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Sushi of Gari

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402 E 78th St, New York City, NY 10075-1676
+1 212-517-5340
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“omakase” (53 reviews)
“sushi” (113 reviews)
“fresh sashimi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
402 E 78th St, New York City, NY 10075-1676
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Perhaps I am unfair if I compare the Upper East side location of Sushi Gari to Sushi Yasuda in midtown or to top sushi places in Kyoto, Tokyo or Hong Kong. Sushi Gari is not at that level. We ordered a la carte although the...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a True Sushi experience...the best had in my life (better than Nobu!). We went here without a reservation, they accommodated us at the bar and we decided to go with the Chef's choices...the best choice! Still dreaming about the red snapper, the marinated...More

Thank Robertina7
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We wanted to introduce grandson # 3 to high-end Japanese food. What better place than this very small hole in the wall restaurant that serves a wide variety of beautifully prepare food. The serve is excellent and the waitress most patient with a 16 year...More

Thank richardallan2016
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The quality is still great, but we would expect some changes in their sushi omakase... they keep the same pieces for years! It would be a good time for a change! Also, their ‘per piece’ price policy increased the check considerably! Way too expensive assuming...More

Thank TravelCoachOriginal
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Had a quick dinner with my wife over the weekend. I've been coming here for over 10 years. A little modest joint who provides quality food. With Omakase, you will get about 12-16 different types of sushi where each piece will give you delicate and...More

Thank frequenttravler20
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Delicious sushi by a very good service. Chef's counter is another experience so please book in advance.

Thank ozgebuminoztaskin
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a very good sushi restaurant. It is not Masa or Nobu, but it is comparable to top Sushi restaurants in New York, and easily the best on the UWS. Service is friendly, but front desk is a tad arrogant. Reservations are a must....More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed September 9, 2017

The specials are really special. Let the wait staff just bring you some of the best sushi you have every had. The staff is very friendly. The bar is ok, but that is not what you go to this restaurant for. You go for Sushi,...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I was so put off by the arrogance of the staff that it ruined the whole dining experience. Needless to say, the food TASTED HORRIBLE.

1  Thank Ln4f
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Friends recommended I try this place when I visited NY. It's small and not impressive to look at, but the sushi is exceptional. I was told to order 'omakase,' which is basically the chef's selection. It was intimidating at first, as I am used to...More

Thank grandma0ffive
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 E 78th St, New York City, NY 10075-1676
    (B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway #6 train @ 77th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-517-5340
Welcome to Sushi of Gari! This restaurant is the original restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi by Masatoshi GARI Sugio. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily market�fs freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.
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