Best and affordable don to fill the starving tummies.

RESTAURANT SUMMARY

Don Don

321 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 9662 3377

RATINGS

Ambience: 4/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 5/10 (High efficiency)

REVIEW

After a haircut and treatment on Elizabeth Street, we were “hunting” for a place to fill our rumbling tummies! Remembered that my colleagues at work told me that Don Don on Swanston Street has really cheap and delicious food. The outlook of the place is kinda “shabby” and simple, similar to those eateries that are hidden under a subway station in Japan. But the number of customers going in and out of the place is impressive! We were lucky that we managed to get a seat near the counter despite the weekend dinner crowd. However, when it came to ordering, we had to be really quick. Many of the patrons seemed to know what they want on the tip of their fingers.

I have been on a hunt for authentic Japanese Sukiyaki Don. When I saw it listed on the menu, I pointed at it and told the lady at the counter that I wanted that! Voila! Don Don delivered what I have been searching for @ just $6.80!

The sauce was sweet with the thin strips of beef! It ain’t like those disgustingly thick and salty ones cooked up by Koreans to make Melburnians think that they are actually enjoying “real” Japanese food! T_T

Friend ordered the Pork Teriyaki Don which was only $6.50! It was nice but Sukiyaki Don was the prevailing winner of the cheap eat night!

I will definitely going back for MORE MORE MORE! ๐Ÿ˜€

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3 thoughts on “Best and affordable don to fill the starving tummies.

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  2. When you said “The sauce was sweet with the thin strips of beef! It ainโ€™t like those disgustingly thick and salty ones cooked up by Koreans to make Melburnians think that they are actually enjoying โ€œrealโ€ Japanese food! T_T”.

    Ummm it’s called Bulgogi and it’s korean food not Japanese. It’s not sukiyaki and most Korean restaurants don’t advertise it as sukiyaki. Bulgogi and Sukiyaki are two very different things. kekeke. Next time you go to a Korean restaurant it’s Bulgogi not korean sukiyaki :D.

    • Hi Young Ho,
      Thanks for the information. ^_^

      What I meant was there are certain eateries which hailed that they are “Japanese” (it might be in the names of the restaurants or a note in their shops) but run by Koreans. They named the dish as sukiyaki but it does not taste like the ‘real’ thing at all?! So, for people who do not know how to differentiate will most probably assume that it is how it was supposed to taste? @.@

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