We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gaijin

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Asian, Korean
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
09 698 0101
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 343 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Really nice food and great cocktails

Stopped by with a colleague and got a few very nice dishes. Can recommend their grilled avocado salad and sashimi. And with one of their great cocktails.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
espenm79
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by with a colleague and got a few very nice dishes. Can recommend their grilled avocado salad and sashimi. And with one of their great cocktails.

Helpful?
Thank espenm79
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the gaijin menu, which consisted of 9 courses, if my memory isn't failing. Some courses were excellent, especially the first one (mussel with salsa and shiso-dressing, a perfect bite!) the last main (pork belly with condiments such as pickled daikon and kimchi, lettuce wraps) and the perfect dessert (different beetroot components tied together with white chocolate which balanced... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennidaa
Level Contributor
118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful evening there, enjoying great food and excellent service! The perfect place both for a romantic dinner, business dinners and a good evening with friends.

Helpful?
Thank Stephan S
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold Thursday in February we went out to find a place to eat. Living at a hotel on Boulevardi we went down the street and experienced this restaurant. It was almost full, but the waiter found a table to us. The service were excellent, they have time to tell about the courses. We decided to have 4 starters... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter S
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt one of the best oriental restaurants I ever visited outside of Asia! The food is superb, service is impeccable, and atmosphere trendy and relaxed. A must visit when in Helsinki!

Helpful?
Thank Hugo M
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tasting menu and found it to be extremely tasty. Though not a cheap evening out, it was well worth the expense. Beginning with their house gin and tonic, doused in Rosemary to the final dish of vanilla cream and a toffee type beetroot slice it was an experience. I love the bar area where you can pop... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gina316
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All portions came with plenty of information and suitable intervals. The wine menu complimented the food excellently. 8 different portions and Japanese rice plus of course dessert.

Helpful?
Thank ile488
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly beautiful meal delivered in a 9 course taster menu. Having been in Finland for 1 year this was the first time i had been in Helsinki for more than an hour or 2, the city, like the restaurant didn't disappoint.

Helpful?
Thank joejoefaemexico
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a meal this is a journey and an experience through 8 small but beautiful prepared plates with food. They offer main courses but please try the taster plates, wonderful! Might be a bit expensive but well worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Jorgen L
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Gaijin rib's taste SO GOOD. I have been in Gaijin many times but always I'll take the ribs even I don't eat red meat usually. Also shrimp nuts sauce is so tasty.

Helpful?
Thank TyttiSal

Travelers who viewed Gaijin also viewed

Helsinki, Uusimaa
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 

Been to Gaijin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gaijin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?