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47 High Street | Mezzanine Floor, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
(09) 379 2834
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Japanese food at a reasonable price

We went as a party of 4 including a five year old to The Don on Easter Saturday. It was my first time but my co-diners had been a few times. As always the service was friendly and attentive. The have an extensive menu and while the others went for the smaller plates I couldn't resist the bento... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Geofflawson
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went as a party of 4 including a five year old to The Don on Easter Saturday. It was my first time but my co-diners had been a few times. As always the service was friendly and attentive. The have an extensive menu and while the others went for the smaller plates I couldn't resist the bento box (karage... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

great food, served quickly in a tidy setting. Location is good - as are the prices. I'll be remembering this place for next time I'm in Auckland. Soft shell crab and sake? love it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The food was authentic and well priced. The menu presentation was a bit hard to follow and a bit off putting though We got 6 different dishes to share and although the portions were small they were well presented and enjoyable. I would go again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very convenient location in CBD, great food (Chicken Karagee, Prawn Katsu Don, etc) and great desset (the ice cream with gyoza).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This little Japanese restaurant in the middle Auckland city offers a very good lunch value meal. Beside the food is reasonable cheap, they are tasty and reasonable volume. Staff are very friendly and prompt. Comfortable place too

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The Don is a great little Japanese cafe with reasonably prices meals, good music and great vibes. If you are looking for an up market dining experience; look elsewhere. If you want a good meal in basic, but pleasant, surroundings, this is the place. The clientele is generally Japanese students, the food is tasty and the staff friendly; what more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 High Street | Mezzanine Floor, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: (09) 379 2834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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