We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

GYO Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant)
+61 7 4771 5151
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 195: English reviews
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
1 review
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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Level Contributor
123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 

Thank Brenero
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

Thank Robyn G
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
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.

Thank tldick
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank maryags

Travellers who viewed GYO Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland

Been to GYO Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from GYO Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?