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Nihonryori RyuGin

7-17-24 Roppongi | eisu Bldg.1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3423-8006
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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7-17-24 Roppongi | eisu Bldg.1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are looking something which is going to wow you with fireworks and heavy flavour, maybe dance shows or the ilk, I can think of plenty of other places you should try first. But if what you're seeking for, is the ultimate symbol of...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Had high expectations for this place, based on it being so high in San Pellegrino listing and 3 Michelin stars. Left the restaurant $800 lighter and feeling underwhelmed and quite frankly, ripped off. The restaurant was dingy, dated and more like a restaurant from 1985....More

1  Thank Maxine G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Me and my husband had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. First of all we did not expect to get a table in short notice (the first call from the hotel indicated tables had to be booked one week in advance) but finally a senior...More

Thank BCN_hatter
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I decided that we would treat ourselves to a fancy last night dinner to celebrate our trip to Japan. I put up with the privacy policy, cancellation policy and all of their policies. The Meal was not that good. It was average...More

2  Thank melanielieberman
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The environment is bad, too noisy. The service is bad! The waiter is very rude and hardly smile. They were all in a rush making me feel I am eating in a street ramen store! The food is normal, nothing surprising except the deserts. I've...More

1  Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A must visit for food lovers in Tokyo. One of the world's best restaurants. Ambiance is nothing special, service is very good, especially with friendly English speaking staff. Food is almost flawless across all courses of the tasting menu with some truly stunning dishes. Dishes...More

Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Ryugin is up there together with places like El Cellar or the Fat Duck. They do not just pro ide you with good food but brings you on a journey of culinary extraordinaire. The food has a story, a beginning, a chorus and a grand...More

2  Thank vincentlau
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Adam D
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"

1  Thank MrBoo00
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
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14 March 2017|
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Response from HolidaygirlBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
They are unlikely to agree but you could ask. There is a 5 page contract that you have to sign which tells you no changes . You can only book through your hotel concierge, so perhaps have them call and ask about changes to... More
27 July 2016|
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Response from Kozy A | Reviewed this property |
I had my Japanese friend make a reservation before I arrived there. Ryugin will call you to confirm your reservation and ask if there'd be anything you can't eat, etc. If I didn't have a Japanese friend, I would have had... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 224 - USD 314
Dinner, Drinks
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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