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Joy Thai Restaurant

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9 Tavern Street, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
+61 7 4723 5521
17:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices and quality food. This is a regular spot for me and I come back for a reason. We got the satay chicken and the hot noodles was awesome !!

Thank Sophie B
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I really rate this place Had a Massaman curry and it was great 👌👌👌 Best I've had Service was good, and very accommodating for our twins This place has a nice Thai feel about it, comfortable and relaxing 😎

Thank Clint2015
Townsville, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 

1 Thank p0larbear123
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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.

1 Thank Jan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 18 October 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

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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
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tavern Street, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4723 5521

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