When surfing the web, I was easily exposed to the fact that the owner of Man Duk Ee Ne 만덕이네 won the cooking TV contest (Han Sik Dae Cheop 한식대첩 season 4; similar to Master Chef).
Getting straight to the point, this place was terrible in terms of the food quality and service. I could see it in other people’s faces that this was completely NOT what they had expected. The place is so generic with uncomfortable seats and tables and what’s more… Service was terrible. Servers didn’t even speak Korean.
Adding bit more details: Soju 소주 glass was broken; they don’t tell you when the food is ready to be consumed (how the hell am I supposed to know when to eat when it’s my first visit here???); servers are not ready in the hall and don’t respond. I don’t think I need to talk about the food.