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Tomodachi Izakaya & Bar 2.0, Geelong, AU-VIC

Tomodachi Izakaya & Bar 2.0

4.3
4.3
43 Reviews
$40 and under
Japanese
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.

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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 9:30 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0432 733 092
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Bong

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

43 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good. Good portion size & food quality. The ambience was a bit too noisy & ‘takeaway’ for my liking.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the authentic menu! Food was great and friendly service. We will return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic as usual. Will be returning again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were fantastic. 5 star Seats however were way too hard and uncomfortable.

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  5. Sammie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was impeccable. The professional staff were very prompt and made themselves accessible to requests. The food was outstanding, the presentation elegant. We will be coming back.

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  6. Jack

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly service. The food was prepared fast and was delicious

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  7. Dave

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was average and they tried to overcharge us. And then when I questioned the bill the waiter seemed to not believe me. The outside atmosphere of the waterfront one is terrible compared to the Little Malop Street one. Constant sound of bikies at The Edge revving their motorcycles unnecessarily! Would not go again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The standard of service here is great. Prices are reasonable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff, service and food here are amazing. The staff are smiling and caring, even when it was a super busy night. The food was divine. Thank you so very much! And enjoyable NYE! Will be back again and highly recommend.

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  10. MichelleD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great variety of yummy food ......we love to do share plates .....drink menu awesome to delicious Japanese food always awesome experience thankyou

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Tomodachi Izakaya & Bar 2.0 is rated 4.3 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Tomodachi Izakaya & Bar 2.0

Shop 3, 6-8 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, AU-VIC 3220

Additional information

  • Area
    Geelong West
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 9:30 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Bong
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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