Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side

4.5
1062 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Welcome to Sushi of Gari! This restaurant is the original restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi by Masatoshi GARI Sugio. 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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3.9
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lilyd
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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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CecileP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual! We love this place and its omakase!

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vipSuleiman
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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!

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Jessica
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipjzinn
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such beautiful Omakase. The service was impeccable. A lovely evening with excellent food. The sake choices were uniquely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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jellybean
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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viptrufflehunter1
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

When you dine at Gari you will swear off supermarket sushi forever !

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TinaW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
401 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Terrific food and service but rather overpriced.

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UPtowngirl
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the world

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipAnnaE
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very ordinary. Nothing outstanding. Not very tasty. Not cosy. The place is just awfully small.

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vipAmandaM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipSNUBBED
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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.

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KendellM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi here is always unbelievable!!! Honestly the best I've ever had! So worth it!

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vipCountMeOut
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in New York

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

LOVE THEIR SUSHI. It one of my most favorite places to eat in NYC

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vipThedrake
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in all of NY

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Omasake is so delicious. Our go to restaurant for sushi & sashimi. Fresh tasty simple. We love it

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vipFrancesM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous, fresh, beautiful sushi & wonderful cooked items. Gyoza, tempura, Yakitori, miso soup, etc—all perfect. Very small restaurant (so don’t go for the atmosphere) but the staff is friendly and efficient & food top-notch. My favorite Neighborhood Japanese.

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vipThedrake
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best Japanese Restaurants in NYC. Sushi is perfection

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, best sushi we’ve had in a long time. The seaweed salad was also wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

average quality

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AnthonyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant accommodations are very cramped for a high priced place. The sushi was very good,
but Gari's approach is to overwhelm the fish with imaginative sauces, which is not to my taste. (We
had the omakase menu.) The prices are very high, but I would still recommend this place for those who want to try a different kind of sushi.

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vipfoodzzz
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently amazing. pricey but worth it. we love it

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vipNYfinediner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent omakase!

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vipLarryM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Was was really good. Service was ok. Place is very small and cramped. Everything about it is tight. I’m a fairly big guy and I was a bit uncomfortable navigating the place and was really wedged in when I sat down. Overall value was ok.

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vippeterk
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine food - a cut above most Japanese restaurants. Recommended.

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MikeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greatest, most unique and original sushi. Sublime. On a busy Saturday night the service was still friendly and efficient.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
401 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing sushi. Nice staff. A bit pricey. But really fresh fish.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in NYC

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vipJohnnyBoy
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This might be the worst place for a first date. Zero atmosphere, and everyone is packed in like sardines. Our waiter was the most awkward person I’ve ever met. He brought us an iPad with pictures of sushi rolls that were not on the menu. How am I supposed to pick sushi from a bunch of pictures? So weird! The sushi was not terrible, but nothing special compared to other places in the city. Their sushi rice contains gluten and they do not have any gluten free options. If the top sushi restaurants in NYC don’t use gluten in their sushi rice, it’s not necessary. Would not recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Servicio más o menos. Comida normal.

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vipLaura212
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was excellent. Ambience was non-existent. Hostess was not accommodating. She argued about giving us an open table near the window, and wanted to seat us at one near the restroom, even though the window table was available. Given that this was a special occasion, which had been noted when the reservation was made, and that the table was available, this was unacceptable.

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vipandreas
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really very good sushi but fast in and out and very expensive sake choices which not really necessary. Even house sake is $65 per 6oz..Anyway really very good sushi

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