A sushi bar chain in Australia has rebranded with a lighthearted ‘all crypto’ menu – and now accepts crypto as payment too.
Sushi Planet, in Adelaide, has rewritten its entire menu with a cheeky crypto flavour.
You can buy Nakamoto Nigiri, Lightning Topped Rolls, Litecoin (Scrypt) skewers, Satoshi Sushi BNB (Binance) Big Rolls – and controversially – Donburi Ripple Rice bowls.
Diners can pay for their meals with cryptocurrency through a partnership with the Binance backed TravelByBit.
Owner of the modern Japanese restaurant – there is a second location in Modbury – Michael Li said:
“The crypto community is growing fast, so even a small percentage of this market will be a huge boost for our business.
“Any traveler from around the world who wants to dine with us can now pay in crypto, eliminating the process of converting their local currencies to Australian dollars and paying conversion fees.
“There are a lot of benefits and we are future-proofing our business.”
“Since Sushi Planet’s inception, we have always been open to serve people in all walks of life. By having something new like a crypto menu, we feel that we are opening our service and product to a whole new market.”
The menu includes:
- Satoshi Sushi Set – a “reward incentive for all decentralized citizens for your proof of hard work” which has 21 different rolls in honour of the 21 million total supply of BTC.
- BNB Big Rolls – the largest rolls on the menu which pays tribute to the ‘world’s largest exchange.’
- Lightning Topped Rolls – they have a second layer of toppings (lol).
- Donburi Ripple Rice Bowl – if you’re looking for a SWIFT fix for hunger, this is the meal for you. (International banking transfer system joke there, doesn’t quite work, but there you go).
Sushi Planet accepts Bitcoin, Binance Coin, and Litecoin as payment – or you can pay in cold hard cash.
Numerous Adelaide businesses now accept crypto
Sushi Planet is one of a number of businesses in Adelaide that accept crypto as payment through the TravelByBit network.
You can also use crypto at the Muscle Bar Cafe, Lunch on 107, the Virtual Reality Experience, or even take a walking tour on Adelaide Walks n’ Talks With Neil.
You can even throw a function at Talunga Estate using crypto, near the big rocking horse in regional SA.
South Australia trying to get in on the blockchain action
South Australia is attempting to position itself as a national leader in blockchain technology. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Steven Marshall teamed up to announce the establishment of a blockchain hive in South Australia last year.
The state hosted the ADC Global Blockchain Summit in Adelaide in March and the state government has trialed Horizon State’s blockchain technology in an election for the Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
TravelByBit has also made inroads with other restaurant franchises in Australia.
You can also buy kebabs with crypto if that’s more to your taste
In April they inked a deal with nationwide food chain Origin Kebabs, to trial crypto payments in four of its stores in Queensland.
The trial locations include stores at Westfield Chermside, the Queensland University of Technology, Broadbeach and Eagleby, which is claiming the title of ‘Australia’s first drive-thru bitcoin restaurant.’
Origin Kebabs General Manager Burhan Goktas told Micky at the time: “We’d encourage other major chains in the country to trial it to help further adoption. Jump on board!”