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Crystal Fish

514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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Ranked #10 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love going here, they have a Special Bento Box for lunch, so thats whay i always get, rice, salad and chicken teriyaki. It does get really busy during dinner, so i always go early. Great food and service !

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Actually, I'm judging the fish sushi only indirectly. But if there's someone in your group who doesn't like raw fish, you just can't do better than Crystal Fish! The shroomalicious in particular. You veggie folks, eating your cucumber and avocado, looking enviously at the big fancy California style sushi rolls - well, now you've got a big showy veggie sushi,... More

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Pleasanton, CA
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I happened to be in the Monterey area, so we went looking for a good meal to eat, while down there. She happened to come across the reviews of Crystal Fish and it looked promising. We decided to give it a try and were not disappointed! The restaurant itself is nothing special- a smallish kind of place... More

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Carmel, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been to Crystal Fish three times now--twice for lunch and once for dinner--with friends and family. We are sushi freaks and always load up on way too much sushi, so that we have to take a full box home. Some of the rolls are highly original--the "sexy roll" has spicy tuna, soft shell crab, yellow tail, and eel... More

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

If you are out and about near Monterey and craving sushi Crystal Fish. I took my family there and it was busy so we sat 4 across at the large sushi bar. Very fresh and tasty with a wide variety and selection of rolls. The firecracker roll was my favorite. Staff is very friendly and does not rush you which... More

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San Francisco, California
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50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came here for lunch. The place is located off the cannery row but on a street with lots of restaurants and retail shops. A break from the crowded street by the aquarium. We ordered different kind of rolls, a tempura plate and Udon. We ate our food ala carte style to try everything what’s on our table. Fresh sushi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Excellent fresh sushi and reasonably priced. Very short wait for a table. The waitress was amazing. She was very friendly and accommodating. The rolls were great. I would recommend the sexy roll. It was sexy and devious and a deal at $13.00. Great family friendly restaurant in monterey.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The menu is expansive, the sushi is of the highest quality and is expertly prepared. It offers an extremely wide variety of special rolls, excellent Japanese food and the quality of their Toro was the best I've had outside Japan. Don't be fooled by the appearance from the street, this is a flat out great restaurant!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

One of the best japanese rest. Abundant portions, sushi and sashimi plus nagiri with the freshest fish. A must try. Kind of cheap also.

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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My favorite sushi bar in Monterey. I have lived here 22 years. As a sushi snob, I can say this is one of the most enjoyable sushi bars I have experienced anywhere. Always fresh fish, great preparation, wonderful staff and highly conscientious sushi cooks with very involved and sincere owner. You may have a wait as it is popular to... More

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