Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tomodachi @ Melbourne Central, Melbourne
One Sunday arvo, after church, the Boy was unusually hungry (he's a dinner person)... and wanted to eat something fast... I suggested Tomodachi, as it was near our parked car and we had to use up the coupon from the Entertainment Book anyway (IT'S SO WORTH IT!, the book I mean)...
For some reason, we've only been there once and never returned... and it wasn't because the food wasn't up to par...
It's mostly that it's a tad out of the way (3rd level Melbourne Central), and if you are already in the city, there's so many other choices to go to...
So I happily walked in, as I remembered the food was good here...
When we arrived, there weren't really full (it was still quite early)
However, they did have extremely slow service (I counted 4 wait staff, 1 bartender, 2 sushi chef and 1 cashier)... further on through the meal, the Boy pointed out that 2 chefs from the kitchen had come out into the restaurant to help serve the "crowd"...
This place does have an extensive menu comprising of all things Japanese...
For a better view, visit their menu by following the link.
We started off by ordering some Gen Maicha a Japanese Green Tea with roasted rice (their drinks/tea menu has hilarious descriptions and stories relating to the origins... which I can't seem to find on the Internets... soooooo... go visit and read it for yourself *wink*)
We also greedily ordered some Edamame $4.80 (in hindsight now, there was wayyyyy too much food!)
The boy was hungry and ordered the Chicken Katsu Don Bento Box $23.80
Their bento boxes comes with dumplings, renkon chips, sushi, salad, desserts, miso soup and steamed rice
I was boring and stuck with a Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box $23.80
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Japanese (Sushi Train/ Modern Izakaya)
Overall Food Rating: 7.5/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7/10
Service/ Attitude: 7/10 (a tad slow and unattentive to customers waving their hands in the air for assistance)
Value for money: 6/10 (It was a tad expensive... I'm used to paying $9.80-$15 for a bento during lunch hours around the cbd... HOWEVER, that being said... it was an extremely generous portion of bento which included all things good)
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Cnr of Swanston & Latrobe Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel:(03) 9663 1940
Fax: (03) 9663 1948
Tomodachi is open
7 days from 12pm - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day
How to get there:
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