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Crystal Fish


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sashimi sesame chicken bento box quality sushi ocean trout salad great sushi sushi bar love sushi sushi place sexy roll japanese cuisine gets busy worth the wait the east coast monterey area wait for a table
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply great food. The three way tuna is a “must try”. Pork belly appetizer is also great as is the sashimi salad. Very nice and welcoming staff. Will visit again.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank maxvol504
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got both sushi and sashimi, as well as an appetizer (we don’t get to go out for sushi very often). Everything was very tasty, and the service was good. Our waiter recommended a couple of the things we ate, and he did not lead...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dkl0404
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We always try to sneak in here for a meal when we come to Monterey. Great food, great cocktails and great service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Donna V
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Not my usual cuisine but my son was celebrating his graduation so his choice. Very welcoming staff and great vibe to the place. My son ordered the Omakase Nigir dinner which he loved so much, he ordered 3 portions of custom nigiri. Not my cup...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susie M
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Looks like a pass, but find parking it’s amazing. Which is probably why there was a line at midday. Friendly knowledgeable staff, great sushi chef team. ❤️

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank BKennedy314
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Haven't tried may Sushi Restaurants in Monterey so headed to Crystal Fish on Lighthouse Ave. I called to inquire about reservations and was told that they don't take reservations on Friday & Saturday. They open at 5:00 PM and when we arrived around 6:00 PM,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Great customer service. Gets busy quick! There's a lot to choose from on the menu. I had two different rolls and was very pleased with both.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wandering_PT
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Went to eat here for dinner. The Yelp reviews for how popular this place is , is accurate (we arrived at 5:30pm, they open at 5:00) it was already full and the wait for a table was 15-20 minutes. The wait help is very friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank izsmom
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We walked into a packed restaurant, the staff was all busy, and we noticed a card requesting to write down our names and the number of people in our party. We had about a 10 minute wait ( it was dinner time on Friday), but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank NogaG3
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Went with my dad on a Saturday for dinner without reservations at 6pm. Got seated immediately and then the place got really busy. The waiter was SUPER friendly and SUPER efficient. The quality of the fish was outstanding, and they had TORO!!! For someone from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Talia A
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They do have a lot of options but 1 person can get full on less than $40
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