Dana Eating House

4.8
152 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 152 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tarn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is service/10. I couldn’t fault the knowledge, humour and energy we received from out waiter, Fish. The cocktails were delicious. We had the banquet which was completely delicious. The timing between courses was perfect, none of us felt completely full until right at the end. Great atmosphere. Probably my favourite place in Hobart. Thank you 🤩

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NosajB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and cocktails, had the $70 feed me menu.
Bit squishy

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PhilS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb food, great wine list, fantastic service. Highly recommend Dana Eating House

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Court
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous night out, couldn’t fault it.
We had the chefs selection menu. Great variety and delicious wines

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ElainaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Bring back the roti with cultured butter please! The new summer menu is light and fresh but needs a bit more ooomph

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Andy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food and good service. Will be back for sure

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StuartE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent service! Michelle, who looked after us, helped us to select the perfect dishes and obviously knows her wines! Would definitely recommend

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LenaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasty food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, what more could you ask for?

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Loki
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New menu did not disappoint, highly recommend the short rib!

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RobR
Tasmania
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spot on as usual, very attentive , friendly staff. Food top notch! Looking forward to heading back to try the new menu!

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LeanneO
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your food is superb and $50 Chef's favourites was totally deliciously perfect-amount, flavours and choices *
Loved the cocktails and names
The ambiance in our front room was wonderful. Thankyou for a wonderful night

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Ally
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it, Dana is an asset to Hobarts hospo scene

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Dana Eating house, food and service was fabulous and very good value. I will definitely be making this a regular place for food.

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DamianL
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining with friends at this place and won’t be my last! Staff very experienced, attentive and friendly and made us all feel welcomed from the minute we walked in the door. I had an outstanding “Vietespresso martini” that was probably the best one I’ve had. I’m vegetation and had a wonderful selection and variety of food to choose from and my meat eater friends delighted in the vego options but also raved about their beef which they demolished.
We dined outside in the marquee style space and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I would have to say it’s definitely one of the top restaurants that I’ve eaten in Hobart. Price was proportionate to the amount and quality of food and a big plus for me was that they donate some of the bill to charities..... beautiful. 10/10

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Lucy
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door the staff were friendly, helpful and energetic. Our table chose the ‘feed me’ option, and boy did we get fed! Each dish was unique and delicious, and were all explained to us in detail. Incredible!

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CazL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We visited Dana Eating House dinner and we left overly satisfied. The staff were lovely and our meals were absolutely delicious.

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic flavours, fabulous service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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YvetteB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We asked our waiter to choose a selection from the menu for our group and were very pleased with what was presented.

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FaeR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is a great restaurant that offers great food at great prices! Recommend. Especially because they also have a social responsibility policy with local charities benefitting.

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AnitaD
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at Dana was excellent. We shared a number of dishes and loved every one. I would definitely come back here again.

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Christine
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food (again), great variety and quality. The staff were all so welcoming, professional yet fun. Made for a perfect evening. Will be back again and again that's for sure!

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening out side in covered area. Five of us ages 15-88 and everyone enjoyed so much. beautiful presentation and flavours Thank you.

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MonikaS
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thé whole experience was absolutely fantastic cannot recommend more

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Bea8
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and service. Wonderful dinner, we will be back!

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ChelseaT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, good recommendations. Very accomodating. Delicious food!

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Rans
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. A small but good choice on the menu. Wonderful food. The place looks good (much better than the former Italian Pantry). I would definitely go back.

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JulianaB
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite eatery in Hobart. Even on a day busy with Christmas parties, we were warmly welcomed and received our meals in good time. Food was outstanding and great value. Thanks Dana!

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Lancetta
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time at Dana , and our guests have been there 4 times in the last few weeks.
Very happy , repeat customers.
Food is exceptional, and made with love .
service is friendly and helpful.
We will be back 🎉

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Been there twice , will definitely return. Food fantastic and the bonus ; one can have a pleasant conversation - it is quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Not nearly enough food for a $75 set menu for 8 people.

Dana Eating House
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hello, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We do not have a $75 set menu - we offer a $49 or $65pp Chef's Feed Me option which is highly tailorable, and I'm sorry we were not made aware at the time that you felt this way in order to rectify the situation. If you would like to share more about your experience, please email Management at the address listed on our website.

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Debonaire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

One of the staff was quite rude and arrogant. I am never going back which is a pity since the food was fabulous.

Dana Eating House
Responded on 5 December 2020

Hello, we're really disappointed to hear this. If you feel comfortable to do so, please feel free to send us an email so we can know more about your experience - it would be very appreciated. Regards, Management

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so nice to have so many vegan options. We loved that all of the cocktail menu was vegan too. The dumplings were amazing.

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Matilda
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dãna provided the best food and service I’ve experienced for a long while: exquisite Asian flavours, fresh ingredients, healthy choices. Hoping they can maintain the standard because Hobart needs a place like this, not pretentiously “ foodie” but relaxed and welcoming.

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ThomasO
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the Chef feed me menu for 3. The food was diverse and very tasty. The courses were ideally staggered and our waitress was knowledgable especially with the wine selection.

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JesseO
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was mint! 100/10 would recommend! The food was just so good, definitely feeling like you've eaten something cooked to perfection! Absolutely loved it!

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JulieD
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to enjoy a special celebration. Food, service, drinks were all superb.

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Stickman
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a great place to eat! The entrees - a seafood bowl and radish cakes - were lovely, as were the mains of pork hock and gado gado. However, the pork didn’t need to be nearly as salty as it was; it tasted fine but the saltiness detracted from its enjoy-ability. The wine, a Pinot Gris with an orange hue, and the Melbourne-sourced IPA were both excellent. Topping things off, the waiter was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and the surroundings were very agreeable, too.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant Gluten free selection. Almost entire menu. Staff were lovely. You can tell they enjoyed working there.

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Christine
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food, wine and service I've had out in such a long time. Amazing. Great value! Great selection of foods at the chef's 'feed me' menu. I will definitely be back to try more. Thank you

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SuzieJ
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and innovative food ina central location. What more could you want ?

FAQs

Dana Eating House is rated 4.8 stars by 152 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.