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Gaijin

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Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 10 3229386
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17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
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Turku, Finland
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Due to reviews and the hype in Finland I expected fine dining with an edge, but I didn't quite get it... Food was good but not spectacular fine dining I was expecting. Staff was like something out of and old movie in a French restaurant; in the border of rudeness.

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Thank NinaSula
Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely family dinner for 13 (including 3 kids). Menu was adjusted for the food restrictions and the introduction of each course were swiftly done in two languages. The restaurant also arranged a cake for us. All went smoothly and as planned.

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Thank Tuplae
Florianopolis, SC
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was good but some dishes didn't deliver on what I expected of them, I had the gaijin menu, nothing was bad but some dishes like the sashimi tasting and the roasted miso salmon were underwhelming while the tiger prawn nigiri was one of the most amazing things I had in Finland. I feel that this overall was a great... More 

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Thank Balzacchi
Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great japanese restaurant around Helsinki. They have a different variety of meals, but I would recommend to try the tasting menu. We tried "Menu Kappabashi" and it was actually the perfect choice for me (as a non-fan of fish or sea food at all). It had few seafood/fish dishes. We went there on a Monday evening, making a reservation in... More 

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Thank Theeana
Wantage, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Japanese inspired fusion restaurant in central Helsinki. Didn't try the à la carte but can recommend the Menu Gaijin: a tapas style 10 course meal which included scallops, sashimi and ribs

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Thank Paul F
Hastings, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

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Thank abseede
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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

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Thank Hanna H
Bangkok, Thailand
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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 

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Espoo, Finland
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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 

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Thank Jouni K
Fredericia, Denmark
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:30
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3229386

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