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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue, New York, NY

Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

4.7
4.7
1112 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

21:30


Booked 19 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 17:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    (212) 362-4816
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Hiroki Tsuboguchi
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,112 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Sushi

1,112 Reviews
  1. ameliasgrandma

    New York City

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. dyoon001

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. NooYawka

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 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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  4. ValmorBratz

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 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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  5. Suec

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 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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  6. KevinG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 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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  8. LaurieG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 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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  9. Coppertop

    New York City

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

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

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  11. KenR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 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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  12. ethanh

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 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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  13. GailP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

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

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  14. StephanieC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 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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  15. manhattan

    New York City

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 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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  16. DrCrawford

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 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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  18. JohnR

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 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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  20. JennS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 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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  21. 87th

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 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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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 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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  23. lewisxx

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 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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  24. Newtovegan

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 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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  26. RoyE

    Staffordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 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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  27. Colin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got a quick meal later in the evening (9pm is late for Gari, we were told the kitchen closes at 9:30), and the staff, food & noise level were all great.

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  28. MarilynJ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eating at other Sushi of Gari sites and the food has been better

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  29. HoumanD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply the best staff, sushi quality and service. So civilized

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent omakase sushi, as always at Sushi of Gari! Pricey, but for special occasions and enjoyed together with great friends!

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  31. NYDiva

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Omakase at Sushi of Gari is always a treat but way overpriced for what it is. Two of us sat at the sushi bar and had the omakase and the check was in excess of $450 (over $500 with tip). It was good and the fish was fresh but not as delicious as I rembmer and certainly not worth the excessive price.

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  32. BrianM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best nigiris I’ve ever tried!! Perfect to go on a date or friends

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  33. StephanieC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing sushi, our new go-to place. Inside atmosphere is a bit loud and casual, but sushi and dessert was top-notch. Tempura appetizer was a bit overpriced for the size, but otherwise would recommend.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super attentive service and delicious food. Very fresh and flavorful.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced , Restsurant didn’t care about the uneaten pieces, didn’t enquire what was wrong with it. Price has gone up 50% in 2 years but neither the food nor Serice improved . Dessert was terrible pre froze ice cream balls

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was spectacular! The service was amazing! We will be back shortly.

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  37. Gloria

    New York City

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sushi was a step above everything else in the neighborhood. I enjoyed the toppings on the sushi. I ordered the tuna - I now know I really like my tuna raw -I didn't like the cooked sushi that much. I guess I should have asked- I assumed the sushi would be raw

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  38. Tito

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality sushi with excellent service, but really too expensive.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food (have also been to other Sushi of Gari NYC locations) and great service; highly recommend!

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  40. ConstanceR

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever had. Sushi of Gari is the best sushi in the city in my opinion.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1112 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

21:30


Booked 19 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
  • Area
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 17:00–21:45
  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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