Crystal Fish

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Asian, Sushi, Restaurant
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

514 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

(831) 649-3474
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    1 rating
    2 months ago

    The staff was not knowledgeable at all. They told me even the rice had gluten. They told me the only thing I could order was sashimi and they wouldn't give me veggies to sub out for the rice.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    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
    4 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Asian
  • Restaurant
  • Sushi
Monday
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
1 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
1 pm - 9:30 pm

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