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Gari of Columbus

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370 Columbus Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5110 (Between 77th and 78th Streets)
+1 212-362-4816
12:00 - 22:45
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:45
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Mill Valley, California
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you read any of my earlier recent reviews I have been on a Omakase tear, from LA to SF to NY I have tried half a dozen truly excellent restaurants. Since this was in my neighborhood and received rave reviews I gave it a try. Five years ago, this would have been considered very good. Not anymore. If you... More 

Thank loveandpeace47
Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Still my favorite restaurant in the world - great unique sushi. Usually crowded tho so reservations highly recommended. Service is friendly although they're very busy. Sitting at the sushi bar is probably better for couples if you're going for the omakase.

Thank sting800
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were wet and looking for somewhere for lunch and as soon as we saw Sushi of Gari we just knew we had to go in. Not disappointed with anything as staff were great the food was great but form a quiet little restaurant it got very busy very quickly however the additional people didn't take anything away from the... More 

Thank Peter R
Parma, Italy
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Well, simply the best sushi I ever had! Fatty tuna slices just melt in to your mouth. The price is proportional to the quality... so if you look for cheap, tasteless nigiri this is absolutely not your address!

Thank Fabio S
North Sydney
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Comparisons are difficult but Sushi of Gari on Columbus Avenue had excellent food and fine service at their Sushi bar. The tasting menu at the bar was beautifully prepared and presented. Yes, it is expensive but it was an experience that I am happy to relate. Subtle flavours and complemented by some excellent boutique Japanese beers. Particularly the Kagua Pale... More 

Thank Lawrence Y
Sydney, Australia
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789 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I'm a little surprised by the Michelin star here, however the food is certainly very good. We liked everything, but wouldn't recommend to a holidaying friend as a must visit restaurant in the city. We started by sharing a sashimi lunch special then eel & cucumber and spicy shrimp tempura hand rolls - all were delicious, not no real "wow!"... More 

Thank Riddoch88
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

While the sushi is terrific, the attitude of the staff more than compensates in the negative direction. If you sit at the sushi bar, you must order omakase. The reservationists try hard to force this alternative. While my wife and I love their sushi, we are more than a little reluctant to visit because of the close to hostile attitudes... More 

Thank Allan O
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten SUSHI frequently in Japan, my home country. It's almost a place and time to enjoy raw fish taste. It's first time to eat SUSHI in New York, and was wondering how I feel new taste SUSHI. But no doubt . Japanese also enjoy SUSHI here.

Thank kazuakim2015
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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233 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I admit the friends who suggested Gari for dinner hyped it unmercifully - "best Japanese in the city", "best Japanese in America", "best sushi ever". So perhaps I was overly hopeful. For anyone who's spent a lot of time in Japan, or lived there, it's a bit confusing. Instead of the omakase menu being a several-course dinner, starting with light... More 

1 Thank krashtest d
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

probably the best sushi, sashimi i have ever had, wonderful staff great food, sashimi out of this world

Thank Imrantahir31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 22:45
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-362-4816
Gari of Columbus is a sushi lover's dream, where traditional meets innovation. Come try some of the best and most creative sushi in New York City.

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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