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47 High Street | Mezzanine Floor, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-379 2834
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food there was nice. Good menu choices, however, I was greatly put off when I found a staff member smoking outside the front of the restaurant and then coming back into serve. Even though I trust she washed her hands, in terms of food hygiene which I did a whole course on, that is not acceptable and the bacteria... More 

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Thank sanaelambert
Wellington, New Zealand
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely Japanese restaurant which has a great selection of meals. Love the Don specials as with a meal you are given a bowl of miso. They have specials daily and it only costs you $10.00. You can also do takeaways so it's pretty convenient for lunch goers. Great and friendly service 👍

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Thank AmoMaharaj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, huge menu with lots of variety, heaps of vegetarian options and all really reasonably priced

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Thank Ashleigh S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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170 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

The donburi weekday specials are a great option for lunch at around $10. The food is yummy too. Friendly staff. What more could you ask for.

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Thank Kylie E
Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We went as a party of 4 including a five year old to The Don on Easter Saturday. It was my first time but my co-diners had been a few times. As always the service was friendly and attentive. The have an extensive menu and while the others went for the smaller plates I couldn't resist the bento box (karage... More 

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Thank Geofflawson
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

great food, served quickly in a tidy setting. Location is good - as are the prices. I'll be remembering this place for next time I'm in Auckland. Soft shell crab and sake? love it.

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Thank lostintheether
Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

The food was authentic and well priced. The menu presentation was a bit hard to follow and a bit off putting though We got 6 different dishes to share and although the portions were small they were well presented and enjoyable. I would go again.

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Thank pam255118
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

Very convenient location in CBD, great food (Chicken Karagee, Prawn Katsu Don, etc) and great desset (the ice cream with gyoza).

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Thank ivansurya
Saint Louis, Missouri
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191 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

This little Japanese restaurant in the middle Auckland city offers a very good lunch value meal. Beside the food is reasonable cheap, they are tasty and reasonable volume. Staff are very friendly and prompt. Comfortable place too

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Thank Vincent H
Bend, Oregon
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

The Don is a great little Japanese cafe with reasonably prices meals, good music and great vibes. If you are looking for an up market dining experience; look elsewhere. If you want a good meal in basic, but pleasant, surroundings, this is the place. The clientele is generally Japanese students, the food is tasty and the staff friendly; what more... More 

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Thank Windknot54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 High Street | Mezzanine Floor, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 2834

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