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9-15 Leather Lane | Unit 1, Doorington House, London EC1N 7ST, England
+44 20 7404 9665
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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“bento box” (11 reviews)
“tempura” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (19 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
9-15 Leather Lane | Unit 1, Doorington House, London EC1N 7ST, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here in its previous guise as Tajima-tei many times and enjoyed it. Tried it today and the obvious thing is a different interior with very traditional wood used. We tried the combination lunch and mine (chirashi & tempura) was good as was the...More

Thank llo1846
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is absolutely delicious and authentic japanese style. The service is attempive and impeccable. I love the courteous and friendly services, ask for Hadi.

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for about 10 years, almost every week. The food is absolutely superb. I rarely get better sushi anywhere else (and if you can find it, it costs you double). The yellowtail, salmon, and toro are particularly fabulous. Almost...More

Thank Felicity M
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I'm a very picky sushi consumer. Put this on your list. Awesome sushi, great service, good value. Ask for Hadi (senior waiter).

Thank Seeyaz
Reviewed 20 February 2018

A wonderful spot for fresh, flavourful sushi (previously Tajima-tei). Hadi has been a welcoming face for several years, deftly finding space even at busy times. The lunchtime menu offers particularly good value.

1  Thank CocktailPhoenix
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Hidden in a forgotten corner of Leather Lane is this gem of a Japanese restaurant called Mugen. Don't be fooled by the office-like exterior, once you walk inside Mugen, the restaurant's atmosphere is friendly, warm and distinctly Japanese. A haven from all the bustle of...More

Thank TimHadley
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I've been to this restaurant when it was Tajima-tei many times and food was quite good and it was always full with customers. Apparently management was changed and they kept the Japanese theme. However, food now is quite mediocre, certainly doesn't taste like a genuine...More

1  Thank mdlondon2017
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I used to visit the Mugen at London Bridge all the time; used to love it there. Tried this one and it just is not the same. We had a 12:30 reservation, ordered by 12:35 and finally got our food at 1:20. Service very inattentive,...More

1  Thank AA_Simmonds
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend of mine. I’d always loved Tajima Tei - the food was always superb - so I was initially disappointed to see it had changed to Mugen. However - having had lunch - I’m reassured that nothing has really...More

Thank Randomtox
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I didn’t even have a chance to sit down as I ended up leaving the restaurant due to the appalling, aggressive and disrespectful way I was treated by the person who so rudely« greeted »me - the manager. Had a 12:30 reservation for two people and was...More

Thank carogrand
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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