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It was totally amazing. I’d recommend the food and service to everyone. Amazeballs 👍🏻🍣🍚🍨
Food was tasty and came out in no time. So fresh and hot! A few of my friends have never been and they will be returning!
Amazingly fresh food. Great variety of dishes. Loved the byo option. Value for money for sure ($35 a head). A must visit restaurant in Geelong West.
A fantastic experience with great food and very prompt service.
As usual, the food was delicious. The only problem we experienced was that we had booked the quieter small room 6 weeks ago, due to 3 of our party of 8 wearing hearing aids, and the main dining area is usually noisy, and conversation is difficult. We booked the second sitting, which usually means that the first sitting diners know that they are expected to leave at 7.30 p.m. ( We have obliged , by doing so , on previous visits). However the First sitting diners, in the smaller room, refused to leave for almost one hour, so that it was 8.30 p.m. before we could access the room. We were then informed that the kitchen would close at 9 p.m. We are all in our 70's and are not used to bolting down our food, nor ordering in excess of our needs, but we did manage to salvage a nice meal which everyone enjoyed. We also made it clear, to the staff, that we did not blame them for the delay but rather "The Selfish Group" who refused to honour the house rules, and whom we feel took advantage of the polite Asian ethnic staff. Next time we may be tempted to book for the first sitting , but turn up later. In any case, the food and hospitality could not be faulted, and the complimentary wine and corkage were also appreciated. We all agreed that we will be back.
The food here was fantastic. Service was slow at times, offer ourselves and others asking to place an order and staff never returning as they’re being over worked... 3 staff on for so many people - seating people, clearing tables, paying, bar, taking orders, bringing drinks and bringing food out was definitely not enough and it showed. A few times dishes never arrived, once reminded they were brought out at awkward times like plain steamed rice being brought out at the end, long after all the meat and vegetables had been consumed. The layout could be worked on, with 3 tables in a line split either into singles for 3 sets of 2 people, 2 pushed together for a single set of 2 and then 4 people of all together for a group of six.... being their with 3 others and sitting about 10 inches away from strangers at the end of us was really awkward... I understand them attempting to cram as many people in as possible for profit margins, however it’s a very uncomfortable experience being so close to people you don’t know - I’m thankful I wasn’t part of the couple as it probably would have been more awkward for them. Staff polite and friendly however being over worked definitely let’s them down.
Plenty of choice of food at a great price for as much as you want. Due to the all you can eat, you can try everything and if you don’t like something so much have another! The group I was with shared everything with each other so there wasn’t much we didn’t try on the menu. There was something for everyone’s taste. Our food arrived fast. I would visit again. Only negative thing was no change table/area for my sisters baby, we didn’t want to put him on the floor so had to improvise with bringing dining chairs into the bathroom.
My partner and I have been to Okami many times over the past 6 months, having a great experience every time. Unfortunately for this visit, we did not have the same experience. We brought our family with us as they had never been before and unlike our previous visits as a couple, we were seated in a small room to the side. Though the staff we’re lovely as usual, our tables were stacked full with finished plates for the entire night, only being cleared when we asked. I was under the impression that staff were very busy as we also had to walk out to the main room twice to ask for service and had to place multiple orders up to 3 times as they were missed each time. I’d love to try you again Okami, hopefully the service will be better next time.
The food was amazing, no flaws there, everything was fresh and made to order and so tasty. The only flaw I found was with the service. The 2 hour time restriction wouldn’t be a problem but you’re constantly waiting for service to order more food. We ended up ordering in bulk, but this risks ordering too much and having to pay for the waste. Ice cream wasn’t all you can eat either and it was so delicious :(
Food is veey good close to authentic even though staff are not Japanese (I lived in Japan 6 years). Excellent value considering Australian restaurants are generally overpriced and low quality. Because Okami is a chain restaur ant business they are able to maintain a high level of service and food quality Needless to say, it is one of our favourites.