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Don Don Japanese

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198 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9670 9670
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Hampton, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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parisf
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204 reviews 204 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I fall in love with Don Don since I knew it. I visit it many times every month if I am in the city. You can ask more curry if you order curry dish with NO extra cost. However it could be too salty!! It's always busy but you can also have it take away. It only takes you about... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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155 reviews 155 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Tasty food that's with its own twist and generous portion at unbelievable cheap prices! It's so good that I returned for a second within the business trip. No frill counter service and basic stylish canteen for sit down. But if you need good cheap fast, that's the place!

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I used to meet up here at least once a week by a mate when we were just students. Eating out was, is, cheaper than cooking at home. The bento box is a favourite but the katsu don is especially well made. The draw for me was that they also used to sell A&W Root beer. The pickled ginger they... More 

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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>  > Melbourne CBD
  • Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
  • Phone Number: 9670 9670

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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