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Gaijin

Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 698 0101
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Ranked #24 of 882 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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85% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went here with coworkers paid by our employer and whilst the food itself, coctails and wines were tasty (we had some sort of predetermined menu of ~5+ courses), the horrible acustics in the place made the place very loud and somewhat uncomfortable. The place wasn't packed but all the hard surfaces projected sound so that you needed almost shout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great drinks, fun, delicious tasting menu and really good service. I didn't care for the trout, and the dessert wasn't great. All else was 5 star.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Gaijin is one of the “in” places in Helsinki. The food is in my opinion a kind of Finnish twisted version of Japanese and Korean food. Not bad at all, on the contrary, but a Japanese guest may be a bit surprised. The place itself is not really in my taste (I’m too old), but younger people seems to like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I went there with my wife for dinner. The place is quite packed, but still I liked the atmosphere, the open kitchen and the dim lighting. There are 2 taste menus and we took one of each. I cannot say which is the best one, but we really enjoyed the food! Some dishes are not that sophisticated, but some are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

From look to taste, from atmosphere to service, this restaurant is really one of the best in town. Happy every time was there! Last time, even the bread given to my 11 months old was fantastic - beautiful and tasty! Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant indoor décor is personal and modern. Please also prepared to sit very tightly. The menu is based on Nortt East Asian (Northern China, Japan, South Korea) traditional dishes which have been mixed in a very original and tasty way. A true fusion kitchen! All of the dishes can shared and they can be order in any kind of... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had the Gaijing tasting menu which was really good. Especially the ribs and bun are excellent! I would recommend to take a bottle of prosecco which suits very well for the whole menu. Menu is served very quickly and it personnel takes very good care of you for the whole dinner. Atmosphere is quite "hip" and clientele mainly food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had one of the tasting menus adn that suited well for the long evening. Interesting flavours and textures of small dishes were part of a program number as well the presentations of menu.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is good, not spectacular, some flavour combinations really works but they tend to hype their asian fusion a lot. I found it a little annoying that the waiter kept speaking of the dishes as something quite un-worldly. Kimchi and sake are not that exotic, really... Be prepared to empty out your piggy bank before you go as the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had one of the two combination menus of ”about” 7 different tastes and a dessert. Mussels, fish, ribs, nigiri – you name it. You eat for about two and a half hours but you will not get too much. A nice ambiance with a modern look. The service was very good. If you are going on a friday or... More

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