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Don Don Japanese Take Away is a little restaurant located at the heart of Melbourne City that serves the cheapest and fastest Japanese food. This place is also a favorite for Mell’s housemate Jun Wei.

The restaurant is the size of a small apartment living room with less than half a dozen tables and at least half a dozen staffs crammed into the kitchen area. Efficiency is what they are best at.

Don Don Japanese Take out at Melbourne
Mellissa at yours truly at Don Don

As I sat down the table at the corner with Kerol while Mell went to order our food, a waitress came by and said to me “You’re KY right? I read your blog, and you’re Kerol.”

That was quite a surprised to me and Kerol, and I should have taken a picture with the waitress but she went missing into the kitchen instead. So if you’re reading this, HELLO and NICE TO MEET YOU. 😀

Don Don Japanese at Swanston Street, Melbourne
Sashi Don (salmon) and Don Don box (beef sukiyaki & chicken teriyaki)

The menu at Don Don is anything but extensive, there are only about half a dozen choices to pick from. We got the Sashi Don and Don Don box for about $8.30 each set. The other selections on the menu include chicken teriyaki, beef sukiyaki, and curry don.

The most amazing thing about Don Don is speed, there is practically zero waiting time. Order the food, pay, and collect. You actually get the whole bento within 2 minutes, faster than most fast food restaurants.

Map to Don Don Japanese at Swanston

The $8.30 salmon set had quite a large portion of salmon sashimi on top of sushi rice, and some other condiments, the fish were actually rather fresh and it tasted pretty good. The Don Don box came with a portion of beef sukiyaki (minus the soup), chicken teriyaki, rice, salad, and a slice of watermelon. A very good value.

While the food at Don Don is not to be compared with the higher end Japanese restaurants, they are cheap, very fast, and offers excellent value. If you’re looking for a quick fulfilling meal at downtown Melbourne, you wouldn’t need to spend more than 25 minutes in total at Don Don.

Don Don Japanese Take Out
321 Swanston St, Melbourne,
VIC 3000, Australia

GPS: -37.810375,144.964004
Tel: 03 9662 3377

Discuss : KY eats – Don Don Japanese Take Away at Melbourne

  1. seems really nice. 😛

  2. I would die for the sashi don as breakfast now. Hehehehe.

  3. shaoweii

    Wah! So femes! Haha go melbourne also got people recognize! tsk tsk! haha

  4. Tan Yee Hou

    Wahhh u mia telur sudah manyak busarrr!!

  5. I Heart Don Don

  6. Wah KY so fehmes! Now you should have a version of KY Goes Melbourne!

  7. Hey, that’s another place (not sure if it’s still in operation) for cheap food near Melbourne Central called “China Express”. Very dodgy, food is full of MSG, but useful for the times when you’re broke and need a filling meal. 🙂

  8. Robb,
    Yes it is 😀

    Hahah too heavy for breakfast

    Hahah was a weird coincident only lah. 😀

    Tan Yee Hou,
    Hahhaha cis!


    Hahaha ciss!

    Huai Bin,
    Hahaha, I wanna keep my hair! 😛

  9. aeroplane1234

    i wonder are you broke after you back from the trip. it’s like mega meal you been eating every 3 hours.

    do you run a money printing company? 🙂

  10. Precious Pea

    Yep..this place really value for money. Big generous serving and delicious too. This place making big money leh!!

  11. Mellissa

    This place is like super freaking cheap, super freaking fast, and very very decent food also, OMG, it should just open below my apartment only, then I really have no reason to leave the building, hee hee.

  12. aeroplane1234,
    Hahaha no la, where got mega meals everyday!

    Precious Pea,
    Yah, very very good value indeed.

    As it they are only 2 blocks away anyway, and you can always get JW to buy for u. 😀

  13. Fast, well priced and reasonably good. We need more places like that in Malaysia.

  14. hahaha ya ky so fehmes! can i have ur autograph wtf

  15. ShaolinTiger,
    Yah we should!

    Hahaha I’m not famous until you post advertorial of me ok! 😛

  16. Feedmelah sue

    Don Don!!! Gosh I miss Melbourne..:(

  17. nice salmon rose. must be tasty..

  18. you are KY~!!! i think i saw u last month at a futsal centre in PJ~!!! omg omg omg~~!!!

  19. Feedmelah sue,
    Go again, tickets are cheaper now 😛

    Oh it was 😀

    Hahaha shut up yat!

  20. i just had don don for lunch! chicken curry don hehe.. and damn fast lo they all.. before i get to put all my coin and money back to my wallet, they kau tim my order di

  21. Just like Ringo bumping into her reader in Australia.

  22. A1 Chiffon Egg Duck Rice! Did you try eeettT????

  23. Find one day all bloggers come out and have lunch lar 🙂 that’ll be fun! :p

  24. pinky,
    Ooo very awesome right!

    Simon Seow,
    I guess so 😀

    Ooo I didn’t!

    Hahhaa in Melbourne?

  25. omg, me is famous! 😛

  26. shucks…so cheap and yet so delicious…how to find this in malaysia … ngiak ngiak ngiak…

  27. sotong,
    Yess! hahahah

    Good question. :S

  28. jaxpang

    those were the days!!! i miss don don so much!
    and now they have their place renovated! very nice!
    of all the beef sukiyaki in KL … still don don is the best!

  29. jaxpang,
    Oh yes, all time favorite for many yahh? 🙂

  30. Don Don!!! I missed this place. This place served super nice food! Their service is super fast too! Missed the time i studied in Melbourne and always ordered for their Niku Soba!

    By the way, KY, you did a good job on blogging all the food!

  31. Janice,
    Yahhh, nice and cheap and very very fast service. 😀

  32. Wow, very nice ya… But i’m in Malaysia LOL.

    I’ll ask my cousin who is studying in Australia to visit DON DON. LOL… Thx for sharing.

  33. w@nSf,
    Hahah too bad! 😛

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