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Crystal Fish

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514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
+1 831-649-3474
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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California Hot Springs, California
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234 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 25 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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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 

1 Thank Sonia E
Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 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 

1 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?