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Sushi of Gari

402 E. 78th St., New York, NY, 10021
nr. First Ave.

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Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 6

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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Not for the timid!

By ScorpioEL on 2/26/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Sushi of Gari epitomizes the idea that sushi is a form of [food] art. The chef’s choice – the thing to get, are pieces of sushi (usually 8-10 pieces) and a roll that the chef creates for you, depending on how much specify you want to spend ($50 minimum/person and up). Although the chef’s choice is pricey, it’s more of an experience than just a good sushi meal because each piece is carefully created as a tasting experience. It’s definitely recommended to make a reservation on the weekends, since it’s difficult walk-in and get a table. Although the wait staff is not personable, the service is more efficient-like. If you don’t want to spend $50/more for the chief’s choice, I would recommend getting a bunch of rolls (i.e. yellowtail & scallion, spicy shrimp tempura, fried oyster roll) because they have the best rolls in NY.

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Best sushi in NYC

By zeecee on 10/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

If it were cheaper, I'd go every night. The Omikase special, which is the thing to order here, is about $70 or $75, and it's sensational. They'll bring you sushi, each piece garnished and sauced individually. You'll swoon. The place could be roomier and more pleasant, but the sushi is top drawer. I can't rave enough.

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Great sushi, but too cramped.

By truly_sweet on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Gari is a master of the art of sushi. Ask for Omekase (chef's choice) and you will not be disappointed. Fresh fish and nicely sized pieces. The only complaint: the space is FAR too small. Very cramped, noisy and uncomfortable. Plus the clientele is your typical U.E. Side brat - so the place is jam-packed with SNOBS!

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