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GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant

Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory Street North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 5151
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (19 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
“okonomiyaki” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory Street North Ward, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 months working in Townsville and when my wife came up we would have dinner at GYO.We love Japan having been over 50 times.This place is the real deal.Not your fancy fine dining but good japanese home cooking. Great ingredients with the salmon sashimi...More

Thank drron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always love the food here at gyo. I spent a lot of time in Japan and the food here is comparable to that overseas. Great service too!

Thank Tiffo. V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting authentic Japanese food. Small but interesting and affordable wine. Warm, friendly service.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the food at this restaurant. The raw fish was excellent and the Japanese pancake very filling. The hot sake great as well.

Thank Neville S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great lunch with excellent service and the food and cocktails was 10 out of 10 my wife is Japanese so we know what good Japanese should be and there was nothing to be disappointed by. Reasonably priced considering the quality.

Thank Locky K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We dropped into GYO on a Saturday night, and wow, were they busy! They fit us in, but I think it would make it better for them if we had booked ahead. Their busy-ness didn’t impact on the quality. The food was delicious and well-timed,...More

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Have been to GYO many times and the standard is always fantastic. Recommend the deluxe sushi and sashimi platter! Asahi and Sapporo on tap. Staff are very pleasant.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We like japanese food and finding GYO in Townsville was a good surprise. The first night we went we started with sashimi salmon and grilled scallops. Both excellent. We then chose a japanese winter special-sukiyaki. Absolutely perfect ! A bottle of white wine to drink....More

Thank rojaan1
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I just walked into this restaurant off the street with no expectation. When I saw the menu with photos of the meals I thought oh oh. But this place was really a pleasant surprise. I eat a lot of Japanese and the food at Gyo...More

Thank Food-lover747
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A favourite venue for both lunch and dinner, the service is always prompt and friendly. My wife and I have tried nearly everything on the menu over the last couple of years, but we keep coming back to the "Special Set Menu" and the special...More

Thank RichardP603
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arthur House Shop 2 48 Gregory Street North Ward, 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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