198 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, VIC 3000
If you’re looking for a quick feed and cheap feed in the city, Don Don is the place to go. A lunchtime favourite amongst city workers, it’s always very busy with a long line, but don’t let that deter you. The service is lighting fast and there’s a very high turnover – I had barely finished paying for the order before receiving my food. The serving sizes are generous and every item is below the $10 mark, cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen in Melbourne.
That being said, don’t expect high-quality Japanese food at this establishment – its affordability is borne from its efficiency at churning out large volumes. While my dondon box was tasty, there was nothing special about it. The salad was sad and wilted, and everything had just a little too much grease in it, but overall it made for an adequate meal on the go.