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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
831-649-3474
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing sushi

We love sushi. At hone we almost eat twice a month and because California is known for dushi we tried that one and wow... Amazong huge sushi

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Sophie M
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Lausanne, Switzerland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love sushi. At hone we almost eat twice a month and because California is known for dushi we tried that one and wow... Amazong huge sushi

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We felt our way forward quite gingerly but ended up with totally delicious dishes: Cannery Roll, Monterey Roll, Sexy Roll, tempura, miso soup. Really unusual and amazing food. Great presentation. Would make this a regular if we lived here. The local Japanese community have done so already - for eat in or take away. Dull and uninspiring interior.

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Newport Beach, CA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you like sushi, just go to Crystal Fish! You won't regret it. Clean, fresh, generous slabs of delicious albacore and yellow tail await you. The creative flavors of the excellent sashimi salad and inventive rolls like the Green Goblin Roll with tuna, salmon, albacore, red onion, seaweed salad and jalapeño will delight your taste buds. Friendly, fast service are... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I ate here based on "Montereys Best Sushi". The sushi was very good but we have definately had better on the West Coast. As this was the only sushi we ate while in Monterey I cannot say if it was the best Monterey has to offer. Long story short Very Good Sushi

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went for lunch and were happy to find a nice assortment of dishes and reasonable prices. I never had a sashimi salad before and really liked the combination of fresh fish, soba, greens, and chunks of avocado. My husband enjoyed his combo that included sashimi, firecracker roll, and poki. Portions were good, and the service was friendly.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great price and great fish. Real sushi rolls with great full taste. Order the Monterey Roll it is the best.

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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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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

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?