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Best Asian restaurant in Cairns

Emulating the sights and tastes of Asia, Paper Crane offers an Asian dining experience in Cairns like no other.

Taking advantage of tropical Queensland’s fresh produce, the modern Asian menu instantly transports you to the bustling streets of Asia, with incredible Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese-inspired dishes.

Aromatic Asian flavours are accented throughout the dishes, from the zingy ginger, Thai basil, chilli and shallot mud crab to the sumptuously sweet pandan sugar and coconut pancakes. Say no more!

The theatre of the kitchen extends to the dining room, where Sake and soy braised duck with Chinese pancakes, Crystalbrook Signature dry-aged Beef and Tempura-battered soft-shell crab, are shared and presented tableside. 

Thirsty? There are plenty of drinks to keep you hydrated, with wines from all around the globe and a well-rounded collection of beers and ciders. The signature cocktails don’t hurt either.

Neutral tones and raw surfaces are bolstered by strong design details, cementing this uber-cool Asian restaurant in Cairns as a foodie’s nirvana.

What they said

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What our guests are saying

“Amazing Thai food served here! Had the Massaman beef brisket it was so tender and full of flavour. 10/10 dining experience ”

Hao Dao, Google

What our guests are saying

“Sensational - amazing Asian fusion restaurant. Plenty of choices including Japanese, Thai and Korean dishes. I had the Thai Panang curry was absolutely mouth watering ”

Philip Hodgson, Facebook

What our guests are saying

“Delicious Asian fusion plates, so very tasty and lots of GF options”

Adrienne Hayton, Facebook

What our guests are saying

“Great atmosphere and beautiful setting, lovely Asian food and outstanding service. A must whilst in Cairns.”

Belinda Jean Feher, Facebook

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Paper Crane, Ground Floor, 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns QLD

Located on The Cairns Esplanade, a 2.5km stretch of beautiful foreshore with playgrounds and parklands. Paper Crane is a Cairns restaurant that combines Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese food flavours. Look no further for a unique eating experience.

Breakfast daily from 7:00am - 10:30am
Bar service daily from 10:00am - late
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Snack menu: Sunday to Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper Crane Asian Fusion Restaurant is cash-free.

The average banknote reportedly has traces of 26,000 bacteria? As part of Crystalbrook’s heightened hygiene measures, please note Paper Crane no longer accepts cash as payment. Debit and all major credit cards are accepted.

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+61 7 4252 7774

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Paper Crane 131 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia 0.03

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