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 253 People Are Saying
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PP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, well presented and with an attentive (but not pushy) waiter! Volume-wise it was perhaps slightly too quiet. The food was tasty but we were only just full after ordering £100 worth of food so we felt that the value for money wasn't as good as it could have been. Would go again for a special occasion, but not a casual dinner restaurant for most budgets.

F
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a gem this place is - I've been hankering after some quality sushi for ages, and this was well worth a trip over from Leicester. It's a tiny sushi bar seating a dozen ppl. You can watch the guys prepping everything - they are happy to discuss what's what and the provenance of the fish, etc. We had the assorted sashimi platter (which changes depending on what he has in) then various nigiri which were all delicious and then sea urchin to end. It's not cheap but everything was spanking fresh and delicious. I can't wait to go again - maybe my missus will pick up the tab next time :)

Thanks to Michal and his team for a very memorable meal.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful and special life changing meal. We had never eaten food that was made with such love and precision. I cannot recommend it enough. You pay for the highest quality. The first bite was so shockingly good I burst out laughing! I left wanting more. Thank you to the staff.

C
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi - better thank any other sushi bars/ restaurants in the West Midlands!

A
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sashimi in the area. Fresh Uni served also. Thoroughly satisfying

RD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless presentation, pristine hygiene standards and relaxed environment. Good value for money and already looking forward to returning.

Would also benefit from having photos on menu for sushi beginners!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, fantastic staff, outstanding food !!!

MW
Warwickshire
20 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service in a clean, minimalist environment.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Best sushi in Brum without question.

RL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another stunning meal at Gaijin. Amazing food and service from the team.

An absolutely must for all sushi fans

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, some of the best sushi I've ever had. The bluefin tuna belly was incredible. Would highly recommend!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in Birmingham will definitely be going again. Lovely place to eat.

KP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Gaijin sushi over a year prior, before our honeymoon to Japan and the service was just as impeccable as last time. The quality of ingredients and care and attention put into making the food is exceptional.

CS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back here time and time again and always try to order something new. This time was the sea urchin which I would definitely recommend trying! It’s amazing to sit and watch the chef effortlessly preparing the sushi, you aren’t just paying for a meal, it’s a show as well.

P
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and staff were very welcoming. Comfoortable atmosphere. Great distance to mailbox , thoroughly enjoyed the food, I'll be back! Like the s*** terminator!

HS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place to have sushi in Birmingham. The ingredients are fresh and food is well presented. The place is for up to 14 people, so reservation is recommended.

JT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, quality food beautifully presented. Will definitely return in the future.

LD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the absolute best sushi in Birmingham. Gets better every single time we go.

F
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh sushi! Super attentive waiter. Not a single fault. Can’t wait to go back!

VR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so delicious here, very difficult to choose. But tonight the eel and avocado wrap was so delicious I had to order a second. Soft shell crab tempura was lovely. The,new on the menu, dry aged tuna is wonderful.

JR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Best sushi I have eaten in the UK

PA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every time we go we get amazing fresh sushi delicious

WK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef humbly said his Japanese food isn't authentic. To me.. It is definitely good enough. Had the sashimi platter.. Fresh and each slice is thick.

KL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic in all areas. The food is excellent. The service is wonderful. I cannot stress enough that this is one of the best restaurants in Birmingham. It is certainly the best Sushi I have ever had in the UK.

MM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is in arms reach, who meticulously; brings out, cuts, cleans, enhances and presents your food to you. If he wasn’t constantly washing his hands cleaning up I would high five him every time, because you could if he wasn’t moving onto the next dish. The service is one on one and your is waiter a master in class. The team at Gaijin are a family who banter with one another when you question who is boss. This is an intimate restaurant where your Sushi isn’t the only thing you’re going to be impressed with. Best Sushi in brum!

C
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi - best that I have had in Birmingham. Would highly recommend.

w
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wholeheartedly recommend Gaijin Sushi to any sushi lover and especially people curious about sushi. Go and have proper, fresh, well made, delicious sushi from Chef Kubiak before you say ‘I don’t like sushi’ - you owe it to yourself! On top of amazing sushi, the setting and ambience is so relaxed and serene without any of the usual pretensions or trying to be ‘zen’. I will be coming back time and again! Just be sure to book a week in advance - I’ve learnt my lesson, through many an agonising sushi craving caused by poor planning, haha! Enjoy and smacznego :)

OB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and lovely staff would recommend, in a lovely setting.

IG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh sashimi. The chief is very concentrated on his work, as it should be, and it's nice seeing him preparing your plates (bar seating recommended). Very friendly service. Quiet place, reflecting the "zen" principle. We come every year for a squash event in Birmingham and will for sure come back next year.

M
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and again it was a lovely experience. Very much enjoyed it. Thank you guys.

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service - a wonderful gem, glad we stumbled across it. We will visit again when we're in Birmingham.

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What at amazing restaurant. I regularly eat sushi in high end London restaurants and Gaijin is the equal of any of them (or better). The fish is well chosen, expertly prepared and beautifully presented. I've eaten here before and a few dishes have been added to the menu, so I recommend a revisit if you are a fan like me.

CS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing chef, amazing service!

My new fave restaurant!

SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
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 on 4 December 2019
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.