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Mugen

#5,555 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#5,945 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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26 King William Street, London EC4R 9AW, England
020 7929 7879
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
Edward M
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I popped along today anticipating a nice lunch, as I had experienced at the end of 2014, to find the building shut, covered in scaffolding with demolition contractor's hoardings in the windows. I guess that means its closed !

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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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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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
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18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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, Sushi

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

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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