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Gaijin

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Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 10 322 9386
Today
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm giving the restaurant 4 stars because the pork buns (of pork belly) were truly amazing and an inexpensive item, the cocktails were also something special though pricey, I say worth it. My advice is sit at the bar. Step 1 - order craft cocktail of choice. Step 2 - order pork buns (2 in a order) Step 3 -... More 

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Thank Jordan Y
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name is accurate, as 'gaijin' is Japanese for 'foreiger.' this isn't traditional Japanese food, but it is delicious. Go for the multi-course menu and take advantage of the clever adaptations on typical Asian cuisine. There's something on the menu for everyone, but the tour through the chef's ideas is the real way to enjoy this restaurant.

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Thank Steve B
Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table from Gaijin with high expectations and luckily we made the booking because the restaurant was full. We got to our table and the first impression was not good. There was very tight atmosphere and always someone pushing you when walking by. We made orders pretty fast and got our drinks. We ordered the tasting menu with... More 

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Thank Petterimies
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I give this a 5, food is great and also service however it tends to be a bit formal when going to these high quality places. Many good flavors here, a recommended place in my book.

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Thank Dag Rune H
Pori, Finland
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited five times with business partners. Every time a little bit of trouble with the service, but good food.

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Thank lieverd
Lausanne, Switzerland
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends recommended us this place and despite the last minute booking we were able to secure a table. Unfortunately the worst table and felt all dinner long like in the kitchen corridor. We requested another table toward the end of the restaurant but been told they are all assigned. However when we left the restaurant both table were not used.... More 

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Thank Gregoire P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic Restaurant in the heart of Helsinki and they even had Iki Beer! This is what I would consider a modern Japanese Restaurant, not quite fusion but having that kind of atmosphere. The food was very very good. They were very obliging changing one of the dishes on the fixed tasting menu to accommodate the taste of one person in... More 

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Thank Akaasha
Central Poland, Poland
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a tasting menu and all parts of it were delicious. Great service, good wine - everything makes it perfect place to eat. I didn't pay for the food though so I cannot evaluate quality to price.

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Thank MaGPL
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As I read Gaijin cooking book then inspire me to visit and taste how food like... I had lunch set and it was good experience :) would like to visit again :)

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Thank Gade D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Mixed feelings after a visit with some business friends. . Nice cosy feeling but drink list&menu are far too complicated to understand. Eating should be fun&enjoyable - not engineering process😂. Food is good but somehow we felt like service was putting ideas to our mouth. For such high price restaurant a bit of a dissapointment I have to say.

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Thank Hannu E

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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 10 322 9386

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