Located along West Terrace, Sushi Planet as its name suggests specialises in serving sushi. We purchased a deal by Scoopon, which allowed us to get their sushi and yakitori sets at a reduced price with a cup of warm sake. The platters we chose to order were the Sushi Planet Set, Skewers Set and Aburi Set.
The raw Salmon and Kingfish nigiri featured in the Sushi Planet Set were very fresh, giving the sushi a delightful refreshing note. Nigiri is the term given to the type of sushi which has small balls of vinegared rice topped with various ingredients. The prawn in the Prawn Nigiri was cooked just right with the Chicken Roll having a topping of tempura batter to give it a bit of crunch. Soy sauce is provided for you to pour onto the plates provided to dip the sushi in; you can give it a bit of a spicy hit by mixing in the wasabi that comes with the set.
Perhaps my sister's favourite, the Aburi Set consists of Salmon and Kingfish nigiri, as well as a Salmon Roll. The fish is lightly grilled/seared using a grill tool that looks like a cooking blowtorch, but not enough to fully cook the fish. The process gives the fish a light char-grilled flavour and a slightly firmer texture compared to the raw fish nigiri in the Sushi Planet Set. The Aburi sushi also had a small topping of sauce to round out its flavour, with the Salmon Roll topped with salmon caviar to give it a slight salty taste.
Their Skewers Set is the perfect size for one person, consisting of Beef with Parsley Butter, Miso Marinated Salmon and Crispy Chicken Wings, accompanied with a bowl of rice and miso soup. Both the beef and salmon were tender with their flavours enhanced by the seasonings used to grill them. The Crispy Chicken Wings were a bit ordinary, but they were still grilled to perfection with their flavour lifted by the salt.
Sushi Planet also offers a decent range of cakes and two types of ice cream for dessert. The Caramel Chocolate Dome had a wonderful rich taste from the chocolate mousse and the caramel centre, with a bit of crunch from the almond cacao base. Their Tiramisu was also delicious, with just the right amount of coffee flavour to complement the layers of mascarpone sabayon. Mascarpone is a type of cream cheese that is used in Tiramisu and as an occasional substitute for butter or Parmesan cheese in risottos. We thought the desserts were a bit overpriced in relation to their size however.
Ambience of the restaurant was that of an upmarket version of a sushi bar and appeared to be quite popular, with a good number of people arriving close to the peak lunch hour. Ample parking space is provided in the carpark behind the restaurant, with some free parking lots provided for customers. Sushi Planet also provides free delivery of orders, which can be placed online or over the phone. A 10% discount is given for pick up orders.