2340 State Road 580, Clearwater, FL 33763
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Countryside
James Keene spent years at Haiku Sushi in St. Petersburg, as sushi chef at Island Way and then as opening sushi chef at the Venue. At Pisces, the focused menu stays rooted in Japan with the odd South American or Mediterranean fillip. The sushi aesthetic is clean, without a lot of gloppiness, and demonstrates a clear knack for juxtapositions of texture. Panko gives crunch often, as in a lively veggie roll (there are lots of vegetarian options) called I Yam What I Yam, with panko-edged sweet potato and spinach topped with avo and garlicky aioli, the whole thing edged with crunchy bits of rice cracker.
Hours: noon-10 p.m. Tues..-Wed., until 11 p.m. Thur.-Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun., closed Mon.