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Asa-Don Japanese Restaurant

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published August 13th 2021
Sushi to share and oodles of noodles
Restaurant, Japanese, takeaway, quirky, lunch, dinner, family, Newcastle, noodles, rice
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Asa-Don is a small restaurant on King Street that deals mostly with takeaway but offers table service in the courtyard, on the front footpath or inside. It has a happy feel and the food is fresh and full of flavour. They are licensed and offer a small selection of beers, wines, sake and umeshu, byo wine is also permitted.

Chicken, lunch, rice, Japanese, restaurant, Newcastle, quirky
Teriyaki chicken (image JW)


All of the food is freshly cooked and the service is friendly and quick. The menu is not overly large and in a traditional Japanese homely style. Most of the dishes feature animal protein but there are a few vegetable and tofu items and gluten-free tempura can be ordered for an extra $2. The don dishes are all served with a bowl of deliciously delicate miso and in a variety of patterned earthenware bowls.

Japanese, restaurant, lunch, dinner, courtyard, gyoza, fresh, family, quirky, authentic, Newcastle
Gyoza in the courtyard (image JW)


The pork gyoza were a tasty and light starter for our meal but for us, the standout dish was the tempura don. The mixed vegetables and prawns were perfectly cooked in a light crisp batter. For our other main, we had the teriyaki chicken don which was also a generous serving and consisted of juicy chicken in a light teriyaki sauce on a bowl of rice.

Tempura, Japanese, restaurant, lunch, dinner, takeaway, family, Newcastle
Tempura don for lunch (image JW)


As with all hospitality venues at the moment it is essential to check their operating hours and offerings due to whatever COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
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Why? A quick and tasty lunch
When: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm
Phone: 02 4929 1035
Where: 179 King Street Newcastle
Cost: Donburi $16-$20, Ramen $19
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Every dish looks delicious Janelle.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3114) 43 days ago
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