Sushi of Gari

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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  • Eater

    The original location of Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio's chainlet is still one of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. Start with an omakase tasting, finish with the tempura-fried ice cream. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 11, 2012
  • New York Habitat

    An exquisite raw fish experience with uniquely crafted pieces. Try the tuna with tofu cream, flounder with lotus chip, and the foie gras sushi.

    New York Habitat · December 9, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Sure Gari has opened other locations in the city but somehow the quality of his innovative creations is never quite the same as at his baby on the Upper East Side. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • Charles B.

    omakase. that is all.

    Charles B · January 20, 2013
  • La Dolce Vita

    One Michelin star.

    La Dolce Vita · December 21, 2011
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    All I can say is YUM - order the Omakase! The chef really knows what he's doing!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 13, 2011
  • Dat H.

    Ask for omakase. You will have an orgasm in your mouth. Oh, and ask for sake to liberate the entrance.

    Dat Hoang · April 28, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ToryBurch

    Order the omakase and let the chef choose the best fish of the day. Their uni is divine.

    ToryBurch · January 12, 2011
  • Sanjeev S.

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

    Sanjeev Sreetharan · August 22, 2013
  • Gene S.

    Delicious approach to fusion sushi. Go for the omakase. Tell then to stop when u are done. 10 pcs of sushi at around 75 dollars.

    Gene Soo · May 5, 2013
  • Steven R.

    Guaranteed one of the best meals of your life if you have the Omikase. Each piece melts in your mouth. Sushi heaven.

    Steven Rosenblatt · September 16, 2012
  • Zachary Adam C.

    Doing the omakase. It's really the only way.

    Zachary Adam Cohen · February 22, 2012
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Mortgage the house and order the omakase!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 10, 2014
  • Eugene L.

    Money sushi.. No sauce required!

    Eugene Lee · July 10, 2013
  • Steven R.

    Spicy Scallop Roll is a must

    Steven Rosenblatt · May 25, 2012
  • Luke Kash Y.

    Hot sake & omakase. Delicious win.

    Luke Kash Yun · October 27, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    If you go, sit at the sushi bar and order the omakase. Our favorite pieces are the yellowtail with jalepeno and the tuna with miso.

    The Corcoran Group · May 18, 2010
  • Kris C.

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

    Kris Concepcion · July 19, 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
  • 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
  • Somchai R.

    The Best Japanese Restaurant in NY

    Somchai Rojana · August 31, 2013
  • Lizzy B.

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

    Lizzy Bezverkha · August 7, 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
  • Laticia F.

    Serious one of the best sushi places I've ever been to. Get the omakase - tell them what you don't eat and what you like!

    Laticia Fan · March 23, 2013
  • The Food Sluts

    Awesome sushi and sashimi with a modern twist. One of the best in NY. Order the omakase and be prepared for the chef to send out his finest. We loved the kanpachi with jalapeño sauce. Read more

    The Food Sluts · August 22, 2012
  • Mac

    Try the sushi!

    Mac · January 3, 2012
  • Alexandra K.

    Get the Sushi Deluxe and don't use soy sauce!!

    Alexandra K · September 7, 2011
  • @JaumePrimero

    get the omakase, period. The crepe mille feuille for dessert is good too!

    @JaumePrimero · August 30, 2011
  • Christen D.

    Favorite sushi counter in the city. Leave the selection up to the chef and your belly will thank you.

    Christen Duong · August 27, 2011
  • Mira E.

    Order the steamed monkfish liver wirth ponzu sauce as an appetizer and then have the salmon with roasted tomatoes, yellowtail with jalapeno and sea urchin as nigiri.

    Mira Ebmeier · July 27, 2011
  • Eliza K.

    Amazing! Chef's choice was always delicious and creative. Make sure to get the salmon sushi with roasted tomato on top... I've never eaten sushi that melts in your mouth before and it was amazing

    Eliza K · July 25, 2011
  • Eghi R.

    so deliciusssss

    Eghi Rossifumi · June 23, 2011
  • Glory K.

    Chef's selection. Its worth the Money!

    Glory Kadigan · May 29, 2011
  • Vindy R.

    Sure Gari has opened other locations in the city but somehow the quality of his innovative creations is never quite the same as at his baby on the Upper East Side.

    Vindy Ramadhani · November 6, 2010
  • Peter O.

    Get the omakase. It's not the place to go and order a california roll. But make sure you get the barbecued otoro.

    Peter Olson · July 18, 2010
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    Adam Oliveri · September 11, 2009
  • Chris K.

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

    Chris Konecny · 5 days ago
  • Daawnii

    Great portion and quality chirashi sushi.

    Daawnii · 3 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Daawnii

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

    Daawnii · January 23
  • Daawnii

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

    Daawnii · January 23
  • Daawnii

    The best uni gunkan sushi in New York. Sea urchin is so fresh and sweet. Michelin starred sushi-ya.

    Daawnii · 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

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