There is nothing more appealing to the senses than indulging in fresh food on a warm day. Townsville, famous for its beach culture and unrelenting humidity, is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the fresh taste of sushi made from local produce. You can swap the fish and chips out for a day to enjoy some of these local Japanese treats.
GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant

GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant – Townsville

GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant is an innovative Japanese restaurant in the centre of Townsville. Situated just a block away from the beach, this is one of Townsville’s best places to enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine. GYO prides itself on offering an authentic Japanese experience with an impressive menu to match. At lunch you can pop in for a quick sushi combination box, or you can stick around for dinner and order from their tapas menu with fresh tuna, salmon or kingfish sashmi on offer. If you’re a bit wary of trying raw seafood, they also offer some modern sushi alternatives such as teriyaki chicken or veggie rolls.
With glowing feedback, GYO Japanese Tapas Bar Restaurant is definitely one to put on your list of places to visit in Townsville.
Where: 2/48 Gregory Street, North Ward, QLD 4810
Cherry Blossom Thai & Japanese

Cherry Blossom Thai & Japanese – Townsville

Cherry Blossom Thai and Japanese restaurant in Townsville is a local favourite for Thai and Japanese cuisine. Cherry Blossom offer fresh sashimi and sushi rolls for any occasion; whether you want to eat in, grab takeaway and sit by the coast or order sushi platters to serve up at a party. This small restaurant offers consistently good sushi at reasonable prices, and always has amazing reviews on the quality and speed of their service.
If you want to check out a sushi restaurant that the locals love, head down to Cherry Blossom Thai & Japanese Restaurant.
Where: 6/290 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale, QLD 4814
Sushi Haven
Sushi Haven – Townsville

Sushi Haven is a new sushi restaurant situated in Townsville’s first ‘urban village’ The Precinct. Their modern restaurant is perfect to drop in for a refreshing lunch or dinner, not only serving up amazing sushi but also a variety of fresh juices and smoothies. One of their modern twists on sushi is their Peri-Peri Chicken roll, which would go great with their creamy Avocado Banana smoothie. If you’re still not sure what to try, check out their one-of-a-kind black rice sushi rolls for a healthy treat!
Where: Shop 9A, The Precinct, 12-18 Village Drive, Idalia, Queensland 4811
Sakana Sushi Bar

Sakana Sushi Bar – Townsville

Sakana Sushi Bar is part of Townsville’s brand new City Lane inspired by the back streets and laneway culture of Melbourne. Sakana not only offers fabulous sushi but is also a completely licensed venue so it’s the perfect place for a night out or lunch and an Asahi on a Sunday afternoon. Their summer menu is bursting with delicious dishes to try. Check out their signature Sakana Deluxe Roll featuring tempura prawn and roasted sesame for a mouthwatering bite to eat and follow it up with some traditional sake.
Where: 373-385 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD
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