Monterey Coastal Cuisine

4.7
195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sushi, Seafood and Steaks on the corner of Main Street and the Monon Trail in Carmel's Arts and Design District.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 195 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great waiter , enjoyed the food, restaurant was too warm and humid . Very uncomfortable . Noise level was too loud.

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vipcdjenks
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service is fabulous, I really enjoy this restaurant

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vipYeug76a
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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KarenB
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Servive.

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vipSusan
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipMaryS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered oysters on the half shell. The menu said East Coast and West Coast oysters so I expected different kinds of oysters as well as different sizes. When they arrived it looked like the identical kind of oyster and they were minuscule. I also ordered the $6 Caesar salad. It was much smaller than what I expected.

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vipKendraF
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio and enjoyed a beautiful evening with great food and excellent service. Derrick is one of the best around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and super helpful. It was our first time in and she helped explain the menu & drinks really well. Our crab cakes were excellent, too. We hope to visit again soon.

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WallaceG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipjkirsh444
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything looks fabulous. Perfect setting. Great service and tremendous food. It is a MUST Go To

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, mostly good service. We did not get offered a dessert or coffee though not a big deal.

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vipLisam
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will be back :)

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Barb
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great - the bisque, the poke bowls, and the beef! Service was great. Wish it had been a bit quieter so we could have enjoyed the conversation more.

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AndyP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, ambiance and decor. I highly recommend this for a date night or girls night out!

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food were both excellent! It was really loud but we were seated next to the bar

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vipKJay
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food fantastic service from Sam equals an overall excellent experience we will die in there again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall

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vipBirthdaywife
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service attentive without being obnoxious. The California theme was obvious, but come on--include wines from elsewhere!! It did get loud as the evening went on, but wasn't too bad.

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OH3Cobra
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 great dishes. Excellent cocktails. Highly recommend

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vipSMP123
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

1st visit to Monterey Coastal did not disappoint! The staff were all friendly and efficient. Had north east and west coast oysters which both tasted very fresh along with accompanying condiments. Four of us had a couple of different varieties of sashimi and one of us had the special which was a red snapper served on scallop risotto and a roasted red pepper sauce. It was very good. I had the hamachi citrus sashimi chefs plate and we shared the beet salad. Best sashimi and beet salad I have had! Cocktails were also very enjoyable. The only reason I gave the food 4 instead of 5 stars was for the calamari. Although the calamari itself was high quality and very tender, I thought it could have been fried a bit longer. It was not crispy. The sauce it was served with complemented it nicely. We will definitely return!

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vipJanEira
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We loved it and will definitely come back. Great food and atmosphere.

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AmyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

service was kind of slow and I had to ask for another beer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We had the calimari, only flavor was from the lemon we squirted on. I had the seafood ravioli, taste was off but ok. My wife got the ahi, great steak but nothing great. Sister in law ordered the chicken sandwich which was the highlight of all our meals. Would order that if we go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. Hostess showed us to a corner in an alcove that seemed kind of ‘lonely.’ She was able to seat us at a table along the window which had a better ambiance. Joey our waiter was excellent! Personable, knowledgeable and a great recommender of books! He is a big reason why we will come back. We enjoyed the mussels; very tasty though 4 were closed so couldn’t eat them, shared the beet salad and enjoyed our entrees of sea bass and halibut. Everything was delicious and nicely presented. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipstevenp
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

High quality sashimi, great atmosphere, we will be back

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Eater
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the new restaurant with good food and services!

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JeffS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this new Carmel spot. The space looks great; really like the decor. Our food was awesome and the service was great!

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LoraM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Monterey. We love this little gem tucked away in the busiest intersection of Carmel. Top notch service, presentation and menu!

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vipCraigO
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of food and service. I’ve been three times and received the same superior service and outstanding food every time

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JordanS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Our server Lauranne was very nice. However I felt we could have had a better dining experience if she were more attentive to us. After our first drink we sat for a while waiting to order our next. I waived your indicate we needed something. She brought our entrees when they were ready however after the first few bites we quickly determined we did not like one of the rolls we ordered. We did not eat that toll. Our server did not return until the end of our meal. She saw that we did not eat one of the rolls and asked if we needed a box but did not ask how anything was. I also did not speak up. I just hate being one of those people. The roll we didn’t like was $18. We left hungry so we went home and ate peanut butter filled pretzels and drank water to satisfy our appetite. The other food was excellent. I had such high hopes.

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SueK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This new restaurant is in the heart of the Carmel Arts District with a great atmosphere, large bar, and yummy sushi! Will visit again soon.

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vipCoolkat2
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent sea bass and tuna. Will definitely be back

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vipFrequentdiner
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome to have this in Carmel!

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vipWEH1
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good!! Lunch was fantastic, the service was spot on!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and atmosphere. Love the mussels and Napa salad!

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BrandyE
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek was flawless! Great service and tasty food! And the brownie - the brownie! Will definitely be going back!

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Metz
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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CherylJ
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Monterey and everything was first class. Two of my guests were from New Hampshire and felt the seafood, especially the oysters, were as good as those found in East Coast restaurants. I will be back!

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vipboo1209
Naples
85 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal and service were very good . i had the Tuna rare, probably should have ordered it med-rare , but it was very good.

FAQs

Monterey Coastal Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 853-2280.

Monterey Coastal Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Monterey Coastal Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcard.rezku.com/119b0a02-4edb-4b4f-89dc-b68090815e7b/personalize.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.