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Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side

4.5
4.5
993 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Welcome to Sushi of Gari! This restaurant is the original restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi by Masatoshi GARI Sugio. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily markets freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 517-5340

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    MASASHI AOKI

  • Catering

    We do offer catering services for various settings. Please kindly inquire at catering@sushiofgari.com for more detail.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Subway: #6 train @ 77th Street or Q train at 72nd Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 993 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. l

    lilyd

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    awkward service, for an exorbitantly expensive omakase that leaned heavily on more crowd friendly fish like tuna, but lacked flair and creativity.
  2. CP

    CecileP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as usual! We love this place and its omakase!
  3. S

    Suleiman

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We have been eating here for years but our latest visit was really disappointing. Reservation not promptly honored, really slow service and several items were not good at all. Hope this was just an off night as this is one of our favorite places!
  4. J

    Jessica

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We paid a ridiculous about for a terrible omakase. Literally had simultaneously the worst but also the most expensive sushi of my life here. Also we went on Valentine’s Day and they were only offering omakase without any notification via website.
  5. j

    jzinn

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Such beautiful Omakase. The service was impeccable. A lovely evening with excellent food. The sake choices were uniquely wonderful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement Celebration
  7. DS

    DanaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had an amazing time at Sushi of Gari. Tried the Omakase and managed to eat 14 pieces. Every piece was delicious and extremely interesting. I would have preferred if all of the fish was served raw instead of some being fried or cooked. But overall amazing!
  8. j

    jellybean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yes. Best sushi on the upper east side. I love the feel of this place, very relaxed. The sushi was phenomenal, leaving me already planning my next visit.
  9. t

    trufflehunter1

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    When you dine at Gari you will swear off supermarket sushi forever !
  10. TW

    TinaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Completely empty restaurant, they were uninformed about gluten free options for my husband, food came out too quickly, and it was expensive for the quality of the food/experience. Will not return.
  11. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    422 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Terrific food and service but rather overpriced.
  12. UP

    UPtowngirl

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sushi of Gari is usually outstanding, but not so on this visit. The sushi was dry, with little taste, the service was rushed. I don't know what happened to this wonderful restaurant, not sure I will go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in the world
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Disappointing. Been here many times and previously considered it on of my top picks for Omakase in NYC. Sadly, the chief sushi chef was just rotated to a different branch of sushi Gari and the food isn’t of the same level anymore. Hopefully it was just an off night.
  15. AE

    AnnaE

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very ordinary. Nothing outstanding. Not very tasty. Not cosy. The place is just awfully small.
  16. AM

    AmandaM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We always would come here when visiting NY but after our last visit it's off the list. Sushi was essentially the same combinations but lacking any flavor or anything special. Super sad to see it slip.
  17. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best sushi restaurants in NYC and the best in my neighborhood. Pricey, yes. But also Intimate. Delicious sushi. I can’t wait until Sushi of Gari—East Side reopens for indoor dining.
  18. G

    Gracie

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I am a frequent guest at Sushi of Gari's in TriBeCa which is SUPERB. I was in the area and decided to book your UES location. When we entered the space the hostess and staff were not ready to welcome us aka "no hospitality". The room was incredibly hot and we asked them to turn off the heat and open the window or door. The hostess was annoyed and offered to put us in a claustrophobic hallway with no windows or air. Our appetizers were brought about 10 minutes apart. We had ordered extra ginger, lemon and no shrimp and everything was forgotten. We were pushed out from our table and the service was terrible. I would never return. Shame on you to charge these prices for this experience.
  19. KM

    KendellM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi here is always unbelievable!!! Honestly the best I've ever had! So worth it!
  20. CM

    CountMeOut

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in New York
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    一度はNYの高級寿司店を体感するのも良いかと思い選択しました。 接客時に「お任せ」を強く勧められましたのでそれを注文しました。 イメージはもっと創作寿司的な物を想像していまし
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    LOVE THEIR SUSHI. It one of my most favorite places to eat in NYC
  23. T

    Thedrake

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in all of NY
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Omasake is so delicious. Our go to restaurant for sushi & sashimi. Fresh tasty simple. We love it
  25. FM

    FrancesM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous, fresh, beautiful sushi & wonderful cooked items. Gyoza, tempura, Yakitori, miso soup, etc—all perfect. Very small restaurant (so don’t go for the atmosphere) but the staff is friendly and efficient & food top-notch. My favorite Neighborhood Japanese.
  26. T

    Thedrake

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in NYC. Sushi is perfection
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious, best sushi we’ve had in a long time. The seaweed salad was also wonderful!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    average quality
  29. AL

    AnthonyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The restaurant accommodations are very cramped for a high priced place. The sushi was very good, but Gari's approach is to overwhelm the fish with imaginative sauces, which is not to my taste. (We had the omakase menu.) The prices are very high, but I would still recommend this place for those who want to try a different kind of sushi.
  30. f

    foodzzz

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently amazing. pricey but worth it. we love it
  31. NY

    NYfinediner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    With friend
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent omakase!
  33. LM

    LarryM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Was was really good. Service was ok. Place is very small and cramped. Everything about it is tight. I’m a fairly big guy and I was a bit uncomfortable navigating the place and was really wedged in when I sat down. Overall value was ok.
  34. p

    peterk

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fine food - a cut above most Japanese restaurants. Recommended.
  35. ML

    MikeL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Greatest, most unique and original sushi. Sublime. On a busy Saturday night the service was still friendly and efficient.
  36. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    422 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Amazing sushi. Nice staff. A bit pricey. But really fresh fish.
  37. ML

    MalvinaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in NYC
  38. JB

    JohnnyBoy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This might be the worst place for a first date. Zero atmosphere, and everyone is packed in like sardines. Our waiter was the most awkward person I’ve ever met. He brought us an iPad with pictures of sushi rolls that were not on the menu. How am I supposed to pick sushi from a bunch of pictures? So weird! The sushi was not terrible, but nothing special compared to other places in the city. Their sushi rice contains gluten and they do not have any gluten free options. If the top sushi restaurants in NYC don’t use gluten in their sushi rice, it’s not necessary. Would not recommend!
  39. OG

    OxanaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Servicio más o menos. Comida normal.
  40. L

    Laura212

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was excellent. Ambience was non-existent. Hostess was not accommodating. She argued about giving us an open table near the window, and wanted to seat us at one near the restroom, even though the window table was available. Given that this was a special occasion, which had been noted when the reservation was made, and that the table was available, this was unacceptable.

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Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side is rated 4.5 stars by 993 OpenTable diners.

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Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Subway: #6 train @ 77th Street or Q train at 72nd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    MASASHI AOKI

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 517-5340

  • Catering

    We do offer catering services for various settings. Please kindly inquire at catering@sushiofgari.com for more detail.

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