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Sushi of Gari
Posted by anonymous on 03/25/2011
The food is awesome. Service was good and very attentive. De core was very nice. This isn't your traditional Japanese restaurant but it's very very good food. Try the omakase and you'll be happy. Just the right amount of food as we were full but not too full. Plan on spending some money but it's worth it. Highly recommend.
Posted by jimmy on 01/23/2011
top 3 or 4 in terms of fish freshness/quality in the city. Several reviews criticize the overly inventive preparations. For me, this is a plus. The fish always manages to shine through and they still offer the straightforward selections which are perfectly executed. If you aren't looking for omakase, the "sushi special" is a good choice, offering many pieces one would receive on the chef's tasting menu.
Posted by Big M on 12/27/2010
To preface I really like fish. I like the taste f it, I like its' texture and everything else. So I prefer very traditional sushi. Gari is not traditional, they drown the fish ouot with weird presentations including dairy products. This may be wonderful for people who don't really like fish but enjoy the thought of sushi. myself? Not so much,I will stick to fish alone with no embellishments.
Posted by sushiguy on 12/14/2010
Their sushi is good, but it is obviously overpriced, it is a crowded place, tight and a bit uncomfortable, service was fine, not great, and I would hesitate to recommend it.
Posted by beancounter99 on 10/17/2010
My husband and I went to Gari on the UES last night and had pretty high expectations based on friend recommendations. We consider ourselves foodies and don't mind dropping money on a dinner at a nice restaurant that you expect will deliver a nice overall evening. We arrived at Gari, waited about 15 minutes for our table (which is fine). We ordered the $80-$90 omakase meal (they give you a range of either $80-90 OR $120-$130). We ordered, received our beers (wine list was pathetic, but this is sushi so we let it go) and our first dish in about 10 minutes - which was 4 pieces sushi. The rest of the meal came right away and we were done within 45 minutes - that doesn't sell a $90 dinner for me. Our entire meal was 12 pieces sushi...yes, thats it. Two other platters came with 4 additional pieces, and then that was it. So, for $90.50 we ate 12 pieces of sushi...thats $7.54 per piece! The best part is that after the meal was done, the waiter wanted to know if we wanted to order more - like he KNEW it was such a let down! I think that if I knew that we would pay $90 for 12 pieces of sushi, I would have not gone there. Its good - a bit inventive, but c'mon, 12 pieces for $90?! We will never return to Gari again, and I will never, ever recommend it.
Posted by none on 09/23/2010
This is the best sushi restaurant ever and that's what you pay for!
Posted by Leesha on 09/09/2010
This restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff to be one of the best sushi in and around Time Square. Truly, this restaurant is very much overpriced for the quantity or quality of food u r getting. We tried almost half of what was on the menu(a very small menu by the way with very little or no choices of sushi.) Sushi is about creativity of taste and the all sushi we got from this restaurant was boring and tasteless.