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Gaijin Sushi, Birmingham, West Midlands

Gaijin Sushi

4.9
4.9
695 Reviews
£41 and over
Sushi
Gaijin Sushi is the creation 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 our chefs creating the sushi right before your eyes! Or if you would like to enjoy with friends we have two tables that can seat up to 6 people.

Please feel free to ask questions, such are "Where is the fish from?" we love answering them!

If your don't believe us, read our reviews! Let our guests tell you what it is like!

We look forward to having you dine with us.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    0121 448 4250
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Michal Kubiak
  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 695 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Best Food

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Best Service

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Romantic

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

695 Reviews
  1. Willers

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate at chefs counter, fascinating to watch, informative & friendly, amazing food. Best Japanese we have ever had.

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  2. James

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience the food and service were both first-class and on par with any fine dining on offer in Birmingham . Would recommend getting counter seats as we found this really added to the overall experience. Will definitely be returning

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  3. JessK13

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regular visitor of Gaijin and have recommended it to friends. Lovely place to eat. In my opinion, the best sushi in Birmingham!

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  4. AndresT

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing and outstanding. Can’t wait for next time.

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  5. CharlesC

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding sushi. Fantastic service. This place goes from strength to strength. Only areas to improve would be a slightly bigger wine list and perhaps slightly quicker serving of drinks. All in all however this is a Birmingham treasure. Strongly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good sushi, good service. Not a fancy spot. Some good music can change the mood

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  7. EnikoT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place if you love sushi. We had the most amazing sushi we have ever tasted. Service was faultless. Our host described each dish, kept an eye on our drinks at all times and he was also very friendly. We would definitely come back again. A great find!

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  8. bena

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a real treat! The food is incredible and the service excellent, if a little relaxed. We went with a group of friend's as part of my wife’s 50th celebrations and everyone enjoyed the experience. Definitely recommend

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  9. mojoZHU

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of the ingredients is outstanding and the best we have had in Birmingham. Overall the quality of the sushi is the best in Birmingham. They even have sashimi scallops.

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  10. HarryJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish. I think perhaps the music could be just a smidge louder as it was very quiet so felt like other tables were listening in on each other conversations. I know that's really weird feedback, the place is amazing but yeah, just a little tiny bit louder i think xxx

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  11. PavD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant experience with the Valentine's set menu. Intimate ambience and amazing food and service.

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  12. BenP

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always. Love to watch Michal prepare the sushi and had the toro special which was sensational.

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  13. Nickolei

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon at Gajun Sushi was faultless. We so enjoyed the amazing sushi, incredibly fresh and prepared to order and the impeccable service of Majek who oversees the intimate simple dining room. His explanation of the various configurations of fresh seafood and the ingredients in each delicious piece encourages you to explore the extensive menu. This must be amongst the best Japanese restaurants in UK. If we had a criticism it is the lack of accompanying dishes, no deserts, no coffee, no after dinner digestifs, we could have continued and enjoyed for much longer! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  14. BenS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Discovered this incredible little gem last year and now make a point of eating there every time we are in Birmingham. One of the best Sushi restaurants we've eaten in anywhere.

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  15. Gem2019

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sushi wasn’t the freshest. Not worth for the money.

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  16. MichaelM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food every time I eat at this restaurant, lovely ambiance, too, especially in the new seating area.

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  17. NathanR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best sushi in Birmingham. Really lovely staff and great space, easy to get to from New Street, 10-15 min walk. The sushi is fresh and well prepared. It isn’t cheap, but I would t trust cheap sushi. The space is perfect for couples or larger groups, 8-12.

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  18. Leedunck

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely stunning sushi - we are used to picking from a wide range in London and this was as good as any and better value!!

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  19. Hung

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Polite, attentive staff and great food. Was a lovely evening.

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  20. DeanD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely recommend this place. Food, ambience is fantastic. The chef was first class explained what we were eating and very friendly. First class Sushi restaurant 5 stars from me and definitely will go back..

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service Will definitely return Highly recommend

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  22. ClareW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really lovely, the food and perfect and the staff were incredible

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  23. LeoL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, excellent service and good atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to frinds.

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  24. AmirahA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the interaction with the chef and the service itself was perfect! Loved our experience. Food was great.

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  25. AndreiaO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The experience was good. Sushi restaurant in town.

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  26. TimG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sushi and lots of choice. Slightly on the pricey side however you get what you pay for with outstanding quality food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic selection, beautifully presented and tasting sensational! The service was friendly and patient for a pair of sushi novices. The decor and ambience were perfect.

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  28. ArianaA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Best quality sushi, and good portions for a gourmet experience

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  29. ValentinaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, I've been here plenty of times and never has it failed to deliver. Best spot for sushi in Birmingham

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  30. SallyR

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food. It was very quiet for a Saturday night, so we had a ‘private dining experience’. I would definitely recommend to sushi lovers.

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  31. MatthewS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first time ever trying sushi and I will be returning very soon! We had a bar seat which meant we could watch our sushi being made which made the experience even better. Would 100% recommend!

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  32. GrahamA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not quite omakase but one of the best Japanese meals in the Midlands

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  33. BCo2023

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favourite local Sushi restaurant as it has the best sushi I have tried and nice friendly staff. It's like a special treat to visit, the food is beautiful and the taste is a wonderful experience. Took a friend there last night and her mind was blown by how good it was.

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  34. IoanaS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute delight he is an absolute genius when it comes to all about the art of japanese cuisine.

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  35. HarryW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, lovely team and incredible sushi

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  36. huihuiw

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    evedy thing is good!Sashimi is really delicious. I will definitely go there next time.

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  37. AdamP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing sushi - great variety, top quality and friendly, informative chef/staff.

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  38. SamA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant and excellent sushi. Highly recommend!

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  39. KathyC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh sushi , fantastic sea urchin. Enjoy the food and service that night!

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  40. MidlandsP

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning sushi, incredible ingredients done simply

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FAQs

Gaijin Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaijin Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 448 4250.

Gaijin Sushi is rated 4.9 stars by 695 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gaijin Sushi

78 Bristol Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7AH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michal Kubiak
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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