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Gaijin

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Bulevardi 6, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 10 322 9386
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Today
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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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came across this restaurant as we were staying 5 minutes away , obviously very popular as it was packed staff are extremely helpful and helped us order the food,and it was truly amazing so much we booked a second night Yes it is expensive but worth every penny you really do feel you are in a michlin restaurant, if i... More 

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Thank sara k
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here and we will for sure come back. Loved the presentation of the dishes and you havce to share with your friends. We took 4 main courses with a starter and this was enough but do not eat too much rice. If yes then you will need a Grappa afterwards - only for stomach reason. The service was... More 

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Thank Henrik S
Bruselas, Bélgica
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just visited this place with a couple of business partners. Had read the reviews on TA in advance and was not completely sure what to expect, as experiences seemed to vary a bit. Overall, it was a good visit. Very good service (from all servers) and quite exciting dishes. We went for a 9-course menu, which was very sufficient... More 

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Thank Yuri H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly good food, excellent service... I can't really find anything to criticise, this was by far the best restaurant dinner I've ever had.

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Thank aijam2017
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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 9 January 2017

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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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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?