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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue, New York, NY

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

4.7
4.7
1122 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Sushi of Gari Upper West Side Location, as Gari Columbus. In 1997 Chef Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio opened the first Sushi of Gari and introduced New Yorkers to a new way to enjoy sushi. With the Gari style, no longer was soy sauce the only accompaniment, and in order to get guests to fully enjoy the fish chef added elements of surprise that came in the way of a sauce or other type of topping.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 362-4816
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Hiroki Tsuboguchi
  • Neighbourhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross Street
    Between 77th and 78th Streets
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public Transit
    1 train to W 79th Street or B,C to W 81st Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,122 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our fav sushi places in the city. And it happens to be in our neighborhood. The omakase is amazing. We go about once every other month.

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  2. JOHNNYW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always amazing to enjoy a meal at Sushi of Gari. I'd recommend the Sushi bar.

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  3. RandiL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a sushi enthusiast, I can confidently say that dining at Sushi of Gari is always a special culinary experience. First you are always greeted with a welcoming greeting. The sushi is a work of art, showcasing the freshest ingredients, from the buttery texture of the sashimi to the perfectly seasoned rice of the nigiri, every bite was a perfect combo of flavor and texture. The separate omakase pieces was a true culinary journey. Of course, such a dining experience comes with a price tag to match. And I can say with certainty that every penny was well worth it for the quality and service provided.

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  4. Newtovegan

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! New crepe chocolate cake dessert is a wonderful addition to the menu and very delicious. My favorite sushi in Manhattan. Also, they did some improvements to the decor and it looks much nicer.

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  5. DavidK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delivers a great meal and great service. We try to get there every time we’re in New York.

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  6. Tong

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High standard great experience every time we go. Service staffs were very attentive. Food was well prepared and fresh.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been here many times over the years and was very disappointed with the service . Waitress forgot items we orderred, bus servers tried to clear plates multible times that had food on them. 40 minues in, 15 minutes after food was served we were harassed to the point of being poked in the back by bus boy. Will never go back, really need to look at this new policy . You lost a customer of over 10 years, and other reviews reveal this is systemic.

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  8. Nerdbird

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Japanese food. But a bit expensive. I guess that’s inflation.

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  9. StefanieT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive and some of the fish didn’t taste fresh. For the price, the food was not great.

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  10. FernandaF

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. I always come when I am in New York City. It’s just a beautiful experience.

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  11. ML66

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good sushi, but I have had that caliber of fish many places that weren’t nearly as expensive. Seems unnecessary

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  12. AnnF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the oldest and best, Gari toggles comfortably from classic to innovative Japanese cuisine. Pricier than your standard neighborhood place but delivers in quality and consistency.

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  13. Law10

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal (the sushi omakase), but for the price, we felt pretty rushed through everything (our reservation was at 6pm and we were done with our meal by 6:40). We've been to several sushi omakases in the area and it tends to be more of an experience than at Gari, and for a similar price. The food was great but the whole thing felt more like a quick dinner than a fine dining experience, so we will probably not rush back for the price.

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  14. Donna

    New Jersey

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first experience with omakase, and the food was excellent, creatively prepared, beautifully presented and very tasty. Service was also excellent. However, we did not expect the restaurant to be so noisy.

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  15. dyoon001

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great but service was okay. The server was a bit "inflexible" when a table next to us asked for more jalapeno but was told to order an item on the menu like a sushi to get that. We also have an order messed up, so they could have given us that as complementary. It was my birthday occasion but there was NO acknowledgement of that. We also ordered omakase (12 piece sushi) and we were just served the 12 pieces with nothing extra. Felt like omakase was NOT worth it at all.

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  16. NooYawka

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The meal was terrific. But the bathroom at the end of the meal was a DISASTER. I am disabled and use a motorized wheelchair. The bathroom lacked the proper handles and grips on the walls. So I could not use the toilet. This disaster is enough to keep me from this restaurant again.

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  17. ValmorBratz

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    A very arrogant management… not a pleasant environment

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  18. Suec

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase at Gari is consistently good however the prices are a little exorbitant for what you actually get. Also, my daughter asked for a little extra ginger to take home and they charged us $4.00. Not a lot but after spending almost $1000 for dinner for four you would think they would’ve just thrown that in. 

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  19. KevinG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent sushi. Staff was very nice. Tables are spaced well so felt private

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fresh sushi and great service! We will be back!

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  21. LaurieG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, flavorful sushi and always gracious service. An evening there is always a special occasion.

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  22. Coppertop

    New York City

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the most expensive sushi restaurants I’ve been to, even for some standard selections, but i was forewarned and the quality is excellent, service friendly/caring if a bit imperfect. Host at door could be warmer, some would say less reflexively judgy. But overall a beautiful meal and will return.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice and attentive service , wonderful food !

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  24. KenR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still my favorite UWS sushi and they could not be nicer, but I think they may be slipping in the terms of the food. The fish was great, but not as awesome as I remember it.

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  25. ethanh

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi, but definitely on the expensive side but they make up for it in service.

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  26. GailP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Best sushi and attentive service.

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  27. StephanieC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely love coming here for maki rolls and appetizers. The service is always spot-on and timely, and the servers and runners are very nice. The spicy hotate (scallop) is a must-order. The crowd skews older and noisy, which is exacerbated by the close-together seating, but otherwise always a pleasant experience at this location.

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  28. manhattan

    New York City

    241 reviews

    4.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was efficient and thoughtful. The server seemed to actually care about our satisfaction, rather than responding artificially or mechanically. Some of the food was outstanding and some was good but not outstanding. It's in my neighborhood, so I'll continue going to the restaurant but I wouldn't travel to get there.

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  29. DrCrawford

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, service and ambience Very attentive service

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious but expensive very fresh very clean and great service

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  31. JohnR

    Los Angeles

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They are known for their Salmon Sushi topped with warm tomato and it's delicious but everything has a special touch without overwhelming the very fresh fish used...and they are all so nice! Sit at the counter and talk to your Sushi Chef!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and phenomenal service. Highly recommend!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in NYC. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Amazing.

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  34. JennS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    8 years in a row, never let's us down. Always on point. Thank you!

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  35. 87th

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious sushi that is always fresh, creatively presented, and like no other sushi I have had in NYC! It is a fine dining atmosphere so always feels special, the servers are kind and helpful. Order the Gari Special!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were exceptional. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted pleasantly and service throughout was wonderful

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  37. lewisxx

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was as good as the best in Tokyo which I have had many times. The dumplings are marvelous. A wonderful restaurant.

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  38. Newtovegan

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best sushi in the city, and the service is terrific!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Sushi Special- the salmon belly was by far my favorite. My daughter had the udon and an eel roll. She was very happy with her meal and found it quite filling. The waitress was great if not overly attentive.

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  40. RoyE

    Staffordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find for good quality sushi Highly recommended

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FAQs

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 362-4816.

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue is rated 4.7 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 77th and 78th Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public Transit
    1 train to W 79th Street or B,C to W 81st Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Hiroki Tsuboguchi
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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