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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.
New York, NY 10024
Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00PM - 2:15PM
Saturday & Sunday:12:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday - Friday 5:00PM - 10:45PM
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:45PM.
Between 77th and 78th Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available.
1,9 trains to W79th Street or B,C to W81st Street.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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