Muni is a sleek new and modern wine bar and restaurant that opened in Willunga in October of last year 2021. It’s a small restaurant that is owned by two Taiwanese chefs Mug Chen and Chia Wu, who came all the way to South Australia after working in Melbourne, Paris and Bangkok.
My friends and I were so excited about coming here after hearing lots of lovely reviews about Muni. Just be aware that Muni has a cancellation fee so if you cancel outside the 48 hrs policy they will charge you. It’s a must-try though. Muni features a degustation menu of $95 pp but it’s worth it as you get 12 dishes that are simple yet unique and complex in flavor. It’s inspired by Asian influences using local produce. It’s definitely up there with Restaurant Botanic as it’s one of a kind.
Favourite dishes: burnt leek with beetroot, chicken liver parfait, Taiwanese tube rice pudding, and their herbed braised ox tongue. The dish of the day was their herbed braised ox tongue! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but the ox tongue just pulls apart and melts in your mouth and loved that sauce with the daikon foam! Yum!
Least favourite: Southern Calamari with oyster mushrooms. The calamari flavour was very overpowering and I could not eat too much of it. I was not a fan of the texture of the fried dried rice that was mixed with it and it got served with the octopus tentacles so there was just too much of the same ingredient. It should have been paired with a meat dish.
Ambiance: 9 out of 10
Service: 9 out of 10
Food: 9 out of 10
Location: 2/3 High Street, Willunga
Sunday 12 – 3:30 PM
Friday 6 – 9:30 PM
Saturday 6 – 9:30 PM