Mu-Mu is a great-looking bar. The dimly lit
main floor is broken up into a small, cozy lounge area, a
semi-private dining room set behind a diaphanous curtain,
and at least one private nook hidden at the end of a corridor.
Downstairs, mirrors and spot lighting create an even chicer
setting, with a row of seats lined up against an illuminated
wall and a large L-shaped bar that seems to glow from within.
The bottles are tucked out of sight, which makes for an uncluttered
look that accords well with the smooth, clean lines of the
rest of the space. This area also has elevated booths in a
loft where drinkers can take in a view of the whole scene.
But Mu-Mu doesnt just look good, it wants you to look
good as well.
With a motto of Body Balance Dining, the bar boasts
a healthy menu with everything from fruit juices to vegetable
drinks to actual vitamins and supplementsabout a dozen
kinds, served with mineral water, for ¥200. The food menu,
too, is filled with heart-friendly items like grilled fish,
tofu and salads. But fear not, liquor drinkers and grease-lovers:
Theres plenty of tempura and alcohol on offer as well.
A small wine list and inventive combinations like honey sangria
(¥690) share menu space with standard cocktails and a
good selection of Japanese liquor. Mu-Mu also impresses with
its prices. Despite its location on Ginzas Sotobori
Dori, the bar charges ¥1,200 or less for all its food
We decided to start off with a multivitamin
(¥200)and how often can you say that about a night
out?followed by a pleasant shochu named Tegetege (¥660).
Arriving on the rocks in a heavy, elliptical glass, the drink
tasted crisp and light, and served as a nice aperitif to our
later orders. We next tried draft beer (¥660) and Hakkaisan
sake (¥700) in quick succession, and by then we could
tell that Mu-Mus low prices and cool atmosphere were
going to make it difficult to catch the last train home. So
we decided to ground ourselves with some food, ordering a
ten-vegetable salad (¥700), grilled yellowtail (¥1,200)
and fried bamboo rolls (¥660).
As we picked at our meal and sipped our drinks, we noticed
that Mu-Mus crowd was in-line with the bars oshare
ambience. Black-clad, dramatically coiffed staff waited on
sophisticated but unstuffy customers. Service was prompt and
efficient, even as the bar started to fill. We decided next
time to request a spot in the lower floors loft space,
which besides the nice view affords enough privacy for an
intimate one-on-one encounter.
At Mu-Mu, it really is easy to follow your healthy instincts.
B1-B2F Ginza 646 Bldg, 6-4-6 Ginza,
Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3569-0006. Open Mon-Sat 6pm-4am, Sun 5-10:30pm.
Nearest stn: Ginza, exit C3.
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