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Crystal Fish

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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't eat sushi, do I like the bento boxes. Although all 6 of us ordered at once, my meal didn't come. Finally figured out that my meal was given to another person at our table. They had to remake mine, gave her what she really ordered. Total confusion. Service a bit odd. When I called weeks ahead to make... More 

Thank Liz C
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in the area and always go there for lunch with co-workers. I love the sushi! And often order the box lunches, where you get a choice of 2 or 3 entrees, plus some salad and rice. The food is always great and a great value for the amount of food you get for your money. I've never been... More 

Thank Sonia E
Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family to Monterey and felt we had to eat sushi there, what an amazing choice we made! Had many different rolls that were prepared right in front of us. Couldn't ask for a more fresh taste with everything being cut in front of our eyes. Great selection of special rolls, one of note having cooked crab warmed... More 

Thank Darren K
Grass Valley, California
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family and I visited here on Labor Day weekend based on strong reviews on multiple sites. We arrived shortly before 6pm and the place was full with a couple of parties already waiting. The fact that there were lots of Japanese patrons and locals means a lot in Monterey where there is lots of crappy tourist joints. Orders were taken... More 

Thank _derekboyes13
Boise, Idaho
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 August 3, 2016 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 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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34 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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?