Melbourne favourite Gami Chicken & Beer has officially opened in Geelong

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Melbourne favourite Gami Chicken & Beer has officially opened in Geelong

Gami Chicken & Beer is bringing its signature Korean fried chicken to Waurn Ponds.

Hailed as some of the ‘best-fried chicken in Melbourne’ for a number of years now (seriously Google it), Gami Chicken & Beer has just opened its doors in Geelong, bringing their signature Korean fried chicken to the masses.

Announcing its plans to come to Geelong earlier this year, Gami officially opened in Waurn Ponds on Thursday, November 5 2022.

The key takeaways

  • GAMI Chicken and Beer has opened a flagship Geelong store
  • The restaurant will offer both dine-in, takeaway and home delivery service

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Since Gami started out in 2006 at Carnegie (Melbourne’s unofficial ‘Little Korea’) by four friends from university, Gami has sprouted up in a whopping 21 locations around Victoria, becoming one of the most loved fried chicken and beer shops around.

Wishing to expand into new areas, the moguls have now opened a flagship Geelong store at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, located just opposite Coles.

Cooked to order using the highest quality ingredients, Gami Fried Chicken is made with a unique golden-ratio 17 herbs-mixed seasonings and comes in four distinct flavours—original, sweet chilli, spicy and garlic and honey—you can settle for just one or grab half and half if you can’t decide.

The Korean fried chicken is of course the main feature at the Geelong store, which offers both dine-in, takeaway and home delivery services. With the choice of the aforementioned flavours, you can get your hands on boneless chicken, a whole chicken, a half chicken, Gami wings and chicken spare ribs. If you prefer your chicken in a burger, there’s also a crispy chicken burger served with chips, a Katsu burger and a grilled chicken burger. Other burgers include the prawn burger and a veggie burger, made with fried soy beat ‘meat’. The chook-less option uses the same crispy batter and is particularly good with the spicy sauce.

Alongside the main options, you’ll also find a whole bunch of Korean goodies on offer like fish cake soup, corn cheese, dumplings, chicken ribs, steamed rice, chips, spicy chicken fried rice, cheese sticks and handmade prawn Mandu if you’re not in the mood for fried chicken. The potato heaven is a signature dish with three layers of creamy mashed potato with mozzarella cheese and wedges topped with sweet chilli sauce, tomato sauce and sour cream.

Our favourite item is of course the ‘Corndue’ AKA the ultimate chicken and cheese fondue. Featuring 16 pieces of chicken wings surrounding a bowl of melted corn-based cheese, ripe for the dipping, it sounds like the perfect weeknight treat. Brb, dreaming of chicken and cheese.

As for dessert, there’s also Gami Hotteok which are stuffed rice cake pancakes and the Gami K-Donut while the kids are also taken care of with nuggets and chicken sliders.

There will also be 10 choices of beer on offer including their own speciality beer (which you can have on your table in a four-litre keg), as well as five Korean wine options, cider and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

The dedicated chicken business revealed that its goal was to provide a truly modern and unique eating experience for the Greater Geelong City community.

“The business itself will provide Korean fried chicken and beer served together as a meal and offers a variety of side dishes to accommodate every patron.

“GAMI is providing a fun and safe family environment and will exercise all our due diligence successfully be a part of the Greater Geelong business community and assist each other where required.”

GAMI is located at Shop 960 Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre 173-199 Pioneer Road, Waurn Ponds and is open 11:30am-2:30pm / 4:30pm – 9pm. Check out GAMI online here.