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Nihonryori RyuGin

#28 of 10,085 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Akasaka / Roppongi
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7-17-24 Roppongi | eisu Bldg.1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3423-8006
18:00 - 01:00
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So SanPellegrino rank this as Japan's number 2 restaurant. I'm not so sure. There are some very good dishes but some average ones, especially desserts. The service is not what you expect from a 3star Michelin- with one waiter removing my plate before we had both finished a dish.... The meat was good but not great. The room was dull... More 

Thank Jeremy S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here on a food odyssey really, and our third meal in Tokyo. After numerous two and three michelin star meals, RyuGin is the one that still stands out in my memory as one of the most outstanding meals I have ever had. The wine and sake pairing went excellently, the presentation was always beautiful, and the food complex... More 

Thank Adam D
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Tried different fine dining restaurant here in Tokyo, and moreover 3 star in the world. The interpretation of the traditional Japanese meal by the chef is far from a trivial one. Great service. Of course, the price was "great"

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San Francisco, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely had some standout dishes that make me want to come back like the snow crab and tofu turned to flower. The desserts were superb too. It ain't cheap and it wasn't a steal. I had the Christmas menu and would only come back to try the a la carte or lower price and smaller menu after 9pm

Thank Victor W
Loxley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Super fine food, made in front of me. The chef thought of everything, from utensils to smell to taste, and attitude. Certainly the most memorable dinner ever have in all the world. Part of the experience is to keep some things a surprise. Great food and fun and not to be missed by foodies enjoying Tokyo.

Thank andreasgunawan336
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Worth the effort to get in. You can only book through your hotel concierge from 2 months prior, then sign a 5 page contract of no perfumes, no noise, cancellation fees etcetera and provide a photograph of the front and back of your credit card. The meal was exquisite and service seemless. The ladies restroom was equipped in a manner... More 

Thank HolidaygirlBrisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wow this place does some really excellent Contemporary Japanese cuisine. They do a really good interpretation of Kaiseki cuisine. We enjoyed a Omakase Tasting Menu which was very satisfying. Had a really good atmosphere.

Thank Sarahtravelthomas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The restaurant is in a residential/commercial area but when you enter it is as if you were transported to a rural setting. Simple but perfectly executed menu. Hope they can offer two sets so that couples like us can order two different menus.

Thank leorustia
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Ryugin on Sep 10 after dining at their HK establishment on Aug 27. My dinner at Ryugin HK was excellent and I had been wondering how the experience would be like at the it's main restaurant in Roppingi. My dinner at Ryugin Roppingi was exquisite and I was extremely impressed by the refinement of top ingredients, superb cooking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Yes, it is fusion in some ways but the tastes are basically Japanese: subtle as yet full of umami. I have tried many good Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and I have not tried such a good grilled wild sea eels. The entrance is unimposing , but we were there for food, we were very happy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 225 - US$ 314
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-17-24 Roppongi | eisu Bldg.1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Neighbourhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3423-8006
We are a small Japanese restaurant on a corner of Roppongi and openned our restaurant on December 23, 2003.

To prepare Japanese cuisine and present the amazing ingredients of Japan to customers daily is sharing the spirit of "Wa (harmony)" with many people and convey the richness of the whole of Japan, and provide a space to admire a moment of a delicious banquet together.

The dinner and the preparer resonate with each other through the food and recognize the preciousness of the richness of Japan...
To be able to convey this everyday with pride to people might be akin to doing our important "national duty" for Japan.

As a Japanese cuisine chef with this sense of a self imposed mission I felt during my training, I opened this small Japanese restaurant on December 23, which is a special day in Japan with the feeling of raising the flag of Japan.

The origin of our name "RyuGin" comes from the words of "Zen", and is derived from "龍吟雲起(RyuGin-Unki)".
During my training, I came across a book of “Zen” and within it, a hidden meaning of "龍吟雲起(RyuGin-Unki)"...

"When a heroic person makes a decision and takes action, his comrades will mutually resonate and gather there..."

That lesson moved my heart, and made me decide on the name of my restaurant.

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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