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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

4.7
4.7
1013 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Transcendent sushi meets its equal with creative appetizers and entrees at Gari, the Upper West Side outpost of Gari's (Masatoshi GARI Sugio) popular Upper East Side restaurant.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 362-4816

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katsuhiro Ishiyama

  • 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

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What 1,013 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Sushi

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  1. D

    Doho

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Omakase was the best food I’ve ever had
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The dishes were different from the ones we had before and similar to a dish offered by regular Japanese restaurants.
  3. c

    cocob

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gari still good 👍 I liked the new interior too looking forward to more visits
  4. AR

    AngelaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food is always amazing. It's a very pricey experience, but delightful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    I have visited Gari dozens of times over the last 15 years. I am never coming back. The food used to be spectacular, no more. Sushi rice is cold, seared pieces are cold, and fish and sea food are mostly bland. I noticed 3 visits ago that things were off. I gave it a second chance and then a third chance, just to make sure it wasn’t an off day for them, but no. The last three times have been underwhelming. 3 strikes. In not coming back.
  6. l

    limb

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is outstanding innovative delicious sushi that continues to evolve in unexpected and amazing ways. we have been eating there for 25 years (starting on the East side) and it is always a very special treat, worth the money because it is so unique
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi, attentive service, homemade soya sauce
  8. RY

    RichY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    20 years later, sushi of gari is still my favorite meal ever. The omakase is so good.
  9. e

    einav

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    it's a expensive restuarant. the menu was so poor and most of our invitation was not available
  10. S

    Sliber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Fantastic layering of flavors, an explosion of joy in every bite.
  11. J

    Jeffrey

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, especially the uni. The server was top shelf and very helpful. Will definitely come back, Thank You for a great evening.
  12. AW

    AdrienneW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi of Gari is one of my favorite sushi restaurants anywhere. The fish is always amazing quality, the creative pairings are truly thoughtful, and unlike many standard sushi restaurants it has a nice wine list. Also, I typically do not order dessert at Japanese restaurants as the options are normally pretty uninspired. The green tea tiramisu, however, is SO worth coming back for!
  13. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding.
  14. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall I would return to this restaurant if I were in the area but the size did affect the ambiance because of the ambient noise levels. I think it’s a great restaurant for dining if you are going to the museum across the street and you live in the area. The fact that they only had white rice when traditionally brown rice is offered did reduce my overall rating and number of stars. If they served sushi with brown or black rice it would have been 5 stars. The fish was fresh, the service excellent, the ambient noise was a bit high for my taste given I was on a date. Otherwise clean and excellent food and excellent choices.
  15. f

    foodievickie

    New York Area

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat at the sushi bar and had the most wonderful omakase.
  16. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Renovation and big service changes after the pandemic. Not as good as it was before.
  17. n

    nervin

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favourite sushi in NYC Try the Maguro Avokado!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I love this place and think food is great and creative. Food price is ridiculous. This price will keep me from coming back. $17.50 per bite! More expensive than the 5 course tasting menu at Daniels. You are pricing yourself out of business. This is why u were only half full at 8:00PM on a Friday. Good luck we won’t be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Eh I was not impressed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Nigiri in the world! Period!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. However upon our 8:30 reserved arrival we were abruptly informed they closed at 9:45. Not much of a warm welcome. We had ordered a bottle of wine, appetizer and full entree. Again all was truly delicious. However, at 9:30 they reminded us that they closed at 9:45. We were finishing up our $90.00 bottle of wine and at 9:50 4 of the staff stood in a line behind our table 20’feet away and just stared at us. Both uncomfortable and rude. Can’t say I’ll be returning or recommending.
  22. CG

    ConcertGoer

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quaint atmosphere. Service was excellent. Our attendant was very helpful in explaining the offerings and upon bringing our entree's was courteous to explain each and every offering.
  23. m

    moonsunk

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, but the noise level was high. Chef was too busy, couldn’t take extra attention for the people who had omakase
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Reunion with friends
  25. SB

    SumitaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Omikase should have provided more food. Only 8 pieces of sushi and 4 sashimi does not provide great value
  26. MH

    MistripHouse

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    When the hair appeared in the edamame bowl after there was no hot sake available at an expensive, generally top-tier Japanese restaurant we took it as a sign and left. Management handled things professionally and apologetically, so we will likely try them again. They are usually a superior and premium experience, but we understand the times we are in.
  27. ZL

    ZeLuiz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual excellent food and service
  28. e

    elil

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sushi at its finest
  29. BL

    BrianL

    Frankfurt

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The lights are too bright The fish pieces of Omakase are too thick
  30. J

    Jodi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Long time fan of this place. Excellent preparation and creative choices.
  31. JW

    JohnW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Fine sushi. Excellent appetizers. Overpriced, particularly given meh ambiance. We liked the server, but overall Sushi of Gari lacked the serenity of a fine sushi establishment (especially given premium prices).
  32. GC

    GuidoC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi, reasonable prices, excellent service and nice ambience
  33. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We found this restaurant because we were looking for something close to the Museum of Natural History. The waiter was excellent. As soon as we entered the restaurant I could smell oil that had turned somewhat rancid. The food came out much too quickly- tempura and soup at the same time. All the food was served in about 20 minutes, which is great of you're in a rush- we weren't. Shumai was delicious. Rolls were good as well- although some were oddly warm, and others freezing cold. Shrimp and vegetable tempura main course was small and overpriced. We wouldn't go back there again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, consistent in every category. But don’t spread the word. It will only make it more difficult to get a reservation!
  35. J

    Jayne

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The sushi was innovative and delicious. The service was perfect. the price was large. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back for a special occasion.
  36. OH

    OlenaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    I absolutely love their sushi! Always fresh and delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had
  38. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Timely, appropriately attentive without being bothersome. Food was very good. Garden salad fresh with really good dressing. Sushi fresh and tasty. Shrimp/vegetable tempura soba was really good. Topped off with complimentary cup of green tea.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best tuna sushi/sashimi!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a fantastic experience. The eight piece Gari sushi special was extremely amazing and truly prepared in expert fashion. The wait staff was timely and extremely professional. Highly recommend this Restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

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 1013 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


Google Map for Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 77th and 78th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • 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

    Katsuhiro Ishiyama

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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