Gaura Nitai's Hare Krishna Vegetarian Restaurant

Cairns, Australia

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Vedic Indian vegetarian cuisine

This Cairns Hare Krishna restaurant is the only vegetarian restaurant in the city. There is a buffet, although, you can order meals off the menu. Options include dals, curries, spring rolls, chili spinach balls, sweet desserts (contain dairy), rice, poppadoms, special drinks and tea. All food is egg, onion, and garlic-free.

Meals are relatively cheap for the city. A $5 lunch can be delivered for free. Every other Sunday at 6:30pm is a Sunday Night Love Feast: an all-you-can-eat buffet with a $4 donation (free for children), pre-dinner music and singing, and an informal talk about the Bhagavad-Gita.

The atmosphere is warm and cozy. There are three seating areas: outdoor seating, a medium-sized front dining area, and a more formal private area in back. The co-owners, operators are very friendly.

Added by Adam Weitzenfeld on Jan 4 07 (last updated Jan 4 07)

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This restaurant is amazing. The food is so different and delicious. In contrast to the usual spicy Indian food, they offer both sweet and savory meals that totally blew me away. The spinach balls and veg curry and dals are especially good.

The Sunday Night Love Feast is an amazing deal. The food is the most delicious I have ever had and all of it for $4 (half of the combos contains dairy so please let them know if you're vegan)! What makes it even better is the cultural experience before dinner. Usually there are different attendants and tourists each time, you also have an opportunity to chat with some friendly, interesting people while you eat.

There was a show done on Animal Voices about the Krishna's and Animal Rights (if your interested ) and one of the Tech people gave it mad props.

Being that it is reasonably priced and the only fully veg restaurant in the city, I highly recommend checking it out.

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Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Indian


  • Buffet
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating



11:30am - 2pm
11:30am - 2pm;
6pm - 8pm
6pm - 8pm
6:30am - 8am

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