Panko Chan

4.6
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98 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 98 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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CH
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about our visit to Panko Chan. We'll be back!

CS
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The freshest ingredients are used in all of the dishes.
Tapas with a Japanese flair so delicious you just want to order them in sequence.
Fish and chips ascend to a whole new level with the mixed sweet potato, lotus and potato chips.
Love this place.

J
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The only things wrong were with the chips: one of our party ordered potato chips only and they took about 5 minutes to arrive after the main meal. Another of our party had ordered sweet potato and lotus root chips only; these did not arrive until somewhat later as potato and lotus root chips were cooked in error firstly, then the chef(s) realised the mistake and had to re-cook the order. Otherwise, everything was excellent. We'll go back!

AJ
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and well priced this understandably popular restaurant deserves a visit. The tempura fish is a must. Hmmmm!

DI
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superbly fresh fish with nice crumb & batter options. The Tuna poke bowl was the stand out for me , so clean, fresh and filling also with a nice citrus dressing and fresh wasabi ....looking forward to returning again soon.

NB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food & Great service! Thanks Panko Chan - see you next time 😀

SW
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant - it is my new Japanese local. Fabulous authentic delicious food and great service

SH
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great little place, we were there on a Monday so a little quiet. Will definitely be back.

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely service and recommended. Food was pretty unique and every dish was yummy

CS
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible Japanese tidbits and flawless fresh fish and chips. The focus on the slightest details is evident through out the meal. One of the best new places to eat in Southern Tassie.

K
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing as usual; great food and service. Lots of vege and vegan options

GC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

F
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fine Japanese dining, have recommended on Facebook

BB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

K
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

HW
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

A
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JK
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a lovely setting and the staff were excellent

IH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food again. Scallop spring roll a stand out.

RC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

RW
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SL
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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