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Joy Thai Restaurant

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9 Tavern Street, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
(07) 4723 5521
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Not too bad

Joy Thai is not far from my house so it is my go-to Thai restaurant. The food is good, reasonably priced, the portion sizes are good (usually lasts for dinner and then lunch the next day) and you get free prawn chips. The staff are not at all friendly which doesn't bother me as I usually get take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best Thai food in Townsville. Beautiful little family run business. Fresh seafood and super fast service. BYO with a low corkage fee. Very well priced.

Thank JessicaPortia
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Joy Thai is not far from my house so it is my go-to Thai restaurant. The food is good, reasonably priced, the portion sizes are good (usually lasts for dinner and then lunch the next day) and you get free prawn chips. The staff are not at all friendly which doesn't bother me as I usually get take away anyway... More 

Thank LauraN024
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok. Considering it cost us over $70 I had high expectations it would be consistent & yummy. Pad Thai was bland, curry was average, fried rice was good, garlic & pepper was my favourite. Didn't seem overly busy with orders/restaurant but took over an hour from order to ready (fresh cooked I guess) as we didn't have a... More 

Thank Ashlee B
Far North Queensland - Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a family get together and decided to get take away on a Sunday night. After reading the reviews decided to try it for ourselves. We ordered beef Massaman x 2, Pad Thai, Sweet and Sour Chicken, two steamed rice, vege samosa's and curry puffs. It was delicious, fresh veges, the meat was tender and the massaman was really good,... More 

2 Thank andromedainfusion
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

$60 worth of takeaway in the bin... Unfriendly, very small portion sizes, not fresh at all & no flavour. Who ever their chef is has no interests in cooking or preparing fresh Thai food. Forget going there, go the extra drive to Bountiful Thai or Aroy!

Thank GinaGTownsville
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Came highly recommended and decided to order take away. When we got home and started eating we were very disappointed. Spring rolls were ok, red curry chicken very bland and creamy and the tamarind stir fry was tasteless. Free prawn crackers though.

Thank Flybert24
Yigo, Mariana Islands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Looking forward to thai on out road trip from Airlie Beach to Cairns. Went out of our way to look for the place at 3 pm and found it closed. Only open 5-9pm. Waste of time and hugely disappointing.

Thank Israel B
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I gave this restaurant a poor review earlier and I feel, in all fairness, I must write another. This restaurant has recently re-opened under new management/owners and the food is delicious! Freshly prepared veggies and tasty curry. We had two mains, entree, two soups, and rice and all for about $50 for two people.The Tom Yum is amazing! we like... More 

1 Thank Spygurl007
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

i went there a couple of weeks ago and it wasnt just take away only. i sat down and had an amazing meal!

Thank nickcage_13
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We are huge fans of Thai food and have been to Thailand multiple times and I can honestly say this is the worst Thai food I've ever had. We got takeaway and the pad thai was terrible. Tasted like bicarb. The curry had a nice flavour but it was mostly sauce (no content). The crispy money bag entree, which we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Tavern Street, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: (07) 4723 5521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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