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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
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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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
A place to enjoy a good lunch

Gaijin is one of my favorite places for enjoying Asian flavors and the ambiance of Helsinki in the heart of Helsinki.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Esa_K_Traveler
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Helsinki, Finland
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Gaijin is one of my favorite places for enjoying Asian flavors and the ambiance of Helsinki in the heart of Helsinki.

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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food is excellent as well as the staff. The same waitor as last time and knows the menu by heart. A small selection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean beers. BBQ ribs are among the best I have ever tasted! 👍😊

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had the classic full tasting menu and full wine menu to go with it. The overall impression was very positive - innovative but yet in line with Asian flavours, some excellent dishes such as the beef nigiri with foie gras and the pork ribs. Service was not on par, even though all personnel was friendly, and the restaurant was... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

If I could have returned the next day without embarrassment, I would have. I was staying next door at the Klaus K and decided to check out Gaijin. Travelling on my own, I look for places where I can eat at the bar - and read that Gaijin had a lounge area for more casual dining. The staff were incredible... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent Asian food in Helsinki. Difficult to get a table even on a Monday so we got lounge seating which was ok. The big menu was very good and can be recommended. Quite a lot of fish which was nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

NOM NOM NOM NOM, NOM NOM, OM NOM NOM NOM NOM, OM OM NOM, NOM NOM, BLOOMIN, NOM...HOW MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me elaborate - Staff were friendly and attentive. Spoke very good english and we're happy to serve you! We decided to go for the taster menu - which has to, genuinely, be one of the nicest meals I've ever had.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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655 reviews 655 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Gaijin has a real buzz to it and from our Monday night dinner experience it is extremely popular for both after work drinks and dinners plus with locals and visitors to Helsinki. Staff provide very attentive, friendly and helpful service with good teamwork evident among them. Meals are designed to share and you can do this a la carte or... More 

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I love great Asian food--especially in Asia. And tend to be a purist. I want my regional cuisines to be true to character without silly experiments done on them. So I went to Gaijin (after I found upon returning to Helsinki that my favorite Chinese restaurant had disappeared) determined to stick to the basics. I was planning to order Beijing... More 

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A good experience, the food itself is good, although not 'wow', as expected for such a highly rated place.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

In a nice and warm atmosphere (almost lounge like) Gaijin serves an inspiring and extremely good tasting menu. The menu we had consisted of 7 - 8 dishes, all served in a nice and appetizing way. Everything is well balanced and get very differentieret. It is clear to everyone enjoying this menu that this chef can cook. We had Korean... More 

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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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