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Gaijin

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Japanese, Asian, Korean
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Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
09 698 0101
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food and amazing drinks!

The food was good, but the drinks.. they where absolutely amazing! Very cool atmosphere and good service! We had an enjoyable evening! Prices are fair all considered. Recomended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
ThomasBergen
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Bergen, Norway
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Bergen, Norway
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good, but the drinks.. they where absolutely amazing! Very cool atmosphere and good service! We had an enjoyable evening! Prices are fair all considered. Recomended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Got the tasting menu, two for normal and one for vegetarian. I think there was more to eat in vegetarian dishes than meat but the food was totally excellent!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Gaijiniin on helppo mennä, fiilis hyvä, Antti loisto tarjoilija, vauhti sopivaa! Loistava viini suositus! Ikebukuro-menu oli oikein hyvä, ajoittain liian suolainen. Saatiin extra jälkkärit kun mainitsin asiasta! Easy going place, great feeling! Antti is a wonderful waiter. Great wine recommend. Ikebukuro-menu was very good. Kitchen send us one free dessert, cause i mention that food was a bit too salty.... More 

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Woodbury Salterton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved the subtlety and variety of flavours. The waitresses are extremely helpful, professional, and provide great advice. Plenty of choices and small "tapas-like" portions make it easy to try many different things. It is not cheap, but it is worth it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This, along with Farang are my favorite restaurants in Helsinki. The tasting menus in both these places is a journey through an amazing world of flavours! Slightly expensive, but certainly worth a visit..once a month!

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Oslo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were a group of 7 people having dinner at Gaijin. All in all, this place deserves top score. Was recommended the place from others and they certainly lived up to the expectations. We had ordered a set menu and matching drinks. Our group arrived some minutes before our table was ready and started with some drinks, which were superb.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very friendly staff, innovative eastern cuisine and a selection of Japanese whiskies are the ingredients for an enjoyable dinner. We ate Gaijin- menus, of course upgraded with Kobe beef and accompanied by selected wines, which were not quite up to the level of the food, filled with specialities. Considering the quality, the price was reasonable. Recommended!

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a birthday dinner for 6 persons at Gaijin. Most of us took the "Gaijin" tasting menu. It was just mindblowingly tasty. 9 different courses that all tasted different and good. Also our 2 vegetarians were very content with their tasting menu. The restaurant offers drink menus aside the meal but I tried some different beers and rice wine.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I would give this place a four star rating for being over-crowded (they really could remove three or four tables at least), but the food is good enough to warrant a five. Service is prompt and quite good too, despite the crowdedness. Highlights were the Alaskan king crab, pork ribs, and sweet tasting dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After a week in the USA, it was great to try a Nordic location. I was warmly welcomed and my luggage stored for me. Enjoyed a pre-dinner drink with a business colleague over-looking the park across the road. The food was excellent as well as the service. On departure, my luggage was received with our having to ask. Taxis were... More 

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Additional Information about Gaijin

Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
Phone Number: 09 698 0101
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Korean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 09 698 0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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