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Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro

1019 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
+1 781-455-8882
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (21 reviews)
“katsu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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1019 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Memorable meal for three of us. Best tempura I ever had, along with great fried rice and teriyaki. Slow service, fair prices.

Thank JeffinNJ
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We had a very good meal which was creative Japanese .Took 3 of our grandsons one Sunday and they enjoyed everything that was served.We like the avocado salad and have ordered the sweet chili salmon.Our grandchildren ordered sushi and one ordered chicken Katsu.

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday evening, 5:30 reservations. Surprised that place was pretty much empty. Ordered right away. Appetizers were good (particularly the gyoza). Calamari was pan fried, which through my kids for a bit of a loop. Tentacles a little chewy, but ring pieces were excellent. Kids had...More

Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I just recovered from the flu. Needing nourishment and craving a fulfilling, lite dinner, we dined here on a relatively quiet Friday night. Our waitress was quick, efficient and impersonal — but i wasn’t looking for her friendship. The sake not quite hot enough but...More

Thank diane w
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stopped by with family for dinner last night. Sunday is "discount sushi day" at Gari (which is always a bit scary), where they have 30 or so items for just $4.95/each (regular prices are $5 to around $8 for those items). The sushi is always...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had a delightful lunch bento box of chicken teriyaki with miso soup, shrimp tempura and salad - a great deal in a delightful setting right downtown. Needham has changed a lot since I grew up here and this creative and excellent Japanese restaurant is...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We've tried several sushi places in or near Wellesley. They were listed on Grub Hub so figured we'd give it shot (although we hesitate to order sushi that's "delivery" because we prefer it as fresh as possible). We were very pleasantly surprised at how quick...More

Thank bostravel122
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Six of us had dinner at Gari in early December. Two of us were familiar with Japanese cuisine and ordered for all of us. We couldn't have been happier with the choices. Appetizers we sampled were Fried Oysters, Crab Rangoon, Seaweed Salad, and Dragon Eye....More

Thank Timnl2015
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's hard to find good restaurant in Needham but Gari didn't let me down. The sushi was amazing here!

Thank Lucacciooo
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My wife loves the teriyaki salmon, and I enjoy the spicy kimchi rice quite a bit. We don't eat sushi, but when we have taken people who eat sushi to Gari, they have all liked it. We have gotten take out at Gari at least...More

Thank joshhrlw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
    (Chapel Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located in the same Public Parking Lot for the Commuter Rail Needham Center stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-455-8882
  • E-mail
Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro is located in Downtown Needham Center. From the traditional to the creative dishes made with premium ingredients, there's something to satisfy all your craves. From the fresh sushi to the kimchi fried rice and grilled to perfection steak teriyaki, the menu selection is sure to delight. With a full bar, cocktails and whiskey on the rocks, what's not to love? Come on by when in Needham!
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