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Mugen

26 King William Street, London EC4R 9AW, England (City of London)
020 7929 7879
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Ranked #4,216 of 16,492 restaurants in London
Price range: $50 - $199
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I went to Mugen with a friend last night. I have been many times before at lunchtime but havent been for about 12 months. We ordered Salmon Teriaki and Chicken Skewers to share followed by a special Ramen. The salmon was solid and rubbery and was not fresh. It appeared to have been re-heated. The chicken skewers were average to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Without a reservation we were sat at the conveyor belt rather than a table. Do book in advance if you want a table as places are limited. As part of the meal we had the Chef's special assorted Shashimi; 21 pieces, 7 different fish for £39. Unfortunately we only got 6 different fish with 3 extra portions of the same... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I had an horrible experience in this restaurant. I am working for a tour operator. We helped our cleints to book this meal for 34 people at 50GBP per person. They did not want to go last minute so we called some colleagues to have the dinner as it was not refundable. Some people requested to have take away instead... More

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London, UK
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I went to Mugen for lunch with a colleague who likes Japanese food. I was a bit reticent as I am not a fan of sushi. Fortunately they had teriyaki salmon on the menu which was tasty and came with rice, miso soup and tempura vegetables. The service was quite quick so we could easily fit the lunch in an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Excellent food. Had typical Japanese style meal with many small dishes and constant ordering. The staff were attentive and the food appeared promptly. We had booked in advance which was good as the place was very full - especially with Japanese businessmen.

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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

I came to Mugen with friends who are regulars at the restaurant, so much they knew the menu before I had had the opportunity to read mine! The restaurant was great: beautifully arranged and staffed by very attentive and helpful staff. I always love it in restaurants when every dish I see going past me looks great and more delicious... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went there with my friends. The food was very good but the portion was very small so we ended up with another round of ordering. The place is not very big so you may have to reserve a seat in advance. It frequently holds groups of Japanese visitors. On the day we went, half of the space was reserved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Make sure you book if you're going at lunchtime, this place gets really busy. Very friendly service.

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London
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34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Went here for dinner, was busy for an early evening and many Japanese people which is a good sign. We ordered starters which included an aubergine in miso paste which was delicious. We both ordered hot pot for main. The broth was light but flavoursome without being overbearing. The need to keep the flame on seems a tad unnecessary. All... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

There are a lot of sushi places near Farringdon station but Mugen is definitely the best. You see it being made in front of you, the sushi is delicious, great options and lovely staff. Still a little expensive as all sushi is, but definitely better than itsu. They also do 50% off sushi from 5pm so the food does not... More

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