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Donburi Japanese Food

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Av. Republica del El Salvador n34-499 y | Av. Portugal, detras del Col. Benalcazar, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2710
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Their donburi were bland and boring. And way too much rice and too little substance. There's better alternatives.

Thank Felipe A
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Donburi's menu consists of roughly 20 bowls, saki drinks, and appetizers. Easily accessible off the corner of Portugal and El Salvador, this restaurant does a slightly different take on Japanese food than the other sushi restaurants nearby. My wife and I both ordered off the bowl menu; I chose the Kara-Ague Don and my wife picked one chock full of... More 

Thank zlantelme
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Sad to say ...but if you order a soup and it tastes really really bad....do not go to step 2 and order dinner...run away.. We made a mistake of ordering the soup and meal at the same time....big time mistake.. The wait staff was excellent...they offered us a desert we told them to take it back...3/4 of our meals were... More 

Thank Mike O
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

If you love japanese flavours and wannt something different than sushi then this place is amazing!!! The service is great and every dish on the menue is BOMB! I think it's one of the best Asian places in Quito and the price is quite competitive compared to other authentic places like this one in Quito... Super highly recomended!

Thank MartinCalisto
Mady J, Manager at Donburi Japanese Food, responded to this review

Thank you very much, is a pleasure!! More 

Quito, Ecuador
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

some friends recommended this place several times and finally made it a while ago! the menu looks so good its hard to chose, it was delicious! each main dish is accompanied with a soup and green tea. the food was amazing and the places is really nice! very recommended for an authentic japanese meal!

Thank gaengen
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

I went for lunch with a friend, this restaurant is very close to my office and I also was recommended to go there. The food was great , very healthy options and variety. They gave us a warn and nice green tea and a soup before the main dish. I really liked this place, I recommend it for a nice... More 

Thank Dani V
Mady J, Manager at Donburi Japanese Food, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for trying Donburi! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

don't go this place. if just like to eat asian food on your trip and find this place.. youd better have street food in quito food was terrible but the price was quite expensive. i had a donburi and tempura( fried food) . it was worst ever japanese food in my life. delicious... are you guys serious..? normally i cant... More 

Thank Minkuk S
Quito, Ecuador
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I first tried Donburi like a year ago and it was just out of curiosity. But from the moment you enter the restaurant you are transported, the ambient, the decoration, lighting, music and every single detail is sofistified and welcoming. The variety of the menu adapts every taste. The presentation is what makes donburi the Japanese tradition it means. Its... More 

1 Thank PatoIzquierdo
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Cuisine: Japanese. Location: You'll find it in a very hip part of town: República de El Salvador. There's no parking available other than the spots you could find on the street. During lunch time this is an impossible task. The decor is simple but nice. Pros: They have succeeded in letting the city know Japanese food is not only sushi... More 

1 Thank Geromme M
Geneva, Switzerland
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300 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Donburi tries to bring japanese food that isn't sushi (even if that is one the menu as well) to the previously limited asian dining scene in Quito. Yes, they provide something that no one else can in the city, but it isnt anything to rave about. It is a more cost-friendly alternative than many other places, and has good service,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Republica del El Salvador n34-499 y | Av. Portugal, detras del Col. Benalcazar, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-333-2710
Traditional Japanese food, especially donburi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?