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Crystal Fish

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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
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Boise, Idaho
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I found Crystal Fish while we were visiting Monterey. It was packed, which is a good sign and it was worth it....the sushi was great. The staff was literally running around tablet to table to keep everyone happy. With that being said, if you're looking for a laid back fine dining atmosphere, this is not it. The... More 

Thank ShereeWest
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of many, this is probably amount the top 3 sushi places I have eaten in. I dined here several times and I think I could go here every day. Highly recommend

Thank Dragoslav G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this place so much we went twice during our week-long stay. Great variety of unique sushi rolls at good prices. This place seemed filled with locals and regulars and the owner comes out all the time to greet and talk to the regulars. The earlier the better as it gets filled quickly, but fast service means a rapid turn... More 

Thank DeeTraveler624
Rescue, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been a fan of sushi, my husband is. He loved all the sushi rolls we got. I liked one, the mahalo roll I think it was called, it has mango in it and macadamia nuts sprinkled on top. My 6 year old son loved the seaweed salad, it was great. Since I wasn't sure I could eat enough... More 

Thank JCAC11
Monterey Peninsula, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become our go-to for a satisfying lunch. There are many choices and specials moderately expensive but worth the price. Be prepared to wait if you have a party more than 4 as this is a small restaurant, minimal ambience with slow service (because all offerings are prepared as ordered).

Thank Joan L
St. John
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Oyster and sashimi heaven. They might serve something else (I'm sure they do) but I never got there. Fast service with the freshest ingredients, and selections of Saki and beers to go with the goodies. It is not a place for quiet conversation, but then it's not nice to talk with your mouth full and the food is too good... More 

Thank fullervi
san francisco
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We started with the Sashimi Sampler and moved on to assorted sushi rolls and nigiri. Everything was fresh and phenomenal. Service was excellent. Get there early otherwise you'll have to wait. Not touristy and lots of locals go there too.

Thank Nora L
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Great fresh fish and excellent staff. We will definitely be back every month! Thanks for the awesome experience.

Thank rantnraves77
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My son's favorite sushi place in town. We enjoyed our meal. Everything was delicious. Our server wasn't so great, but there was another young lady picking up her slack. We enjoyed hot sake, appetizers and a few rolls for dinner as well as the mochi ice cream for dessert. I would gladly recommend this place to anyone. Very reasonable prices... More 

Thank Lily A
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Try the Dragon Ball Z, they were amazing. I had the Monterey Roll and it was the table's favorite. We also ordered the AKA roll and it was very good but the Monterey was the best. The service was exceptional.

Thank Mar0222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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
Good for
Families with children
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 18316493474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?