Crystal Fish

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Asian, Sushi, Restaurant

514 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

(831) 649-3474
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    5 rating
    February 02, 2016

    Used to eating good sushi so I checked this place out when we moved here. They stock gluten free soy sauce (you just have to ask for it) and know which items contain soy or tempura (which are the ones that contain gluten). We've been back several times and I've never had a Celiac reaction. Good quality fish too!

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 23, 2015

    great sushi.hit or miss on GF. all depends on staff. We had one great meal with very knowledgeable server. She was able to guide us through the menu and give good instructions to the kitchen. On another occasion a young server didn't know what gluten was so we stuck to simple sashimi.

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    4 rating
    November 13, 2015

    I love this place. Very good food. They have Tamari(gluten free soy sauce). They are knowledgeable about gluten free options.

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    5 rating
    January 22, 2014

    Absolutely fresh and wonderful sushi and seafood. Best Japanese (in my opinion, and my husband is Japanese American) in the Monterey area. We come here often. I bring my own tamari and avoid anything with soy sauce, breading, or wheat noodles, and have had no problems. The sushi, sashimi and maki (rolls) are exquisite. They will also substitute brown rice for white in their bento boxes and rolls. Lunch is a bargain, although it can be busy (and usually busy for dinner,too). Busy is good because it means the fish doesn't sit around long. Service is very friendly though servers can be stretched thin at peak times.

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    5 rating
    January 16, 2013

    Crystal Fish is a great sushi restaurant. I am gluten-free (celiac) and they haven't made me sick yet. They have a pretty clean prep area, even when they are busy, but for gluten-free I recommend coming in at a less busy time, like between 5 and 6. That goes for any restaurant without a separate gluten-free prep area, though. They are right near the Aquarium. why not get on board with the Seafood Watch program? I guess maybe the red 'avoid' designation on most of the menu items might be a bit of a downer. I would love it if they would at least note which items on the menu are locally caught and or/sustainably raised or harvested.


  • Asian
  • Restaurant
  • Sushi
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
1 pm - 10 pm
1 pm - 9:30 pm

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