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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Joy Thai Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 Tavern Street, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
+61 7 4723 5521
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 30: English reviews
Townsville, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered takeaway. Staff were lovely and the food was very tasty and on time. Unfortunately no gluten-free options that we could see, but would definitely go there again!

Thank Scott S
Kuranda, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place serves super delicious food.. Our taste buds were thoroughly impressed.. There's toys to keep the kids occupied which is great.. Also beautiful decor and atmosphere.. A lovely place to enjoy some tasty food.. Definitely be coming back when ever we're in Townsville again 😊!

Thank Arlene J
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 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
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
Level Contributor
286 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Joy Thai Restaurant also viewed

Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland

Been to Joy Thai 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
    4.5 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joy Thai 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?