem to be cooked through The salad while fresh had no dressing

  4. Jenny M.
    Jenny M.
    • one review

    Amazing quick friendly service awesome yummy food menu was hard to choose so many choices that we wanted to try Veiw was beautiful overlooking the ocean will definitely be back

  5. Jessica P.
    Jessica P.
    • 2 reviews

    We booked online for 9 people, super easy and were seated and served promptly. I can not fault the food, everyone enjoyed the 'feast' and the kids ate all their meals. The view was beautiful and it was so lovely to be upstairs off the street. If I could make an improvement it would be more service of drinks, and upsell. We had to ask for more wine, this is crazy to me! And kids walked over to another shop to get gelati as no offer of dessert. All in all I would go back as the food was absolutely delicious.

  6. Helen T.
    Helen T.
    • one review

    Very attentive staff and great service. Genuine friendliness made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. The food was excellent and the restaurant itself was well presented and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

  7. David N.
    David N.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was excellent - and the fixed priced menu was a great deal. However the service was terrible - courses appeared out of sequence - food came out while there were still dirty plates on the table - we understood there were a number of new staff but this even happened when the food was served by the person running the place!

  8. Susan S.
    Susan S.
    • one review

    Enjoyable food at a reasonable price. Yaya's feast provided us with a good variety of Greek foods. Staff were also very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Yaya's to those interested in dining there.

  9. Mark M.
    Mark M.
    • one review

    Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient service. Food was fabulous, will definitely return another time.

  10. Cinde m.
    Cinde m.
    • one review

    We love this restaurant! The staff is friendly and attentive, the share plates are delicious and make sure to ask for a table overlooking the water.

  11. Sally T.
    Sally T.
    • one review

    We had a fantastic end of year dinner. Great food and the staff were fantastic! Some of us got the Greek feast, and it was a feast. Plenty of food to go around. Thank you again, we will definitely be coming back!

  12. Gregory L.
    Gregory L.
    • one review

    Great place to dine. Eggplant dip was very tasty and a great range of mezedes (appertisers) to choose from. The mezedes were the highlights for us. Mains were also good and servings were large, so pace yourself to ensure that you can enjoy everything. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

  13. Romana H.
    Romana H.
    • 2 reviews

    Staff where very welcoming, waiter attentive and food delicious. Great views and atmosphere. Will most definitely be back! Well done YaYa’s Cairns.

  14. Cass G.
    Cass G.
    • one review

    Absolutely amazing! Beautiful setting, phenomenal food and fun staff. Highly recommend!

  15. Sonia F.
    Sonia F.
    • one review

    Great food and great service by all staff

  16. Mark B.
    Mark B.
    • one review

    Good all round. Nice view, great food, friendly service. Great size meals and very reasonably priced for such a great spot in a popular tourist location

  17. Nadia S.
    Nadia S.
    • one review

    Food was delicious, my favourite meal in Cairns! Rustic home cooking style, but with refinement. Generous portions sizes, recommend sharing dishes. Beautiful views of the esplanade. Really enjoyed the Greek wines.

  18. Vicki R.
    Vicki R.
    • 2 reviews

    Yaya's has great food and friendly staff, Very good authentic Greek Food with a great atmosphere. Highly recommended and will definitely return.

  19. Sally D.
    Sally D.
    • 2 reviews

    Delicious, affordable and generous with their portions

  20. Valerie N.
    Valerie N.
    • 14 reviews

    My partner and I found the experience at Ya Ya’s very pleasant, but not exceptional;. The food was average-good——there was nothing wrong with it, but it was unimaginative. The spanikopita tasted stale. The other items—-lamb cutlets, lamb cigars, chargrilled capsicum (piperies florinis) were fine, but not outstanding. Also, we were seated in the outdoor area, as requested——but, not in a very attractive part of the area. The restaurant was not very full, so we wondered why the restaurant did not seat us in the most attractive area. Little things like where one is seared make a big difference. The service was reasonably prompt, but a bit disinterested in us as guests.

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Level 1 Cnr Aplin Street & Esplanade, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia


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