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Gaijin

Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 698 0101
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Ranked #34 of 951 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vantaa, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
171 helpful votes 171 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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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