Donburi releases new Menu with “new bowls and more sashimi”

2438 18th Street, NW

Donburi tweeted out their new menu yesterday:

“THE REVAMPED MENU finally starting tomorrow! Build your own, new bowls, and more fresh (sashimi) items!!”

You can see their old menu here.

New menu after the jump.

donburi menu

11 Comment

  • Wait, so now you can customize your own bowl but the old, standard, delicious options are also like $2 more? Nooooo! Donburi! You were great before! Then you added booze for no real reason. Now this! Stop!

  • A sly way to up their prices…the food here is still awesome though.

  • Love Donburi, but what’s with the price increases?

  • Anonomnom

    This may be my favorite place to pick up quick dinner. I absolutely love them ever since they started doing non-fried options (don’t get me wrong, love the fried too but can be heavy.)

    That said, this really does just seem like a way to sneak in a price increase. 🙁

  • So the new increased price is $11 …but you can also “build your own” and get the same thing for $7? What is different between building your own (say, traditional sauce with tonkatsu) and the original classic (katsudon)? It says the bowls come with the garnishes & pickles so… What am I missing?

    Also, this sucks! They really played the game well- they sucked us all in with delicious cheap food, but these bowls cost so little to make that $11 is stupid. I guess they expanded the menu so their costs are going to go up. And they are serving alcohol so seats wont turn as fast. So… more expenses + less patrons = higher costs. No thanks. I loved Donburri for what it was, but now I’ll probably stay at home and make my own. Goodbye Donburri, you were wonderful.

    • You’re required to combine two or more of the fried or fresh options, i.e. $3 donburi bowl + $4 pork + $4 shrimp

      • Wow – I totally missed that too.

        Really love this place but price increases mean I’ll just go less. Bummer.

  • This has been a strong addition to Adams Morgan and I’d really hoped they would evolve from their heavily fried beginnings into more sensible options for the clientele that’s likely to frequent a place like this.

    It seems they’re responding to the market in terms of food options but missing the mark on their new prices. They fill a good niche as a cheap Japanese diner and need to stay that way or they’ll lose their advantage.

  • My favorite Gyudon went up $1 to $10. The change usually went in the tip jar.
    In Japan you can get Gyudon for around 600 yen, or at the current exchange rate around $5.

  • I’m not bothered that much by this price increase – seems like they are still charging a reasonable price given the quality/quantity of the food (and given the location and popularity). The place in Adams Morgan that I think is actually overpriced is Pops Sea Bar – nice space and good food, but overpriced for what you get.

    • Pops is absurdly overpriced.
      I don’t mind the price increase at Donburri, as it’s still a great deal for a large meal.

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