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Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side, New York, NY

Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side

4.9
4.9
1007 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Welcome to Sushi of Gari Upper East Side! This restaurant is the first restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily market's freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 517-5340
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    HIROKI TSUBOGUCHI
  • Catering
    We do offer catering services for various settings. Please kindly inquire at catering@sushiofgari.com for more detail.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Subway: #6 train @ 77th Street or Q train at 72nd Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Neighborhood gem

  • New York City

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Best Food

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

1,007 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and intimate vibe. Ordered the sushi dinner entree which was such a great deal for the price!

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  2. peterw

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having returned the day before after two weeks in Japan, I was impressed (but not at all surprised) to find the food at Sushi of Gari to be just as good if not better than the high-end sushi restaurants I’d sampled. Gari set the standard for sushi in NYC decades ago and continues to amaze!

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  3. OpenTableDiner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great to see UES location - original Gari return.

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  4. GregRay

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality fish; friendly service. A really nice, small location.

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  5. DanielleB

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious. Best sushi I have ever had and the price was reasonable. Only overpriced thing on the menu was the sake.

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  6. MichelleB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always! Staff great and very friendly. Will definitely be back

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  7. Kwah

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing sushi! sushi was very unique and delicious

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  8. Tomatefrito

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Omakase is wonderful!!! Very creative and amazing quality. Must try !!!!!

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  9. CyrilL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime a good moment

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  10. FANTASTIC

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Awful! We had to send back a sushi platter would not recommend this restaurant

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  11. JillAnnB

    New York City

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice omakase. Ambiance is nothing fancy but service is very good.

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  12. ColetteK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad UES Gari is open again! Love their food.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi! Just like the old days before the pandemic.

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  14. SusanM

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent and service lovely Sushi fresh and delicious

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding! So happy they have reopened on the upper east side!

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  16. Hailey

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As good as ever after a long hiatus! Space is smaller than pre COVID, but service and food were excellent as always.

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  17. MishaC

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fabulous night started out with the warm greetings from all the staff to the delicious food and excellent service- Sushi of Gari is the perfect date night spot. Our server recommended a few specials that were to die for. All of the sushi melts in your mouth! The freshest I have found in the UES. And as a parting gift for celebrating their RE-opening after 2020, we received Sushi of Gari tea mugs. Top notch service and food is impeccable!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Siempre increíble! MEGA RECOMENDADO. Es caro, pero si tienen la posibilidad no me lo perdería. Especialmente el omakase

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  19. lilyd

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    awkward service, for an exorbitantly expensive omakase that leaned heavily on more crowd friendly fish like tuna, but lacked flair and creativity.

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  20. CecileP

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as usual! We love this place and its omakase!

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  21. Suleiman

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been eating here for years but our latest visit was really disappointing. Reservation not promptly honored, really slow service and several items were not good at all. Hope this was just an off night as this is one of our favorite places!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Jessica

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We paid a ridiculous about for a terrible omakase. Literally had simultaneously the worst but also the most expensive sushi of my life here. Also we went on Valentine’s Day and they were only offering omakase without any notification via website.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. jzinn

    New York City

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Such beautiful Omakase. The service was impeccable. A lovely evening with excellent food. The sake choices were uniquely wonderful.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Engagement Celebration

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  25. DanaS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an amazing time at Sushi of Gari. Tried the Omakase and managed to eat 14 pieces. Every piece was delicious and extremely interesting. I would have preferred if all of the fish was served raw instead of some being fried or cooked. But overall amazing!

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  26. jellybean

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yes. Best sushi on the upper east side. I love the feel of this place, very relaxed. The sushi was phenomenal, leaving me already planning my next visit.

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  27. trufflehunter1

    New York City

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    When you dine at Gari you will swear off supermarket sushi forever !

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  28. TinaW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Completely empty restaurant, they were uninformed about gluten free options for my husband, food came out too quickly, and it was expensive for the quality of the food/experience. Will not return.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. SharonH

    New York City

    460 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    460 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrific food and service but rather overpriced.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. UPtowngirl

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sushi of Gari is usually outstanding, but not so on this visit. The sushi was dry, with little taste, the service was rushed. I don't know what happened to this wonderful restaurant, not sure I will go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in the world

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing. Been here many times and previously considered it on of my top picks for Omakase in NYC. Sadly, the chief sushi chef was just rotated to a different branch of sushi Gari and the food isn’t of the same level anymore. Hopefully it was just an off night.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. AnnaE

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very ordinary. Nothing outstanding. Not very tasty. Not cosy. The place is just awfully small.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. AMICH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We always would come here when visiting NY but after our last visit it's off the list. Sushi was essentially the same combinations but lacking any flavor or anything special. Super sad to see it slip.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Michael

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best sushi restaurants in NYC and the best in my neighborhood. Pricey, yes. But also Intimate. Delicious sushi. I can’t wait until Sushi of Gari—East Side reopens for indoor dining.

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  36. Gracie

    New York City

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I am a frequent guest at Sushi of Gari's in TriBeCa which is SUPERB. I was in the area and decided to book your UES location. When we entered the space the hostess and staff were not ready to welcome us aka "no hospitality". The room was incredibly hot and we asked them to turn off the heat and open the window or door. The hostess was annoyed and offered to put us in a claustrophobic hallway with no windows or air. Our appetizers were brought about 10 minutes apart. We had ordered extra ginger, lemon and no shrimp and everything was forgotten. We were pushed out from our table and the service was terrible. I would never return. Shame on you to charge these prices for this experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. KendellM

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi here is always unbelievable!!! Honestly the best I've ever had! So worth it!

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  38. CountMeOut

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in New York

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    一度はNYの高級寿司店を体感するのも良いかと思い選択しました。 接客時に「お任せ」を強く勧められましたのでそれを注文しました。 イメージはもっと創作寿司的な物を想像していまし

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    LOVE THEIR SUSHI. It one of my most favorite places to eat in NYC

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Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side is rated 4.9 stars by 1007 OpenTable diners.

Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side

402 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Subway: #6 train @ 77th Street or Q train at 72nd Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    HIROKI TSUBOGUCHI
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 517-5340
  • Catering
    We do offer catering services for various settings. Please kindly inquire at catering@sushiofgari.com for more detail.
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