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Don Don Japanese

#180 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
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198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9670 9670
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap eat, excellent $$ value and fresh!

Don dons has two outlets one close to Melbourne Central and another close to domain interchange. Awesome value for money, super fast service and food is always fresh. Try their chicken curry don, teriyaki chicken Don and beef curry... You will definitely go back for more!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Kunal108
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Exploring Australia on a shoestring leads me to many low cost restaurants, however Don Dons has to be the best i've found so far. At around $7 the chicken curry don has to be the best low value meal melbourne has to offer. Extremely tasty and extremely generous portions. Thoroughly enjoyed !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you're ever in Melbourne Central you need to stop in at Don Dons! I always get the Beef Curry Don if I'm need a quick snack. Super easy and tasty, and you can't go wrong with a price tag under $10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place doesn't pretend to be a fancy Japanese restaurant. Its a fast well priced Japanese takeaway shop. Service is faster than McDonalds.The bento-box is great value, a is the salmon sashimi-don and both delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Don dons has two outlets one close to Melbourne Central and another close to domain interchange. Awesome value for money, super fast service and food is always fresh. Try their chicken curry don, teriyaki chicken Don and beef curry... You will definitely go back for more!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Come here regularly for lunch, can get a great meal for under $10. Meals are very simple but tasty and filling. Don't worry if there is a line out front as it moves very quickly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

ordered the udon beef soup and a bento box the same seasoned beef used for the soup noodle and the bento but that OK if its tasty but it was just too sweet. Cant complain about the price, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of my favourite lunch spots. Be there by 12:15 or you'll struggle to get a seat until about 1pm. The take away is just as tasty. Don Don deliver a really good meal for $8-$10. Best value is the don don bento box Simplicity is the key - aside from the occasional special the menu does not change.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I don't have a good sense of direction so I spent long time to find this restaurant. But it is worth it!!!! It is more like fast food restaurant. Need to order and pay at the account. The food was really cheap and with good quality and quantity. Don Don box was nice!! Beef noodle was nice!! Curry Chicken Rice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Don Don Japanese is located in a small street where the building is not that noticeable. It is a convenient place to stop for a quick Japanese meal as they have an assortment of Bento boxes and udon selections. They are only open for lunch M- F from 11a.m.- 3:30p.m. I had the udon beef order 7.70 and it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's a no-frill eating place, but the superb food was delivered in seconds over the counter and the generous portion means you wouldn't go hungry for a while. The price was very reasonable. We had salmon sashimi on rice, it was very delicious. The bento box was excellent too: beef yakiniku, chicken teriyaki, salad, tofu, and fruits.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9670 9670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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