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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
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank jarthurw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Thank 2BaBjorn
Darwin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank critterjg
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been here before. It is in Gregory Street off The Strand about 1 km from the city centre, an easy and pleasant walk along The Strand. Gregory Street is a bit like Palmer Street but on a smaller scale. We ordered a variety of plates which we shared. All were very fresh and very good as was the... More 

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Thank Brenero
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great meal, shared dishes would be best with friends. Traditional japanese with beautiful sushi and sushami. Beautiful freah food cooked and prepared well.

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Thank Robyn G
Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner last Friday night. As always, the staff there were extremely nice and very attentive. The food was delicious and we were never with out some checking in to see if the food and beverages were up to par.

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Thank tldick
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good food and service. Quite a good selection on the menu. Can get a bit crowded so good to book. They also do take away. A bit on the expensive side for what's on offer.

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Thank maryags
Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We came to this restaurant unexpectedly during our stay in Townsville and we liked it so much! An excellent traditional Japanese, with a nice and friendly staff. I would highly recommend to order a variety of small dishes to share, like we did, so you can enjoy more meals. We'll be back on our next trip.

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Thank JordiBoada
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a mixture of small dishes. All very good, thought the gyoza's were a bit heavy on undercooked union. Otherwise absolutely nothing to complain about.

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Thank Malcolm L
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Legitimate Japanese cuisine with the traditional Japanese service to match. The staff are lovely and friendly and the food transports you straight to Japan. Wish we could have ordered more things from the menu, definitely going back! When the food is this good you don't mind paying premium price. It's not often you can eat out and not find a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?