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“Very Expensive for Avarge Sushi”
Review of Sushi of Gari

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Ranked #1,878 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: B/W 1st Ave. & York Ave.
Transit: Subway #6 train @ 77th Street
Description: Welcome to Sushi of Gari! This restaurant is the original restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi by Masatoshi GARI Sugio. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily market�fs freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very Expensive for Avarge Sushi”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Had a business dinner at this sushi place that was recomended by a friend. Was looking for a place close to the Yotel where i was staying.

The sushi is very classic japanese. The problem was the quality was very average for s super high price. Three of us had sushi and two bears each. The bill was $200 before tip and we did not order any fancy treats like toro.

NYC is a mecca for sushi. You can find tons of spots that have great quality for a low price. When we left this place, i flet i was ripped off.

  • Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant of All Time”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

I cannot count how many times I've been to Sushi of Gari, but it is still my go to for special occasions. Without a doubt, this is my favorite restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is even better. The fish is flown in straight from Japan, or at least it tastes like it. Every piece of sushi is artfully crafted and the rolls will redefine your tastebuds. You have not truly tasted sushi until you have been here.

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Most creative and unique Omakase I've ever had. Very pricey; highly recommended for special occasions.

Visited September 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Excellent sushi but scores low on service”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Omakase is the must have. It is practically the chef's creations of the day which you discover when served. You can tell the waiter if you like or dislike something and the chef factors it in. You can start by 8 pieces and go to 12 (100 usd for the 12 pieces) or more if you are still hungry. Anyway you pay per piece. Except that we could not understand all the above from our waitress and the communication problem ruined my dinner because some other members of our party of four ate my Omakase not knowing it was mine. The waitress might have been over loaded because we couldn't ask her 2 questions in a row, she was constantly running away. Do not expect a fancy decoration for this tiny restaurant that has 1 Michelin star, but you can count on having one of the best sushis ever. Do not miss the signature mille crepes on the desert menu, coming from Lady M.

  • Visited October 2013
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“NY Dreams of Sushi”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Sushi unlike the usual. Interesting toppings with a variety.of herb toppings. Next time we'll try the special menu but this was a great intro to the restaurant. Pricier than most run of the mill sushi restaurants but well worth it. They also have some very interesting high quality Japanese beers including a chocolaty stout.

  • Visited August 2013
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