Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi at Planet Sushi, located in Miami Beach.
A Paris-based sushi brand, Planet Sushi uses French techniques to update traditional Asian fare. The restaurant's fish is fresh, never frozen. Let your eyes choose for your stomach, because Planet Sushi's menu has bright pictures of each dish. Pre-dinner snacks include four crunchy pieces of coconut shrimp ($9) and a spinach salad, which is glazed with salmon teriyaki and garnished with apple vinaigrette ($6.50). The 24-piece California Mixed ($16) comes with an assortment of salmon, baked tuna, and surimi sushi, while the Planet Veggie ($15) treats sushi-craving herbivores with vegetarian California rolls, vegetables tempura, miso soup, and more. Field a baseball team's worth of sushi with the restaurant's list of two-piece offerings, with bite-sized shrimp ($4), eel ($5), avocado/cheese ($4.40), and lump fish eggs ($5), all of which make appearances. Cleanse palates for another round of sushi with a bottle of Pinot Grigio ($29) or Sake Ginjo ($16 for 10.2 oz.), or indulge in a dessert such as banana tempura with ice cream ($7).
Planet Sushi's pink and blue lighting and sleek, contemporary furniture, make it an ideal spot for marriage proposals, divorce proposals, or admissions of twinning. TVs are spread throughout the restaurant, giving the diner a live look at the chefs concocting dishes and giving waiters piggyback rides.
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- At here with two other people. Service was attentive. Sushi was fresh and very reasonable for selection. – luv2travel714, TripAdvisor
French entrepreneur Siben N’Ser founded the first Planet Sushi in Paris in 1998. Its combination of sculptural cuisine and sleek, modern interior design quickly caught on. Within a few years, he had built sister restaurants in Miami Beach; Ibiza, Spain; and in a handful of towns across France. At the Miami location, purple lights lend a nightclub vibe to the dining room, where guests can watch the chefs work via several flat-screen TVs. Creative maki such as the crab- and asparagus-filled crunch salmon roll radiate color from plates. Starters such as tuna-avocado tartare brim with French influences, and desserts such as lemon sorbet celebrate Florida’s famous citrus. Chefs also shape whimsical specialty dishes such as the Planet Sandwich, which stuffs spicy tuna, American cheese, and avocado between triangular slices of “bread” made from rice.
Guests seeking an extra-romantic atmosphere can toast glasses of sake in a private room or head to the patio to reshape tuna maki into hearts beneath the stars. Alternatively, a fleet of scooters delivers most of the menu to homes and offices.
Flamingo / Lummus
860 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139-5803Get Directions