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1209 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418-3918
+1 253-475-3456
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11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Tacoma
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Gari for years now. Sashimi is always fresh, we really enjoy the Escolar and Hamachi. Specialty Rolls, Gyoza Soup and the baked mussels are super yummy, we like everything on the menu! Owner / Sushi Chef always greets us with a smile and starts preparing our Sashimi order before we ask, and the staff is... More 

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Thank Giftfromthemidgi
Tacoma, Washington
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We visit Gari of Sushi a few times a year. It's not the best in the Sea-Tac area, but it's high on the list. The food is nicely prepared, the service is always quick, and the atmosphere is open and not overdone. Prices are average for a sushi restaurant. If you need to satisfy a sushi itch in the area,... More 

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Thank Craig W
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

They have the best sushi in Tacoma. It's fresh and so yummy. My favorite dish was the tiny baby oyster on the sushi . It was delicious !

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1 Thank Missvon253
Kennewick
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

some of the best sushi in Tacoma We go on occasion for dinner what a great place to eat. I recommend the scallop dynamite its one of our favorites.

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Thank lazyhut1
Tacoma
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

The unassuming exterior hides a gem of a restaurant in Tacoma's Lincoln District. The updated, interior with glass blown fish art is always clean and comfortable. Good Japanese food with good, fresh ingredients. The sushi is always a winner but my personal favorite is the Katsudonburi - breaded pork cutlet with egg and vegetables topped on a bowl of steaming... More 

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Thank NWTravelnut
Seattle, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Based on the recommendation of a coworker and reviews online, my friend and I tried this place out. We did not have a good experience and will not be returning. When my friend asked if she could have something extra added to the sushi roll she wished to order, she was told a flat, "No" in an impolite way. And... More 

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Thank Kat S
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

The ingredients were fresh, from the salmon to the perfectly ripened avacados. The cooked food rolls were perfect for a dreary day. Just the right amount of crunch in the rolls, either from snappy cucumbers or tempura. If you want a some really good food, head over to Gari of Sushi in Tacoma. Just a few blocks away from the... More 

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Thank Good_food_everywhere
Kent, Washington
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201 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

To say it was beautiful inside may be an overstatement, but it was definitely tastefully done. The menu is very extensive and contained both local inventions and traditional items. We were a party of eight; four children 3 to 10 years old, and four adults. They gave us a nice large table and service was handled by a single waitress,... More 

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1 Thank Arthur B
Penang Island, Malaysia
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192 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Artfully done sushi (and more!) in very pleasant surroundings. Try one of the chef's creative rolls--many to choose from. Watch opening hours--closed Mondays and fairly early on weekdays (9 pm?)

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Thank BeirutMoores
ocean shores
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

We were in Tacoma for some shopping and wanted to try something new. This had some good reports and we love sushi...well GOOD sushi. I will strive to keep this simple... Pros: Hands down the best overall sushi menu I have experienced that I can remember...period. Sure...some others have had a better service or atmosphere or a special roll or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-475-3456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?