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Gari of Columbus

370 Columbus Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5110
+1 212-362-4816
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“omakase” (19 reviews)
“sushi” (43 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
370 Columbus Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5110
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Incredibly fresh and beautifully prepared. Lovely service. Outdoor seating is a plus in warm weather. The best sushi on the Upper West Side!

Thank L J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So there's Tuna, Toro, Chu-Toro, and Oh-Toro. Where else can you go seeing that it is raw fish??? Nature doesn't have a next step up. Gari figured it out!. They put things on top of the sushi that compliment it. For example, Salmon sushi comes...More

Thank boazny
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Have eaten there a number of times. Always had a superb meal. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming. One goes there for the food not the ambiance. Service is very nice and accommodating. The quality of the fish and preparation is tops

Thank V B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I recommend having the organized sushi (or sashimi) sequence, rather than picking and choosing among all the different offerings. That way, you get the benefit of traditional and taste -- both superb here. The service is outstanding -- very sensitive. Leave your loudness, hurry, boorishness...More

Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank loveandpeace47
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Lawrence Y
Reviewed 16 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 &...More

Thank Riddoch88
Upper West Side
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,
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
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
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17:00 - 22:45
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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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