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Currying favor with the community

STORY BY: NICOLE MONTON

KOROMO katsu & curry bistro might be the new kid on the block — opening its doors at Pearlridge Center Makai in February — but already it’s garnered quite the following for high-quality ingredients, housemade panko and traditional Japanese curry.

“In Japanese, ‘koromo’ means coating or covering and refers to the care we take in preparing fresh house-made panko and frying our katsu to perfection,” explains president and co-owner Tom Jones.

The winning combination of tender meat and crispy coating is what keeps locals, foodies and critics all coming back again and again, as is the chance to indulge in the variety of tasty sauces and side dishes.

“Our focus is on high-quality ingredients like Duroc pork, fresh chicken, oysters and colossal shrimp breaded to order with housemade panko served with super-fine sliced cabbage, scratch miso soup, premium rice and tsukemono in an fun bistro atmosphere, when the City & County permits,” Jones adds.

For more information check out our  Dining In feature in the Star-Advertiser