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179 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1035
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tempura” (17 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
179 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A selection of entree’s and main which everyone enjoyed. Salmon & veg sushi, teriyaki salmon rice dish, prawn gyoza, Katsu chicken Surry, salmon croquettes with edamame and piping hot miso soup. Our boys loved the food, we loved the atmosphere and $3 corkage charge. My...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Having been to Japan a few times I was delighted to find a restaurant in my town that cooks great Japanese food. It is a very small and cosy place, with friendly ambiance. Be sure to book ahead as they are often booked out.

1  Thank Powderpete
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The quirky layout and mismatched furniture doesn’t detract from the excellent fare in this cosy Japanese eatery, always popular and not just with Uni students past and present; The staff are friendly and helpful, all ingredients are fresh and served in a from-the-heart home-style of...More

1  Thank pbradley4
Reviewed 21 April 2018

The most authentic, yet fresh and sophisticated Japanese food in Newcastle. They cater for vegetarians extremely well and I love the diversity of the menu. The staff have always been extremely courteous and friendly despite how busy they get. I find it slightly a shame...More

Thank sunflower2324
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Forgot the sushi and faux Japanese food. Asa-Don is the real things when it comes to soups and home style cooking with the authentic flavours. Friendly and helpful staff and inexpensive to boot. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Sue and Barry T
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We ordered Tempura Udon - very salty noodle and soup - had to ask for hot water to dilute the soup but still udon itself is too salty, Chicken udon - soup itself is nice but noodle is salty. To us, they are not edible....More

Thank Moh S
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is the best Japanese in Newcastle. Have been going since opening. The prices have gone up but its worth every penny. Staff always try to accommodate your bookings. Never had a bad dish. The set meals are great. The katsu curry is authentic and...More

Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and it never fails to impress. Fresh and flavoursome food that is mouth watering to say the least. If dining in the evening you’d be very fortunate to get in without booking. So to avoid being disappointed ring ahead to secure...More

Thank Barnie2907
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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