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Condimentality Jun 28, 2010 09:20 AM

Has anyone eaten here? It's a Japanese-style restaurant without a menu. You choose how much to pay (nt$1000 and up), and the proprietor decides what you're going to have. Apparently, she's quite the character. Apparently, there are lots of cats involved.

I'm looking to have a very nice meal at the end of July. This place was highly recommended by an acquaintance, but I'm looking for additional opinions. Any out there? Any other suggestions for something similar?

http://www.33rooms.com.tw/

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  1. Peech RE: Condimentality Jul 1, 2010 09:24 AM

    Food is pretty solid and I always enjoy what the boss decides to send my way. And you are right about both the cats as well as the boss... she is a real character, but not everyone's cup of tea.

    What is your definition of "a very nice meal"? if it includes having the boss stand on your table and sing, or having her swear at you...etc. then this is definitely the place.

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      klyeoh RE: Peech Jul 1, 2010 06:29 PM

      Whoa - thanks for that very enlightening last paragraph, Peech - this place is definitely NOT for me :-D

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        M_Gomez RE: Peech Jul 1, 2010 11:07 PM

        O ... M ... G!

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          Peech RE: M_Gomez Jul 2, 2010 04:00 AM

          To be honest, it's an amusing experience, if you come prepared mentally. She gets a little drunk/tipsy (or pretends to be) and then has an excuse to mess around. It's been a few years since I was last there, but I may start visiting again early next year.

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            Condimentality RE: Peech Jul 2, 2010 05:35 AM

            It sounds pretty fun, actually. I'm just more concerned about the cats, really. Are they really everywhere? In the dining room?

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              Peech RE: Condimentality Jul 2, 2010 07:49 AM

              as I remember they are not in the main dining room. They hang out in the area near the entrance. They wudn't be allowed to come to the tables.

      2. Condimentality RE: Condimentality Jul 1, 2010 07:30 PM

        "Very nice meal" is a reference to the food only: high quality ingredients, creative or classic preparation and presentation, that type of thing.

        Atmosphere sounds... unique. The boss sounds pretty interesting and possibly quite fun, but I'm pretty allergic to cats, so I'll probably give this place a miss. Thanks a lot for the reply.

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