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Gyosai - Sushi

Taka-Töölö
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Runeberginkatu 40 B, Helsinki 00260, Finland
(09) 2413 440
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
No good sushi

Very funny place, I enjoyed my stay while waiting for my take-away. But the sushi was no good at all, it looked nice but was probably old. I do not recommend a visit here, other than to enjoy a Sapporo or two.

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very funny place, I enjoyed my stay while waiting for my take-away. But the sushi was no good at all, it looked nice but was probably old. I do not recommend a visit here, other than to enjoy a Sapporo or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not in the middle of city but if you're anywhere around Töölö district and love sushi you should pop into this quirky, tiny sushi bar. I have had lunch here twice, including very fresh sushi, delicious miso soup and green tea. The selection is pretty much the same as in every other sushi joint but the sushi made by the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love sushi and have been to many places. Last Tuesday I went there for a quick lunch. It was unfortunately one of worst I ever had! Not fresh, tastes really bad. If you are in the area, avoid this place. There are much better options close by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Excellent authentic sushi set made a la minute for lunch. The owner has 15 years practice for runing the tiny little place decorated with japanese staff. Sushi was great and fresh. Certainly will pop up another time for picking up lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Quirky little bit of Japanese soul in downtown Helsinki. Better sushi and cheaper than most places. Owner is a handful, but full of heart and seems to love his craft. Some people might not appreciate the banter, but I tend to find it entertaining. Sushi has flavour, the little shop has atmosphere and the prices are definitely competitive. Too bad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Tiny restaurant with two tables, handwritten price tags and loads of old Japanese posters doesn't look welcoming from the door, but don't turn back. The sushi is great and the owner adds charming touch to your experience with different, hilarious and almost a samurai-like serving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

This place must be the opposite of 'fancy', but you still have to love it. It's small, authentic, cozy, the owner/chef is a personage in his own right and the sushi feels a lot more real than in any of the other sushi places around (I've visited quite many of them). The owner really is what makes this 'restaurant' what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

Small, but cosy. Visit Gyosai and it´s almost like visiting Japan! :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

AVOID, very rude owner and often not-so-fresh ingredients

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

loistavaa sushia

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Additional Information about Gyosai - Sushi

Address: Runeberginkatu 40 B, Helsinki 00260, Finland
Phone Number: (09) 2413 440
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Runeberginkatu 40 B, Helsinki 00260, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö
  • Neighborhood: Taka-Töölö
  • Phone Number: (09) 2413 440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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