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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Norway
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited based on Tripadvisor reviews. The service was very slow at this place, so prepare yourself to be very patience. When the food arrived, it was of great quality and creativity. Dim Sums, Sashimi and Hot Pot. Excellent. The wine is priced per glass, but for some reason it is billed in per CL. Which makes it impossible to know... More 

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Thank Henningsan
Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, presentation, and an excellent customer service. Totally recommended. Is expensive but totally worth it, is an experience!

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Thank Natalia C
Towcester, Northamptonshire
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Gaijin on a Sunday night when they only offer a choice of two tasting menus. It’s a very busy establishment, in quite an elegant space, and although it felt a bit overcrowded when we got there, the staff were very accommodating and friendly and we were soon seated at a side table away from... More 

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Thank smtfhw
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered 3 of their signature dishes to share and unfortunately all had the same problem. Incredibly fresh scallops murdered in butter, fresh soft shell crab overpowered by salt and beautifully fresh and perfectly cooked salmon drown in a sauce so heavy in cream you could feel your arteries clogging just by looking at it! We spent the evening using... More 

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Thank Ryan S
Finland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife took the seared scallops and roasted fresh cod fish and some side dishes. The quality of the ingredients were fine but almost all the dishes were extremely salty to the point that we couldn't enjoy properly the food. I myself consume high doses of salt but this time it was too much even for me. Besides,... More 

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Thank Juanca C
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first, I want to say that I had a nice evening and the food was overall good. Now, I had heard many good things about this restaurant and somehow I had managed to build up high expectations in my mind and, Unfortunately the restaurant did not live up to that. The signature tasting menu and premium wine pairing also... More 

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Thank Tom R
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two tempura dishes, tiger prawns and lobster, which were a disaster. Imagine fine high quality seafood in tempura batter, arrived smothered in a sauce created by a "try hard" chef, which turned the batter to a stodgy, soggy porridge like consistency. Common if you present tempura dishes on your menu - leave it in the traditional Japanese presentation, don't... More 

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Thank George S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding meal We had 7 corse woth paired beverages One of the best meals i had in finland Its #porkmafiaapproved

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Thank pitmasterphilw
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Helsinki on a business trip, and this place was recommended by colleagues who are there frequently. We had their tasting menu and were blown away by how good it was - it is now on my list of top restaurants in the world. It is not cheap, but it is very good value for money.

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Thank Eduardo M
Finland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is without a doubt delicious Asian-fusion. I would still stay its "sister restaurant" Farang (same owner) is better. If you're looking for a romantic couple's night, this isn't the place for you, as they've placed so many tables in the small space that everyone sits right side by side each other, which offers zero privacy to your conversations.

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Thank KatarinaFinland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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?