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Gaijin

Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 698 0101
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Ranked #43 of 939 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First of all, this set a new personal best in how expensive a meal my partner and I have had. Having said that, it was worth it! The matched sake and wines were perfect partners for the food. And we certainly did not go hungry - in fact we think 8 courses would have been perfect. Service amazing. Next time... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited Gaijin twice in 2 weeks during June with foreign guests. The food experience was outstanding on both occasions. Both times we followed the recommendation and had the GaiJin 9 - course set menu with accompanying wines and Sake which bombards the senses with its creative use of exotic and local flavours, combining creative seafood, fish, pork and meat... More

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Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a nice evening in pretty crowded Gaijin and had the Shikoku menu. I liked all the dishes, it was well prepared and beautifully presented but something was missing from the "wow" - maybe it was just my own expectations as this was not my first visit. There is always relaxed atmosphere with both locals and visitors as customers.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We take tasting menu and it was outstanding experience. Full of flavours, beautiful presentation, great service.

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Vaasa, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

A lively restaurant where you will definitely have a great food experience. A great place to visit with your friends.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We did eat menu they did recomended... The first dish was very nice and very promising but after that it was all disapointment.. The place was full of groud and time between dishes were very long... actualy I was many times ready to leave before the end of the menu... It's not worth of your money... There is a lot... More

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Oulu, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The idea of the restaurant is nice and social: people arrive in groups, order dishes for the table and share the stuff. Although I have eaten here alone, too, in which case you can choose to sit at the bar, which is great if they are otherwise busy and it would be hard to get a table. The food is... More

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Braselton, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with a work colleague. Food was very good. Service was good. It's very busy. Suggest reservations.

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Espoo, Finland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times. I have eaten 3 different kind of menus there. All of them have been good, but still i like more them another restaurant (farang). All the food have been beautifully presented and the flavour blends were exquisite.Typically The atmosphere is pleasant and service good. There is lots to enjoy and the meal...... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've eaten here few times and never been dissapointed. Fresh, beautiful and delicious north asian food. Service is always nice and helpful. The only thing I can complain about is that the restaurant gets always crowded and then noisy...so not for romantic dinner :D

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