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“Asian Fusion Food with North Asoian flavor”
Review of Gaijin

Gaijin
Ranked #25 of 1,622 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant indoor décor is personal and modern. Please also prepared to sit very tightly.

The menu is based on Nortt East Asian (Northern China, Japan, South Korea) traditional dishes which have been mixed in a very original and tasty way. A true fusion kitchen! All of the dishes can shared and they can be order in any kind of combos i.e. you mix starters and main courses easily. Off course you need to like variety of tastes and flavors.

The wine list is not traditionally structured but instead it is based on different tastes. The might make the selection of wine more clhallenging i.e. you may need help from the staff (which is readily available). The place also offers variety of cocktails which you can have with or without alcohol.

The waiters were knowledgeable on the menu and the wine list. The service was friendly, but sometimes small flops happened.

Because the dishes can be shared and cocktails have without alcohol the place is ideal for children because you can easily start with different options and order more for the most chosen one.

We can highly recommend the place. During the weekends a reservation is must.

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Thank Dexter504
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had the Gaijing tasting menu which was really good. Especially the ribs and bun are excellent! I would recommend to take a bottle of prosecco which suits very well for the whole menu. Menu is served very quickly and it personnel takes very good care of you for the whole dinner.

Atmosphere is quite "hip" and clientele mainly food enthusiasts or young business men. Place is very tight packed and noisy which is why I won't give 5 stars.

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Thank Tapi0
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had one of the tasting menus adn that suited well for the long evening.
Interesting flavours and textures of small dishes were part of a program number as well the presentations of menu.

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Thank Lenlen987
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food is good, not spectacular, some flavour combinations really works but they tend to hype their asian fusion a lot. I found it a little annoying that the waiter kept speaking of the dishes as something quite un-worldly. Kimchi and sake are not that exotic, really... Be prepared to empty out your piggy bank before you go as the bill will quickly run you up and over the 100€ watermark. Sadly, the waiters seemed to forget about us somehere around 2\3 in to the meal wich was a bit annoying. All in all a good place but quite busy and noisy at times because of the fairly cramped space.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had one of the two combination menus of ”about” 7 different tastes and a dessert. Mussels, fish, ribs, nigiri – you name it. You eat for about two and a half hours but you will not get too much. A nice ambiance with a modern look. The service was very good. If you are going on a friday or saturday night you should book the table in advance. The restaurant is located in the centre. The down side is the price which is a local problem - you can fly to London or go to a rock concert for the same money but some times good food with lovely company is the thing.

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Thank Tomas Tumppi L
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