Dana Eating House

4.8
297 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
evening parties of 7+ are required to experience our Chef's Feed Me menu ($50/$70pp).
To reserve for a party of 1 or 7+, please email bookings@danaeatinghouse.com.au

Experiences

  • Optional $50pp Chef's Feed Me menu

    A$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our evening $50pp 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. Vegan/vegetarian menu available. Sit back and let our chefs get to work!
  • Optional $70pp Chef's Feed Me menu

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our evening $70pp Chef's Feed Me menu is our slightly larger and more seafood-focused option; the premium dining experience at Dāna. The menu is set over 3 courses; dessert not included, but can be arranged on 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. Sit back and let our chefs get to work!
  • Dāna's Ultimate Date Night for Two

    A$109.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    BROWNIE POINTS GUARANTEED. + Dāna Spritz on arrival + $70pp Chef's Feed Me menu + Vietspresso Martini for dessert Please note: our $70pp Chef's Feed Me menu can accommodate the majority of dietary requirements (with prior notice; please leave a note in 'special requests') but may not be suitable for complex dietary restrictions. Please contact us via email to discuss! Tables of 2pax are allocated a sitting time of 1hour 45 mins, unless a longer sitting time is requested in advance (and subject to availability). Please be respectful of patrons by arriving and exiting on time.
  • Bahn Mi Sunday

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    It's the first Sunday of Dark MOFO and we're dusty just thinking about it. For one day only our regular lunch menu is OUT and Bahn Mis are IN - and in collaboration with Tasmanian Juice Press we're bringing you all the fresh Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis you could dream of. Easy like a Sunday morning. *lunch time only. No regular lunch menu today! *ample space for walk-ins available on day. If you can't get through online, walk on in! *limited gluten free/coeliac options available *1.5 hour sittings

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 297 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MacauleyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. For value one of the best chefs menus I’ve had.

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ClaireP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious! Can’t fault it, service and atmosphere was lovely as well.

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HenryP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good food. Different to what I normally have, but incredibly indulgent

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AlayneB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Great range of cocktails as well

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PaulH
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the time you are greeted to the farewells, it is all about you and the experience. The food comes out quickly with enough of a gap to enjoy the courses. The wine list is well balanced and the staff will ensure you get a nice bottle.
I visited twice in the week I was in town. Once alone for a cheeky lunch whilst the wife was working and a second time for dinner, this time with my wife. We both enjoyed the night. What the boys have done here is let you have a wonderful experience. We had that. Thank you, Ollie, Dan, Tim and Michael.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish!
Great service, amazing food.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and absolutely delicious food. Could not of had a better meal for my dads birthday, the whole family loved it.

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Osaka
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all-round amazing dining experience. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Alesandra
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is different, high quality and delicious. The bill can add up quickly if you are not careful!

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Dāna and safe to say we will definitely be back! The decor was beautiful, the food exquisite and the service was amazing. Very impressed and can’t wait to visit again!

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irene
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food, feed me $40 excellent choice, recommended by two different sets of friends.
Wine , sensible price & totally drinkable!
We were seated next to noisy female table, but not enough to complain, maybe it would have been a nuisance if the place was fuller.

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HalesD
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fun service and great food! Highly recommend the chefs menu. Sit back and let the food flow!

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JeanG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Feed Me meal was delicious. A variety of seafood with delicate sauces and garnishes with zing and crunch.

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LynneW
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a really good meal, our group of 6 with 4 that had not eaten at Dana previously and they really enjoyed the evening.

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Penelope
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A thank you meal for myself and a neighbour after we cared for an elderly man in our street (before he died). The staff were excellent at dealing with complicated and unexpected dietary requirements.
The only thing that was slightly disappointing was that the banana fritters for dessert were served cold. Otherwise all food was perfect.

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Lancetta
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Dana a few times now, we love it and take new friends with us every time .

The food is tasty , fresh and lovely prepared.
From online booking , to arrival , to seating -everything is smooth and easy .

The wonderful lady that helped us with menu choices and drinks is a truly engaging and professional .
I'm sorry I have not asked your name :) ...next time !
Many thanks to the kitchen for another tasty and enjoyable dinner .
Till next time , Manu

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alisonh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

That has fast become my go-to restaurant for catching up with friends or just enjoying the deeeeeelicious food and wine selection.

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TheresaD
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch. The best vegan feed meal I have ever eaten was at Transformers in Melbourne. The service, the environment, the food. Well, Dana Eating House is just as good. Paolo our waitress was professional, friendly, generous. Incredible service. The volume of noise, the space between tables, the toilets... all five out of five.

But the food. We are not fussy vegan eaters, but we were blown away. I have never, ever had such good vegan food in Hobart. I have no reservations about recommending Dana to a friend. In fact, I already have and they will be going soon. Fine dining with a smart casual ambience, excellent service and mouthwatering food. Generous serving sizes and well priced. Feel comfortable in bringing a child too. This genuinely friendly spot in Hobart ought to be on your MUST VISIT list. Hospitality in Hobart, top notch award goes to Dana Eating House.

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MalcolmS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, served by helpful and friendly staff. The food arrived regularly but not in a manner that suggested there was any rush to seat the next diners.
Me second visit and not my last.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the dumplings and that you donate a percent of house wine sales!

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JenP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food presented beautifully and a lovely environment and staff...highly recommended.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous. Definitely going back.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Asian fusion....very tasty & some nice surprise dishes

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TroyT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always wonderful and a unique menu. Highly recommended dining here.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feed and location! The $70pp banquet was such great value for money and left very full and contempt. Will definitely go back.

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SamS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived the wait staff were just awesome. We ordered the feed me plates and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional. We left with full bellies and smiles all round.

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KatyP
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing amazing amazing evening- service was knowledgeable and friendly but not obtrusive. Flavours were surprising and delightful.
A bit too noisy- a lot of music and a couple of very happy (but raucous!) groups!
Really enjoyed our evening out- its a rare event and we were happy to spend a night out at Dana Eating house.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value share plates offering beautiful flavours and freshness. To me, the wine list was best so far.
The service was excellent.
Of two top restaurants tried - Aloft and Dana, this was half the cost, equal in quality, superior service and better wine list plus the bonus of a helpful sommelier who gave me just the glass of wine I needed for a dish.

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DebraV
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food !
Friendly service!
Comfortable and quiet place to meet with friends

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ChloeS
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere! Would love to visit again next time in Hobart!

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SallyC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Atmosphere is great and waitstaff are attentive and welcoming.

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JulianI
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and drinks were fantastic. I'd highly recommend anyone to go there. The vegan menu was amazing!!

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SophieD
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dana is fantastic, very knowledgable and friendly staff and amazing food.

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Hayleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their vegetarian feed me option is delicious and the have a great selection of wines!

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JazminG
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff and a fantastic atmosphere.

Enjoy it thoroughly!

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KateB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, brilliant service. Every course was stunning.

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Lisam
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good veg options too. Service is excellent.

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CaitlinS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful service. Would go back again and again.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu, would highly recommended, everything was amazing.

FAQs

Dana Eating House is rated 4.8 stars by 297 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 bookings at the moment.