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Joy Thai Restaurant

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9 Tavern St, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
(07) 4723 5521
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Joy Thai is one of the best Restaurant's in Townsville staff are lovely a good inexpensive meal, I would highly recommend the money bags and spring rolls! great Pokémon go stop if your looking to catch rare Pokémon, Better than the strand, it even has a Pokémon gym. although I would highly recommend their deep fried ice cream really worth... More 

Thank p0larbear123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Wonderful food - many great choices, and plentiful. A lovely restaurant and as its fairly small, we found it to be quiet and intimate. Friendly helpful staff. If you like good Thai food you will love Joy Thai.

Thank Jan A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Best Thai food in Townsville. Beautiful little family run business. Fresh seafood and super fast service. BYO with a low corkage fee. Very well priced.

Thank JessicaPortia
Townsville, Australia
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Joy Thai is not far from my house so it is my go-to Thai restaurant. The food is good, reasonably priced, the portion sizes are good (usually lasts for dinner and then lunch the next day) and you get free prawn chips. The staff are not at all friendly which doesn't bother me as I usually get take away anyway... More 

Thank LauraN024
Townsville, Australia
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok. Considering it cost us over $70 I had high expectations it would be consistent & yummy. Pad Thai was bland, curry was average, fried rice was good, garlic & pepper was my favourite. Didn't seem overly busy with orders/restaurant but took over an hour from order to ready (fresh cooked I guess) as we didn't have a... More 

Thank Ashlee B
Far North Queensland - Australia
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a family get together and decided to get take away on a Sunday night. After reading the reviews decided to try it for ourselves. We ordered beef Massaman x 2, Pad Thai, Sweet and Sour Chicken, two steamed rice, vege samosa's and curry puffs. It was delicious, fresh veges, the meat was tender and the massaman was really good,... More 

2 Thank andromedainfusion
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

$60 worth of takeaway in the bin... Unfriendly, very small portion sizes, not fresh at all & no flavour. Who ever their chef is has no interests in cooking or preparing fresh Thai food. Forget going there, go the extra drive to Bountiful Thai or Aroy!

Thank GinaGTownsville
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Came highly recommended and decided to order take away. When we got home and started eating we were very disappointed. Spring rolls were ok, red curry chicken very bland and creamy and the tamarind stir fry was tasteless. Free prawn crackers though.

Thank Flybert24
Yigo, Mariana Islands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Looking forward to thai on out road trip from Airlie Beach to Cairns. Went out of our way to look for the place at 3 pm and found it closed. Only open 5-9pm. Waste of time and hugely disappointing.

Thank Israel B
Townsville, Australia
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I gave this restaurant a poor review earlier and I feel, in all fairness, I must write another. This restaurant has recently re-opened under new management/owners and the food is delicious! Freshly prepared veggies and tasty curry. We had two mains, entree, two soups, and rice and all for about $50 for two people.The Tom Yum is amazing! we like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tavern St, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: (07) 4723 5521

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