Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue
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Delicious food that is solidly based on highest quality ingredients and expert technique. Creative innovation that is not gimmicky or heavy handed. Beautiful presentation, very attentive staff, very pleasant room. We were there at lunch, so the room was both full of light and the noise level was completely unobtrusive- the room was probably somewhat less than full but over 50% occupancy, I would think. Lovely experience!
We settled on trying out Gari's Sushi excited for the experience. The assorted sushi was incredibly presented and decadent. 10/10 experience, and the mochi was the cherry on the top!
Not as good as usual but great Server from Chile
No i dont hAve time
Good sushi at a ridiculous price point. We got the preset platter of 8 pieces. Some of the pieces were interesting while others had so much on it that you could not taste the fish at all. Then we tried some other pieces: foie gras was not great - the meat was too dry. The spicy clam hand roll was good, the Gari Sake was excellent but again overpriced.
The decor looked like an outdated hole-in-wall sushi joint. Overall, I expected something special but it was just “ok”.
In summary - decent sushi but not at this price point. Could do much better for a $400 sushi meal
Amazing sushi and sashimi as always, and staggering prices as usual too. These are downtown premium prices on the UWS. But a great meal.
You can't go wrong with Sushi of Gari's omakase. It's the closest thing you can get to culinary heaven! I can't wait to be back.
Awesome sushi and Japanese food
never a bad visit to this spot! always recommend gari to all friends & family!!
Really good food, expensive. Noise level was over the top
This restaurant is way overpriced trading on creativity that is not nearly the level it should or could be
Good but not great. Left full and satisfied but wasn’t blown away. Worth a try
Very expensive for such a low key place. Food is quite good though. Service was slow with far too much time between courses.
You don't go to Gari for the ambiance. The sushi/sashimi is outstanding. Hard to find any Japanese prepared fish that is fresher or tastier than Gari. Make sure you have plenty of credit on your Amex, because the prices are in keeping with the quality. Well worth it, though.
Waitress was rude
Creative raw fish preparations that taste ok, but painful, ear-shattering noise level. Had to use noise cancelling headphones to prevent massive headache. Gracious service.
Terrible experience. Service was so rushed that we were out in 50 minutes. Not even had they brought the edamame and the soups and the starters were packed there. One minute later they bring the main sushi dishes and everything was there! Not even in a fast food restaurant we would have been so much rushed.
The food as usual was delicious but the experience was bad. If you have a restaurant and you charge what Gari charges you expect a dinner experience at the same level.
Not what happened. When we complained to servers and the manager they hardly apologized and did nothing to make up for the poor experience.
Sushi was good , not same level as upper east location, 1st time here prices are same this is much larger
Always great food. Accommodated seating request.
This is one of the best places for sushi on the Upper West Side. I've had the pleasure of dining here many times and each meal is simply spectacular! The chef's menu is definitely something to try.
The best always!!
We went for to celebrate a birthday - the Omakase sushi menu was some the very best sushi we've ever had! Highly recommend.
Best omakasa that I know in New York. Something in an oyster was outstanding. The salmon with tomato topping is always in the order and one of my favorites.
the sushi composers they are not chefs won't answer any questions and are rude
the waiters if not japanese cant speak clearly asked for a basic change in one of the sushi packages and was meet with a rude "we don't do that"
ordered sake that was 50 dollars and it was the wrong one she said we have one not on the list that is the same price
she charged me 70 i questioned it and she said she didn't say that
the fish quality was also mediocre and the price really hi
Crowded tables, slow service. The sushi is ok , but over priced
gari special sushi was exceptional and the waiter helped us choose the correct saki for our tastes
We had a wonderful time.
Wonderful sushi and great service
Loved it from start to finish!
It's my favorite sushi in NY.
Best sushi in New York City. The quality is outstanding and the service could not be better.
We hadn’t been in a while but our server remembered us and our order. Very attentive server. Food was delicious as always. We do wish they would bring back the banana pudding desert, though.
Everything was really outstanding but the noise level. Extremely noisy even on NYC standard.
Great spot that we’ve come back to for years.
Fabulous as always! I always enjoy the food, the recommendations of the servers and the overall ambience. Thank you always
Delicious. I come here a lot and pretty much always go for their fresh sashimi dinner set with a side of avocado. All of their other food is also delicious and service is great.
Always delicious and the fish is so fresh.
The sushi is excellent- but the service was not very good for the price. They refused to give me a white wine spritzer and when I asked for a glass of wine and a glass of seltzer and an empty cup they refused. It seemed like a reasonable request but maybe I’m being picky. The food was excellent though!
The quality of fish here is matched only by the quality of service. Both very high. Appetizers are also quite good as is the variety of desserts. Worth every penny.