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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Best jap food in town

This is in my opinion the best Japanese good available in townsville. The only thing missing on their menus are ramen! I'm still on a hunt for a good ramen place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is in my opinion the best Japanese good available in townsville. The only thing missing on their menus are ramen! I'm still on a hunt for a good ramen place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Modern Japanese, with some traditional offerings. Staff are friendly, and helpful. Reasonable wine list available with good tapas menu also on offer. Restaurant can be noisy due to concrete floors, but not enough to deter a visit. Hideke the owner is always welcoming, and friendly. Only point for change would be split bill option for groups - especially for business... More 

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Lenno, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

In this restaurant I had my first Japanese food experience...simply WOW!!! I discovered another world!! Ahahah!! Everything was good and fresh...and I really loved soups!

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited to finally get to Gyo for dinner after hearing wonderful things, but we're quickly disappointed. Our waiter ignored us for so long we had to find him and request he take our order. Then when the food finally came out, we received one meal 10 minutes before the other three! So disappointed!

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Mount Isa, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was very nice. There were 6 of us and we shared some different dishes and desserts. Staff were friendly & helpful. The atmosphere is nice but I found it hard to hear as it was very noisy, and it was close to closing time so less than half full. I do look forward to trying it again. A... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited GYO on a Sunday night and had a good experience. Staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. There was a good range of food on the menu and prices were reasonable. They were prompt with our orders and the food was fresh and delicious. For groups of friends, the only downside is that they will not split the bill,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If your like me and love Japanese cuisine then gyo is the place to visit in Townsville. We were greeted as soon as we walked in enthusiastically by a waitress and seated promptly. Next while we were reading the menu complimentary miso soups were brought to us. Really good touch and great service we sat near the door and everyone... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have eaten here numerous times since it opened. The food has always been delicious and fresh. However, of late, the service we have received from select staff members has been atrocious - unfriendly, snappy staff who just wanted us out before we had eaten, or even ordered for that matter! Perhaps they are under pressure at a busy time... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have been several times to this restaurant with friends and family. Offer a great range that would suit all and extremely well priced.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Always a pleasure to eat here. Staff are super friendly and with such a great vast menu there is plenty of different things to try every time. Food is always prepared fresh and in a timely manner and flavors and taste are perfect. Thank you GYO for such an amazing dining experience.

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