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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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Ranked #17 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place was highly recommended by our local friend, and the sushi was better than any of the sushi places I have been to in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was told by the local friend the only place better than crystal fish is one of those $100 per person pre fix sushi places in san francisco. We end... More 

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Monterey, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent sushi. Appears inconsequential from the street (except for the line out front). Inside is a beehive of quality activity.

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Enjoyed a creative sushi roll called jamie .delicious and fresh with a combination of spice and flavor of the sea , and I only like sushi not love it but this was too good to share. Quick service and lots of eaters on a Thursday night. A great place with lots of choices and beer on tap!!!

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Moreno Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I love Sushi. The place we were staying at recommended Crystal Fish due to their great service, atmosphere and great food. We were not disappointed. The food and the service was excellent. We ate at the Sushi bar and met a wonderful couple from the area and enjoyed great food and great conversation.

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California Hot Springs, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The first sign of a great restaurant is it being full. We went for lunch on Saturday and it was packed. Everything was good; overall I'm not a big fan of sushi, but this is supposed to be one of the best in Monterey. I guess I would go back.

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Monterey, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went in to get a quick bite to eat and were surprised at the place being totaling packed, There also were other couples waiting for tables, since we were able to get a parking place perfectly our the front door we decided to stay. What a great decision, the help was right on the money. The young man knew... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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165 reviews 165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was definitely a busy restaurant and we had to wait for a table of 4 for a while. Service was OK and sushi was good. We were just visiting friends in Monterey and they advised that this restaurant was the best sushi restaurant around. Be sure to check your bill because we were double charged for a glass of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Creative and great tasting sushi!! Be prepared to wait a little bit... don't be discouraged it is totally worth the wait:-)

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Redding, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were there for a late dinner this week and enjoyed some great sushi. We definitely ordered too much food though! The dressing on the salad was a great surprise and the sushi was fresh and tasty. Service was pretty good...the good was what made the experience!

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Additional Information about Crystal Fish

Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
Phone Number: 831-649-3474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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