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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
18316493474
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real food

Monterey is a hard place to find a good restaurant. There are a lot of tourist traps along Cannery Row. Dark warehouses serving overpriced food. We were happy to find Crystal Fish, which is simple, but serves real food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Monterey is a hard place to find a good restaurant. There are a lot of tourist traps along Cannery Row. Dark warehouses serving overpriced food. We were happy to find Crystal Fish, which is simple, but serves real food.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Glad we went at 5:00pm as it opened to avoid disappointment and we sat at the sushi bar! Very fresh sashimi made to order. Good service and fast turnover. Cosy ambience. Must try if you like Sashimi/sushi.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very friendly wait staff and sushi chefs. Delicious sushi, well-presented. We would definitely eat here again...highly recommended!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Reasonably priced and fresh! Get there early or be prepared to wait...we arrived at 6:30 and when we finished there was a huge line out the door. Good service too!

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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had planned to dine at better rated rest. two blocks west, only to walk out of that option for the rudest service. SO GLAD because we found Crystal Fish and had a wonderful dinner and experience. Our waitress was knowledgeable, gave wonderful suggestions and very professional. Timely food service yet never felt rushed. Small venue but did not feel packed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing sushi, and fairly decent prices. Some of the best sushi I have had in Monterey area. Lunch with coworkers, and we both enjoyed our meals.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had heard wonderful things about this sushi place, so we knew we needed to try it out. It did not disappoint. The waitstaff was excellent and very helpful. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friendly staff and good Japanese food. Ordered some sushi and other simple dishes. Price was reasonable. The place was busy and popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We are visiting from the east coast and had an amazing lunch at Crystal Fish. Read the reviews and were not disappointed!! Fish very fresh and rolls outstanding. Enjoyed the saki as well and Joe (awesome server) recommended banana bread organic ice cream for dessert - a must!! Wish we were here longer as we would definitely visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We firstly ordered way to much for the two of us!! The service was very good and everyone very polite. However the sushi we ordered was not made with much finesse! The pieces were enormous and the rice was not the best quality... We did have some sesame chicken which was delicious! I think the waiter should have warned us... More 

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Additional Information about Crystal Fish

Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
Phone Number: 18316493474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 18316493474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?