We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6,505 Minato Restaurants

Nihon Ryori Ryugin

7-17-24 Roppongi | Side Roppongi Bld 1st. F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-0032, Japan
+81 3-3423-8006
Improve this listing
Ranked #58 of 6,505 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $254 - $339
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I've actually been here twice though I'm not really sure why. And I'm definitely not sure how they make it onto the Top 100 list or whatever list it is. I'd be curious to get opinions on this place from Japanese people who are more used to the type of food served. Part of the difficulty, in my opinion, is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We booked for the full Kaizeki menu which consisted of 8 courses served at a leisurely pace. Each course was delicious. Obviously, the focus is on fish, some raw, some cold, some hot and grilled. The seven ways with fish was amazing, including blow fish, as was the Sanui Olive Beef on stoneware. It is not surprising the restaurant is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fukuoka, Japan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like Japanese food, and would like to have a whole new experience of what it can be. Go to Ryugin! Don´t expect it to be you´re average Japanese fod just done better, here they are using things no one uses in the Japanese cuisine, it stretches your taste-palette, and the traditional way of doing things. No doubt you´ll... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
new jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An absolutely disappointing experience at Ryugin (besides the service). The space is uncomfortable, the decor has no personality, the presentation below average. What were meant to be visual surprises were also average at best. Most importantly the food was completely unimpressive. To serve a pre-fix menu for over $300/pr person, go the traditional, elegant japanese kaiseki route or to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Nihon Ryori Ryugin also viewed

Minato, Tokyo
Shibuya, Tokyo

Been to Nihon Ryori Ryugin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nihon Ryori Ryugin

Address: 7-17-24 Roppongi | Side Roppongi Bld 1st. F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-0032, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3423-8006
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 254 - 339
Cuisine: Japanese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing