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Crystal Fish

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$$ - $$$
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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
+1 831-649-3474
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Sunnyvale, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The sushi was wonderful! I got the sushi dinner, which included a California roll and 7 pieces of chef's-choice sushi. It was all great. My husband got 2 pieces of tuna, two pieces of salmon, and 2 Alaska rolls. He let me have one piece of his Alaska roll and it made me wish that was all I ordered! All... More 

Thank Marie C
Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Quality of fish seemed fresh, but oysters were not good. Service staff was friendly and helpful. We came right when they opened for dinner at 5PM and were able to find a table, however, it became very crowded within the hour. Since waiting area and some tables like ours were somewhat close(like right next to each other), we had the... More 

Thank john_p_travel
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Best place for sushi in Monterey. Great service great food! Best part it's only 5 blocks from home! Wish you could make reservations.

Thank Worldtravelerdmb
Pacific Grove, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The best sushi in town! Love the atmosphere and friendly service, sushi rolls are reasonably priced and super tasty, lots to choose from and all with an interesting twist. Sashimi a bit smaller and pricier than Seaside Sushi, but if coming for rolls, a great spot. Location close to Cannery Row is a also a super plus! Love the fact... More 

Thank YoKern
California Hot Springs, California
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238 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Let me first say I'm note that big on sushi, but this place is good. We went for an early dinner and got a table for 2. I just thought $88.00 was on the high side... only I a total of one beer with the sushi.

1 Thank Brinbri
Regina, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had lunch at Crystal Fish. The waiter was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the sushi was outstanding. There is a great variety on the menu of rolls, sashimi, nigiri and cooked dishes. We had one of the specials - scallop sashimi, along with three rolls - Monterey, Cannery Row and Fire Cracker. We loved them all. The fish was... More 

1 Thank cariladon
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This Sushi spot has been a favorite for a number of years. Consistently good, be prepared to wait, no secrets about how good it is.

1 Thank Jon P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best local Japanese food period! Literally everything is amazing! Mr Suzuki runs a top notch restaurant, customer service is their top priority. You won't leave disappointed! It is so good that we go to Crystal Fish at lest once a month! Too bad I'm limited to only 5 stars or I would give 10!

1 Thank Jason C
Los Altos, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Located on the busy Lighthouse corridor in New Monterey, this place is a warm and friendly spot for excellent sushi and noodles. They do a large business and it's not a place to linger for a romantic dinner! But for great fresh sushi, good and friendly service, and a place to walk in and not have to wait long, can't... More 

1 Thank Peter S
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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 

1 Thank Liz C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-3474

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