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“Pleasant surprise”
Review of Crystal Fish

Crystal Fish
Ranked #8 of 317 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 27, 2013

As we pulled up to Crystal Fish, we began questioning our concierge's recommendation. Pretty unassuming from the outside. But once the plates began to arrive, it became clear why this is a local favorite, and highly recommended to people passing through. Presentation is superb. The flavors are exceptional. A good infusion of slightly original flavors without departing to dramatically from traditional Japanese fare.

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Thank Marci L
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My family had a great lunch at Crystal Fish. We were able to choose three meals that please each of our tastes, for a reasonable price. Great service too!

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Thank jenyrose
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Crystal Fish is a small 49-seat local gem that serves some of the finest quality sushi that I have ever had the pleasure to eat. The service is spot-on and not even the stark and dated décor could detract from having an excellent dining experience. The place fills up by 7pm with locals and tourists in the know. Go early or have a reservation is my advise.

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Thank AustinGentleman
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Sushi rolls were so amazingly fresh. Large amounts of fish. Reasonably priced. It was so crowded (tons of locals) and worth the wait. We went twice in two days. The Udon bowl as good (not great) - they ran out of udon and had to use soba.

Thank Margaret P
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We live in a beach town and enjoy fresh fish and sushi quite often. This place far exceeded our expectations! Each roll we tried was great and the sushi chefs were fast and friendly. Walking distance from hotel was a plus.

Thank nire0106
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