Pisces (and I’m not talking about your horoscope)

Although we’re at least 3 hours from the closest shoreline, Charlotte has some pretty delicious sushi. I’ve already told you about Nikko and Ru Sans, and professed my love for strip-mall sushi (and take out) at Masa Sushi in South Charlotte, so today’s post is all about Pisces, near uptown in the Metropolitan shopping center.

IMG_7770The inside makes it feel elegant and classy. You really have your choice of restaurants in this shopping center, you can go for cheap with Zoe’s Kitchen or Revolution Ale House, or take it up a notch with Pisces or La Paz. We were thoroughly impressed with the inside. And somewhat amazed by the jelly fish in the aquarium.    IMG_7768There’s also a fantastic bar to sit at if you’d rather. And there are large tables to accomodate big parties. I think this would be a fantastic place to take a group of friends for a celebration!

IMG_7769There are a few TVs dispersed throughout, but not enough to make it feel like a sports bar. We started off with spicy edamame to share, and it did not disappoint!

IMG_7764We split three rolls which were MORE THAN enough for two people. The rolls were big but not as big as Ru Sans (which are sometimes hard to eat!). They were filling, delicious, and tasted like they were made with quality ingredients.

IMG_7766While this was a little expensive for a random weeknight dinner, it was worth it. I would highly recommend checking out Pisces if you’re looking for good sushi away from the coast. Also? The service is fabulous!

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Charlotte’s Best Sushi 2014

Recently, we hopped over to Park Road to have sushi at Ru Sans. Ru Sans was recently named Charlotte’s best sushi by Creative Loafing. It was buzzing with couples and even families when we arrived and the bar was almost packed.

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While I’m not usually big on strip mall restaurants, Ru Sans is delicious and the experience is fabulous (I love anywhere with good + quick service!).

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We started with spicy edamame, figuring the twist on the traditional appetizer would be exciting. It was good but nothing mind-blowing. Regular edamame would have been fine.

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We decided to split three rolls (our usual amount) and selected a mix of salmon, shrimp and spicy tuna roles, including the Tuna Bomb. IMG_5938

We were both astonished at how quickly the sushi came out to the table. The rolls were slightly larger than most rolls I’ve encountered. That being said, they were packed full of avocado and cucumber and shrimp/fish. The flavor was delicious.

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I did love that they had several local beers on tap and a variety of wine and sake options – all for relatively cheap. Our entire meal was around $40.

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I’m not sure I would classify it as the best sushi I’ve had, but it’s good. Especially if you’re looking for a quick meal and a no-fuss place. If you’re going for a fancier date night, I would consider Nikko over Ru Sans. Either way, it’s definitely worth checking out.