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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 #13 of 236 restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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gold coast
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We decided to give this restaurant a try after reading good review on TA. It was meant to be a special night as my brother had recently started working and wanted to celebrate the time (and spend money) with my parents..we have a fussy vegetarian family and wanted to try something different rather than having our parents always try indian... More

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Geelong, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great quality selection of dishes delivered prompt and tasty. My favourite Sake, the cloudy Sayuri Nigori was also on the menu which means this place is a real Japanese restaurant! We enjoyed the gyoza, sashimi and salad to start, followed by some tempura and wagyu. Good friendly service.

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Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The first time we went to Gyo I was blown away by the super fast service and the amazingly tasty and fresh food. Plenty of choice for those of us who don't like seafood or seaweed flavours. We shared a meal off their tapas menu and loved every mouthful. I am more than happy with their prices and would gladly... More

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North Ward, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I normally have Lunch at GYO with my friends when we have lunch break. I love gyoza set meal with spider sushi, karaage plate lunch and I always recommend to my friends about GYO. Last Friday night, me and my partner decided to go for dinner because we never had chance to have dinner at GYO. There were so many... More

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Me and my partner visited gyo for the first time on the 22nd of feb. The food came out fast and ohh my god so yummy.. I couldn't stop saying how yum it was! So many flavors.. The staff were very nice and helpful. There toilet is a bit dodgy though. You have to walk through there kitchen to use... More

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