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Crystal Fish

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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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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 - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Best Sushi in Monterey

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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connecticut
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We did takeout from Crystal Fish while staying at a nearby hotel. If you are staying at any of the hotels on Cannery Row you can walk there in about 5 minutes. We had the sesame chicken appetizer, (our toddler loved it),sushi, salad, tempura, and everything was fresh and tasty. We also had the chicken katsu and it was so... More 

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Monterey County
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough about Crystal Fish! I have been coming here since I moved to the Monterey area, about 6 years ago. I can't believe I've never reviewed my favorite sushi place. Crystal Fish has never disappointed. The fish is always fresh and delicious. It is obvious the attention to detail around quality, and I come back as often... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I don't typically review places in my hometown, but it's about time I give this place their propers. We've been coming here for over five years and love it. Favorites include the pink lady roll for the kids and I love the spider roll. Their tri tip and other combination foods are scrumptious. Last time we tried their special ocean... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Monterey was a stop-over location for the family road trip. We passed by the restaurant to see it really packed. As our little one was asleep in the car we had to do a take out. Order their teriyaki chicken, chirashi and a pink dragon roll. IT WAS AMAZING! I'm from asia wher there's lots of Japanese food but this... More 

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Northern California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Have wanted to try this place for some time now. The fact that they are always busy is a good sign. Lunch menu is good value. Portion sizes are ample and ingredients fresh. The shrimp were excellent! Service lags, so you may need to be a bit aggressive if you are on a schedule. Will definitely come again.

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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, 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: 831-649-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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