Sushi of Gari

Sushi Restaurant · Upper East Side
402 E 78th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY 10075, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:45 PM
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:45 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:45 PM
$ $ $ $
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    "Order the omakase and let the chef choose the best fish of the day."(46 Tips)
    Joe P.
    "Tuna of Gari and the uni are a must."(3 Tips)
    Tash C.
    "special salmon sushi piece with cooked tomato"(4 Tips)
    Tash C.
    "The spicy scallop hand roll here is amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • omakase
  • sushi
  • fish
  • sugio
  • masatoshi
  • sea urchin
  • sashimi
  • sake
  • good for dates
  • yellowtail
  • hand rolls
  • tuna
  • chirashi
  • great value
  • trendy
  • salmon
  • good service
  • authentic
  • romantic
  • fancy
  • Jeanne M.

    Best Sushi on Upper East Side on NYC

    Jeanne Meister · October 6
  • Liam N.

    Awarded one star (★) in the 2015 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants.

    Liam Nee · September 13
  • Dana G.

    Had some of the best meals of my life here. Omikase is worth it.

    Dana G · August 21
  • Nina L.

    You will not regret spending the pretty penny on their omakase. Uniquely prepared morsels of beauty.

    Nina LoSchiavo · July 31
  • Jessey W.

    As someone who grew up next to a sushi bar in LA and has been a connoisseur since 5, I can say that this is by-far the best sushi I've had in NYC. Sit at the bar and order omakase and a nice saké.

  • Sherry L.

    One of my go to sushi spots. Omakase is very unique. Each piece comes with a special garnish or sauce that enhances the fish.

    Sherry Li · March 18
  • Chris K.

    I think I saw god like five times tonight. Go omakase.

    Chris Konecny · February 25

    Great portion and quality chirashi sushi. · February 3
  • Vivian V.

    First time having omakase so can't really compare it to anything else. The quail egg one was my favorite though, was a mouthgasmmm 😋

    Vivian Vo · February 1

    Gari san was 49th sumo champion in Japan, the tea mug says. · January 23

    Uni sushi costs normally around $9 a piece. Very fresh and flavorful. · January 23

    The best uni gunkan sushi in New York. Sea urchin is so fresh and sweet. Michelin starred sushi-ya. · January 23
  • Stephanie Z.

    Master take on sushi with a modern twist

    Stephanie Zhong · January 19
  • Being Fatty

    Go for broke and get the omakase

    Being Fatty · January 14
  • Lindsay B.

    Ask for the iPad to scroll through different sushi pieces. Stick to the sushi pieces if you are a real sushi lover. And get the spicy scallop roll or hand roll.

    Lindsay Brooke · January 12
  • Su Ann L.

    Gari is great if you are looking for beautiful sushi beyond classic nigiri. come here for new flavor profiles, little twists, some bubbling novelty in your sushi!

    Su Ann Lim · January 1
  • Lucia S.

    One of the best sushi places in town. Order Uni and the Gari's selection. Just love this place.

    Lucia Silva y Cobo · December 2, 2014
  • Tash C.

    The spicy scallop hand roll here is amazing. It contains mayo but it's divine. A must try.

    Tash Concepcion · November 26, 2014
  • Umut C.

    delicious and easy sushi recipes

    Umut Cesmeci · October 1, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Mortgage the house and order the omakase!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 10, 2014
  • Anastasia B.

    Best sushi on UES. No, arguably best sushi in Manhattan. 🍶🍣

    Anastasia Bezverkha · August 22, 2014
  • Joan P.

    Each sushi piece on the omakase menu has a unique twist and delicious. My fave was the snowcrab topped with uni. You start out wondering if you'll ever be full but we were satisfied after 9 pieces.

    Joan Park · August 13, 2014
  • Jeff T.

    Tuna assortment was Amazing!! Tomato Salmon might be the best sushi I have ever had!!!

    Jeff Tobias · August 9, 2014
  • Jason H.

    Omakase is amazing!!! However be warned, prices are as well.

    Jason H. · August 8, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Takashi Inoue, chef of Takashi, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Salmon w/ tomato sushi. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Kris C.

    The omakase is spectacular. Get some tamago to round it out!

    Kris Concepcion · July 19, 2014
  • Adrienne S.

    Best sushi of my life. Get the omakase. Pricey but worth it.

    Adrienne S · June 12, 2014
  • Benjy W.

    When the waiter asks you if you've had enough omakase or have room for more, you know what to reply.

    Benjy Weinberger · April 25, 2014
  • Allison E.

    Did you know? Sushi of Gari is one of the only restaurants in the US where you can try out the TOTO Washlet S350e toilet seat (a Japanese bidet). It's true luxury (for your butt).

    Allison Esposito · April 7, 2014
  • Emilia L.

    Request omakase at the bar NOT table.

    Emilia Lopez · March 29, 2014
  • Tash C.

    Best sushi in all of NYC, hands down. The special salmon sushi piece with cooked tomato is an absolute must try.

    Tash Concepcion · March 16, 2014
  • Tanya

    Do the omakase. It will change your life.

    Tanya · January 18, 2014
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Oysters may be baked in their shells, Goldeneye snapper paired with black truffles. Ask to try fish imported from Japan. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · December 2, 2013
  • Adrian L.

    Best sushi I've ever had - do the omakase! If it's available, get the fluke w/ egg and truffle oil. Just wild.

    Adrian L · October 31, 2013
  • Emily P.

    Their fried oysters were good! Along with their sake marinated cod and chirashi... Even their green tea ice cream tasted homemade 👘🍱🍣

    Emily P. 💠 · October 31, 2013
  • Thais T.

    Great omakase! One of the best in the city!

    Thais Tavares · October 14, 2013
  • Caitlin B.

    The tuna is so fatty and delicious, don't miss out on trying some

    Caitlin Biskup · October 2, 2013
  • Sage Y.

    Ordering omakase is another level of sushi/sashimi that everyone should experience. 5 rounds, each leaving you more excited for the next. Pictures just don't do it justice.

    Sage Youngblood · September 17, 2013
  • Joe P.

    Tuna of Gari and the uni are a must.

    Joe Park · September 7, 2013
  • Somchai R.

    The Best Japanese Restaurant in NY

    Somchai Rojana · August 31, 2013
  • Sanjeev S.

    Best overpriced sushi I've had in the city (overpriced comparators being ushiwakamaru and nobu)

    Sanjeev Sreetharan · August 22, 2013
  • Elizabeth B.

    Best sashimi special and try the sea urchin sushi, can't find delicacy like that anywhere.

    Elizabeth Bezverkha · August 7, 2013
  • Bruna F.

    You have to try the Omakase!

    Bruna Fontevecchia · August 2, 2013
  • Jason H.

    Truly some of the best sushi in New York. Get the omakase and sit back and enjoy. But be warned this is a special occasion meal. If you indulge it may end up costing 4-5 hundred dollars!

    Jason H. · August 2, 2013
  • Marcus I.

    7/10 not all that

    Marcus Is King · July 30, 2013
  • AJ S.

    Hands down the best sushi I've ever had. Order the Omakase!!!!

    AJ S · July 11, 2013
  • Eugene L.

    Money sushi.. No sauce required!

    Eugene Lee · July 10, 2013
  • Steven Y.

    Fresh and creative omakase that's worth a try, but just know that for the price you pay, the ambiance is extremely casual and low key

    Steven Y · July 8, 2013
  • Pablo F.

    Overpriced. Good sushi but not great.

    Pablo Firpo · June 5, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    Masatoshi Sugio's fanciful creations continue to draw thrill-seeking Japanophiles to his tiny Upper East Side flagship, where they shell out a hefty sum for a pay-per-piece spot at the L-shaped bar. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 4, 2013

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