The Ryugin restaurant in Taipei doesn’t look familiar like one in Japan. But the menu structure is the same when compared with Nihonryori RyuGin and the only difference is that here the dishes are mainly done using Taiwanese ingredients. Even though Michelin doesn’t star restaurants in Taiwan, it would be better if they rethink it again, as RyuGin does really qualify for a star. Even though the prices are very much reasonable when compared to other Michelin star restaurants elsewhere, it is certainly a way high when you compare with other local Taiwan restaurants. But you won’t get the quality and service like the RyuGin in local restaurants though.
The menu comes included with a Taiwan map indicating the places in Taiwan from where the ingredients were sourced from. RyuGin also boasts with an impressive wine collection as even many high-end restaurants doesn’t serve wine in Taiwan.
The cuisine at the RyuGin is certainly at the international level and the menu was well balanced without many bold flavors and detailing was excellent. The presentation was top class that exudes the detailing in the dish. Wine pairing in the menu was also brilliant as most of the wines were prepared by themselves and sourced from some of the top vineyards around the world.
The service was also excellent as the staff can speak very good English and also are very much knowledgeable with the dishes served. The main reason that the dishes stand out is because the some ingredients were sourced directly from Japan while some were sourced locally.