RyuGin presents an astonishing variety of local ingredients with the most minimal of interventions. Chef Seiji Yamamoto creates dishes based on traditional "kaiseki" cuisine, presenting high-quality food with a homegrown pride. This attention to detail and diligent pursuit of excellence has made Chef Yamamoto a worldwide sensation, regularly ranked as one of the most influential modern chefs.
RyuGin treats each dish uniquely, from the selection of the garnishes to the choice of serving dish. There is no choice at this top Japanese restaurant — a traditional tasting menu is presented daily, taking the diner on a journey led by the kitchen. The dining room, located in the Midtown Hibiya building, overlooks Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace from the seventh floor. Service is informed and efficient, and the formality of the dining room seems to fit the gravity of a meal at this temple of Japanese food.