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We had a lovely dinner here last night with quick service and the staff were very friendly. Our recommendations are, Agedashi Tofu, Goma Nasu, Unagi Kabayaki and Karaage Chicken.
The food was delicious and a very good vibe about the place
The food was delicious and the service was promptly delivered.
Food was excellent and quick to arrive which was good as we were going to a comedy show after dinner. Is loud there when full and can be hard to here the people you are with.
The food was very good but didn't measure up to the enticing photos on the website (or was it Tripadvisor?). The Kingfish Sashima was excellent and beautifully presented but was the only raw fish available at 8pm on Saturday night. The Unagi was very flavoursome and good value for money - although bordering on the soft side The stools are most uncomfortable. Service was good and friendly but all our 6 dishes arrived at the same time - in spite of asking for them to be brought out gradually. We were a table for 2 but were seated next to a table of 10 women - in this tiny space it made conversation very difficult. We were in and out in an hour and didn't feel inclined to linger because of the noise and the uncomfortable stools. However we will return for the flavours - but perhaps at lunch or a mid-week night - and we might bring cushions!
Pretty useless service, waiters don’t know how to communicate properly. Bowls weren’t clean, had to use a napkin to clean up the dust, pretty disgusting. At the end, we went up to pay, and she asked “How was everything”, we kindly said something along the lines of “It wasn’t that great”, she didn’t even say anything, just smiled and continued to bill us. Ridicules how much it costed for very few things, wasn’t very good, the meat was pretty cold and disgusting, but the Tofu was great. Only reviewing because of the staff, they’re kind and oblivious and pathetic, good restaurant though. Also, what I’ve rated at the bottom, is 100% incorrect, it’s glitched out, can’t seem to change it, so ignore the numbers /6, instead I’ll write them below. Overall visit 3/6 Food 3/6 Atmosphere 4/6 Service 2/6 Value 1/6 Waiting times 4/6 (Food wasn’t that great though). Noise (If you go at a busy time, 3/6).
I was very disappointed with my visit and will not return. We sat down and ordered 7 dishes and a couple of drinks, and after the drinks arrived, the waitress informed us that there was no rice. Although we found this odd as it was 8.30pm on a Saturday we would expect a Japanese restaurant to have its staple food, we let it pass. Subsequently, the waitress came again and told us there was no beef and a little later she told us there were only 3 slices of salmon sashimi left (we ordered 10). Since we had already sat down and had drinks and waited for our food, we stayed anyway. As soon as we finished our food, we paid our $90 bill (for 2 pax) and left disgruntled and walked across the street to have more food at another restaurant because we were still hungry.
Venue is quite cosy, so be sure to make a booking. Staff are very friendly. Food was absolutely delicious. I had gyozas for entree, the softshell crab for my main and shared a matcha ice-cream for dessert. I also had a cocktail (which are a must try!). Altogether it cost me $45, not bad at all! As i was leaving i was already trying to plan when to go back!
My wife is Japanese and I have been to Japan many times, Tomodachi is by far the most authentic Japanese restaurant in the Geelong and surrounding areas. With a Korean owner and Japanese chef, the set up is small but intimate with excellent customer service. Slightly more expensive than other outlets in the area but a really good experience, we will be back !!
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.