The inspired rustic facade of Panama Jacks made it seem as if the restaurant originated from under the sea – fitting for the type of food served. Panama Jacks is a lot more than what meets the eye although the upkeep doesn’t convey the pearl inside.
Similar to Ariel from The Little Mermaid, who found unexpected delights and treasures in sunken ships, we dove into Panama Jacks without an inkling to guide us. If our sense of adventure didn’t kick in, we wouldn’t have explored the tastes on offer. What a great fate we stepped in.
A variety of flags hung from the ceiling and the simplistic interior decor was mirrored by the diverse range and flavours of seafood.
We started out with a medley of sushi which like the decorative flags, was in abundance. The platters included Salmon Roses, Nigiri, Makimono, California Rolls and much more. Of each type of sushi, the common and evident impression was of the freshness and taste was to be savoured.
With all the hustle and bustle around us,we decided to have something off the A la Carte Menu and see what all the fuss was about we opted for the Butter Prawns , the Prawn Saganaki,both went down an absolute treat.
Warmed by the spices and taste of the previous dishes, we indulged in desserts of a creamy Banoffee Pie and a rich Chocolate Volcano. Both desserts were sweet on but the cream and ice cream cut brought a welcome relief to the Banoffee Pie and Chocolate Volcano respectively. The desserts were certainly a sweet and welcome end to the night.
Like any fisherman knows, at the end of a fishing line is always a hook and there was assuredly a “hoekie “for takeaways – whether it was for show or was operational,we remain unsure.
Regardless, the unexpected conclusion of the night was that given the chance, we would once again sail to Panama Jacks.
The total deal is worth R445 but with the Wikideals it cost you only R 225.
Your R225 gets you:
The 32 Piece Gourmet Sushi Experience for 2 People:
4 x Salmon roses
4 x Salmon sandwiches
2 x Salmon sashimi
2 x Tuna sashimi
4 x California tuna rolls
4 x Deep fried sushi
2 x Prawn nigiri
2 x Salmon nigiri
8 x Avo maki
32 Piece Gourmet Sushi Experience
Butter Prawns (16) M 180.00
Pan fried with butter, chilies, garlic, curry leaves and soy sauce accompanied by savoury rice
Prawn Saganaki R192.00
Marinated in a blend of Indian spices then pan-fried with garlic, olive oil, topped with feta, roma tomatoes and fresh coriander
Banoffee Pie R44.00
Ginger nut biscuit crust topped with caramel, freshly sliced banana and crème fraiche
Chocolate Volcano R55.00
A rich chocolate soufflé made with Belgian chocolate and served with a dollop of vanilla gelato
T’s & C’s Apply
- Deal expires on 29 September 2017.
- Deal subject to purchase of 1 beverage per person.
- Deal – 32 piece gourmet sushi experience) is valid all week for lunch (12pm to 3pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 10:30pm).
- Booking essential and subject to availability, contact Panama Jacks on 021 448 1080 or 021 447 3992 for bookings.
- Sit down only (no take aways allowed).
- Gratuity is not included (please consider tipping your waitron when paying your bill).
- No shows forfeit their coupon.
- No BYO (bring your own).
- Coupon may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
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Cape Town Harbour
Tel: 021 447 3992
Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Lynelle Moodley