Gaijin Sushi

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Sushi
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!
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KC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

E
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

JD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi In Birmingham amazing variety and absolutely delish! Customer service also very good and I would highly recommend Gaijin Sushi

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was lovely and was very helpful and attentive. Loved the restaurant, my experience was amazing!

MB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The sashimi was excellent and equivalent to that overseas.
The salmon tempura was awful and should be removed from the sushi/sashimi concept.
The choice of non-alcoholic drinks was non-existent. The evening we visited restricted to coke or water.
The bamboo bar stools were the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced.

N
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing dining experience. Sushi is of top quality, super-tasty and fresh!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and quick service

SM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious and freshly prepared in front of us.

P
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sushi restaurant in Birmingham if not the Midlands by far! Brilliant team, Fantastic food!
Regular customer, Panathinaikos FC

E
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, wonderful sushi. We’ll be back in a heartbeat.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been recommended by friends and didn’t disappoint.
Crispy prawn sushi a must.

J
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best place in Birmingham to get sushi. Price is reflective of the food and service. Very small restaurant but that's why it's so good, not feeding the masses

H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing art on a plate ! The whole experience was fantastic the chef in front of you creating such incredible tasting dishes can’t wait to visit again

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Book up don't even hesitate. Fantastic all round. I had very high expectations after reading other reviews and it didn't disappoint in any way. I have just come back from 2 weeks in Japan and this is on a par. Fresh top quality and extremely clean. Service is perfect very friendly and engaging. If you have never had this type of food you will feel very relaxed and encouraged to ask questions. PERFECT

c
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

As a vegetarian i often struggle in sushi restaurants but my partner loves them. How ever there was a very good choice for me here

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite definitely the best sushi I have eaten. We let ourselves be guided as to what to order and were not disappointed. Delicious. Even tried the sake. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely return.

b
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently perfect shushi

AW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great quality food, but definitely book in advance

S
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaijin Sushi is fantastic! It's a gorgeous small restaurant with only a few tables and bar seats, which makes the experience more special. The waiting staff are so kind and helpful. It's worth getting a bar seat rather than a table so you can watch the chef at work. The music was great and the food is incredible. I'm vegetarian and I found there to be plenty of delicious options, while my partner said all the different fish was brilliant. Can't recommend it enough!

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous sushi, excellently prepared & served by knowledgeable staff. The bluefin and soft shell crab were particularly exquisite, thanks!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant, such incredible food - taste and presentation are amazing. Very attentive and service. Can't wait to go back!

JE
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely superb Sushi restaurant in Birmingham. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to experience amazing sushi.

AK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality sushi prepared in front of you and lovely, friendly customer service. Lovely quality wine too but maybe a tad pricey.

n
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The best sushi in Birmingham! The waiter was super helpful and informative and the fish was so fresh! We will be back for sure!

MH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening when we dined at Gaijin Sushi. The food was exquisite and undeniably of the highest quality. We also enjoyed the wine and a gin cocktail from the drinks menu. The ambiance and hospitality were perfect. Michal you have done Birmingham proud.

LF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great to see the chef at work. Service was great. Will definitely be going again!

LS
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the best sushi we've ever had! We can't wait to come back. The service was brilliant, plenty of choices on the menu!

M
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my partner visited Gaijin on Saturday afternoon and we had a fantastic experience. We both thought the quality of food was excellent, and especially enjoyed the Soft-Shell Crab Tempura Hosomaki. The chef and service was very good, and we will definitely be going back again. Thank-you.

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always make the effort to visit Ganjin when I am in Birmingham. Great sushi and sashimi prepared with care and precision by chef Michael and served in a delightfully relaxed ambience. Value for money and excellent quality. Highly recommended.

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