About Tomodachi - Izakaya & Bar

Michael Bong didn’t come to Japanese cooking along the obvious route – he’s Korean, for one – but now that he has, he’s certainly making the most of it. Tomodachi Izakaya & Bar on Little Malop Street in the centre of Geelong is a tribute to the corner bars of Tokyo, with a focus on the charcoal grill and the skewered mates that come off it. That results in top-notch pork belly, beef and chicken thighs for the meat-eaters and salmon, prawns and scallops for the fish fans as well as beancurd and vegetables for the vegetarians. Aside from the grill, there is also an astounding array of sushi and sashimi dishes, octopus pancake balls, salt and pepper squid, alongside dessert options and a long cocktail menu that befits all the best, boozy backstreet izakaya joints in Japan. Take trip into Geelong town centre for a Japanese meal to remember at Tomodachi on Little Malop Street – just remember to book your table before you arrive, as they do get crowded.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Address

Tomodachi - Izakaya & Bar
85A Little Malop Street, Geelong CBD
Geelong 3220

Menu Highlights

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Tapas

TAKOYAKI 8pcs

Octopus pancake balls with Japanese mayonnaise, sauces and dried fish on top
A$10.00

BUTA/YASAI GYOZA 6pcs

Pan fried pork/vegetable dumplings served with ponzu sauce
A$12.00

OKONOMIYAKI

Japanese seafood and vegetable pancake with Japanese mayonnaise, sauces and dried fish on top
A$12.00

80 Tomodachi - Izakaya & Bar Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
80 Reviews
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Service:Excellent
New"Excellent"
6/6
Josh H.11 hours ago · 1 review

Beautiful Japanese food presented just as amazing. Attentive customer service, great range of tapas and flavours to try at a more than fair price. Great range of drinks including sake, cocktails, mocktails and Japanese beers. We loved our experience, the griled eggplant is a must, and of course the pork dumplings were brilliant. Cant wait to come back and try more.

"Excellent"
6/6
Narelle L.a month ago · 1 review

Small place in a street with some great cafes and wine bars, beautiful delicious food, attentive staff and highly recommend if you are ever in the Geelong

"Excellent"
6/6
Christopher E.a month ago · 1 review

Great beer, great sashimi, enjoyed my meal very much !