You will see many pictures of Japanese celebrities visiting this restaurant that has only 35 seats inside. Though, it doesn't take too long to realize why this place is so popular.
The restaurant is a cosy chill out place which has comfort menus such as dumplings, xiaolongbao (Chinese steamsed bun), stir fried vegetables, etc. But the focus here is the shark fin that is virtually tasteless, but very chewy, sinewy and stringy which texture is prized as much as taste in Asian cuisine. It is also known for rejuvenation in China.
The course menu of shark fin (3,980 Yen) had a various kinds of dishes such as shark fin dumplings, the fresh salad, stir fried shrimps with shark fin chilli sauce, the shark fin soup, stir fried vegetables, the shark fin fried rice, and the desert at the end. It might also be a good idea to order sweet Chinese liquor called kuei hua chen chiew, which is a distilled liquor flavored with sweet osmanthus flowers that will take your breath away while you are eating. Overall, the food at Ryusen was superb. Simple, honest and delicious for Chinese dishes and the prices were a bargain for such high quality of food which was less than 4,000 Yen.
If you ever had a chance to come to China Town in Yokohama, visit Ma san's Restaurant and you won't regret it.
Ultimate Dish : Shark Fin Set Course (フカヒレコース)
Price : 3980 Yen
Restaurant : Masan no Mise Ryusen ( 馬さんの店 龍仙 （マーサンノミセリュウセン） )
Nearest Station : Minatomirai Line Motomachi Chinatown Station