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“The best authentic Japanese dining experience I've ever had.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of GYO Japanese Restaurant

GYO Japanese Restaurant
Shop 2/48 Gregory Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
07 4771 5151
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Ranked #14 of 244 Restaurants in Townsville
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best authentic Japanese dining experience I've ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The service was wonderful, the prices are very fair, the food is cooked exquisitely (try the crab salad!), and unlike any other restaurant, we bought 3 courses and cocktails. Very filling too.

Highly recommended. Domo Arigato Gyo!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Try another restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Maybe OK for sushi in Townsville. The dishes seemed a little too sweet. Perhaps they use a lot of sugar in the rice and teriyaki sauce. Also we ordered gluten free steamed veggies with the Teriyaki chicken. They brought out the dish covered in a sauce that contained gluten. They caught the mistake after our daughter had eaten half the veggies. They did apologize but I think they should have taken the veggies off the bill. The rest was just OK.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best in the 'Ville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is mine and my partner's favourite restaurant in Townsville.

The food and service are fantastic - time and time again.

LOVE Gyo!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Townsville, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very friendly service and delicious food. They have great lunch specials and it also makes for a special dinner. what's not to like?

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Expensive & strange service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Went there for dinner after having heard alot of good things about this place. Food was slightly above average but overpriced for what it is compared to similarly priced Japanese restaurants in other metropolitan cities. Service however was strange - firstly, service was quite slow, & both drinks & meals took a long time to come out. Secondly, the waiter was unhelpful in explaining the menu & was unwilling to offer any advice to help us decide on our order. On the whole, wouldn't go back because there are better offerings in Townsville at this price point.

Visited September 2012
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