Welcome to the Ryugin home pages.
We are a small Japanese restaurant established on 23rd December 2003 in Roppongi lane.
15 years have passed since then, we have left Roppongi and moved in to the “TOKYO Midtown Hibiya” building in Hibiya on 21st Aug 2018 to set up the RyuGin main restaurant.
It was 15 years ago as I recall, preparing and presenting Japanese cuisine to customers with amazing ingredients which are from all over Japan every day. We are willing to share the spirit of “Wa (harmony)” 和, pass the fertileness of Japan to provide the atmosphere and appreciate the delicious banquet together.
The customer as a receiver and Chef as the provider, we can share the sympathy of Japans riches through each ingredient. We can proudly pass this message to the world everyday means same as a national duty of Japan we feel.
To us, taking responsibility in our work means as much as national duty.
I sensed this as my mission as a chef during my training period. On December 23rd, I felt as if I was raising our national flag when I established small restaurant in Roppongi. And from now on I’ll provide my best Japanese cuisine with the view of Imperial Palace in Hibiya every day.
Our name RyuGin came from the words Zen, “Ryugin Unki” 「龍吟雲起」.
During my training period, I came across a book about Zen and found interesting idioms. When a heroic person makes a decision the comrades will gather at his actions. This teaching moved my heart. This is why I named my restaurant RyuGin.