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Don Don Japanese

198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
9670 9670
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Ranked #159 of 3,978 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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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9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Australia
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132 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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hongkong
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Yeah, you can find DonDon as one of the cheapest restaurant in Melbourne and it's tasty ! Extremely good value. As an asian sometimes we will crave for asian cuisine after eating too much western food. So DonDon is a wonderful place for us. Last month when I was in Sydney I found that there is a Don Don in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Ok so the woman at the cashier is a bit Soup Nazi, ie. you must have your money and order ready as SOON as you get to the front and the shuffle to the right to collect but the food is delicious and very cheap in an expensive city like Melbourne! Also good for a bit of take away in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very nice & cheap japanese cuisines... Recommended if you're looking for japanese food... U can find it if inside arcade area in the city...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

It is the one of the cheapest food I found in Melbourne. The Chicken Teriyaki Rice with a Miso Soup is only AUS $ 6. You just need to order and pay at the counter, you can collect the food next to the counter. It's relatively fast. I think that the Chicken Teriyaki rice was a bit too salty and... More

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