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Gari

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Upper West Side
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370 Columbus Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5110 (Between 77th and 78th Streets)
1,9 trains to W79th Street or B,C to W81st Street.
212-362-4816
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: phone 212 362-4816

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sushi in the UWS

Having just been to Sushi Nakazawa a week ago, it's hard to compare any sushi. But Gari is still great, my last visit being about 8 years ago. The quality is above par. Their omakase starts at $100 for 12 prices, which actually seems a more expensive than Nakazawa. We didn't do the omakase. Instead... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Having just been to Sushi Nakazawa a week ago, it's hard to compare any sushi. But Gari is still great, my last visit being about 8 years ago. The quality is above par. Their omakase starts at $100 for 12 prices, which actually seems a more expensive than Nakazawa. We didn't do the omakase. Instead we had the crab dumplings... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is always a pleasure to revisit a restaurant and find it as satisfying as before. We always order the omakase and again found it special. Twelve pieces are brought four at a time. The fish and rice part are always first class. What makes each piece so special is its added ingredients. Service is prompt and friendly. It's not... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Gari is always a winner! We headed to the UWS outpost because the one on the UES couldn't seat us until 10 pm. We were not disappointed. The hubby and I order Gari on a regular basis (the UES branch delivers) so we went for the sushi and sashimi omakase. Below is a sampling of what we had: Sockeye Tuna... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant, which is my favorite sushi place in New York, is not a typical Japanese sushi bar. The chef proposes original sushi recipes, many of them with seared or flamed fish, seasoned with (non traditional) spices and vegetable additions. The fish is high quality and it is combined with a wide variety of ingredients : quail egg, dried seaweed,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a business meal with 6 of us. Two enjoy and eat sushi, we trusted them to order sushi sashimi. They kept bringing it out, until we said no more. Forgive me for not remembering what we all ate, but it is a good introduction. We all enjoyed our meals. And we ended with mochi ice cream, so how... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

"Accidentally" discovered this place as a substitute for the shake shack nearby. King salmon and sushi was great! Good size lunch. Fantastic service. 4$$$$ is also true.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lunch at Gari has been one of the most expensive meals I have ever head, but sitting at the bar and having the head chef make dish after dish specifically for you cannot be beat. Never had better sushi. Well worth the cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Most recent of many trips to Gari on the Columbus. The quality of the fish and presentation is unmatched. Loses a star for pushy waitstaff, always trying to upsell. Count on $100/person minimum, substantially more if you drink sake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped here for an unplanned meal after walking by. All the dishes we had were really good - tuna tartar, Chirashi "Matsu" (assorted sashimi with rice on the side), eel and sautéed scallop nigiri and the hand rolls - fresh salmon maki & fatty tuna with scallion. The warm dishes we tried were also good - crab dumplings and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Asking for $1.5 for extra ginger - speaks for itself, we didn't like it. This is the way how to make us bitter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 370 Columbus Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5110
    (Between 77th and 78th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 1,9 trains to W79th Street or B,C to W81st Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-362-4816

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

phone 212 362-4816
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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