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“Good honest food, better than most regional chinese restaurants!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Don's Kitchen - CLOSED

Don's Kitchen
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 'Don's Kitchen' formerly known as 'Dragon Village Chinese Restaurant'. Now comes with a new looks and ambiance to boost your experience of the authentic taste of your favorite Chinese and Malaysian cuisine prepared with unique, original flavors by a true-blooded Chinese-Malaysian Chef Don Tan.
South Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good honest food, better than most regional chinese restaurants!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We have enjoyed take-away from Dons on quite a few occasions. On the most recent visit we had the home made spring rolls and dim sims followed by a Malaysian chicken curry and rice. The curry was spicier than we expected but flavours were excellent. It was nice and fresh and didnt leave us feeling like we had just eaten a big greasy chinese meal. If you choose the more authentic dishes rather than the typical chinese restaurant dishes you will be pleased. For take away, one main dish between two was plenty.

  • Visited October 2013
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Above average food and worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Went here on a night when the staff were having issues with providing a speedy service (I don't think this was the norm and may have been short staffed on the night). We were not in a hurry so not really a problem. Had BBQ pork with plum sauce (but lacked plum flavour), ginger garlic chicken and fried rice. Good value for money, recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great takeaway service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We were originally going to eat in, but the extra price made us decide to go with the take away option. The service was quick and efficient. The food was delicious and very filling, very well priced. Would get take away from here in the future.

  • Visited October 2013
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David T, Staff at Don's Kitchen, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for the patronage and review :)
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Adelaide
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice food but tiny, overpriced serves”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We dined in a group of 6. Ordered 6 mains, rice and dim sims for entree. We *think* the food may have been good, but it was hard to tell as we only got about 1 tablespoon serve of each dish per person. There were no second helpings! At $21+ per main we all agreed that the value wasn't very good and we eat out as a group and share dishes quite a bit at Asian restaurants . The service wasn't that great either - we had to go to the bar to order drinks after waiting for quite a while for service. After they'd taken our initial food & drink orders they seemed to forget about us.The butter pepper prawns were the highlight.

  • Visited October 2013
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David T, General Manager at Don's Kitchen, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
HI there,

Thanks for letting us know and our apologies for not been able to provide you a full satisfaction during your patronage, our price are high because the restaurant are far out from city which lead to supplies are expensive to bring into the town. Also sorry about our service that have caused you to come to the bar yourself, we would definitely improve on that, thanks for letting me know again.

Regards,
David
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Adelaide, Australia
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140 reviews
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“Good food and service, plus local wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We wanted a meal that wasn't either formal or heavy, and Don's Malaysian restaurant seemed like a good bet. And it was.

Every dish was pleasant and nicely cooked and the service was good throughout the meal. For me, though, the highlight was the range of VERY reasonably priced local wines, with most under $30 a bottle: the Cape Jaffa blend we had was, as anticipated, excellent.

You're in Robe but you don't want seafood or pizza? Go to Don's.

Visited August 2013
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David T, General Manager at Don's Kitchen, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you very much for visited Don's Kitchen, We are so glad to make the right decision
to keep the good wine in a reasonable price range for most people to able to experience our local limestone coast wine.
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