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Don Don Japanese

#269 of 3,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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198 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9670 9670
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the resto after a long traveling day and a walk in the city. My guide book indicated it as excellent place and I must confirm it. I had a beef udon soup for 9.80$, excellent and super abundant. Take away option is also available, but I had it on place.

Thank Krauste
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Backpackers and international travelers to Australia know that this country isn't really the place to snag a bargain on food prices. Especially is Mcdonalds is 2-3 times the price as it would be in the States. However, Dondon is a pleasant surprise and a dose of normalcy for us weary budget-conscious visitors to Melbourne. And not only is everything on... More 

Thank PetitPrinceton
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for lunch food was great and sevice was good......very busy....food taste great and good come back....

Thank lorna196513
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We only had a short time before going to a show. My companion had been to Don Don previously and recommended we try it. Great value Japanese food ordered from a blackboard. Plenty of choice and very reasonably priced. We both are well and made our next appointment with time to spare. Delicious eating for the budget conscious

Thank defa45
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very affordable, around $10 a "don" (rice dish) of your choice, seafood, chicken, etc, and as well a very filling portion!! the seemingly "small" bowls are deceiving, but definitely a very filling meal well worth the money, very quick service as well!

Thank SMZ80
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

it is what it is! cheap, simple and delicious! great cheap budget meal! never regret having a meal here.

Thank melissagiorno
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for a while. Initially it used to be on swanston st and was a tiny little place. Now it's a much bigger, and comfortable place. The food has always been consistent, tasty and value for money. Their curry dons are fantastic and very filling. Love the pickled ginger and chilli powder on top. Only drawback... More 

Thank Amit T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious with affordable price. The food portion is pretty good and tastes delicious. We have Don box and curry and it makes us fool until the evening.

Thank tee t
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great curry at cheap price, long Q but the staffs were quick and food was served fast. Located at the alley but easy to spot it.

Thank Colyn K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It offers very affordable choices compared to other Jap restaurants in Melbourne CBD. Very big portion for Jap Curry Bowl. Had a Sashimi Don and love it! Quality food, good location.

Thank Meryl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Japanese, Asian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9670 9670

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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