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Mugen

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26 King William Street, London EC4R 9AW, England
020 7929 7879
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
very good set lunch options

the quality of the food is very good, definitly the top 3 in the City. The lunch option is much better value than the à La Carte.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Qiao L
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the quality of the food is very good, definitly the top 3 in the City. The lunch option is much better value than the à La Carte.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Great for a healthy Japanese lunch at a reasonable price. The sets are the best value. Usually busy so you might need to book.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went there with some Japanese friends. Food was brilliant. Slow cooked pork was very good. Price was reasonable. However the waitress seemed a bit tired and wanted to hit the bed as it was pretty late at night. Please don't think she was impolite.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As a lover of Japanese food, I used to visit Mugen at least once a week over several years when I was working in the City. It is a consistently good place for lunch, though it often gets very busy. There are several Japanese companies in the area, and Mugen serves as a canteen for many expats carving some native... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have regularly visited Mugen restaurant and the food, whilst slightly expensive, has always been excellent. The restaurant is always very busy (which is a good sign) and therefore it is always advisable to book. But here is the problem. On one occasion I visited the restaurant when it was quiet to make a booking for the following day and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have already known their small takeaway shop and the quality is just as good here. Delicious food, try the funky self-cooked soups.

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Wirral
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at just after 10. Told to leave by 11. As we didn't order fast enough with staff standing over us were told to leave as staff gathered up drinks and napkin at 10:15. Have never been so insulted and badly treated in my whole restaurant visiting life

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London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a regular so I get slightly better service, may need to wait a bit for a table but the counter can be fun. Nice japanese food, ask for the katsu curry sauce thicker but one of the best tasting. Good tempura, my friends enjoy the sushi

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Went with a Japanese colleague and we both loved the food (she had sushi, and I had a bento). Not cheap, but the best mid-price Japanese I have found in the City.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had tempura prawns and vegetables withJapanese prawn and potato curry to follow, was lovely. The staff are very friendly and the bloke who loves Welsh rugby (I don't know his name) is excellent at his job.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 King William Street, London EC4R 9AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: 020 7929 7879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 199
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?