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Don Don Japanese

198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
9670 9670
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Ranked #113 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We're working our way through the menu, so far all have been delicious! This place is for those who don't deal with being hungry as it's made super quick. The restaurant itself is basic and the toilets have a public toilet feel. But if you can get past that the food is good :)

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Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Faster than you can say "two all beef patties and a…..", your meal is ready. The 'scottish' restaurant also copies Don Don in that you place your order at the left side of the counter and then have to move over to the right side to collect it (as another reviewer has stated in a somewhat comical Seinfeld "Soup Nazi"... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place knows what you order before you order. A good, fresh and tasty plate is served in a few second and you can enjoy a nice lunch every single day. Never had any issues and I can only recommend this place

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a hidden gem, it should be twice the size because it can be quite hard to get a seat around lunchtime. Very quickly ordered the Chicken Curry Don and it is always fresh and very tasty. I eat here at least once a fortnight because its cheap, fresh and very tasty. Curry and can of coke $9.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ordered Teriyaki Chicken & Bento Box & 2 Miso soups. All served in under 20 seconds. Really tasty. Amazing considering the speed & price. Will be sure to visit again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very good value for money. Food is fresh, fast and good choices. Self service and seatings and decor are good, not shabby, considering the low price. No free tea or water though but even with drinks, your meal will easily fit in under $10. So still considered very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Budget japanese with high standard Quality . Nice and helpful staff .worth going , can't find other place good than that

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Service 10/10 (waited less then 4 minutes for my food.) Food 8/10 - Don Don Box (the food was clean, tasted amazing and was a reasonable size for price paid) Atmosphere 7/10 (although not large and incredibly decorated, Don Don really is a hidden gem.) Price 9/10 (for $8.70 the meal I had was a pleasant surprise, especially for Japanese!)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Your order is served across a counter as you think of it. You have about 5 seconds to make up your mind and the cashier reads you like a poker player and reaches back into the kitchen for what you look most likely to order. She gets it right every time. You simply can not beat the value and speed... More

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198 reviews 198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I discovered this by accident whilst looking for a place to eat. So impressive. The order was so quick...just as I put my shopping on the table, the Bento box was ready!! It's popular with many people, and the value was great. I couldn't eat everything in the Bento box!

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