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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue, New York, NY

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

4.7
4.7
1048 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Sushi of Gari Upper West Side Location, as Gari Columbus. In 1997 Chef Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio opened the first Sushi of Gari and introduced New Yorkers to a new way to enjoy sushi. With the Gari style, no longer was soy sauce the only accompaniment, and in order to get guests to fully enjoy the fish chef added elements of surprise that came in the way of a sauce or other type of topping.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 362-4816
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Hiroki Tsuboguchi
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    Between 77th and 78th Streets
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    1 train to W 79th Street or B,C to W 81st Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,048 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Sushi

1,048 Reviews
  1. AnnF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the oldest and best, Gari toggles comfortably from classic to innovative Japanese cuisine. Pricier than your standard neighborhood place but delivers in quality and consistency.

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  2. Law10

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal (the sushi omakase), but for the price, we felt pretty rushed through everything (our reservation was at 6pm and we were done with our meal by 6:40). We've been to several sushi omakases in the area and it tends to be more of an experience than at Gari, and for a similar price. The food was great but the whole thing felt more like a quick dinner than a fine dining experience, so we will probably not rush back for the price.

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  3. Donna

    New Jersey

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first experience with omakase, and the food was excellent, creatively prepared, beautifully presented and very tasty. Service was also excellent. However, we did not expect the restaurant to be so noisy.

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  4. dyoon001

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great but service was okay. The server was a bit "inflexible" when a table next to us asked for more jalapeno but was told to order an item on the menu like a sushi to get that. We also have an order messed up, so they could have given us that as complementary. It was my birthday occasion but there was NO acknowledgement of that. We also ordered omakase (12 piece sushi) and we were just served the 12 pieces with nothing extra. Felt like omakase was NOT worth it at all.

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  5. NooYawka

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The meal was terrific. But the bathroom at the end of the meal was a DISASTER. I am disabled and use a motorized wheelchair. The bathroom lacked the proper handles and grips on the walls. So I could not use the toilet. This disaster is enough to keep me from this restaurant again.

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  6. ValmorBratz

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    A very arrogant management… not a pleasant environment

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  7. Suec

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase at Gari is consistently good however the prices are a little exorbitant for what you actually get. Also, my daughter asked for a little extra ginger to take home and they charged us $4.00. Not a lot but after spending almost $1000 for dinner for four you would think they would’ve just thrown that in. 

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  8. KevinG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent sushi. Staff was very nice. Tables are spaced well so felt private

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fresh sushi and great service! We will be back!

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  10. LaurieG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, flavorful sushi and always gracious service. An evening there is always a special occasion.

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  11. Coppertop

    New York City

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the most expensive sushi restaurants I’ve been to, even for some standard selections, but i was forewarned and the quality is excellent, service friendly/caring if a bit imperfect. Host at door could be warmer, some would say less reflexively judgy. But overall a beautiful meal and will return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice and attentive service , wonderful food !

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  13. KenR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still my favorite UWS sushi and they could not be nicer, but I think they may be slipping in the terms of the food. The fish was great, but not as awesome as I remember it.

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  14. ethanh

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi, but definitely on the expensive side but they make up for it in service.

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  15. GailP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Best sushi and attentive service.

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  16. StephanieC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely love coming here for maki rolls and appetizers. The service is always spot-on and timely, and the servers and runners are very nice. The spicy hotate (scallop) is a must-order. The crowd skews older and noisy, which is exacerbated by the close-together seating, but otherwise always a pleasant experience at this location.

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  17. manhattan

    New York City

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was efficient and thoughtful. The server seemed to actually care about our satisfaction, rather than responding artificially or mechanically. Some of the food was outstanding and some was good but not outstanding. It's in my neighborhood, so I'll continue going to the restaurant but I wouldn't travel to get there.

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  18. DrCrawford

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, service and ambience Very attentive service

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious but expensive very fresh very clean and great service

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  20. JohnR

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They are known for their Salmon Sushi topped with warm tomato and it's delicious but everything has a special touch without overwhelming the very fresh fish used...and they are all so nice! Sit at the counter and talk to your Sushi Chef!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and phenomenal service. Highly recommend!

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  22. JennS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    8 years in a row, never let's us down. Always on point. Thank you!

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  23. 87th

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious sushi that is always fresh, creatively presented, and like no other sushi I have had in NYC! It is a fine dining atmosphere so always feels special, the servers are kind and helpful. Order the Gari Special!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were exceptional. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted pleasantly and service throughout was wonderful

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  25. lewisxx

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was as good as the best in Tokyo which I have had many times. The dumplings are marvelous. A wonderful restaurant.

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  26. Newtovegan

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best sushi in the city, and the service is terrific!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Sushi Special- the salmon belly was by far my favorite. My daughter had the udon and an eel roll. She was very happy with her meal and found it quite filling. The waitress was great if not overly attentive.

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  28. RoyE

    Staffordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find for good quality sushi Highly recommended

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  29. Colin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got a quick meal later in the evening (9pm is late for Gari, we were told the kitchen closes at 9:30), and the staff, food & noise level were all great.

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  30. MarilynJ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eating at other Sushi of Gari sites and the food has been better

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  31. HoumanD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply the best staff, sushi quality and service. So civilized

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent omakase sushi, as always at Sushi of Gari! Pricey, but for special occasions and enjoyed together with great friends!

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  33. NYDiva

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Omakase at Sushi of Gari is always a treat but way overpriced for what it is. Two of us sat at the sushi bar and had the omakase and the check was in excess of $450 (over $500 with tip). It was good and the fish was fresh but not as delicious as I rembmer and certainly not worth the excessive price.

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  34. BrianM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best nigiris I’ve ever tried!! Perfect to go on a date or friends

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  35. StephanieC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing sushi, our new go-to place. Inside atmosphere is a bit loud and casual, but sushi and dessert was top-notch. Tempura appetizer was a bit overpriced for the size, but otherwise would recommend.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super attentive service and delicious food. Very fresh and flavorful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced , Restsurant didn’t care about the uneaten pieces, didn’t enquire what was wrong with it. Price has gone up 50% in 2 years but neither the food nor Serice improved . Dessert was terrible pre froze ice cream balls

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was spectacular! The service was amazing! We will be back shortly.

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  39. Gloria

    New York City

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was a step above everything else in the neighborhood. I enjoyed the toppings on the sushi. I ordered the tuna - I now know I really like my tuna raw -I didn't like the cooked sushi that much. I guess I should have asked- I assumed the sushi would be raw

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  40. Tito

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality sushi with excellent service, but really too expensive.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 362-4816.

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue is rated 4.7 stars by 1048 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 77th and 78th Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    1 train to W 79th Street or B,C to W 81st Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hiroki Tsuboguchi
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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