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Dana Eating House, Hobart, AU-TAS

Dana Eating House

4.8
4.8
592 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian

Dāna is a modern South-east Asian restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD. We're socially minded and passionately driven to bring you the freshest seasonal produce and a uniquely ethical dining experience.

The Dāna experience encourages fun, lively dining and service that is genuine and tailored to you. Our outdoor jungle dining area (enclosed & heated) is available for dining of a more casual setting, for larger groups or for your next Function or event.
Standard indoor seating is available for a more intimate dining experience, including a private dining room available for reservation to seat your party of 7-11.

NOTE: Evening parties 1-4pax have a sitting time of 1h45mins
Evening parties of 5+ have a sitting time of 2hrs
To request a longer sitting time, just ask!

Evening parties of 7+ are required to experience our Chef's Feed Me menu.
To reserve for a party of 1 or 7+, please email bookings@danaeatinghouse.com.au

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Hobart City Center

  • Cross Street

    Melville Street

  • Parking Details

    Multi-story car park on Melville street. Free street parking available after 6pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Optional $65pp Chef's Feed Me Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our evening $65pp Chef's Feed Me menu features three courses of our share-style signature dishes; dessert not included, but available upon request. The majority of dietary requirements can be accommodated with notice provided prior to your reservation date - please leave a note in 'special requests' or contact us via email for more complex restrictions. $65pp Vegan/vegetarian menu available. Sit back and let our chefs get to work!
  • Optional $80pp Chef's Feed Me Menu

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our $80pp Chef's Feed Me menu features our base menu (three courses of share-style, savoury signature dishes) plus two seafood entreés. The majority of dietary requirements can be accommodated with notice provided prior to your reservation date - please leave a note in 'special requests' or contact us via email. Vegan/vegetarian guests will receive our $65pp V Chef's Feed Me menu. Sit back and let our chefs get to work!

Menu

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What 592 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Best Overall

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    Best Ambience

  • Hobart

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  1. PM

    PaddyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Chose the set menu vegetarian option for $65 pp. Poor value for money. A taste (1 piece each) of 4 small share entrees, rice, slaw and a vege curry. Certainly not $325 worth of food for 5 people. It was tasty but highly overpriced. Stick with the select your own share plates. Cocktails were very nice.

  2. NR

    NicR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did the 80 dollar chef feed me menu and it was one of the best meals we have eaten so impressed

  3. SM

    StellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All amazing but the pickled octopus wasn’t as good as the confit octopus that was previously on the menu.

  4. JD

    JDoy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great set menu! Good value and fantastic flavours

  5. B

    Bronwyn

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Very very good service. Food was hit and miss. Competent but not exceptional.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time in Hobart and second time at this restaurant. Had to come back! Amazing food and cocktails and excellent, friendly staff.

  7. K

    Kristy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food. Look forward to returning soon!

  8. CT

    CatT

    Singapore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful mix of flavours and textures and fresh takes on classic SE Asian dishes. Master stock used in the tofu dish - amazing umami flavours. They were busy but staff were great - warm and friendly service.

  9. JR

    JennyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely evening! Every mouthful was delicious. Can't wait to come back!

  10. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Dana Eating House we had fantastic service. Food was delicious thanks. Ambience was great. We could sit and chat even though restaurant was busy it wasn't noisy

  11. HJ

    HeesoonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All good!!!! Very nice experience When I come back, I will be there :)

  12. T

    Tildaofsuffolk

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A truely stunning find - beautiful beautiful food & great cocktails. Even BYO wine. Could not fault the food & service was impressive- knowledgeable without being overbearing

  13. MC

    MrsCryer

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is so delicious and full of flavour. Upon booking I mentioned it was the last night of our honeymoon the staff were all aware of this when we arrived and made sure to congratulate us which was so special!

  14. KB

    KenB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Vegan rendang curry to die for. Excellent service from friendly staff. Only issue was a disappointing wine list with overly excessive markups

  15. M

    Mark

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food, great service. Was a little cold where we sat but overall was a great night. Thank you

  16. L

    Lancetta

    Tasmania

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited Dana eating house many times. On this occasion we had friends from Sydney with us , and they also absolutely loved the experience-food and service . From the greetings at the door , to our main service person, everyone at Dana has a welcoming, sincere and caring attitude to all customers . We had 10 different dishes, and as always , the flavour and presentation is amazing. Thank you to the kitchen for infusing so much care and love into each and every plate. Thank you so much! You are all fabulous humans !

  17. K

    Kyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything on the chef's menu was incredible! Really great cocktails too.

  18. ND

    NikkoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can never go wrong with Dana. It's a fantastic place, the service was impeccable and the food is amazingly delicious.

  19. NK

    NaomiK

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really unique and delicious food! The Feed Me menu was great value. Service was excellent, friendly, helpful and efficient. Awesome vibe. We loved this place a lot.

  20. CW

    CarolineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful the food and service was excellent It was a little noisy

  21. GZ

    GregZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food and service was excellent with a particular mention to Josh who’s waiting service was superb. Only criticism is an expensive wine list for the quality of wine

  22. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice experience but pricey. Service is excellent.

  23. I

    Immi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was good and the space was nice with lots of plants. I do struggle to believe that mp for 5 small pieces of seafood in a wok is $36. The lamb was however lovely

  24. MC

    MaxineC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We opted not to have the set menu. Memorable desert of chilli raspberry sorbet, choc . Spatchcock also outstanding

  25. LA

    LaurenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, service was relaxed and informative, would go again

  26. E

    Elle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Plllleeeeease get to Dana, it is just fabulous - food, staff, cocktails, location! Wicked vibe. Get the whole lot also (the 'feed me', I think?) and listen to the staff recommendations!

  27. DE

    DavidE

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Beautiful food with lovely mix of flavours and spices. Very good and friendly helpful staff… our waitress was delightful. Wine list functional but not very interesting.

  28. MP

    MichaelP

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We got the $80 pp tasting plate and overall was a bit disappointed in the food given the high rating. There wasn’t anything that was awful just no wow factor.

  29. SS

    SallyS

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a wonderful meal bursting with flavour and personality.. Caring service that enhanced the whole experience. Fresh and innovative. Can't wait to return.

  30. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Interesting and flavourful food, more than meeting expectation. Superb table service, friendly and attentive without being overbearing in the slightest. A nice buzz about the place but still able to hold a conversation without raising your voice or straining to hear. Highly recommended.

  31. AC

    AlixC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a must do dining experience when visiting Hobart. We did the chefs choice menu and it was a delight. The food is exquisite, the staff super friendly and knowledgeable, and great value. This will be on my list everytime I come to Hobart!

  32. HD

    HelenD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great ambience, energetic staff and fantastic food. Highly recommend a night out at Dana Eating House

  33. JV

    JocelynV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    A delightful dinner excellent value with set menu. Fantastic flavours.

  34. KM

    KrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For a modern, fusion approach to southeast Asian cuisine with an Australian twist, you could do worse than try Dāna Eating House.

  35. DL

    DenisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good food. Great service and fantastic wines and cocktails.

  36. ML

    MichaelL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food innovation, fresh ingredients, flavours and service at Dana Eating House. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  37. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best food we’ve ever had. Let the chef decide and you won’t be disappointed. Interesting wine list and great vegetarian options.

  38. c

    caras

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favourite restaurant in hobart, highly recommend!

  39. A

    Alex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We will visit again! Perhaps a different menu would give us an outstanding experience!

  40. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dana is a great vibe and the food is excellent, highly recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Dana Eating House is rated 4.8 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

Dana Eating House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dana Eating House

131 Murray St Hobart, AU-TAS 7000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Melville Street

  • Area

    Hobart City Center

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Multi-story car park on Melville street. Free street parking available after 6pm.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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