Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

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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.

Please note: Sushi Bar reservation is not available online. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful sushi and great service

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it from start to finish!

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F
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

It's my favorite sushi in NY.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi in New York City. The quality is outstanding and the service could not be better.

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GF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn’t been in a while but our server remembered us and our order. Very attentive server. Food was delicious as always. We do wish they would bring back the banana pudding desert, though.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Everything was really outstanding but the noise level. Extremely noisy even on NYC standard.

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IS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot that we’ve come back to for years.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always! I always enjoy the food, the recommendations of the servers and the overall ambience. Thank you always

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. I come here a lot and pretty much always go for their fresh sashimi dinner set with a side of avocado. All of their other food is also delicious and service is great.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and the fish is so fresh.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The sushi is excellent- but the service was not very good for the price. They refused to give me a white wine spritzer and when I asked for a glass of wine and a glass of seltzer and an empty cup they refused. It seemed like a reasonable request but maybe I’m being picky. The food was excellent though!

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c
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The quality of fish here is matched only by the quality of service. Both very high. Appetizers are also quite good as is the variety of desserts. Worth every penny.

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always hands down the best

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service was too good.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Sushi of Gari has some of the best Sushi in NYC. And its signature sushi is amazing and well worth the price.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I have eaten here many times and always crave the omakase. There was no room at the sushi bar so I was sat at a table with my friend. We ordered the omakase and instead of a single piece sent out at a time for each of us 4 pieces each was sent out at a time. At the bar, each piece has always been a masterwork of taste and creation but the three trays that came out were average and not at all on par with my experience in the past. This is not a cheap place so it was a total letdown. I hope this was only a blip.

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s
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Freshest sashimi and sushi beautifully presented. Consistently well managed. Service excellent. A vibrant and treasured neighborhood spot.

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G
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent sushi, nice staff for a neighborhood gem. Go there all the time and never fisappointed

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best!

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!!! The sushi is fresh, the service is impeccable!!! Order the market sashimi you will not be disappointed!!

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e
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Sushi on the Upper West Side. Highly recommend.

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n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best sushi in NYC! Delicious and unique every time. And the service is always amazing, bar none.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expensive but worth it!

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W
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pricey
Excellent sushi

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Tired and old

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in NYC. Their Omakase is the best of the best. The restaurant is small in the Columbus Ave location and I haven’t tried the other locations. This is a must try restaurant if you like Japanese sushi and sashimi. Their sushi and sashimi are always fresh. The chiefs are very creative and the way they used different sauces to enhance the taste of the fish and seafood are totally out of this world. Is it not a cheap restaurant so be prepared.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Sushi was as creative and fresh as always. It’s truly the best in New York!

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GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding sushi...perhaps the best I've ever had...however, quite pricey.

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best sushi place in New York! Everything was perfect! Every time I visit NY is on my top list!
Fresh and delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sushi is absolutely unbelievable best I've ever had. I've eaten at multiple Sushi of gari locations and it's always unbelievably good

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Truly the worst sushi ever all fish filled with awful stuff

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EM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the most fresh and delicious sushi in the city!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. Bar menu is very nice. It’s a tight restaurant and there was a bit too much sniffling and sneezing (both guests and staff)

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MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sushi of Gari is without any doubt one of the very best sushi experiences in town!!! Every time I visit NY it is a must visit

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F
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great sushi
Limited options for tables
Excellent server
Reception often unhelpful

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JB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricing was a bit high for the chefs special plate; however, the food was absolutely superb!

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R
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Consistently excellent and fresh , inventive omakase. Always superb service with the best wait staff. Cannot go wrong at this location of sushi of Gari.

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EM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food is always perfect. Staff is attentive and friendly. Very pricey, but fish is always highest quality and super fresh.

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RK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gari offers outstanding quality sushi with very interesting sauces on the pieces we ordered. I will definitely come back. It’s unique and super high grade good. It is pricey but worth the extra cost.

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EO
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really delicious sushi. I really enjoyed the fatty tuna roll. Wait staff was great. They give you a hot towel when you come in!

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