Japanese French restaurant Mugen reopens today

After a temporary closure, the popular Japanese French restaurant will offer and a new elevated Take-Away Menu, along with stringent new cleaning and social distancing standards

Mugen (pronounced moo-gen) is ready to reopen its doors today, August 18, resuming its unique approach to carefully curated, high-quality dishes while introducing a thoughtful new approach to health and safety protocols.

  • Mugen will only be offering its new takeaway menu; no dine-in services at this time.
  • Mugen is also introducing a weekly bento. Limited quantities will be available.

“In the wake of COVID-19 the restaurant dining experience is a little different, but Mugen diners can rest assured knowing that their health is our priority,” said Chef Jason Yamaguchi. “The staff at the restaurant have always been committed to delivering unparalleled service and full privacy to diners, and they will continue to do so with new precautions we’ve introduced to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19.”

The restaurant has implemented more than 30 new precautionary standards, including the installation of thermal scanners for all who enter the building. In addition:

  • All employees will undergo a temperature screening before the start of their shift
  • All employees are required to wear a mask
  • Hand sanitizer is provided for guests and employees throughout the restaurant
  • Seating has been reconfigured and tables are spaced at least 6 feet apart
  • Proper physical distancing is managed with floor markers and signage
  • Tables and chairs are sanitized between every seating
  • All menus are one-time-use
  • Covers are used for all food items leaving the kitchen
  • Stricter cleaning guidelines are in place using CDC-approved cleaning agents
  • High-touch areas such as doorknobs, restrooms, and workstations are sanitized hourly
  • Diners will be required to take a temperature test before entering
  • Diners are required to wear masks upon arrival and when away from their tables
  • Dining groups are limited to a maximum of ten individuals per group

In addition to these special precautions, Mugen will be introducing a new Take-Away Menu featuring 12 of its most popular starters, mains, sides, and desserts, priced between $10 – $65 per item. Options include Kona Abalone Don, Parisienne Gnocchi, and Bouillabaisse, among others.

For more information, call (808) 377-2247; visit Open Table, email, visit or follow Mugen on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @mugenwaikiki.

About Mugen

Mugen (pronounced Moog-in), located at ESPACIO – The Jewel of Waikiki, is a Japanese French dining concept that is elevating Hawaii’s status as a destination for culinary travel.The brainchild of Chef Jason Yamaguchi, Mugen provides countless opportunities for an unmatched culinary experience, including a celebrated beverage program. In addition to the carefully curated fine dining menu, diners will find a rare collection of wines, spirits, and beers, many exclusive to the restaurant.