Wanted to meet a long time friend for catchup and she wanted Japanese, so decided to try out Sushi Airways! It can be a tad hard to find as it is on the second floor, so this is the shot of it from across the street to make life easier for you guys who want to try it out.
Sushi Airways is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar crafted after the interiors of an aircraft cabin. It can be a bit tacky looking especially with the service staff dressed as air stewardesses, but Theme Restaurants (click to see some bizarre concepts like prison themed restaurants) are big hits in Japan and I must recognize this place for the creative concept! Furthermore, Sushi Airways offers affordable set lunches and has an extensive ala carte selection of fresh seafood flown in four times a week from Japan.
Tempted by the very good food photography in the menu, I ordered the Airways Baru Chirashi Sushi set ($15) with chopped salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi and hotate. The ingredients were chopped with a dash of wasabi and the ingredients were very fresh! I was pleasantly surprised! The lunch set is served with salad, miso soup and dessert (chilled tofu), which I found good value for money.
Ms J ordered Chicken Teriyaki set, which was freshly cooked and prepared behind the bar. The chicken was tender and well marinated.
We also ordered a double salmon roll ($30). I know the colours look a bit off as I didn’t have my pro photographer with me, but the salmon both inside and over the rice were lightly seared, while the salmon skin over it was crispy. 3 layers of fresh salmon with 2 different textures – very nice!
I also want to commend the service! As it was pouring, we asked to borrow the umbrella to the car, and the owner/server volunteered to wait downstairs on Level 1 in the shelter so we can pass him back the umbrella without getting wet without having to park somwhere to return the brolly to him. Thanks 🙂 And I will be back to try more of the sashimi!!