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GYO Japanese Restaurant

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Shop 2/48 Gregory Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
07 4771 5151
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Food delicious, reasonable prices, fresh, great service, air conditioned. They kick you out by 2pm so come early for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nadine F
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Townsville
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here a few times , I shall continue to dine here in the future. Most recent visit just didn't match previous visits here. Which just doesn't make sense as it was quieter than times before but the service was very slow. After being seated in a high traffic area, staff continually walked past but not paying attention. Also... More 

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Thank TAT916
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favourite restaurants in Townsville. The restaurant has cut their menu in half with many of our favourite dishes being cut. The restaurant now runs more as Tappas style with only a few mains on offer. The Tappas style menu is not suitable for couple dining as our dishes came out at different times and we... More 

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Thank Sunday B
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food delicious, reasonable prices, fresh, great service, air conditioned. They kick you out by 2pm so come early for lunch.

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Thank Nadine F
Townsville, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We went here hearing the reviews about the food! We thought it was more up market however the atmosphere didn't come across as that which is ok. It was very busy however and the waitress's were very busy which can only be a good thing! We loved the food especially the Tapas with the mushrooms. All round it was a... More 

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Thank tbellinger
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Arrived late after 9 having travelled for 5 hours. Service was ?Rushed in parts-our meals arrived 5 minutes after we ordered but 1 dish arrived 15-20 minutes after.... we had almost finished the others. Would have been great if we have been allowed to enjoy our meal without being rushed. Were told the kitchen is closing on numerous occasions, we... More 

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Thank mkma
Townsville, Australia
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was the first time I had dined at GYO Japanese Restaurant and I will definitely return. The food is beautiful, the service is good and it's value for money. We were having such a good time we were disappointed that the restaurant closed earlier than most others.

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Thank OnnieMc
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent and accommodated our 1 year old without a second thought. Food was fresh, fast and delicious! We'll Definitely be back.

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Thank Janaye Z
Townsville, Australia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Gyo is our favourite restaurant in town!! Excellent Japanese food, lovely staff and consistency above all (which is sometimes difficult to find around...). We try to go as much as often and never get tired of it!

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Thank maykka17
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Always great food, great service, air conditioned comfort. The lunch menu is well priced and offers better variety and value for money than the dinner menu.

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Thank Nadine F
Townsville, Australia
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We love this place near the strand. Lots of vegetarian options, great service, and affordable eats makes this place the best...GYO stands for, "Get Your Own" 'cause I'm eating all of mine! Be sure to make a booking so you are not disappointed as they are popular and often booked out on the weekend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 2/48 Gregory Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 07 4771 5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?