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Gaijin Sushi

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
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Sushi and Sashimi Bar in Birmingham
US$34 - US$68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 6 December 2021 via mobile

We loved it! THE best sushi in Birmingham! Great choice, fresh fish and excellent service, totally recommend! I love the idea of tables by the kitchen, you can sneak peek what the chef’s doing.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2021

I went there on a thursday night with a friend. We had a miso soup and couple of sushi plates which where really tasty and fresh. The aiter was also very friendly and accommodatin. We were satisfied and we are definitely going there again.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

First time we visited Gaijin yesterday and it did not disappoint, the sushi was perfect. Amazing quality and service. Thank you! Can’t wait to return

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Went here for my daughters birthday. Small Japanese restaurant with a few tables and bar around the chef. Amazing food quickly made and very fresh. Waiter was brilliant sitting down and explaining to my son the best way to use chopsticks. Had a great meal,...sat down just after it opened for the evening but busy by the time we left. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

The service was wonderful…the waiter was so personable and helped us to navigate the menu as it was our first authentic sushi experience. Our choices were all amazing…fresh and delicious. A truly memorable experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

I can’t rave enough about this place. I’ve only ever ordered takeaway but would love to sit in when I have a chance. The sushi tastes so fresh, beautifully assembled and you can taste and see the effort that goes into each set -best sushi...in Birmingham without a doubt. I recently broke my leg and have be unable to leave my top floor flat about a 5 minute walk from the restaurant. My dad arranged with them if they could bring the food up to my front door and they did! What a lovely surprise. They went above and beyond just as they did during lockdown for NHS staff. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021

We went out there, as my dad wanted to have sushi because he never tried it (nor did anyone in my family) before. I reserved a table online after hearing recommendations about it through word of mouth . The place is smaller than I expected...with only a couple tables and a "bar" area by the looks of it. The waiting staff was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. They explained things to us as we were not at all knowledgeable on the topic. We ordered several set plates and shared it between ourselves and accommodated us with extra little plates for each of us. The food quality and taste is excellent with good variety on the set plates and the "omakase" (leave it to the chef) plate had a little bit of everything so if you have a hard time choosing, with that you can have a little bit of everything as well. The price might seem a bit dear at first but considering the nature of sushi and fresh fish, after eating, the premium felt justified and well worth it. The only little gripe I had is because the place is small and was very warm the door was left open and due to having a busy main road in front the sound bleeding in was kind of annoying but they closed the door soon after so I won't take any points off for that. Overall it was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to anyone who already likes sushi or to people who are on the verge of trying it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

Delicious food and friendly ambiance. The fish was very fresh, prepared by the incredibly talented chef Sanjay who presented beautiful pieces. Really recommend the grilled eel nigiri and anything yellowtail and tuna. The host Maciek was also fantastic, very friendly and made our lunch particularly...enjoyable. Authentic dining experience, really worth the visit for an intimate and very tasty meal. Thank you for the memorable time!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely incredible. My partner and I have tried a lot of sushi in Birmingham and this is hands down the best. The fish was fresh and delicious and the rice was really yummy. Well worth the price! Hopefully see you again soon!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021

Waiter was funny, good-natured and helpful. Had a platter of nigiri and sashimi (omakase) which was a fun mixture of different seafood (and ikura!), and an eel roll. Tried friend's tempura crab which was also excellent. Food was amazing. Very expensive but also very good...food and service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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4 November 2018|
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Response from Q1975GEdanb | Reviewed this property |
I’d book... They have about 12 seats.. I can’t remember the exact prices, perhaps £6/8.50 for three pieces or something like that. Not expensive for the quality if you understand the cuisine, the skill and the ingredients... More
Jennifer T
13 August 2018|
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Response from Chloe Jean C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they serve alcohol... I could be wrong. But they do green tea, water, soft drinks.
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5