Crystal Fish: "Best Sushi in Town!" Top 5 Page for this destination Monterey Restaurant Tip by Lhenne1

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Located on Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, Crystal Fish is an excellent spot for a sushi dinner. The owner is almost always on hand and checking in on his customers. The wait staff is knowledgeable about everything on the menu and can suggest what is best on a particular evening.

We sat at the bar on our visit and gabbed with the chef and owner while they prepared orders. Each night the chefs prepare roll specials which are described in detail and offered at a reasonable price. The fish is exceptionally fresh and prepared with precision. If sushi isn't your thing, the chefs also prepare an array of teryiaki, tempura and

Decor is simple, with the bar centrally located. The service is very attentive without feeling overbearing. Prices are great, $5-$10 for maki, nigiri and sashimi. A selection of beers and wine are also available for a very reasonable price.

During lunch hours, Crystal Fish offers a buffet that is a blend of Japanese and American...a pleasant combination in flavors. For the best experience here, use the a la carte dinner menu or ask owner/chef Sho Sakaguchi for his suggestions.

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-9pm ? Friday-Saturday 5-10pm
Closed Sundays

Favorite Dish: The special maki rolls offered nightly are always a great combination of flavors.

Address: 514 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: If you're looking to leave the tourist-ridden Cannery Row for a great meal, head 2 blocks up the hill to Lighthouse Ave.
Phone: 831-649-3474
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Japanese/Sushi

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 3, 2007
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