+358 10 322 9386

Bulevardi 6
00120 Helsinki


Restaurant Gaijin is Tomi Björck and Matti Wikberg’s second restaurant. Gaijin takes you on a journey to North Asia. Located in an excellent spot on the corner of Bulevardi and Yrjönkatu, the restaurant opened its doors in April of 2011. Gaijin offers unique flavors by combining traditional Japanese and Korean dishes with dishes from the North of China, in a modern way. The restaurant’s facilities are suitable for various kinds of events and gatherings. The dining room has a warm intimate atmosphere suitable for a private dining experience, whilst the bar is a relaxed lounge area with long communal tables and a sunny terrace which offers something for everyone. Irasshaimase! That means welcome in Japanese.



At Gaijin eating is all about socializing and most of the dishes have been designed to be shared. Gaijin’s chef has designed two set menus and by choosing one for your entire table, you can jump on board the train of flavors. Let our experienced staff lead the way. We have also designed drink packages which complement the flavors throughout the menu. All dishes can be enjoyed at the same time with other dishes and we encourage you to mix different flavors. Food and drink is an integral part of the Gaijin family and we’re happy to share it with you.



Gaijin’s drink list has taken its time to develop, a bit like some of the finest wines on the list. It is a sign of a passionate approach to wines, other high quality drinks and gastronomy. It has been affected by trips abroad, intuition, tips from friends, professional partners and above all, our own senses. Tasting is where it all begins and where it also ends. Tasting drinks has given us an opportunity to recognize quality and compile our own list, with one amazing drink after another at a good price-quality ratio.



MONDAY (no lunch) 5 pm – 12 am

Dinner menu 5 pm – 10 pm

TUESDAY  5 pm – 12 am

Lunch 11.30 am – 2 pm (between 1st and 19th of December from 11.00 am and 2 pm)

Dinner menu 5 pm – 10 pm


Lunch 11.30 am – 2 pm (between 2nd and 19th of December from 11.00 am and 2 pm)
Dinner menu 5 pm – 10 pm

FRIDAY 5 pm – 12 am

Lunch 11.30 am – 2 pm (between 2nd and 19th of December from 11.00 am and 2 pm)
Dinner menu 5 pm – 10 pm

SATURDAY (no lunch) 5 pm – 12 am

Terrace open 3.30 pm – 12 am 
Dinner menu 5 pm – 10 pm

SUNDAY (no lunch) 5 pm – 11 pm

Daily menus (3/6 dishes) 5 pm – 10 pm



We are closed between 21st and 28th of December.

Between 29th and 31st we are closed during lunch time. We serve dinner from 5 pm till 12 am (kitchen takes last orders by 10 pm)

On New Year’s Eve we offer one tasting menu. We take special diets and allergies into consideration, please let us know about these in advance. By pre-ordering a vegan tasting menu is also available.

On 1st of January we are closed. We are open again for dinner from 2nd of January. We serve lunch between 11.30-13.30 again  from 7th of January.

Restaurant Gaijin
Bulevardi 6
00120 Helsinki

Reservations 010 3229386 or

Sales service opening hours are Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 11.30-18 and on Sun 10-17


Sales office is closed between 21st and 26th of December. Between 27th and 30th of December we are open normally.

New Year’s Eve and 2nd of January we are open from 10 am and 6 pm. Sales office is closed 1st of January.

On Monday 5th of January sales office is open from 10 am and 6 pm. We are closed 6th of January.

Beyond sales service opening hours please contact +358 10 3229381 / Restaurant Gaijin.



Gaijin can also be used for various kinds of events. In order to ensure the comfort and flow of the event, we ask groups of more than 12 people to select a uniform menu in advance. Our sales staff will send you the menu options via an electronic format after receiving the reservation request. We do take special diets into consideration and a vegan menu is available if requested in advance.

Please note that Gaijin has a few different reservation times:
From 5 pm to 7.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 8 pm, 6 pm to 8.30 pm and from 8 pm onwards. Kitchen takes last orders in at 10 pm

Please note that your email reservation is not confirmed until the restaurant has confirmed it via a return email or by phone.