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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)
+61 7 4771 5151
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving without a reservation on a wednesday evening we were greeted and shown to a table promptly. After enough time to peruse the menu and choose drinks out waitress arrived to take our order. Drinks were brought out directly and a short conversation later our entrée aŕrived, it was delicious. Our finished meal was cleared away and a short time... More 

Thank Tina W
Townsville, Australia
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location on Gregory Street, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options. We love the lunch special of an entree, main and miso. Very well priced with super fresh ingredients. Bar items rather expensive though, so ask before you order as we got caught out on the Japanese beer.

Thank Julmich
Queensland, Australia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are so friendly and the food tastes soo good and is fresh. They have okonomiyai, spicy chicken balls, sashimi, sushi, and self-tepenyaki. Highly recommended.

Thank Wild_Aus
Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I lived in Japan for a combined total of 34 years and this restaurant is still one of the best we've been to, either in Japan or away. Service is great; polite and friendly waiting staff and management, and food and drinks arrive quickly. Staff are always willing to 'modify' the menu items if you know what... More 

Thank Hayaman
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We drove to Townsville and decided to go for a walk for dinner. I looked up the restaurants nearby on TripAdvisor and this one was advertised as open from 5.30. Unfortunately, after the walk we realised they are closed until 17/1/17. Disappointed.

Thank Bluesky2325
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Went with wife and young fussy daughters. The food was very nice and came out quickly. The staff were faultless. If you live in Townsville and have never been here, you're missing out. Try the tapas and the green tea ice cream.

Thank Shortcowboy
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

First experience at GYO! We were seated promptly and our drink order was taken. Our drinks arrived in no time at all, ordered our entree and main meals and they didn't take long to be served. Food was delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine and large servings. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back!

Thank Alisa P
Townsville, Australia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have been to GYO twice in the last few months -- both time for Sunday lunch. I have had different lunches, but my partner has chosen the sushi combination both times because it is excellent. Both times we have been at GYO, the service has been excellent. The restaurant lunch service has last orders at 2 pm, and we... More 

Thank jarthurw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

11/10 for fun lunch or dinner. Great variety of dishes and drinks on top of super friendly service. Do yourself a favor and book NOW

Thank 2BaBjorn
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place has great food and the staff are super friendly. We have never had a problem even when our son decides to cause a spontaneous racket. Having lived around Australia and recently visited Japan I can confidently say this is some of the best I have tasted.

Thank critterjg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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: +61 7 4771 5151

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