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“Done perfectly!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Asa-Don

Asa-Don
Ranked #38 of 553 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Done perfectly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Not a huge menu, but everything done perfectly!
Karage Chicken is delicious.
I have been there only twice now, but will be going back so I can try everything on the menu!

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Sadly only just discovered this gem - and just a 10 minute walk from my front door! How come no one ever told me about this place!? Just got back from my first Japanese trip 3 weeks ago and was craving some udon so looked up Japanese restaurants in Newcastle and was excited to find this. I was a little hestitant as I have eaten at other Newcastle Japanese restaurants years ago and had been quite disappointed. Given that I'd had the 'real deal' just a little while ago, I didn't have too higher expectations, but Asa-Don well and truly exceeded them. Fantastic service, beautiful food and great vibe to the dining area. Will be making this a regular. BYO beer and wine is also a plus.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Donna C
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Newcastle, Australia
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127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful fresh food, amazing dishes, restaurant was full the food was quick and the service was great. Newcastle hidden gem. Partner and I can't wait to go back Will be back next week. Is always booked out so sssh don't tell your friends lol

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fresh home cooked traditional goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We started going here a few months ago & just love the freshness and friendliness of the staff that we keep going back on a regular basis. They are very busy (not suprising) so if you want table seating make sure you book early. A true hidden gem in Newcastle, family operated and food is clearly made with love and care.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“worst takeaway ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

have thoroughly enjoyed eating some meals at this restaurant, but have just tried to eat worst takeaway ever- couldn't finish even tho starving. Some kind of fried chicken bits that were just nothing but batter, and chewy and untasty batter at that. Accompanied by rice, potatoes and two or three shards of pickled veg, this was just way over priced crappy carb. Mc Nuggets have WAY more flavour and better texture too. Sorry Asa Don but 38 bucks for two inedible takeaways sends us back to tasty old Raj.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kate C
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