The Gari Japanese Restaurant is one of many Sushi restaurants within about a 3 block stretch on Harvard Ave in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. It's a very small and cozy space with a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is usually rather quiet, which makes it a great spot for dates.
|Salmon, white tuna, tuna|
|Warm sake (large)|
|Geisha maki, scorpion maki.|
The geisha maki was a very interesting roll and was rather lovely, though the taste was not the best. The maki is wrapped in pink soy paper instead of nori (seaweed). The "kimchi sauce" on this maki didn't actually taste like kimchi; it's most likely cho-gochujang, which is a vinegared korean red pepper sauce. The scorpion maki was a pretty standard offering, but didn't have any stand out characteristics.
Overall, Gari is a great place to go for a quiet romantic dinner or for small groups. The food is good and the pricing is very fair for the quality and taste.
187 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446