Gaijin Sushi

4.9
377 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 377 People Are Saying
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TaraB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant with amazing food. The soft shell crab was definitely a highlight. We’ll be sure to come back soon!

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monjurC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food and attentive service. Best sushi in the West Midlands.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend to sushi lovers, plus a handsome friendly staff who treat my two little boys as VIPs

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SteveG
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and service from the Gaijin team. We were offered the opportunity to try the very limited sea bass roll, which was fantastic.
Thank you all at Gaijin once again for a memorable visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice sushi restaurant in Birmingham. Seeing the chefs create the dishes on the counter in front of us was a cool feature. Quality of the sushi and sashimi was as good as we’ve ever had (including what we had in Japan). Will definitely be back!

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PorgeGearson
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't rest on this one, making a booking. Top quality.

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JohnD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and surface was excellent, we have been several times and would happily go again

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TraceyA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a memorable experience. From the moment we walked in, we received such personal service. We had help to navigate the menu as this was our first authentic sushi experience, and advice with our choices. The food was delivered promptly and looked and tasted wonderful. It was fresh and delicious. We weren’t sure how much to order, but this wasn’t a problem, as once we had finished, we could order some more. The menu isn’t cheap, but reflects the variety of fresh fish and other ingredients that make up such a special meal. I will certainly be recommending Gaijin to friends and family. Thank you so much for a lovely evening.

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Simon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fish is so fresh tasting and the service was great. Best in Birmingham

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing sushi and a nice atmosphere / ambience - recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

寿司の 舎利 がべたべたしていて, 魚 を飲み込んで 処理 しきれていないし, 醤油 もあまりうまくないので,この 値段 は 確か に 少し 高い

The sushi is sticky, the tuna is not good and the soy sauce is not good, so the price is a little higher.

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KevinK
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, certainly worth booking in advance. Have had dinner there a few times now and have always received very good service and food

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very convenient for going to the theater.

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LizB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little find! Food was beautiful and service efficient. Certainly visit again!

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Sushilover
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and very good service, but ambience not great. Next to a busy main road. Bar stools not at all comfortable

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Muzzy
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was expensive we felt but food was fantastic, freshly prepared with great care and attention. The waiter was extremely good and certainly knowledgeable to our inexperienced eyes. This was a treat for our son who has been pestering us for a while to go to a Japanese restaurant and it matched his very high expectations, would highly recommend.

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KevinL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service best waiter best sushi Best service best waiter best sushi

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Anon
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service, excellent for a birthday treat. Will definitely be returning. Recommend the salmon and tuna sashimi in particular, and the soft shell crab!

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ChristieN
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people amazing chefs and the sushi is the best I’ve had in Birmingham

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AlfiaR
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service. Sushi outstanding as always.

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FrancescaM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish, can not wait to return. Best sushi in Birmingham.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michal and his team are fantastic, the food is the highest quality and presented beautifully with great skill.

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Vicwar
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat. Super fresh and gorgeous sushi. Brilliant service. Love it here and will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Understand why all the reviews are so good now :)
Everything was great. Hidden gem!

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JamesW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
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 on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
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.

FAQs

Gaijin Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Gaijin Sushi is rated 4.9 stars by 377 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.