A Japanese kushikatsu bar & casual dining concept by Unlisted Collection – think an elevated assortment of deep-fried skewers of breaded meat, seafood and vegetables served with a variety of specialty sauce. Named after panko, a Japanese-style breadcrumb that every stick of kushikatsu is coated in before deep frying. The main difference between panko and standard breadcrumbs is that panko is made from bread without crusts, resulting in a noticeable difference in texture.

Panko serves up almost 60 types of kushikatsu going for between $2 to $8, a few highlights include the Ginko Nut, Mochi Bacon with Mentai Mayo, Hokkaido Scallop with Nori Dashi Foam, Komochi Kobu with Sea Urchin, and Wagyu Beef topped with Oroshi Ponzu Ichimi. To get the best of everything, try the Panko Course Menu that goes for $88 per person, consisting of a seasonal salad, three kinds of sashimi, 10 skewers and a bowl of Himi Udon. Besides kushikatsu, Panko’s menu also includes sushi rolls, sashimi, salad and desserts along with a extensive selection of cocktails, highballs, Japanese beer, shochu, sake, wine, champagnes, and Japanese whisky. A lunch menu made up of a variety of donburi sets starting at $16 is also available from 11:30am to 3 pm.

The restaurant is set in a dim, neon-lit interior that reminds us of scenes from sci-fi film Blade Runner (1982), located in a shophouse along Haji Lane with a secondary entrance at 33 Arab street, previously occupied by the now-defunct Long Play.

4 Haji Lane (or 33 Arab Street)
Singapore 199732
Nearest station: Bugis
+65 62913323
Tue to Sat: 11:30am – 12:00am
Sun: 06:00pm – 12:00am
Mon: Closed
*as of August 2017

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