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About Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

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.

370 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00PM - 2:15PM
Saturday & Sunday:12:00PM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Tuesday - Friday 5:00PM - 10:45PM
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:45PM.

Monday Closed

Cross Street:
Between 77th and 78th Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-4816

Website:
http://www.sushiofgari.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available.

Public Transit:
1,9 trains to W79th Street or B,C to W81st Street.

Executive Chef:
TAKATSUGU KISHIKAWA

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties over 4 people or sushi counter seat request, please call the restaurant directly to make the reservation.

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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (13)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Healthy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing sushi! Loved there was no soy sauce as the cuisine needed nothing extra!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious. Small restaurant. Waiter overcharged me but corrected it right away.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Fabulous food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Second time coming to Sushi of Gari but this was at a different location on Columbus ave. Really enjoyed this, as this place was a lot bigger than the Tribeca location. Food tasted amazing as before, desert was delicious, and just a very good vibe. If you want great tasting sushi, come here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Tasty but sneaky expensive, especially for the Omakase.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superb sashimi & sushi. Friendly great service. One of the few restaurants in the neighborhood which is crowded with delighted diners every night of the week.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great sushi but just a little deception that they only offer crab stick and no real crab in the menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They took off the banana bread pudding. We want them to bring it back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

By far the best sushi and sashimi on the Upper West Side, creative, delicious, and fresh. Unfortunately, the price is also sky high. The interior is serviceable and the service pleasant, but not quite what you would expect for the four star bill.
As we were leaving Gari after an amazing meal, some passersby asked whether it was good. We said yes, absolutely; but when we heard that they were poor students we steered them toward a more economical destination.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing sushi. But waited over 30 minutes for my reservation.. which was kind of annoying. But the Tuna Yukhoe and Yellowtail Jalapeño sushi is the best hands down.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Just wonderful sushi. I really like that Chef Gari enhances the flavor of the sushi without soy sauce. I did enjoy the sushi more than the sashimi I must say. It’s not that it’s not the freshest but the added flavors seem to come through more with the sushi. We’ve been to Gari at 46 many times but I enjoy the more airy setting of this location. Gary’s special sakes are always a nice complement to the food. I particularly like the variety of omikase items. It’s very pricey but worth the splurge.

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 (México)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Extraordinario, excelente, mejor imposible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fabulous as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The omakase sushi is creative and very yummy. Only annoyance is it comes too quickly as they are trying to turn their tables.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dirty plates, poor food quality

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great sushi in NYC as Gari makes both innovative fare and classic dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing food quality and service. It’s a must every time we are in town. Highly recommended...

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The best sushi I ever!

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic high end sushi. Some of the best I've ever had.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

it was awful. I found a hair from the sushi. I will never visit agin

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The sushi was not good, the sauces on every piece was very overwhelming. Somehow we were not offered the menu - our service simply asked if we wanted to do the omakase, which does not include any appetizers before the sushi pieces. After we received our first few pieces, we realized that there were no appraisers and awkwardly asked for the menu and ordered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome. It always is

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food
High prices
Too noisy
Service was too rushed and hurried

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 (México)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had the omakase and it seemed a completely average dining experience, too expensive for the taste

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food. My husband ordered the Gari Special and liked it more than Nakazawa. I had the sashimi dinner, which was very fine. Looking forward to visiting again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Exquisite Omakase experience. The food was delicious but I’d say served too quickly and the wait staff was a little pushy but we did love it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Superb, creative sushi. The “tuna of Gari” was out of this world terrific. Attentive, cheerful service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent as always. Delicious choices, the chef accommodated our special request. Loved it.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The cold draft from the entry door needs to be remedied. And, of course, it's very expensive -- but worth it. Nothing like it in New York!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every piece was super fresh and very creative. The flavors were amazing !! Very good service and super fast

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was for casual lunch with my wife. Everything was really authentic and the fish was really fresh and tasty. Gari, green tea, vinegar, rice, presentation of all the meals, etc...every single detail was truly authentic. If you’d like to try very genuine Japanese Sushi at a relatively reasonable price, this is definitely a go-to place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I understand the economics of running a good restaurant in NYC these days. It's really hard to make it work. Sushi of Gari on Columbus Avenue is a neighborhood gem, no question. I was there at 6:45pm on Saturday evening the noise level was actually painful. It was clear that there were too many people; we were sitting at a table for two with about 3 inches between each table. It cleared out eventually but it really spoiled the experience since we were not able to fully enjoy the amazing food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing! Best sushi in Manhattan.
Authentic Japanese restaurant. Omakase is incredible and worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Gari never disappoints, always the freshest fish and ingredients. Let the staff guide you for sake and sushi selections. It's easy to spend a fortune here, but not necessary their sashimi and sushi deluxe offer good value and variety.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sushi was fresh but nothing excited me about the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Tasty as always and expensive as always. This time they decided to course our main sushi a la carte order instead of bring it out all at once. It was odd since they didn't mention it to us and have never done it before.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Gari is one of my fav’s. I didn’t like the table by the window for a date given there is so much light. I would have preferred a banquette since I have said it was a date! Food last night was t as good as it usually is
I will still keep going back regardless

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great good time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was meeting a college friend for lunch and we had a short amount of time to catch up so wanted good food in a casual but fairly quick environment. Gari met all of the requests. Great food, Lively, casual, fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely from start to finish - as always. Yes, it’s pricey but worth it. Food is always exceptional, high quality & nice sized portions. Service is very professional, just the right amount of discretion & attentiveness. Quick service from ordering to getting the food too!

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