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Jun 28, 2010 09:20 AM

33 rooms - taipei

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?

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  1. 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.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Peech

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

        1. re: M_Gomez

          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.

          1. re: Peech

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

            1. re: Condimentality

              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.

      1. "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.