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Need help with Kaiseki decision: Ishikawa Kagurazaka or Ryugin

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Need help with Kaiseki decision: Ishikawa Kagurazaka or Ryugin

justlaz | Dec 10, 2012 11:30 PM

Hello,

I'm visiting Japan for the first time and I'm searching for the best Kaiseki or highly recommended Kaiseki dinner to splurge on during my trip.

I done some reasonable amount of research and somehow narrowed it down to Ishikawa Kagurazaka or Ryugin based on Tabelog reviews and other resources. I'm a little torn between the two because Ishikawa seems the more traditional Kaiseki place, while Ryugin is a bit more world-renowned and well known.

My main hesitations between the two is that Ryugin obviously carries a lot of expectations with being top 50 best restaurants and I have read polarizing reviews here and there. Ishikawa on the otherhand is hardly talked about on blogs or forums. I'm sure both are great choices, but I definitely want to get my money's worth especially when I'm spending this much. In general, which one would you choose?

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