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“the BEST sushi around”
Review of Crystal Fish

Crystal Fish
Ranked #22 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This IS the best, and the freshest you'll find. It's a small, intimate, and a local favorite. And because of its size and demand, it's usually busy, and you may have to wait. But the staff works hard and the food shows up faster than expected. If you want some large tourist place, with an all you can eat buffet, this is not the restaurant for you. I always use Crystal Fish as my comparison when dining at other sushi places, and they never live up to it. I will always come back.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had an early evening dinner and were very pleased that the food lived up to its reputation.
The restaurant need a bit of updating with tired wall colours and fading carpet but don't let this put you off as the food makes up for this in spades!we had the 7 piece sushi dinner and a salad and extra eel , miso soup and another salad - all very good but we had to carry-out the remainder as it was too much to eat for us in one go. Good value for money , pleasant service and highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

While visiting Monterey bay aquarium we had a craving for sushi. Found crystal fish to be rated high. Surprisingly awesome. Nice oysters election of 3. Kumamoto oysters were great. Sashimi was great, chu toro, and blue fin tuna were delicious, firecracker roll was good, average place with above average sushi. Would def come back

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a very tasty dinner at Crystal Fish. They did their best to accommodate our allergies and we were able to eat without anyone breaking out in hives or getting a migraine. Our waitress was fabulous, attentive and brought a list of our allergies to the chefs. They are kid friendly too. Of course, if your child is not used to restaurant dining and can't sit still, it would not work well as this is not a very large restaurant. The sushi was fresh and delicious. They have some beautiful, creative and tasty rolls.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Bento Box is a great value! It allows you to get the miso soup, rice and salad, which are all delicious, and then two or three choices from a list of sushi, sashimi, and other entrees. The presentation of the Bento Box is beautiful. We got the sweet potato roll, spicy tuna roll, fire cracker roll and sashimi. The sweet potato roll was outstanding; we would definitely get it again! We spent the day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and this was a nice walk from the aquarium. We were seated quickly and our waiter was very attentive. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Kristen H
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