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Gaijin

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this nice place while wandering around, had dinner at the bar, the place was packed but not noisy. Nice assortment of fish, asian and fusion food, good wines, very good atmosphere. A little pricey but really worth it!

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Thank Marcos H
Finland
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140 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you offer a tasting menu as Gaijin does, you should serve it at a proper tempo to respect your guests. This did not happen. Gaijin is not a fine dining place rather a chic casual asian. In the eight course menu where most starters were just a bite or two, it is unacceptable to have 25 minutes between courses,... More 

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Thank Voyageuse54
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Gaijin several times and it has always been a pleasure. The quality of food is excellent and very tasty - a fine-dining Asian adventure. The restarant is mostly full so I recommend booking a table. There is a small bar/loung area for having a drink before eating and this creates a nice atmosphere to the restaurant.

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Thank Marion B
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19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice experience for two. We wanted to have something special on our last night in Helsinki and decided to try our luck with no reservation here. Although the place was pretty full, we got a table for two in 5 minutes. There are just two tasting menus on Sundays, no other options available. Which is a nice concept.... More 

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Thank Wild_Basil
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother to Gaijin on a Wednesday evening since I´ve been there for a few times before and liked it. This time service was at first extremely slow and we had to wait for our cocktails for a long while. We chose their signature menu, and all of the three first ones were brought at the table at... More 

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Thank Pasi S
Espoo, Finland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit in Gaijin. The service worked very well and the food was described in detail when delivered. Everything worked well together, highly recommended.

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Thank Tforfood
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been 5 or 6 times here in gaijin. Starts have been always good and tasty, but somethings strange , mains are usually not so good as starters, neither desserts, so I always take only starters here. Waiters and waitress changes quite often and not well educated.

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Thank kajhdven123345
Perth, Australia
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272 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by our Finnish host. Great Asian food. We had the tasting menu and each course was imaginatively presented and described. Some courses were more to our taste than others but the whole meal was a great experience. Nice range of wines by the glass and not expensive. Service is unhurried but appropriate for a romantic dinner or... More 

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Thank Fosseboy
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere although the service was very slow and intermittent in the beginning. Nice wine list. Portions are small but actually you realise in the end of your meal that they were well sized. Some courses were amazing but some were a bit standard. Nonetheless i d certainly go back for more. You ve got to try it if you... More 

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Thank Jari R
Lehigh Valley, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best mussels and scallops I've ever tasted...excellent Japanese food and drinks! You can't go wrong here.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 09 698 0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?