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“Oishii !!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Donburi-Ya

Donburi-Ya
Ranked #128 of 359 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Saitama, Japan
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oishii !!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The restaurant is a little dated inside and out, needs a good revamp into the 21st century however I have been in worse places in Japan.... lets put that aside the food is top notch (Number 1) in my book, the food is prepared lovingly by Ikemura San, with the help of the all Japanese waiting staff, I ordered the fried Gyosa and the Chicken Teriyaki plus a small Sake (Hot), the Gyosa was hand made and made perfectly and OISHII !!, the Chicken Teriyaki was a feast to the eye, and even better eating it. Great value for money I will not hesitate in treading a path back to this restaurant

  • Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value in relaxed surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

I went to eat an early dinner with my sister, my daughter and a young baby. The staff were extremely accommodating - they produced a high chair and brought the baby a mug of water, a spoon and a napkin when we were brought our equivalents. The food was fresh and tasty and amazing value for money.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Gransta
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Good place for a wholesome hot lunch away from the panini cafes of the cbd! Fast service and Very clean!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank kje007
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“Away from the crowded CBD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Nestled at the north end of Victoria Street, Donburi-ya is a great place to dine. Simple yet delicious Japanese Cuisine.

I wasn't keen on the idea of all these sauces (I don't like sauces very much) but when I tasted the food - It was an explosion of vibrant flavours and combinations.

The waitors and chefs are Japanese themselves and provide an excellent service which is both quick and delightful! We waited about 10 minutes tops for our food to come to the table.

Reasonably priced - $23 for a dinner set which included a bowl of Sticky Rice, a bowl of miso soup, a bowl of a potato dish and your main which includes 2 piece of salmon sushi, and some cabbage with lettuce which was topped off with a delicous zangy relish (not sure what it was).

5/5

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CallumHNZ
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Katikati, New Zealand
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a very good Japanese Restaurant, that serve lovely food and the staff are fantastic. Dont expect "flying knives" or lots of theatre, these guys simply concentrate on providing quality "home style" japanese food. A place where the locals go to.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Andrew N
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