Gaijin Sushi

4.9
353 reviews
£41 and over
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 353 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesW
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful sushi and sashimi, great miso soup, great service - and some very nice sake. Special mention to the very tasty wakame salad and the couple of sushi option with blowtorched fish, which were amazing.

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LucieR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, best sushi we’ve ever eaten. Lovely little restaurant, would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, having eaten In many sushi restaurants this one really does deliver, the dragon roll, eel not my favourite, was spectacular, the dining experience is intimate but really relaxed, the service was really well informed and helpful with enjoyable quips.
All in all an absolute must for a food lover.
Well done team Gaijin.

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vipbryonyd
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing as always !!! Consistently the best sushi in the UK !!

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JamieW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hard to fund better sushi in Bham. Ingredients are outstanding.

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lornaN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful, special experience - we loved it. Thank you.

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Liam
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and exceptional food. 2nd visit to Gaijjan and it won't be the last!

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Beth
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely little gem. Its owner run, and service was great. Sushi for me relies on good quality produce and it's well worth paying a little more for, which is what Gaijin is about. I would highly recommend the scallops nigiri.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so fresh and prepared right in front of you. Super helpful service. Probably the best sushi & sashimi I’ve had. Will be back soon!

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Bejam
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Sashimi and Sushi we’ve eaten - one of us has been to Japan and both of us have eaten more than their fair share! Concise Saké list and peppy soundtrack combined with rigorous preparation and cheerfully attentive service made for a memorable evening.

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Cake
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, our server cracked jokes and laughed with us and was a joy to have waiting our table. He offered to split the bill up for us before it reached the table, which was a nice touch.
Sushi is fresh, delicious and expertly-made. Absolutely delicious. And there is such a range of things to have. We ordered a special dish (bluefin tuna sashimi) which was to die for.
The restaurant was playing some ambient jazz-funk, which was a bit unusual, but certainly not unwelcome. Actually quite enjoyed it! Made for a super chill atmosphere.

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ShivaniP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Birmingham. Service is great too. Definitely recommend.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gaijin Sushi revisited with a former colleague over from NZ who declared she can’t get salmon belly in NZ! Well I know where to get it I told her and a plan was formed to celebrate her birthday and our 16th wedding anniversary with Gabriele Aust.

We dined like kings and queens.
Assorted sashimi, nigiri, dragon roll, soft shell crab roll, a feast of assorted grades of tuna including otoro and chutoro….delicious and melts in the mouth.

Scallop tempura followed, crisp thin exterior, the interior still translucent…divine.

The sake and Kirin flowed so I forgot to photograph the bonus salmon course courtesy of the chef. Marinated in Marin and soy for 4 hours. VGI

Awesome evening, great food and company.

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RajivN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Highly recommend. Great service, delicious food.

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Harry
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife enjoyed a great meal here. Really great service from a very knowledgeable waiter too. Will be back for sure

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying sushi is very different to going for pizza or ordering a nice steak.
It’s art combined with immense skill, patience and reverence for this Japanese tradition going back to the 7th century. Eating sushi the right way to bring out its full depth of flavour and complexity, requires some basic knowledge and respect for the chef who trained for years to master this art. Team at Gaijin get it right and show all the love for this art. Service is fast and friendly, ingredients are fresh and delicious. It is as close one can get to this Japanese delicacy without flying to Mount Fuji’s homeland. The restaurant is quiet, people speak softly to not disturb the serene atmosphere and the concentration of the chefs assembling orders. I highly recommend paying Gaijin and its welcoming team of gaijins a visit to explore this delicacy.

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LeilaT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi and service - favourite sushi place in Brum

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AlfiaR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Service was friendly and helpful.

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Miyo
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food good surroundings, easy location and friendly staff! Would recommend

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AlexM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We ordered the nigiri set for 2 and the fish was so fresh and well presented. Definitely the best place for sushi in Birmingham

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EmilyW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaijin Sushi is always incredible- would highly recommend. Exceptional sushi and wonderful service.

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RobynH
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly personalised service and outstanding sushi! Will definitely return!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply, the best sushi in Birmingham. You will not be disappointed!

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SandeepS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great friendly service. Took me back to my trip to Japan.

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AlexC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely fantastic. The fish was fresh and delicious, the rice was expertly done and it was beautifully presented. The service was top-notch, attentive but not overbearing, n the atmosphere, in general, was peaceful. Can't wait to go back.

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KlaraL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to visit! Amazing sushi, delicious tempura, lovely aesthetic, and extra excitement watching the chef prepare the sushi at the bar! My only regret is that I forgot to leave a well-deserved tip, for the wonderful customer service! Thank you for making my first trip to Birmingham even more enjoyable!

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JohnD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Best sushi I have had outside of Japan, can’t wait to go again

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MarkF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely little sushi restaurant . Food is perfect and displayed beautifully

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Markus
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Birmingham. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive service

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Anonymous
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration and our group had an exquisite meal. The food was fresh and tasty, prepared with excellent care. Service was very attentive and the place was spotless and respecting COVID-19 guidelines. We can’t wait to return!

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MihaiM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely. The stuff very profesional and friendly and the food just amazing.

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StuartP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend Gaijin Sushi to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very cute and cosy restaurant. My boyfriend and I had a lovely table at the sushi bar and we could see the chef making sushi which was fun. The place has only 2 tables and 3 bar spots so very small but cute. The only downside is that you don’t have too much privacy. Also the food was very fresh and nice but overly priced as it was normal sushi and nothing innovative. But overall very good experience and the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was excellent. Not many vegan options which was a bit disappointing as I read reviews that they do.

Drinks are really expensive. Chairs were very uncomfortable and the music was dreadful.

However the service was great and the food was really nice.

Paid about £60 for two bottles of beer, a plate of sushi and some edamame.

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JamesB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best sushi we've ever had, will definitely be coming back and hopefully on a very regular basis!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our first venture into Sushi. Our waiter was extremely helpful in offering tips and suggestions... Will definitely return

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GarrettS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best sushi I’ve had in Brum. A bit pricey, but top quality fish handled by the hands of an expert!

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NatK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, efficient, friendly and helpful service willing to take time to explain the dishes if you want.

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JakeM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi, very well looked after by our waiter who couldn’t do enough for us. Just wish we woulda booked the bar seats!

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KatK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Perfect service! I would definitely recommend it to a friend!

FAQs

Gaijin Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Gaijin Sushi is rated 4.9 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.