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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Consistently Delicious

You can't get better in Townsville. The lunch box specials are insanely well priced..$16 - $27. Agedashi Tofu and Seaweed Salad are generous and equally delicious. We ate there twice last week..and will be back again this week for more awesome authentic Japanese. The service is excellent too😀

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Katrease M
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Cloncurry, Australia
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Cloncurry, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

You can't get better in Townsville. The lunch box specials are insanely well priced..$16 - $27. Agedashi Tofu and Seaweed Salad are generous and equally delicious. We ate there twice last week..and will be back again this week for more awesome authentic Japanese. The service is excellent too😀

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have dined at GYO many times and continue to go back. The food is always fresh and delicious. Staff are always friendly and knowledgable of the food. We recently took our Japanese exchange student for lunch here and she loved the authenticity of the food. This is by far our favourite restaurant in Townsville!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this lovely restaurant twice during our stay in Townsville. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Both experiences I can't fault. The food. Exceptional. Fresh local produce and heavenly flavours which leave you appreciating our multi cultural country! Staff. Polite, experienced and informative. Can't recommend enough!

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Struggling to find a restaurant in Townsville - try this one! We ordered tapas style for dinner and the dishes were excellent. Best dishes for us were Japanese Mackerel, Ginger and Chili beef, Soft shell crab, Gyoza, We also ordered rice as it doesn't come with tapas orders. Good service, well appointed, we sat out front and was fine. Good... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have dined many times at GYO. Our son in law was so taken with the food that he returned two days in a row. The food is consistently good, great value and huge helpings.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Recently ate here on a day trip to Townsville from Brisbane and all I can say is that GYO would match any of the best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane. Great food, fresh and delicious and the prices were not expensive. Service was quick and efficient and going by the number of people there for lunch we knew that is was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent food and friendly service. We got there quite late (8.45pm) but it was no problem at all. Will definitely go there next time we're in Townsville!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Love love love this restaurant! The service is great, food is excellent. Lunch specials are fabulous and unless you have a huge appetite don't get more than one course as you'll never finish it! The sushi and sashimi is as good as I've had anywhere. So lucky to live close enough to walk there as its one of my favourite... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tried this restaurant tonight and I have absolutely nothing negative to say. Each dish came out straight after one another. Served with such an amazing presentation. Each dish was absolutely delicious and couldn't be anymore satisfying. The service was great with such attentive wait staff and kitchen members. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves authentic Japanese cuisines. I... More 

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Townsville
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

GYO has consistently provided excellent food for years. We are regular diners and the food and value for money is excellent. Try the Seafood Teppanyaki it is to die for! The menu mixes mains with Tapas style and has something for everyone.

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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
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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