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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 August 2021

On my first night i chose to go to GYO after recommendations from friends. I arrived early and was glad i did as people were lining up before the restaurant opened at 5.30pm. Luckily they were able to fit me in. The food was very...very very good. Had miso soup edamame yakitori and sashimi. It all was delicious and not expensive. I will be going backMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Busy Saturday night but they still managed to squeeze us in on short notice. Service was efficient and our meals delivered very promptly. We had the deluxe sushi and sashimi, tempura prawns, agadashi tofu and fried soft shell crabs. The sushi and sashimi were so...fresh and varied. We could easily have had more of that and the Tempura prawns. All dishes were great. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

All the food we ordered was great and enjoyed by both kids and adults! The yakitori chicken and the gyoza were definitely the highlights but the chicken karaage was very good too. Drinks also received a thumbs up and service was prompt.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

This was a total surprise. We have eaten a lot of Japanese in Australia and Japan. Everything we ordered was way above average. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Casual setting with excellent service, food and choice of beer on tap.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

I would like to think that the quality went down cause COVID situation. I always eat the same meals when I visit the restaurant which are: sushi sashimi deluxe and gyo roll. First one came with only 2 kind of fish as sashimi’s 3 slice...of each, salmon (ok) mackerel (it’s a no no). In the past they put 3 kind of different fish such tuna, kingfish and salmon, 5 slice each! (Once they had finished the kingfish and they apologised for that and offered scallops, that’s what it should happens) The Gyo roll was amazing any single roll was an explosion of flavours, last I tried was tasteless. The prices were ok for the quality you got but now they are simply not acceptable. Hopefully they will raise to their high standard after all the pandemic things.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

Insanely good food! You can order a little or plenty. Good selection to choose from. Extremely fresh, light and so delicious. Flavour combinations you couldn't replicate - credit to the chef! Great staff; very attentive and efficient. Highly recommend the chilli soft shell crab, gyoza...and kingfish sashimi - amazing!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

This is the third time we have visited this restaurant and the first during the COVID-19 pandemic. The food was great and the selection of sake good. The restrictions for seating meant an outdoor seat a very tropical night. I tend to judge Japanese restaurants...by the simplest dish, agadashi tofu, theirs was excellent BUT my wife’s salmon was overcooked an a little dry. Will I return? Oh hell yes.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Visiting Townsville for the week and went here for dinner, really enjoyed the meal, the shushing was really fresh and tasty. The teriyaki beef was nice although a tad salty. The Japanese staff were really good but the Aussie guys were a bit indifferent, asked...one if the Riesling was sweet and his response was “have no clue I’ve never tried it”, overall the food and service was good, would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Whenever we go to Townsville we always have lunch here. Great service, always look after their patrons well. There is also a great selection of food choices. I always order the salmon terriyaki. Its amazing, the best sauce. You should put this on your list...if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes, GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant offers takeaway services.

GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5