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9-15 Leather Lane | Unit 1, Doorington House, London EC1N 7ST, England
+44 20 7404 9665
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“bento box” (10 reviews)
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
9-15 Leather Lane | Unit 1, Doorington House, London EC1N 7ST, England
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Mugen has re-opened in a slightly odd location, at least at night, but alas it's not a patch on its former self. The ambiance is a little stark but, more critically, quite noisy and it doesn't have the remarkable feel of being cosy and spacious...More

Thank adrianloader
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mugen has taken over Tajimatei restaurant and after a refurbishment has since opened its doors in September 2017. So, all the previous good reviews in this space are meant for Tajimatei restaurant. Caveat emptor.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Shushi (especially Matsumae which is the most popular of this restaurant) were amazing! these were typical and flesh sushi as in japan. Also other foods were great and after refurbishing, the atmosphere was much better. The best japanese restaurant in london!

Thank aya664
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We also waited 45 minutes (while others were served earlier), for a £35 bento box, I had some pretty high expectations but it was really quite awful, with very average sushi and black cod. In hindsight, perhaps the bento was a poor choice so we...More

Thank jacynta
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It's effin great. Food, service and hot sake all top banana. Best sushi in London. Always full of Japanese nationals which tells you all you need to know. Eat with the locals so they say.

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Absolutely delicious and authentic, nice atmosphere. Best sushi in town, super fresh and well made. I love it!

Thank Renata C
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Awful customer service, only interested in your money. We waited 45 minutes for our food even though when we entered there was hardly anyone there. Both our orders were wrong. Told them but they didn't address the issue promptly - eventually the manager came over...More

2  Thank SallyJones123
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Hands down best Japanese in London. Go for lunch and try the sets - high quality ingredients, authentic menu and always buzzing.

Thank eaty0urheart0ut
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I ended up in this restaurant almost by chance as it is close to my job and my boyfriend and I fancied some Japanese food. As he is Japanese I was quite excited about it. It turned out to be one of our best experiences...More

1  Thank rougeve
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Tajima-Tei is probably my favourite restaurant in London, I've always loved the authentic experience and amazing food and have visited maybe 10 times since finding it by chance one lunch time, so I was slightly concerned to see they had changed ownership since I last...More

Thank cpw-mp
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-15 Leather Lane | Unit 1, Doorington House, London EC1N 7ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7404 9665
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