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Dondon

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Shop 80, Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 3544
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometime I forget where get an easy a good dinner in city, but not this time. I like how the soup makes me feel. I've never tried the raw fish, but the udon are really delicious. The service is kind and the portions are big. I will be back.

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Thank Jolly R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Have been a number of times. Dont be deceived by the plain shopfront. This is good range of Japanese sushi, katsu, udon, and other don meals done well. Love sitting in the window with great food and watching the world go by.

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Thank Anzai88
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a no frills japanese restaurant, loved by the locals of Darlinghurst and surrounds. They've been operating for many years now and without fail provide excellent japanese meals at reasonable prices. The staff are super friendly and the service is fast. The place is small however cosy and it gets very busy during lunch and dinner time. I highly... More 

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Thank Marizeth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I had lunch at Dondon on a rainy afternoon; the small shop is between Crown Street and Oxford Street. The food was average.

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Thank Quack H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I am never never disappointed in the meal I have at Don Don. Great value and great quality which hasn't varied over decades.

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Thank Spike009
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We found it bay chance when the 1st of January everything was closed. Food was good. It's a small and quite busy restaurant serving all kind of japanase food. Service was nice and price affordable.

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Thank Eloi A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a great little restaurant. The food is excellent. As others have commented, its a tiny place, very small tables and absolutely no frills. But its one of the reasons I really like this place. Its all about the food. I will definitely be coming back here soon.

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Thank MARK_CHRISTA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This place is near impossible to get into. The food is simple, cheap but always reliably good. It feels as though you are eating in someone's home. Tiny tables. Rough decor but you don't come here for fine dining. ... just good home style Japanese food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Good place on Oxford St, delicious food, big serve and pretty cheap. Some improvement can be made on the place & on the decoration.

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Thank Pierre-Antoine A
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

A hidden Gem on Oxford Street, Don Don is a perfect place for lunch or dinner if you're in the area. The dishes are delicious, they serve very generous portions, the service is great and it probably doesn't get any cheaper than this. For $10 you'll walk out feeling like a king. I'll be back a million times.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 80, Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 3544

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

Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighbourhood Profile
Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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