Gaijin Sushi

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Gaijin Sushi is the brain child of chef/director, Michal Kubiak.

Having opened in March 2018, and receiving excellent reviews, including the Guardian in our first month, we are proud to offer a unique experience. You can sit around our sushi bar, which sits 10 and watch Michal creating the sushi right before your eyes! We guarantee you won't find anything else like this in Birmingham.

If your don't believe us, read our reviews! Let our guests tell you what it is like!
What 219 People Are Saying
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SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the sushi here is phenomenal. The restaurant is intimate and you get to see the magic when you sit at the bar and watch the chef carefully craft his beautiful food. The fish is so fresh; Scallop nigiri being a particular favourite and the Miso is a cut above the usual chain offerings. Good choice of Japanese beers and lovely staff. Fabulous!

KN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic sushi, really intimate place as well, with not many seats. It’s not overly expensive but not cheap, if it had been I would have tried loads more! Everything we did eat though was first class quality.

ML
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and service great, our only bugbear was the cost. It was pretty expensive for minimal food and we ended up leaving hungry. Quality great, quantity not so much.

KF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had the privilege of.

The host was a great chap, table wasn't ready but couldn't apologize more, not that I didn't mind a 2 minute wait.

Wine was superb.

Chef was a magician. Friendly and funny. And knew his food inside out, and was happy to chat.

I had the eel and it was quite possibly the best thing I have ever had the privilege of eating.

I would give 10 stars if I could.

Just remember good food isn't cheap, and cheap food isn't good.

Thank you to all for letting me dine at your restaurant. It was something I'll remember forever.

C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food is overpriced. We have to have a second dinner after we paid £45 per person.
Only One waiter and he is sooo overwhelming.
We are Japanese and we don’t think the taste is outstanding.

RP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service as always. Salmon belly Nigiri is a must as is the spicy tuna roll.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The chef is a true artist 👨‍🍳🎨 It's amazing to watch him prepare your order right in front of you 🙌 The place is small and cosy - only seats about 14 people, which means it's quiet and doesn't have any hustle and bustle. Prices are a bit high - just something to be ready for.

ML
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very expensive but really delicious fresh food. Will definitely be back again on a special occasion.

LL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Stunning food, excellent service, very intimate setting, my only slight criticism wouid be that drinks a bit pricy & this really hikes the bill up but will definitely be returning very soon. We had a very lovely evening.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, with friendly and helpful service. Delicious food (tempura roll in particular was brilliant, as was the crispy prawn roll). Also tried sea urchin for the first time!! The place doesn’t look like much from the outside but it’s a real hidden gem. Very pleasant atmosphere. Hope to be back soon!

LW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As big fans of Sushi Passion for several years, we'd been aiming to get to Gaijin Sushi since it opened and we finally made it for our wedding anniversary this weekend. It was everything we'd hoped for - we loved the food, the decor and the service. We hope to come back as often as we can!

HS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say I was observing the whole atmosphere with much delight as they run a very well oiled machine The head chef and his clinical adherence to changing gloves with every order to his knife skills to the selection of ingredients is all Fab - the menu is limited but amazing. The miso and its outpouring of potent Umami to tantalise your taste buds and the quality of the sashimi - it is just fabulous

Definitely coming here again - HIDDEN GEM don’t miss it :)

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, really make you feel welcome and sushi made freshly in front of you.

VG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My first taste of Sushi and it was the perfect place to try it. The menu and ingredients were described to make my choices easier.
Nothing was too much trouble even down to explaining how to use chop sticks.
So even if your a novice don’t be put off.. book a visit.

MM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone who has been will tell you of the exceptional service and food. It will become one of if not your favourite places to eat and bring friends.

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional quality of food. This is a local gemm, small but precious. The chef prepares the dishes right in front of you and is most friendly and informative about the ingredients he uses and way of preparation. Brilliant experience and best sashimi ever.

EA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I eat at Gaijin Sushi I feel better. I can confirm after all these times that this is the place that offers you the best sushi in Birmingham, you won't find any better.
As always the quality is gorgeous, the service is amazing, this time "unfortunately" i had a table away from the bar, so I didn't see the Michal, the sushi man, preparing my delicious food, but he did a marvelous job, as always.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good! Will definitely come back again

MD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I have had and definitely the best in Birmingham

K
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi place in Birmingham. Warm service by Michael and his staff. Highly recommended

DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small, intimate restaurant with seating round the chef,s station. Great to see an artist at work preparing your's and other diners food. Great flavours and textures.

W
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

excellent original food and the best sushi in Birmingham, decorations are peaceful and relax, it's a good place in summer

MA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious, precise and impressive Sushi. Dont be put off by the location because once you are inside it's amazing. The best Sushi I have ever tasted. Thank you

ME
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly the best sushi I've ever eaten, and the staff were very pleasant and attentive. Maybe put a sign on the toilet door with Instructions on how to use the lock.
Love from Edd & Courtney x

G
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular quality of ingredients, outstanding preparation & very friendly service, as simple and great as that, we‘ll be back soon.

J
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, and what a fantastic night it was. We both had an assorted nigiri plate, accompanied by two bowls of delicious miso soup. As well as this, we followed this with scallop sashimi and the most amazing eel nigiri. Would recommend to anyone, what a great restaurant

P
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is great and fresh, small cozy restaurant, service is quick and enjoy seeing how sushi is made in front of us!

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! The fish was so fresh and tasted delicious. The restaurant is small but we loved being able to watch the sushi being prepared, and it also meant the service was excellent - the host was fab, very attentive and welcoming!

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why an amazing experience, great food and service. Loved watching the food being prepared!

CS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaijin is an experience as well as a restaurant, it’s amazing to watch the chef effortlessly prepare dishes just feet away. By far my favourite evening out.

m
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, second time we have been and we will definitely be coming back again! Thank you so much!

RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaijin is a unique experience in the best sense. First the chef begins with the best fish and vegetables (the miso soup is outstanding and immediately announces a special restaurant). And the food is prepared in that perfect way that never obscures its natural qualities. For instance the eel is beautifully fired and then served with just the right touch of seaweed and never too much sweet sauce. Everything you love about the ocean flavors are in each dish! And the pure and natural wasabi, never dry, also shows the care and love that the chef owner has for sushi and your experience of it! And the server, Polish like the owner/chef, adds just the right amount of warmth to make the experience of eating this wonderful cuisine a great one! Go!

CS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having recently returned from Japan we were keen to find out if sushi in the UK could live up to the same standards. We were not disappointed.

H
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, the food was of an excellent standard, clearly fresh ingredients and brilliant savoir-faire. We enjoyed seating at the bar and watching g the food being prepared. The service was excellent, staff are professional, polite, welcoming and amicable. Highly recommend this place, will go again myself very soon.

F
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it's the best in Birmingham. Quality of the fish is outstanding
We will back there again :)

CW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic sushi bar/restaurant, that is a true representation of modern Japanese sushi.

E
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, beautifully made and such a impeccable service that comes with it.

MO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had away from Japan! We’ll come back.

JC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, freshly prepared right in front of you. Knowledgeable, friendly staff.

JD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have had outside of Japan. Would highly recommend