|2 story high ceiling (the floor is a gorgeous fountain)|
Karuisawa 輕井澤 is a Japanese hot pot chain in Taiwan. The restaurant is gorgeous inside out, and yet the price is still competitive. My parents made a reservation for this place a week before I arrived in Taiwan, yet there was a 20 minute wait to get seated. You would think that waiting time like this would be unacceptable for restaurant of this caliber. No, my parents felt their choice of restaurant was validated by its popularity (in the form of long line up and bad service).
|That's the pound under the ceiling|
Again, the food wasn't anything fantastic. It was the ambience of the restaurant that is the major celling point. Now, would you eat at a restaurant with ordinary food with extraordinary ambience for a couple dollars more? People seemed to say yes.