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GYO Japanese Restaurant

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Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory St, 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
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Proserpine, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the atmosphere here and really enjoyed the food. It felt like an authentic Japanese experience and the variety of food was great. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a different food experience in Townsville but it is not cheap

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Thank gazzc2016
Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and very fresh sushi. The restaurant is not looking very warm but you go there for the food. The tuna sushi was sold out at the beginning of the evening but the salmon avocado and prawn sushi were amazing. The rice was still warm and the chiko soft shell crap was very crispy.

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Thank Lisette R
Queensland, Australia
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always busy but they Jaffe managed to squeeze us in without a booking a few times. Good selection on the food, the meat in the dishes wasn't the best but the okonomoyaki was very tasty. The mocktails were fun, cheap and tasty. Service was very good but meals are a bit slow to come out. Reasonable pricing... More 

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Thank mary w
Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic and tasty food that we enjoyed very much. Service was good and the food came fast. I would say the prices are fairly high for sushi but we would definitely return. Can be a bit loud with large groups but good atmosphere. Spicy tuna roll good but not enough tuna. Make a booking.

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Thank Javagirl08
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I came here by recommendation. We were be disappointed. We had numerous dishes which we shared: 4 Tapas & 4 mains. Everything was freshly cooked and delicious. We ate our fill, for approx $40 each.

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Thank NellyNixe
Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Japanese food at Gyo is better than in Japan due the excellent produce accessible in Australia. Add a high quality beer and you will enjoy!

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Thank A-Reel
buderim
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We have been here before so we booked for 12 knowing it can get quite busy. The staff are so friendly and there are so many options to choose from when deciding on what to order. We had the teriyaki salmon. The skin is so crunchy and it comes with rice and salad. You also get a miso soup for... More 

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Thank kerrie g
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It's certainly not a cheap option. Standard Japanese fare at above-average prices. That said, the food is good (especially for Townsville). You might want to book - the only reason we could get a table inside is because we were early (5.30pm) and promised to be out quickly. Sushi that would normally be $3.50-$4.50 at a sushi train were $6.00+... More 

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Thank WorldlyWombat
FNQ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is my favourite restaurant in Townsville, but often I can't get in unannounced because it's become so popular.

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Thank ReddogFnq
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Our absolute favourite spot for dinner in Townsville! The sushi is delicious and the staff are always smiling!

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Thank Ellen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 07 4771 5151

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?