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Gaijin

Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 698 0101
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Ranked #38 of 958 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great blend of Asian fusion tapas style dinner choices, with wine pairings, recommend the pairings, they were great, and went well with each course, worth the money, fun atmosphere as well

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Berlin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Who would have thought to find an excellent Japanese-crossover Restaurant in Helsinki? For a very good price (68 E) you can eat a surprising 8 course meal, with high class food like duck liver with smoked eel, giant scallop in a special sauce, very good sushi etc. - all served by very friendly and efficient staff. Sometimes seasoning is a... More

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Espoo, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went to Gaijin with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. We had the longer tasting food menu and better (at least more pricey) wine tasting menu. The food was quite OK, but suffered from trying to offer too many tastes. There was nothing really spectacular, but many quite good portions (maybe 4) amont the approx 8 portions served. The restaurant... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have sent my reservation 1 day beforehand for 6 person. Later that day they called me back and confirmed the availability... also I added a note on the reservation that I want to celebrate a birthday. The only thing they have offered that they can put a candle on the dessert if I want (I did not wanted). I... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Service, drinks, foods & athmosphere is all good in Gaijing. Aperitive cocktail with gin, cucumber & ginger was delicious. Very fresh start. Foods; few snacks & dim sum was tasty, specially beef tartar. You can roll the beef inside the shisho leave, yammy! Fresh, main and grilled foods was also perfect. Try bitter scallops with rice, superb! We had a... More

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was let down on my business trip by an incident leaving me alone for a dinner out in Helsinki. Now being on travelling foot and stranded in Helsinki is not the worst place on Earth to be left out on the curb... So what to do? Well stomach (screaming) and mind set to something lighter or towards Asian style, spicy,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ordered a few starters from the dim-sum menu, the sichuan lamb meatball and a braised beef dumpling. Both were extremely tasty; however servings are small so it would be recommended to order a few of these per person. The dumpling was a particular highlight. For the mains, we ordered the sesame drunken chicken and the dashi salmon. The chicken... More

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Canberra, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 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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