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Nihon Ryori Ryugin

7-17-24 Roppongi | Side Roppongi Bld 1st. F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-0032, Japan
+81 3-3423-8006
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Ranked #46 of 6,448 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $280 - $373
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
St Andrews
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308 reviews 308 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

For a multistarred place, my dinner was average. To understand why it has three stars, you have to understand the innovations and fusions this chef introduces on the classical Japanese base. However, the fact remains that the results were mixed. There was excellent broth in a pike eel shabu shabu. A dish with corn puree, jelly and sea-urchin was delectable.... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant feels a bit stuffy with waiters in boring suits (including the women), and not a smile to be seen. It's not clear what atmosphere it tries to create but it leaves me cold; as a dining experience it was slightly disappointing, from the boring drinks menu to the somewhat anonymous interior. The food has touches of brilliance. I... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Ryugin Tokyo as it was one of the restaurants advices by our hotel. The menu is fixed (you can eat a la carte only if you reserve a table the same day, but it's pretty difficult since the location can accept approx 20 people maximum). We had a good and wide Japanese cousin experience. Waiters are... More

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Hong Kong, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had dinner at Ryugin in HK for 2x. This time while we were in Tokyo, we wanted to try the original Ryugin, tucked in a little corner in Roppongi. The experience was indeed sublime. Each course was superbly executed, and exceeded expectations (bear in kind that we had high expectations already, having tried Ryugin in HK). Great food, in... More

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San Jose, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The entrance to Ryugin was well marked and easy to find. Handsome looking entrance and austere dining room. Service was a little stiff but nothing too uncomfortable. There was 1 person in charge of English speaking tables, another for Chinese so language should not be an issue. The food was well executed, but unfortunately a little uninspired. The highlight of... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ryugin was our last supper in Japan. After our mediocre experience at Narisawa, we did not have any expectation for Ryugin. We even almost cancelled our reservation, especially after finding out that Ryugin was serving kaiseki. We’ve had four kaiseki so far during our trip, and we were getting bored of eating the same ingredients. Thanks to Ryugin’s cancellation policy... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ryugin came highly recommended. After listening to my close friend wax lyrical about the food, i just had to try for myself. Getting a reservation was difficult, but with the help of an expat friend with a little know-how we managed to snag one. The dining area was darkly lit, and a mix of Japanese and ?Korean clientele filled the... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

After hearing a lot of interesting things about this restaurant I wanted to like it more than I actually did. It definitely had the feel of a three star Michelin restaurant, but the food missed the mark for me. I can definitely appreciate what Chef Yamamoto was striving for in terms of his modern take on authentic Japanese dishes, but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Somewhere along the way, I developed this silly infatuation with the San Pelligrino Top Restaurants list, which manages to include some great places (Le Bernardin) and some that downright average (Le Chateaubriand). The chief criteria seems to be multi-course menus and very high prices. Ryugin checks both of these boxes. Here are some things to note before you go here.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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101 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Many past reviewers have provided the details of dining here so I'll just write about what made this a stellar experience for us. Service was outstanding - subtle, professional but friendly & our waiter had an amazing winning smile. All our dishes were innovative, beautifully presented & followed the theme of our set menu which is all explained in our... More

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