Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

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888 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.
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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! The sushi is fresh, the service is impeccable!!! Order the market sashimi you will not be disappointed!!

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e
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi on the Upper West Side. Highly recommend.

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi in NYC! Delicious and unique every time. And the service is always amazing, bar none.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but worth it!

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W
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pricey
Excellent sushi

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Tired and old

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in NYC. Their Omakase is the best of the best. The restaurant is small in the Columbus Ave location and I haven’t tried the other locations. This is a must try restaurant if you like Japanese sushi and sashimi. Their sushi and sashimi are always fresh. The chiefs are very creative and the way they used different sauces to enhance the taste of the fish and seafood are totally out of this world. Is it not a cheap restaurant so be prepared.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sushi was as creative and fresh as always. It’s truly the best in New York!

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GA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding sushi...perhaps the best I've ever had...however, quite pricey.

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi place in New York! Everything was perfect! Every time I visit NY is on my top list!
Fresh and delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is absolutely unbelievable best I've ever had. I've eaten at multiple Sushi of gari locations and it's always unbelievably good

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Truly the worst sushi ever all fish filled with awful stuff

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EM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the most fresh and delicious sushi in the city!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Bar menu is very nice. It’s a tight restaurant and there was a bit too much sniffling and sneezing (both guests and staff)

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MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sushi of Gari is without any doubt one of the very best sushi experiences in town!!! Every time I visit NY it is a must visit

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F
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi
Limited options for tables
Excellent server
Reception often unhelpful

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JB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricing was a bit high for the chefs special plate; however, the food was absolutely superb!

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R
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently excellent and fresh , inventive omakase. Always superb service with the best wait staff. Cannot go wrong at this location of sushi of Gari.

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EM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always perfect. Staff is attentive and friendly. Very pricey, but fish is always highest quality and super fresh.

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RK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gari offers outstanding quality sushi with very interesting sauces on the pieces we ordered. I will definitely come back. It’s unique and super high grade good. It is pricey but worth the extra cost.

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EO
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
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
4 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 3, 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
42 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
23 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 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Found fish scale on my sushi plate.

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
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
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RE
New England
5 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
51 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food.

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

Good restaurant, sushi is good, skip the main course

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!!!

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