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179 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1035
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tempura” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
179 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I have always loved Japanese food, and Asa-Don does not disappoint! Such beautiful food and great service! Even if you're not a massive fan of Japanese cuisine, there is something for everyone!

Thank Harroldinio
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you're looking for an authentic Japanese culinary experience and not just some cringeworthy Sushi-Train production line then Asa-Don is the place to go. This quirky restaurant in its narrow little hideaway always seems to be busy and there's a good reason for that, it's...More

Thank Hangdog98
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place comes across as a little disorganised - different table and chairs throughout etc - but the food is good and has a nice variety.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Lunch visit. Ever charming staff. Tempura udon never fails to please. Grab a table in the courtyard if you can. Less 'confined'.

Thank Maree R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Love the salmon sashimi here. Also the tako karaage. Ramen and udon dishes are great too. Some more salad options would be great.

Thank Getmeouta
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Casual setting with good food. Enjoyed a quick meal of Gyoza, miso soup and chicken teriyaki before a movie.

Thank Riadia56
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Came here to treat my lady for her birthday. It did not disappoint. After an initial concern over a booking time and a finish time, the night was great. Most of the staff were very friendly and polite and a quaint little atmosphere added to...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Really happy with the food. Service was really nice. Did taste very authentic. Food was all fresh! Amazing - will be back.

Thank Pixrun
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious, authentic Japanese food in a lovely indoor/outdoor setting. Udon and stock were hand made, tempura was light and crust, teriyaki salmon fresh and perfectly cooked. Chilli cucumber dish is a must to start. Service was excellent and the staff were super friendly. Hands down...More

Thank alipoppa
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Came here after the movies for a quick bite. Our friends had eaten there before and said the food was good, but it certainly didn't live up to their memory. Minute portions of poorly prepared food (2 prawns and 4 undercooked pieces of vegetable in...More

1  Thank Karorigrove
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1035
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