When I first had a good look at Tomodachi, located between Sizzler and the random Chinese restaurant on the corner of Middle on Hesperian, I could have sworn it was not there. I’ve lived in Hayward for many years and have never seen Tomodachi. My sister, in response to the suggestion of having dinner there, insisted that we were thinking of the Sizzler, just as I did. I’m not sure why it blends into that long-lived Toys R Us shopping center, but it sort of just gets lost in the mess to me.
Which is why I need to post about it. This place should not be overlooked. It should be bursting with business on every night. In my opinion, Hayward has a deficiency in the way of good Japanese restaurants. I do not claim to have patronized them all (if you know a good one, tell me!), but the ones I have attended were less than impressive (save Naked Fish, which was decent). Tomodachi has taken the lead by a mile so far….