We took a day trip from SF to Monterey and Carmel. We had a three hour stopover in Monterey and went to the Fish Hopper for lunch. Our tour driver recommended this place and we decided to give it a try. We had no reservation but were immediately seated at a table over the water. We both had the pistachio encrusted ahi tuna and it was absolutely delicious...done to sushi-like perfection, as requested. The coconut-jasmine rice was a wonderful accompaniment. The bottle-and-a-half of a perfect pinot grigio (a great bargain) made for a wonderful birthday lunch. The service was excellent and speedy, which we appreciated since our time in this beautiful town was limited. Excellent location, terrific food and lovely service. Loved it!