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Gaijin

627 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619.238.0567
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Ranked #515 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Japanese
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are looking for something different or looking for some place to share tapas, then this is the place to go. They do Korean Hibachi with their own flair. Great little place.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My husband and I ate here our first night in San Diego. The food was delicious and they have late night hours! We ordered their fish and chips which was hamachi sashimi with jalapeno and okinawan chips. We also ordered their drunken noodles which had bacon and jidori chicken. We enjoyed both dishes as well as the restaurant decor. They... More

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Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Went here based on local SD advice. Gaijin is in the Gaslamp district, on 4th Ave. Quite hard to park on the street so we parked in the nearby Westfield carpark. No valet parking offered at the restaurant. They iffer both a small dish menu, yakitori, and noodles (both normal and with broth). We had 'fish and chips' (sashimi and... More

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North Carolina
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246 reviews 246 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I went with a large party, and we were able to try many dishes. Great place to go when you want to share and try new things. They will also tone down some of their spicier dishes if you don't want spicy food. Service was great. Had a lot of signature cocktails that the drinkers in our party seemed to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for small plates and couldn't have been happier. In one word... Delicious! Make sure you try the tongue and cheek bao bao. Oh, and if you order the Yuzu, don't be shy when it come in a very girly glass!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

If you'd like to try something different and intriguing; you have got to try this little fasinating noodle and sake house. The menu is Asian Cuisine with a twist of daring intrinsic that makes it unique. I've have Asian food before, but Items that I had here; I had never experienced before and LOVED IT!!. I tried to bribe the... More

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Mystic, CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stopped in here after a cold day (really, a low in the 30’s and high of ~50F) of walking around in San Diego. The hot Ramen Noodles were great. The atmosphere is welcoming and the prices very reasonable. The service was great and they gave everybody a shot of free saki to help ring in the Chinese New Year.... More

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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The food really is great but you have to pay a lot for a little. Try the Miso soup..it has bacon, clams, and corn in it! Love the staff, always friendly and talkative. Just be prepared to pay a bit more than your used to.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We bought a deal on sign on san diego for $19. You got 4 skewers, two half orders of noodle bowls and two sake bombs. We ordered the beef skirt steak and Duroc Pork Kimchi which both were really good. I highly recommend the CARNITAS PORK in a steamed bao bun, that wasnt part of the deal but it looked... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Ambience: Loungy place, very inviting to stay longer. We had a comfortable booth with cozy benches. A little bit too dark. Open kitchen so you can see your chefs working hard. For some the music may be a bit tad loud. Food: Menu on the smallish side, but all dishes 100% original. Safe choice is the 'get me a little... More

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