Tipster Simon W. alerted us that Pisces Taiyaki Dessert at 488 Fell St. (and Laguna) is now open, "and it sells waffle fish ice cream with a unicorn option."
City documents indicate that a limited restaurant permit was approved last month. When we checked in with owner Zhi Yu Wu, a Daly City resident, he confirmed that Pisces is the newest addition to the neighborhood.
Berkeley-based UJI Time, which also serves taiyaki, opened a branch in Japantown's Peace Plaza complex earlier this year.
Wu said he and business partner Zi Liu are hosting a grand opening week that offers ice cream aficionados half off all orders for the entire day, with the first ten customers each day receiving a free taiyaki ice cream.
Located in the former Papabubble space, Pisces' special promotional prices are available until Christmas.
Wu and Liu also serve a variety of hand-rolled ice cream, which can be ordered in a donut or taco, while soft-serve ice cream comes in the signature fish-shaped cone. For those who like it simpler, both options are also available in a cup.
Ice cream flavors like vanilla, matcha and chocolate are on the menu, served with two toppings like mochi, rainbow sprinkle or peanuts, and a flavored syrup.
"The taiyaki cone was way more exciting than a boring sugar cone," Yelper Adam B. wrote. "It was a tad firmer than the soft taiyaki you might get filled with bean paste or custard."
Thanks to tipster Simon W.
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