How was it?
Back in the uni days, Little J and I were chattering away in class (as you do), and writing up our list of places we must eat at! And then she told me about Don Don - a tiny Japanese restaurant on Oxford St, with some awesome food - so that went on our list!
I've been to Don Don a few times now and it has become a favourite haunt of mine. The portions are huge, the prices are cheap and the service is so super friendly! Despite all tables being full and people clamouring to get in, they always have a smile on their face!
Most meals also come with a small complementary bowl of udon noodles. They are simple and the perfect start to a meal.
You can choose to have either crumbed chicken, pork or beef in the Katsu Curry. I'm normally not a huge fan of katsu, but for some reason on this particular evening Little J and I were both craving Katsu Curry! The sauce was very flavoursome, the meat was soft and the exterior was lovely and crumbly - not dry at all.
Egg to dip the beef into
I thought that the Sukiyaki-Don was a pretty complex dish! There is the beef, which had to be dipped into the egg, then the udon noodles plus veges plus rice! It was quite a feat. I did find it quite salty, but I think that's what the rice is for. It was satisfying and quite filling, as you can imagine.
On another visit to Don Don, El ordered the Ebi-Don. Which is crumbed prawn and egg over rice. The prawns were fat and juicy and crumbed lightly.
The Tanin-Don is beef and egg over rice. It was full of flavour and I loved the almost runny egg. Simply delicious!
I love this little Japanese restaurant! If you like your Don's, then this is the place to go! The service is fast and friendly, it is quite cramped though, so be prepared to share a table with other people. It's cheap, the food is always good, the servings are huge and you'd definitely not go home hungry!
80 Oxford St,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 9331 3544
Open Monday - Saturday 11am - 10.30pm