A Ryōtei (料亭) is a type of very expensive and elegant Japanese restaurant. Traditionally they only accept new customers who are recommended by known and trusted clients. They usually include entertainment by geisha, but not always in modern times. Ryōtei are usually a place where very important business or political meetings can take place in private.
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- New York Times article: In Tokyo's Ryotei, The Art of Service
- The Traditional Ryotei Are in Danger at japaninc.com