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Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 10 322 9386
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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a try. Excellent food and service, would definitely go again. Exotic and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank abseede
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No words can explain how delicious the food was (took the tasting menu in veggie and fish version). You have to experience it yourself to underatand the greatness! Lovely waiter and O-M-G their DRINKS!! Just go

Thank Hanna H
Bangkok, Thailand
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seemed to be a very popular restaurant as it was full when we arrived. Luckily we made a reservation. But the food turned out to be just ok. It was not really Japanese nor Asian; taste-wise...at least for the asian native like us. And the quality of the ingredients especially the sushi were just mediocre, such a disappointment given their... More 

Thank Tat_Tatchai
Espoo, Finland
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a great dinner at Gaijin. In my opinion the food was really tasty. There was also something special in all the dishes. If I tried to make the dishes at home it would be impossible! There is such a high level of skills, creativity and fine details in the meals. Food was great, service was good and the... More 

Thank Jouni K
Fredericia, Denmark
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I very rarely give a five star rating to a restaurant. In order to do so, the restaurant must stand out from the crowd. I went there with three friends on a Wednesday evening without a reservation (you should book in advance). We were luckily to get a table. We ordered drinks and later several different snacks... More 

Thank Lars B
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaijin offers a wide range of Asian tastes in it's menu choices that are around 60–70 euros. They have also an á la carte list but it's easy to go with the full set. The kitchen can accomodote the menus for dietary prefereces as we had the menu without beef or pork. Compared to Farang the menu was perhaps a... More 

Thank intonsus
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While there definitely was some interesting and unique flavors in the tasting menu, the overall experience was underwhelming. The atmosphere was noisy and confused, like I'd expect from a downtown bar but not from an upperclass restaurant. Most meals piqued my curiosity but lacked the wow-factor found in the Farang's, and left us regretting not going there or to a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first night in Helsinki and I'm absolutely blown away. We ordered the 9 course tasting menu and wow!! There literally wasn't a bad course. Even after 8 wins I was expecting dessert to be mediocre, licorice ice cream with pumpkin bread... really? But it was amazing. I would order that dessert again in a heartbeat. Even their... More 

Thank JocelynBly
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited in a birthday party in Gaijin restaurant. It was my first visit there. Gaijin offers Delisious Asian food for it's client. I got to eat Sunday tasting menu. Everything was delicious.

Thank Jari P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I invited my spouse there to celebrate his birthday, I had high expectations considering the good reviews of this restaurant, I book like one month in advance with the hope to get a well located table, proper for the celebration... as soon as we arrived we realized that the place was completely full, there were not space to hang our... More 

Thank cinnamonandcoffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 322 9386

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