In Japanese, yuiitsu muni means “one and only”. It’s a fitting description for Muni, which opened in Willunga in October 2021. Situated on the town’s historic High Street, surrounded by a pub, a general store, a butcher shop and a bakery, it’s like nothing else in the area. But the same sense of community and regional hospitality you’ll find in nearby venues is alive and well here.

The menu is shaped around local produce, much of it from the Willunga Farmers Market or nearby suppliers, and draws on Taiwanese flavours, courtesy of expat owner-chefs Mug Chen and Chia Wu. You might find marinated cucumber with Jauma Farm vinegar, Sichuan pepper and shrimp chilli oil; wood ear mushrooms with soy sauce, garlic vinegar and basil; Taipei-style cold noodles dressed in sesame sauce; and pork-neck skewers served with golden kimchi.

The food is backed by low-intervention local wines alongside international drops selected by Japan-based business partner and importer Lulie Kaori Tanaka (Cross Wines).

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Updated: September 6th, 2023

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