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GYO Japanese Restaurant

2/48 Gregory Street North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
07-4771-5151
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Ranked #19 of 238 Restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
melbourne, australlia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My whole family love it here. Great service, fast meals. Family friendly. Plenty of seating & parking. Fresh sashimi, go the large one. Great value meal deals. Yummy soft shell crab sushi. Great cold Asahi Beer, a little dear tho, but goes oh so well with the meal & the heat of TSV.

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Townsville, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is an absolute gem. Hands down the best Japanese I have had in a long time and EASILY the best customer service I have experienced in Townsville. Even down to menu choices, when I questioned some of the flavours in several dishes I had never tried, the waitress was more than happy to make suggestions as to which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We made a reservation for a Friday night and pleased we did. Gyo is obviously a favourite in Townsville and there was soon a queue. Friendly staff, smooth service of quality food. Started with soft shell crabs. Crisp and tasty. Followed with teriyaki chicken and seafood okonomiyaki. Chicken was very good. Okonomiyaki was gluggy - strange omelette held together by... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Don't ever eat at GYO Japanese restaurant in Townsville... We were enjoying our dinner but our baby was a bit grizzly and wanting to get off my lap and walk around... The manager decided he might be offending other customers and asked us to take him outside or finish up and leave... He then followed us out to the street... More

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food and service are always good. My wife and I eat here regularly. Highly Recommended: Try the Okonomiyaki! It's a crazy Japanese pancake thing - traditional japanese street food - NOT to be MISSED Also amazing - the Karaage - japanese fried chicken and the Best Spider rolls I've ever eaten anywhere. Try it, you'll like it. The servers... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been coming here since 2009 and have never been disappointed. I often come here for lunch with my friends. No complaints

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Townsville, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Took visiting parents ( mid 70's) for their first taste of Japanese. Although they didn't stray from meat and chicken loved what they had. Tapas option for entrees is great especially soft shell crab and cheesy Shiitake mushrooms ( which also keeps youngest kid amused for days saying the name over and over). Staff were very courteous and efficient. Not... More

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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We eat here at least once a month, it's good value and consistently good food. I lived in Japan for years so I'm super fussy about Japanese cuisine. Some things have been westernised but it's still tasty, not westernised into flavour oblivion. Always fresh. My faves are the kara-age, tempura, agedashi tofu, and nice fresh nori rolls. The cocktails are... More

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

First time in GYO Japanese restaurant. I went with my Japanese friend & our partners. Everything was very rushed. Didn't feel anywhere near having a nice and relaxing dine out. The kitchen closed at 2100 and all order inclusive drinks would be ordered by 2100! Unfriendly staff. Food was ok. We were not asked if we wanted to sit inside... More

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Townsville, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I've been here a couple of times but most recently for my birthday dinner, service is exceptional!, the food is on par with Japanese restaurants in Melbourne, love Their gyoza!! sometimes a bit of a wait on food, so I recomend making a booking earlier in the evening.

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