Panko Chan

4.5
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87 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese

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Casual
Japanese inspired Seafood, Fish and Chippy by day, Japas by Night.

Step into our Japanese fish market where Panko Chan and his mates are serving seafood that's straight off the boat, direct from the fisherman, with a unique twist.

With full bar service, Panko Chan serves a great range of beers, wines and cocktails providing a great accompaniment to your meal.

Can't find a booking time to suit? We are situated only 130m from Kingston Beach, our take away service provides a great opportunity to enjoy fantastic Fish & Chips on the waterfront.
What 87 People Are Saying
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GC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very happy with the service and the food! Friendly Environment.

F
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a must dining venue. The decor is awesome and food as well. This is a modern Japanese restaurant with great local, seafood options. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be going back for seconds.

KP
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fine Japanese dining, have recommended on Facebook

BB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service& atmosphere - just a little on the chilly side particularly near the door.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and speedy service. We pre booked as we had an engagement post dinner and they catered for all our needs!! Amazing

SJ
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Panko Chan! The food was great, a nice mix of traditional Japanese dishes and some modern fusion food, and we were given some good advice about what to order. The service was friendly and attentive, but with a relaxed atmosphere. We were lucky to have the restaurant mostly all to ourselves as we went later on a Monday night, so it was extra quiet, but it’s usually pretty busy! We are looking forward to our next visit.

MK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the great service and the ambience was great - such great decor! Good menu and relaxed atmosphere! Definitely worth a visit.

h
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Panko Coated Eggplant with Cheese Miso are way too much battered on it ,hardly taste the eggplant.

Vegetarian Kakiage (tempura vegetables) wasn't the traditional way which wasn't mentioned in the menu,it was really oily .

LAst a remainder on ordering Tea refill...it wasn't a refill..it will be charged as a new order .we had $21 on Tea.

BB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Such a lovely warm place with a great atmosphere. It was a busy night when we went and we turned up super early, much earlier than our booked time. All staff were welcoming and good natured about our arrival nonetheless. The food was delicious and quite fast! An item was missed from our order but this was remedied quickly. It was quite buzzy but not too noisy-we could all still hold a conversation. We had a great night at Panko Chan and will definitely return!

IW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, very attentive and friendly staff. Would highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Booked a table of 5. Were placed at a table for 4 with a stool st the end. We had to change it for a chair and found it very cramped. Was quite cold in the restaurant as well.

Food was great. Will visit again.

ET
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food, service and atmosphere. We have been here 7 times now and will continue to go back.

MR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Easy booking.
Great addition to Kingston.

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food & service at panko chan. Can't fault them. Thanks.

HW
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing, the service is great! 10/10. I would recommend! I will definitely be going back.

JN
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My Poke was stunning. Friends had the Calamari that was bland by comparison.

A
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, staff and atmosphere! Will be back again!

JK
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Panko Chan is a really good experience starting with professional advice on how to order Japanese food and navigate the menu. That may appear patronising but it isn't, Japanese food to this writer is a little mysterious. At first glance the menu is not extensive, which is something I prefer, but is becomes more so when you realise that several dishes can be cooked differently thereby expanding choice. This is where we came a little unstuck, inasmuch as we ordered a number of dishes with batter. Delicious batter I love. On reflection, it would have caused me less digestive grief later on had we varied dishes and ate less [delicious] batter! We live an learn. I hasten to add this was not the fault of the restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the eggplant, deep fried with miso and a cheese topping (and no batter). An extensive range of beer is available but as it was a cold night, we opted for wine. The whole experience was delightful and one to be repeated.

AM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a lovely setting and the staff were excellent

IH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Mostly, the food was satisfactory. The exception was the Sashimi which was very bland and at $18 overpriced. There was only one waitress and she was hard working but stretched to keep up as she was also serving take away customers. It was a cold evening and the heating was inadequate.

VB
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment you walk in the door the decor says welcome and come in....relax and enjoy. The menu is refreshingly different with the possibility to try a varied mix of taster plates. Be careful how you order as there is quite a bit of battered food..panko! Panko is a style of batter/coating. If you prefer fresh then try one of the poke bowls. My favourite is a lightly tempura battered tufu with light soy and ginger. Delicious.

TC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, the service was fantastic. We got a run down on the menu and some of the favourite items. We loved that you can do share plates, so you get a taste of as much or as little as you like. The fish was melt in the mouth delicious and we loved the Lotus Root chips! This is one of my new favourite places to dine!

OT
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food again. Scallop spring roll a stand out.

RC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First time at Panko Chan was an enjoyable occasion. Will definitely be back.

RW
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good but meals came out at various times so we didn't really eat together .. perhaps as we were a group of eight we should have ordered platters to share and that would have worked better. Larger groups may benefit from a suggestion such as this being made when ordering? I understand that when a couple ordered their meal on another occasion the food came at the same time as normal.

CZ
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’a the best Japanese restaurant I have seen in Tasmania. The fried chicken is incredible which like the dishes I had in Japan. Some others are good as well. While, the sashimi is a little bit disappointing for me.

JK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for kids, great variety and value definitely will go again

SL
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great surprise and a welcome addition to Kingston Beach dining options.
Could not fault anything - menu is varied, quality of food and presentation excellent, decor very interesting and staff pleasant and helpful.

MA
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Panko Chan is just awesome. High quality seafood with a twist all served in inviting surroundings and in Kingston Beach!

IB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food Great service Love the decor. We will be returning often.

AR
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very pleasant evening and my overseas guests were impressed with the range and quality of the food.

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent value, great food. Only issue was staff were so busy they got delayed with drink orders.

Was a bit noisy but as was full restaurant, understandable.

JH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and lovely

LE
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!! This was our first time at Panko and we loved it! The value, food and service were great! Thank you for bringing some variety to Kingston

OT
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved the scallop spring rolls.

TP
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining at Panko Chan, even better second time and will absolutely be back to tick off everything on the menu.

A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great first experience at Panko Chan, we will be back 😉

SA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accomodating due to a large table size. Good explanation and wonderful to have Japanese staff serving and cooking. Domo arigato

J
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A minor communication lapse but all good, as usual! Thanks, keep up the good work

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely place for some tapas to share, lovely presentation, kind staff

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