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47 High Street | Mezzanine Floor, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-379 2834
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food selection. Service is great. Reasonably priced. Always good value. Sake on point. And oh, BYO. 😃

Thank Kristhea P
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for causal dinner. Nice hide away Japanese Restaurant, hard to find if you are not looking for it. Small dishes where you can have a variety of different things. The food was not bad, i.e. the raw beef, seafood pancake, and karraga chicken. But the grilled/cooked food came out with boiled veg and tasteless potato mash, which we... More 

Thank Icy G
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

Thank Sanae L
Wellington, New Zealand
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 👍

Thank AmoMaharaj
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Ashleigh S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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174 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kylie E
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Geofflawson
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank lostintheether
Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank pam255118
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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).

Thank ivansurya

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?