Dana Eating House

4.8
220 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Modern South-east Asian restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD. Socially minded and passionately driven to bring you the freshest seasonal produce and a uniquely ethical dining experience.
We have an outdoor jungle dining area in which is covered and heated, offering larger tables and perfect for banquet style dining.
Inside we have a more intimate dining experience, and a private dining room which may be perfect for you and your party.
If you have any inquiries please don't hesitate to call on 0416161756.
We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 220 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Service and ambiance was great, food wasn't good - especially for the price.

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YVino
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly stuff. I’ll definitely come back.

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alisonh
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious Asian fusion food with good wine list and excellent service.

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CarolynD
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place gorgeous waitress great food an lovely surrounds
The icecream was to die for, so delish

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AlisonK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dana never fails to amaze. I'm just hoping the chef's special green curry market fish becomes a permanent feature - Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really delicious, and the cocktails were excellent! Really wonderful atmosphere and the staff were helpful and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend the seafood and fish of the day with Asian greens. Light, tasty and a really good wine list to accompany.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I have eaten in a long time. Exciting, flavoursome, creative. Great wine list. Loved it.

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time for me eating there went for one of the feed me options beautiful food and enough food too leaving full but not overly full. Will definitely recommend and be back as well

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from Michelle and spectacular food

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, helpful and friendly service and superb food

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StaceyS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great ambience and reasonable priced. Foods been served pretty quick.
Just a little downside on the dry/undercooked steam rice and overpowered heater on for this season.
It’s definitely a wonderful and great restaurant to go!

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RaniP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was interesting and delicious and the service were great! We had a wonderful time.
We found it rather too noisy, difficult to hear conversation at the table.

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IanM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great and full of flavour. The service was polite, friendly and extremely helpful in explaining the menu and the various dishes. We highly recommend this dining experience.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Terrific restaurant with friendly service. The Fish curry and duck rolls were superb. More Tas wines would be better but we enjoyed the ones available.
Background music could be less intrusive.
All in all we very much enjoyed Dana.

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DeanP
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, service is awesome ! Chef feed me is the way to go.

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've tried all the top rated restaurants in Hobart and this is by far the best quality, service, and ambience for couples or groups of friends. With only limited time here for our honeymoon. We WILL be coming back!!

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AshleighP
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

To suggest sizes should mean more food than an entire size dish and for the meal to be a large share size should also be bigger I agree that the food tastes good but not at the price point for minimal food when it’s suggested to be shared sizes

Possibly advertise for entires sides and mains not shared

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant we've visited in Tasmania. Creative use of ingredients and styles for a unique range of tastes.

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LucyP
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best time here. Chose the $50 pp option - so much yummy food and exciting not knowing what was coming next! I think our servers name was Bridgette? She was wonderful.

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AlisonF
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, had the $50 feed me menu with a group of friends and ended up taking some home. Food was great and it was a comfortable and relaxing place to catch up.

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DD16
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. One of the best Asian fusion places I’ve been too. The cocktails were also great

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Fleur
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fast and friendly service- super informative. Delicious food.

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HELENM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, welcoming and helpful staff.

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Jessica
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious. Loud in the outdoor area at about 7pm . Otherwise a lovely indoor/outdoor area and warm.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every bit of it!
Food ✔️
Service ✔️
Ambience ✔️
Drinks ✔️

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous all round!amazing food,great value and lovely friendly staff

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NicholasA
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Never let down by this amazing restaurant with delicious food and friendly staff.

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NWilliams
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Lovely restaurant ambiance wise.
For the way you advertise yourselves on your website and the price point of the dishes, we did have a certain expectation and we felt like the food didn’t reflect this.
Waitress was pleasant, although I asked ‘how many share plates for one person is a good amount’ she then went on to say how share plates should be for sharing and not eating by one person, I just want to point out that most people have different dietary requirements, I was sitting at a table with 2 pescatarians and another who doesn’t eat any seafood, non of us really wanted or could share. Waitress described each plate in detail as she placed it on the table which went on, we already know what is in the meals since the menu states the ingredients and if we want to know we could ask, sometimes simple is better. Food was presented thoughtfully, although unfortunately lacked in flavour and punch. Duck spring rolls were just that ‘duck’ and heavy, they needed some lighter ingredients (veggies/noodles) in them to soften the blow, I understand that others may feel different about that but for me and my friend they were dense. Your cocktails are delicious.
All in all we all walked away a little disappointed. Thank you for allowing us to give feedback, I hope it is productive and useful and not taken as a criticism as this is not my intention.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a breath of fresh. Great feedback from everybody that attended. Market fish was excellent.

Keep up the great work and good food.

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Christine
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and drinks outstanding as usual. Favourite place to go out for dinner. Can't wait to try the lunch menu soon

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AnneO
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food - lovely surroundings

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with the service we received by Michelle and really enjoyed our dining experience.

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Jpct
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Well priced, delicious food. Also a great ethical business.

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Melly
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the beef ribs were just to die for! Also the ambiance and service was great!

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3rd visit and it never disappoints. Fabulous food, friendly knowledgeable team.

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LiselA
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always great - love this place

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KYLIEE
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming, relaxed dining experience. Had the chef's selection between 5 adults. Absolutely exquisite from start to finish. The oyster, the tuna, the carpaccio, the octopus salad and then the mains. Incredible, balanced, flavoursome... I could go on. Do yourself a flavour!! I will be back soon!!!

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PhilS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dana was fantastic. The food is brilliant & much of it quite unique in flavour. Great service and the outdoor area has lots of character.

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IreneL
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My second visit for the $70 evening menu. Service is superior. Drinks and wine list are interesting and innovative. The food is tasty, well presented and innovative - best in Hobart, according to my Sydney guests. Not cheap eats but good value.

FAQs

Dana Eating House is rated 4.8 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.