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Crystal Fish

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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
18316493474
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Walk from the hotel, very yummy

Food was great, and the seaweed was too! Late evening meal was no problem, and we walked from our hotel to the aquarium, down cannery row, then up to this place. Very nice evening!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mary L
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Arcata, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Arcata, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food was great, and the seaweed was too! Late evening meal was no problem, and we walked from our hotel to the aquarium, down cannery row, then up to this place. Very nice evening!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food at a reasonable price. A good, wide selection of tasty and fresh food. We would definitely visit again if back in Monterey.

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Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A super Japanese restaurant offering exceptional value for very good fare - no booking so line up (15 minutes) outside. Portions large, staff friendly.

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Naples, FL
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had another wonderful meal, even better than last year, when we visited Crystal Fish again. The variety of sushi and sashimi was expansive and the quality was just superb. We regard this as a wonderful place to stop whenever we're in the area, it can't be beat!

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was my first visit to Crystal Fish for a lunch time meal. We got there early and the restaurant filled up shortly afterwards. The bento box options included a "Pink Lady" sushi item. I give it 5 stars for originality and taste. The salmon teriyaki was cooked near perfection. Crystal Fish will be on my short list next time... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Was packed at lunch time, and for good reason : the fish is excellent, the service very friendly and the lunch specials are a great value.

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Antioch, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My son & I were going to another Japanese restaurant on the same street but it was closed. Luckily, we found this place! The sashimi was fresh & delicious! Our whole meal was delicious! Their price was pretty decent & great customer service! This is our new Japanese restaurant whenever we're in town.

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Sicily
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times while in Monterey and it never disappoints. Fresh sushi, good service, cozy ambiance, and reasonable prices.

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Spring Hill, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped in a half hour before closing time, still got great food and very good service. It was great to grab fresh sushi and the prices were what I would expect from great local food.

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Pebble Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was great although over priced & they need to educate the waiter, we went lunch there on 8/8 & the only Asian female waiter wearing a tight leggings and showed her camel toes, I don't know she did it on purpose to attract the male guest because of Military area?? Believe me, disgusting & look out of place!!

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?