Some great food, but not everything hits. You feel that it should, given the prices. Service was just fair, but you don't go to Gari for the service or ambiance.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The sushi never disappoints.
The sushi never disappoints. Delicious and Fresh! There is only one negative, the space is so small so I invariably feel rushed here.Good alternative is the sushi bar.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing sushi! Some of the
Amazing sushi! Some of the freshest fish I've had at a sushi place in all of NYC.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nicely prepared sushi. But
Nicely prepared sushi. But very expensive. Average wInes overpriced.
Sit at the bar. Table area is like a nice cafeteria. Service adequate.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like sushi and are
If you like sushi and are willing to do have the chefs tasting menu - omakase you should visit a Sushi of Gari in the city. Of course even if orderin al la carte the fish is so fresh and some of the best in the city.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
As long as you know to ask
As long as you know to ask for all of the different sauces, this is just one of the best sushi experiences in Manhattan. Also very expensive, but no more so than any of the other top places like Sushi Seki or Sushi Yasuda.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was one of the best sushi experiences I have had in the past few years. I love that they prepare the sashimi and nigiri with creatively delicious flavorings like Sakura blossoms or truffle. We ordered the omakase and were so impressed with the array, that we kept ordering more pieces! It's a little pricey, but so worth it. Can't wait to go back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and inventive sushi. You have to have the chef's recommendation platter, worth it!! Even the spicy tuna roll I ordered for my 10yr old was phenomenal. I would definitely go back, loved it
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
you know your in a Gari restaurant
The sushi is terrific, understood.
When told there was no fresh crab available, but there was snow crab - and then when one asks if that could be put into a roll;
the answer is a hard and final - no.
When we called to increase our reservation from 2 to 3, it was explained we had 1 1/2 hours at our places!(an adequate amount of time for an early not formal occasion!). And yes, there were tables open upon our timely finish!!!
Again, the overall meal was enjoyed by all at the table.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good sushi at reasonable price
This was pretty good sushi at a reasonable price. The dunplings were a really good appetizer and the rolls were quite tasty. My only complaint would be that the sashimi price was a little steep per piece. Great service and was greeted in formal Japanese.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always scrumptious omakase! Evening noise level is too energetic for our taste. Lunch a better choice.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the tasting menu!
The tasting menu was amazing. I tried Sushi I never tried and loved it. The fluke with quail egg was amazing.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always amazing sushi at this location and the upper east side location. One of my favorite sushi restaurants in the city
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional and unique sushi
If your looking for one of the best sushi restaurants in the city that specializes in out of the ordinary pieces, this is the place to visit. I recommend letting the chef pick your pieces and just sit back and enjoy the well dressed pieces. There is no accompanied soy sauce for a reason. Each piece is properly prepared with garnish and dressing to the chef taste. Just sit back and enjoy piece after piece of new creations.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Japanese food in NYC
Fantastic raw selection, apps, and . We got a pretty wide range of apps and each of us ordered several different cuts of Maki/Ngiri/etc... and every single thing we ate ranged between very tasty and delightful. That's a very rare thing for me to say, since I tend to be a bit picky. I felt like it was probably better than or equal to Nobu, and significantly better than Blue Ribbon. I especially recommend the Fatty Tuna and Scallion Roll, Foie Gras, and Cheese Shumai.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and innovative
Great little sushi restaurant. Always best to reserve as it gets busy. Interesting and innovative menu, tuna and avocado appetizer is divine. All the fish is super fresh, sashimi was melt-in-the-mouth delicious!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I had the Chef's choice fixed menu consisting of 12 courses ( 12 pieces of sushi) for a fixed price. You could add on additional courses depending on how hungry you were. We added 4 more pieces. Each piece was different, surprising and delicious. It's a little pricey so we saved it for a special occasion.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a win at Gari
Love this restaurant--pricey but always worth it. Omakase sushi is always our go-to. Prefer the sushi to the sashimi but both are excellent. A real treat and highly recommended!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best japanese meals we ever had. The omakase was fantastic. Service was excellent. The only draw back was that it was a bit noisy. We are never disappointed here.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in the City Bar None!
Out of this world sake and sushi and sashimi, with great dishes like Foie Gras in the mix. Fresh from the sea fish, top quality, delicious, artful presentation. Attentive staff. We are so glad this is right un
our own backyard! Arigato Gari.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service and omikase
Although pricey, the food was outstanding. The omikase was tailored to the tastes of our party of 4. The chefs special sushi with sauces and toppings made for each piece was spectacular. The tastes were varied and all delicious. Our female server was incredibly helpful in making our sushi choices and our bottle of sake. Only complaint was that our party's conversation was often interrupted by the staff, and at some point, we felt rushed to exit the table, not a great feeling when you're dropping hundreds of dollars on a meal!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in town
You can always count on Sushi of Gari to deliver the best quality sushi
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Sushi Place
I have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints! Do yourself a favor and sit at the bar and have the Omakase. It is amazing!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's New York taste.. Not California. Very smart, healthy and of course tasty.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor is basic sushi-bar
The decor is basic sushi-bar but the food is world class. Order the Omakase - each piece of sushi is extraordinarily well conceived, fresh, creative, and excellent. Noise level is perfect for conversation with friends.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple surroundings, excellent
Simple surroundings, excellent service, but above all,outstanding food. Japanese style sushi, i.e. each piece has its own delicious sauce and preparation. You can have a wide range of rolls or platters at reasonable prices w a touch of authenticity but the specialty is omakase, which is superb, authentic, amazingly varied, and very expensive. Decent selection of kitchen-prepared small plates and excellent desserts, but the sushi and sashimi are the stars
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food, am spoiled
Outstanding food, am spoiled for eating sushi anyplace else.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Omakase in town for that price
The selection of sushis and sashimis is remarkable, the quality and diversity is really great and there are some special gems you just wont forget
Ambience just ok
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sashimi, but expensive
If money is no object -- and you don't mind a somewhat cold maitre d' (she was efficient, but not friendly, though our serve was very friendly), the sashimi can't be beat.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional and Unique Sushi
If you want one of the top sushi restaurants in Manhattan that will be able to introduce you to totally new types of sushi, go to Sushi of Gari and order the Chef's menu. It isn't cheap, but you will definitely be impressed with unbelievably prepared and tasty sushi.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for lunch for our first year wedding anniversary. Husband had the omakase and still can't stop talking about it a few days later. Simply amazing!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best sushi experience
The flavors and quality are so incredible good, it is amazing . Go for the chef's recomendations, a little pricy but worth it.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not only my favorite, but my guests from Europe and Boston, Washington State, love the Omakase.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Really enjoyed lunch saki and sashimi. Best I have had worth your while to leisurely dine
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Chief specialities are the best
Whatever you do go with the specialties of the restaurant. You won't be sorry. This is the go to Sushi spot on the UWS.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM