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Crystal Fish

514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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Ranked #11 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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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The sushi rolls are average. Nothing I'd write home about. The decor & furniture are quite dated. Hate the flyers under the glass of the table. Place needs an overhaul if ya ask me. I won't be going back.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Found Crystal Fish on Trip Advisor and was grateful for the tip. Great sushi in Monterey. Everything was fresh, and all reasonably priced. We were able to avoid waiting in line for a table by calling ahead for a reservation. Atmosphere in the restaurant is somewhat utilitarian, but once the food arrived, we hardly noticed!

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Seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We eat sushi frequently in many cities and Crystal Fish is right up there with the very best! Be sure to explore the inventive rolls they have created! We loved it so much we ate dinner here two nights in a row. I recommend that you sit at the sushi bar. There is always something fun to watch and they... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I are sushi lovers and we decided to try this place for dinner on our anniversary. The entire place was packed when we arrived around 7:30pm but the wait wasn't bad at all. We both ordered chirashi bowls and they were absolutely fabulous! The fish was fresh and they didn't cheat on the cuts either. Everything was... More

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278 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Make reservations as this eatery is desirable for locals, tourists, young and old. A high energy sushi bar. The ocean trout sushi was fresh and enjoyed as a shared starter. The uni was as fresh as it could be. The sunset and Mama Mia rolls are in high demand. The Asian draft beer was a perfect pairing to our meal.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My friends and I had the bento box lunch, which we thought was a great deal for $10. The portions were larger than expected and the food was delicious. We had a mix of sashimi, cooked food, and sushi rolls and all of them great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food was good and so was the service! If you are craving for decent Japanese cuisine while in Monterrey, go to Crystal Fish. I was there around 2pm for late lunch on a Friday and lucky to get a table. When I returned at 8pm planning to have dinner, there was a long line stretching outside the restaurant. It... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My mom and I went on a Thursday night and it was packed (get there early). The sushi was amazing which more than made up for the wait! My favorite was the Green Salmon roll, spicy and delicious! Definitely a must go while in Monterey.

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the hotel. On weeknights they take reservations - so we (family of 4) made one while unpacking and walked over. GREAT and FRESH sushi. Classic rolls and awesome specialty rolls and super reasonable prices for anywhere - let alone dowtown Monterrey, The blue fin tuna was outstanding. We liked it so much... More

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Nevada City, California
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A short wait if you don't have reses...I was craving sushi and was happily pleased by the time I left. This place is BUSY! You know when there's a line out the door it's good sushi! Great selection of fish, also cooked japanese food. I sat at the bar, friendly staff, great service! I'll be back...until then.

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