Gaijin is located between Elizabeth Street and Hardware Lane. Comfortable, plush couches at the front invite you to take a seat and stay a while.
[ADVERT]The interior is interesting, with an eclectic array of decorations and trinkets around the open room. Numerous frames adorn the walls (including one of a flower and a joke we didn't quite decipher). There is even one of Despicable Me to be sighted, and an old NES sitting on the back shelf.
It was over 30 degrees on the day we ate here. They only had fans, so if you're looking for prickly cool places to chill at, you may want to reconsider. Otherwise, an ice cold drink and refreshingly sweet service is enough to take your mind off the weather.
Lunch offerings range from $8 to $10. An adequate selection of different meats on rice and udons are available to sate your appetite. Alcoholic beverages, including plum wine, sake, wines and ciders are also available.