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Crystal Fish

514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
+1 831-649-3474
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bento box” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank traveldentist74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo excited to leave a review for the Crystal Fish! Welcomed at the door by Kiitchi - Mgr. and seated at our table of choice, we began with a bit of friendly banter. Pleasant, polite and professional Kiitchi provide the “service” that deserves recognition, thank-you...More

Thank phillipl404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal Fish is an unassuming small place just a few blocks removed from the honky-tonk Cannery Row area. I prefer finding places locals frequent and this was a gem. Kind, prompt service and excellent food. Typical sushi portions. I found it thru TripAdvisor but instead...More

Thank Kevin A C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I am a frequent guest here. Weekday "lunch specials" give you many choices to combine into a 2-item or a 3-item lunch, and both options also include rice, miso soup and salad. They have a long list of sushi rolls, also sashimi and nigiri sushi...More

Thank Elena A
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Really nice sushi and freshly made sushi. Don't be afraid to try some nonstandard sushi like the ones with asparagus . Dragon ball z was absolutely amazing . This is the best restaurant in Monterey and hence you will see people queuing up in front...More

Thank Rostislaff B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Close to the aquarium, but off the beaten track compared to the other tourist places. We had the lunch menu. Good choice between bento boxes or mixed sushi. Very good quality sushi, the rolls are very good too.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband discovered this restaurant a year ago and love it, the staff is super friendly and efficient and the food is really good. I love sushi and it is delicious there. It is also a kid friendly place, as I see families there too....More

Thank BlessedInherently
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

After reading all positive feedback about this place I had pretty high expectations and I can honestly say that it was one of the top 2 places I've eaten sushi. The fish was incredibly fresh. Highly recomended!

Thank magmo1
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We went to Crystal Fish to take out sushi for dinner. The sushi was fresh and so good. You have to try the Cannery roll made with scallop, it was delicious. It was a bit expensive but a great great value. If we go back...More

Thank Mariepep
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When some of the hotel staff recommended this location for great sushi, I expected a super expensive fancy location. It was a quaint location with very reasonably priced sushi and other menu items. My foursome was from the Midwest and expected to pay a lot...More

Thank JBizzle411
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Talia A
November 18, 2017|
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Response from BusinessTraveler1222 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a lot of options but 1 person can get full on less than $40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-3474
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