Hawaii Mom Blog: Mugen Revisited




August 4, 2021

Mugen Revisited

Mugen re-opened for dine-in a couple of months ago, and I was fortunate to have been invited to a media event to try the newest Tasting Menu.

Sasanian Osetra Caviar


Sugar Snap



Long Island Duck


Mililani Chocolate

Just one look at the dishes and you can tell that the culinary experience is amazing.  Chef Jason Yamaguchi works meticulously to craft each component of his beautifully-plated courses, and the same can be said of Chef Jamon Harper's desserts.

At $150, the tasting menu is a steal in my opinion, as guests are offered tasty bites that are sure to please.

My favorite dish was the Akamutsu.  A Kagami Demi, which takes a lot of crab and hours to make, was poured tableside, with Magic Molly Potatoes and Braised Leeks to accompany.  

The Sugar Snap was another fave, and I thought the Shiso really stood out, while the Edamame Coulis (also poured tableside) pulled the entire dish together. 

I wasn't sure I'd enjoy the Shikwasa since I'm not a fan of Matcha, but the matcha flavor was very mild, and the combination of textures was just perfect.

Of course, I loved the Mililani Chocolate dessert, which was a play on Pocky Sticks.  You could dip the Potato Crisps in the chocolate, or simply drizzle the chocolate onto the crisps.  Such a fun and memorable dessert!

The entire experience - from the food to the service - was excellent.  The Mugen Tasting Menu is definitely a must-try, and I highly recommend you make reservations as soon as you can.

2452 Kalakaua Avenue

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