Donburi (@Donburi_CAN) recently opened at Commerce Gate in Markham (~2 months ago?).
Donburi means “bowl” in Japanese and it usually consists of some sort of protein + vegetables, eggs or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice.
I think they are trying to be similar to Japan’s Yoshinoya – one of Japan’s largest gyudon fast-food chain.
Donburi serves lunch and dinner. Their lunch/ dinner sets all starts from $8.99+.
I ordered the Donburi Gyuudon which is their famous dish – using the “finest Canadian AAA beef” on rice for $10.99. It includes miso soup + 2 types of tsukemono (pickles).
– My Gyuudon had a LOT of rice! probably 3/4 of the bowl was all rice. The beef was good…it’s different from the beef slices in hot pots but I couldn’t really taste what was so special or “fine” about it.
MJ got the Gyuu Udon – famous beef with noodles includes salad & 2 types of tsukemono ($10.99)
– The udon costs the same as my don (rice) but clearly it’s different in proportion! MJ mentioned the udon was quite regular, the broth was too oily and really he couldn’t taste what was so special about the beef either.
Overall, $11 is a lot of rice. I would recommend getting the rice over the udon or anything else. If you are not a heavy eater, I would even suggest sharing the rice with someone…cause it’s too much rice for one meal. I thought it was a bit pricey for just rice or udon with quality that I can eat elsewhere with a better value.