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Review of Dobab Vietnamese Kitchen - CLOSED

Dobab Vietnamese Kitchen
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We had heard good reports from people we could trust so we planned our trip down to Dover so as to have lunch at Dobab.
Yes; the restaurant is unpretentious but who cares when the food is as well cooked and authentic as this. The space is simply decorated but as clean as a whistle and the cooking area is right in sigfht for all who want ot see it. The ladies let us settle in and brought water with a smile. They were friendly but reserved. We ordered two rice rolls and two spring rolls which we watched being made. Both were absolutely excellent and the dips were some of the best we have ever tasted. The sweet chilli dip was diffferent but lovely but the Satay [also made in house] was in a class of its own. My wife had ordered a chicken pancake and i the sweet and sour pork. We have had both dishes at various places but both meals were up there with the best anywhere; and at half the price! By this time i was asking questions about the restaurant and its following and both ladies were engaging, intelligent and informative when replying. Alle the produce used is fresh and local and they proudly told us that they do not even own a BAIN MARIE. While we were eating a steady stream of people came in for take aways but the gentleman sitting and eating behind me was priceless. He was obviously a big fan of Vietnamese cuisine as almost every mouthfull was accompanied by Oohs and Ahs and sighs of delight. My wife remarked that seldom does one witness such enthusiasm from another punter. This man had an iced Vietnamese Coffee for desert and when my wife saw this she had to have one as she and her sisters drank them while touring together in Vietnam. The ladies really do deserve the success thay are achieving and all foodies in search of tasty fresh authentic Vietnames cuisine should pop down to Huonville. Magic food without the travel and heat. A real find just off the track and free parking to boot.

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3  Thank johnbooth60
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The shop is simple but the ladies working there are very friendly and cook all meals to order. It's quick and the food tastes great. They also have an Eftpos machine (which can sometimes be hard to come across in small shops.) It is a little bit pricey for what you get though, as I had the Vietnamese chicken (around $12) and most of my container was filled with steamed white rice.

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2  Thank Ava B
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at Dobab twice now and everything we have eaten has been delicious. The place is small, with a basic but cheerful decor. The chef is a young Vietnamese woman who cooks everything to order. We love it.

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2  Thank Sandy H
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were holidaying in Huonville in mid- June and happened across Dobab Vietnamese Kitchen along the main street in town. It looks like a little takeaway with some tables. The food was superb. Just the right mix of sweet, sour and herby that makes Vietnamese food so delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere just like a China Town shop front restaurant in a big city. If you are in Huonville and have time, Dobab is an absolute must to try. The food will blow you away with its flavour.

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3  Thank Anita T
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