If there is one place I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who wishes to have a nice meal at, that would be Tomodachi Resto. (If that is a sufficient enough advice for you, I suggest you stop reading now and find another place to eat at right away). Here’s how this unexpectedly awful food journey went.
– General Review –
- Service: 2.5/5
Took them ages to serve the food and there were only two of us! We ordered two drinks, one appetizer, and two main dishes (one of which was a vegetarian Aglio E Olio). It seemed to me that Tomodachi was either under-staffed, or all the staff were just not paying enough attention to customers.
- Servicescape: 3/5
Personally, I’d give it a 2/5 only because there was an abnormally loud table with about 15 people, right smack in the middle of the non-smoking area. Despite frequent stares from diners, their volume remained sky high. Otherwise, it was satisfactory. I didn’t quite like the lighting and atmosphere, however, it was relatively clean.
- Vegetarian dishes: Very limited. There were very few vegetarian dishes (mostly the appetizers) and some of them are deep-fried.
- Non-smoking area: Yes
- Price range: Rp 10.000 – 150.000
Overall Rating: 5/10
** Redeeming factors: Relatively low prices and the cakes on display (they looked quite delicious but I haven’t tried them myself).
– Food Experience –
1) Spaghetti Aglio E Olio At Tuno (Vegetarian):
You can request to have the tuna removed and make it vegetarian. The taste was satisfactory, it wasn’t too oily. However, I feel that the spaghetti wasn’t al dente.
2) Veal And Prawn:
I am a huge fan of prawns! Sadly, I was majorly disappointed by this dish and yet the waitress claimed it to be one of their most popular main course. The prawn wasn’t fresh and for one second, I thought I should have just spat it out (but I gulped it down anyway, praying hard I don’t get sick). The tiny fried dumplings tasted a bit sour and I’m sure that wasn’t how it was supposed to taste. However, the mushroom sauce was pretty good and veal was super tender (fact: I’m a first-timer when it comes to veal, but I don’t think I can bear eating it again). Should you try it? I’m going with No.
3) Hot Cafe Latte:
I’m not a caffeine addict but I know what a good latte should be like and I give Tomodachi’s Cafe Latte a 1 out of 10 points. Here’s why: it tasted bland. As in water bland. Sure it’s got foam on top but I don’t think they put enough milk in it. I was surprised when they served it in a relatively large cup but I guess it was 75% water, 15% coffee, 10% milk.
4) Healthy Green:
It was quite a refreshing drink made up of pineapple, lemon and vegetables. Healthy!
(Pardon me for using my Blackberry camera… a day may come when I use a proper DSLR camera, but it is not this day.)
** P.S: For those of you lucky ones who have had a much better experience eating at Tomodachi Resto, feel free to comment! Try the delicious-looking cakes as well!
Location: Jl. Sukajadi no. 193, Bandung, Indonesia
Contact number: + 62 22 2036755
Posted by: W