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Don Don Japanese

#191 of 2,879 Restaurants in Melbourne
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198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9670 9670
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good and cheap

There is a lot of asian restaurant in Melbourne's CBD. But nothing like DonDon. Really cheap, you can eat a huge and tasty meal for 7 dolls. Not a lot of choices (5 or something like that) but all very good. But no payment by card so bring some cash.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
MiyaCarax
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There is a lot of asian restaurant in Melbourne's CBD. But nothing like DonDon. Really cheap, you can eat a huge and tasty meal for 7 dolls. Not a lot of choices (5 or something like that) but all very good. But no payment by card so bring some cash.

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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had lunch recently at Don Don tucked away in a lane way behind the Melbourne Central shopping centre. Note that it is NOT shown correctly on the TripAdvisor map. The entrance is further up Little Lonsdale Street beyond the entrance to the shopping centre. It was full of Japanese students at lunch time which says a lot for the quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

if you are looking for cheap food, this will be great for you. Since they expand, I found that it is a bit too commercial now. Food is still as nice, just that I still miss the time when it was located on Swanston.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A wonderful place for uni students and backpackers. Delicious dishes at reasonable prices. However, the restaurant is always full, so it's hard to find a seat at peak times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

well i have heard stories of this place, being legendary for feed Uni students for the last decade or so and final got my chance to dine. wow....simple, uncomplicated and cheap. just shows you, nothing flash or fancy required with food - just do the simple things well and they will come.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There are 2 of these places - one in the city at Little Lonsdale Street and the other one is in Southbank/South Melbourne on Bank Street. Similar menu and prices. Very reasonable Japanese food. Very fast food service. Always good and fresh. Always busy and very popular with locals as well as tourists alike. No fuss eating, just simple Japanese... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of my favorite takeaway / quick bite joints in CBD. The food never disappoints. Precise menu. Consistent quality. Repetitively satisfying experience. The teriyaki chicken is a one of the best in Melbourne. Never growing out of this place. It's basic character and promising output quality makes it a constant favorite in my list.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Have been going here for a while with work mates. Great food, cheap and it comes out super fast. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Best service! Staff really friendly. Free WIFI. Aks for any advice! Staff is GREAT and extremelly friendly! I LOVE IT!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An economical meal. However, it's just a fast food style of filling the stomach. Had the Sashi don. Was filling. But if u expect better quality other places will surface.

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Address: 198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 9670 9670
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
Cuisine: Japanese

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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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