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Mugen

26 King William Street, London EC4R 9AW, England
020 7929 7879
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Ranked #4,651 of 17,295 Restaurants in London
Price range: $50 - $199
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Guys, your food is very good but you gotta do something regarding the smell of oil in the place... It stinks. Thanks.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The sushi was poor value for money and the quality was lacking. The sushi rice wasn't sushi rice at all. One of the kushiaki in the selection was meant to be chikuwa and cheese. Instead we got a disgusting battered Frankfurt sausage. If you want real Japanese food, this is not the place to go. On the up side, there... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Good Japanese food but one has to factor immediate dry cleaning cost after a visit. Please do something with the ventilation and smell of the restaurant- it must be not good for those working in the restaurant too, no?

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Extensive list of set lunches made this an excellent choice for an informal business lunch. A good lunch for two with two rounds of beers for under fifty quid. Ramen dishes were great, miso soup had an individual flavour and character rather than the universal cloudy water you see so often elsewhere. Only criticisms are that sushi is a bit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited Mugen quite a few times now and I've always enjoyed it. The food is top quality, very tasty and fresh. It is always busy and the majority of the clientele is Japanese which is a good sign about the food quality. The restaurant is in the City so it is open week days only. It is definitely one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A place like this is a rare find, where one could have delicious, fresh and affordable bento sets comprising a good combination of everything commonly found in Japanese restaurants. The service is quick and efficient, making it a very good lunch spot. Do not let the sushi belt fool you, they have nice stuff for a discerning crowd as well!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visit about once a month. The sushi is great and definitely a lovely after work place. The service is pretty poor, as long as you are not in a rush and with fussy clients then you should definitely try it. Best sushi in the square mile

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