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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 107
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Tasting menu for lunch

We wanted something different for lunch and went to Gaijin. Decided to order the tasting menu and the recommended wines. We were very pleased with the wide variety of tastes and the careful and pretty presentation of the small portions for two. The sake and wines completed the experience. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Sinikka65
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Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My partner and I stumbled on this place by accident and were greeted for dinner even without a booking. We sat at the bar, watching the batman make cocktail after gorgeous cocktail...so of course we tried a few recommendations! We chose a few starters (very, very small, so order a few if you're hungry) and ordered the ribs and the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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224 reviews 224 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a nice dinner at Gaijn with my friends. They recommended us to have the tasting manu. It was a really good choice. Wines were also wiry good. Service was perfect. The evening was 10 points. The price was about 100€ / person. Not very cheap but more than ok price of very good dinner with drinks.

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We wanted something different for lunch and went to Gaijin. Decided to order the tasting menu and the recommended wines. We were very pleased with the wide variety of tastes and the careful and pretty presentation of the small portions for two. The sake and wines completed the experience. The waiters were attentive and knew the origins of the food... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

...but I did! Every little dish they brought to the table was a taste sensation! And staff was excellent too! Since I live in Stockholm, I just had to visit the sister restaurant Farang - almost as good :-)

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had the menu Gaijin - what a trip to the world of Asian tastes! A lovely aperitive was a nice start followed by several small portions of Asian food prepared in an experimental way. Food was reat but the space itself is not ideal - the acustics is quite challenging and we could hardly hear anything from the people serving... More 

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Porvoo, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food and personal service. The seats are a little too close with the neighbour, but overall experience of the menu was great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant takes you on a journey to North Asia. its offers unique flavors by combining traditional Japanese and Korean dishes with dishes from the North of China, in a modern way. The dining room has a warm intimate atmosphere suitable for a private dining experience, whilst the bar is a relaxed lounge area with long communal tables and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were lucky to get a table at the early seating on a friday night. We started of with the cocktail of the day - something gin and cucumber, which tasted great. Fortunately we had just enough time for the tasting menu. We chose the accompanying drinks menu and had one of the best white wines I've ever had with... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Restaurant Gaijin surprised again with excellent service and flexibility and the taste of Gaijin menu. Small portions variety is disperse : seafood, beef, fish, salads mainly Aisian flavours. The biggest surprise was the recommended wine which was a Canadian Riesling. Very aromatic and we had it along the whole menu. If you dont want to have a 9 course tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thanks to suggestions from local friends we ate some wonderful meals during our weekend in Helsinki. Gaijin's Sunday Tasting Menu was at the top of that list. The different courses were one better than the other, and that pork bun was spectacular. Add to that a nice atmosphere, attentive waiters and a vast selection of sake and Asian beers on... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?