Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

4.8
867 reviews
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Transcendent sushi meets its equal with creative appetizers and entrees at Gari, the 64-seat Upper West Side outpost of Gari's (Masatoshi GARI Sugio) popular Upper East Side restaurant. Tony Chi of tonychi and associates has created an environment where Gari and his team can craft their cuisine in pure, harmonized comfort - a virtual sushi studio - and every seat in the house allows guests to observe the chefs/artists at work.

Please note: Sushi Bar reservation is not available online. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day dinner. On this special night, all Sushi of Gari locations will be exclusively serving our Signature Omakase Tasting menu for a market price. Please inquire for more details.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 867 People Are Saying
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EO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious sushi. I really enjoyed the fatty tuna roll. Wait staff was great. They give you a hot towel when you come in!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the service and the sushi. Sushi tasting menu was quite good. Sake prices are high. It was an enjoyable meal and a good overall experience.

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UE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gari has become a NY staple, but their cuisine continues to surprise. Delicious, fresh ideas for sushi and amazing sake list. The omakase is worth it!!!

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Truly terrible. We had omakase at the counter and each course was worse than the last. The "ceviche" sushi and the salmon with sauteed tomato were particular horrors, but each $12 piece of fish was foul in its own unique way - from uni that had been left out too long to shimaaji drowned in jar bought pickled jalepeno. The only upside is that it created a bonding experience - 5 days later and we're still shuddering over it.

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AW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the noodles, the mushrooms and philadelphia cheese and anchovies dumplings!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi!!

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JM
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional sushi. We dared an outstanding experience with two kids under the age of 8 and they were accommodating and made the experience wonderful for us all. Some of the best sushi we’ve ever had. Thank you!

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Found fish scale on my sushi plate.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious sushi. Everything else was excellent as well, and having been to japan several times, I have high standards for Japanese food. Wonderful service as well.

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BB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal quality fish. Excellent service. Unique and so amazing inventions

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RE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was delicious! The sushi melted in your mouth.

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TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Omakase we've ever had. An experience we'll never forget.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really disappointed with this place. I spent $110 for lunch (party of 2) but the value of restaurant was poor.
I ordered a cup of tea first but I found lipstick stains on the cup...
$50 Lunch Sushi special was okay but nothing special.
I would much rather go to the other place.

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IS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Gari. Tough to go back to the neighborhood sushi joints after Gari particularly if you’re having the omakase which is always amazing

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R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sushi of Gari always has a consistently excellent Omakase. Fresh , delicious and innovative pieces.

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VF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I don't know better sushi in Manhattan at this price point. Probably best to point on the menu to the item you are ordering.

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food.

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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good restaurant, sushi is good, skip the main course

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We couldn’t have been more impressed with the sushi. The chef’s creations are definitely the way to go.

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JB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brother was visiting from out of town. Wonderful place to grab dinner. The omakase was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fantastic!!!!

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FL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC. The food is excellent. The creation and the combination of the sushi with Gari’s signature sauce really make them different from other Japanese restaurants. It is good to try both sushi and sashimi. I strongly recommend this place if you really want the best Japanese food. I had the lunch special sashimi. I personally love the salmon sushi with tomato.

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BM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A notch below the hushed temples of sushi, and definitely not hushed during the evening --- a louder more boisterous atmosphere than I'd like for a top notch sushi experience.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times..
Live close..
Great place to take guests.
Food great...such goog fresh sushi

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband took me for my birthday and the sashimi chef selection was amazing! Each piece of fish was paired with its own unique sauce and no soy sauce was to be found in the restaurant. Our favorite piece was the seared fluke wrapped around a quail egg and the seared toro. We will definitely return and this restaurant is not our favorite sushi/sashimi place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I've had.. ever. And by a wide margin.

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CR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Todo bien !!! Recomendable nos atendieron bien y rápido !!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

Delish excellent tasty sushi service was lacking

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC.

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PT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Average sushi and expensive

Not the best and could have been better

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JB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot for a team lunch. Looking forward to our next visit.

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N
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was not that good as I am used to. Sorry. It just did not really taste as good to me.

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D
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a wonderful meal sampling 12 varieties from the menu. Service was great and a really enjoyable meal.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food

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A
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food and ambiance. Needs a little sprucing up of decor and ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable. Very good to excellent sushi and sashimi. Major complaint is that they haven't changed the menu - the special sushi/sashimi is the same as it was many years ago.

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

While the service was outstanding and attentive, the omakase tasting interesting - we were somewhat disappointed due to the large number of young children and the noise they produce at this reported upscale swanky sushi restaurant. In addition, my wife and I developed severe gastrointestinal problems that lasted for several days which started shortly after we left the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Japanese food in NY.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

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