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Gari

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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Description: phone 212 362-4816
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
A bit expensive, but worth it

"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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Haotian W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

"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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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162 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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Livingston, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

When I made a reservation for 4, for 5:30 on a Saturday night a credit card was required. We got there and were the only ones there. They wanted us to seat us right by the door. No other tables were occupied. Hate when they do that! Anyway, we switched. The sushi is high end, but not the highest of... More 

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Brisbane
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We managed to find a table here on a very wet Sunday afternoon. Just lucky to walk in when a table was being prepared after walking past a number of other very busy establishments. We were welcomed warmly and very courteously. The tables were roomy and the décor quite elegant. The menu was quite modern and the servings quite small... More 

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, the staff were great, and the food was brilliant. I'd go back in a second. The Omekase was delicious. I was surprised at the sushi's freshness and the staff's helpfulness.

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New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lot's of great recommendations but the experience was not ... Very pricey for sushi but that could be ok if quality is delivered ! More of a neighborhood restaurant that used to be good.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Personal service. Great food. Excellent Omekase. We are regulars. They charge NY prices, but the food and experience are worth it.

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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: Sushi, Japanese

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?