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Crystal Fish

514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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Ranked #18 of 261 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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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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