There’s a French restaurant in Mukilteo, Washington that offers delicious gourmet dinner for the reasonable price of $11-30. At other restaurants, you might be paying closer to $60 or more for high-class dishes like that. But there’s a caveat – you must obey the rules or else the chef will get grumpy.
The name of the resto is called Grouchy Chef, and it is run by a single person, Mr. Takayuki Masumoto. Before you get to the menu, you must first follow the set of rules presented by the chef himself. These include dressing up properly as if you are going to a fine dining place, no blowing your nose or fixing your makeup at the table, no clinking crystal glasses, no personal requests, no pictures (except the food). If you adhere to these rules, then you’ll be fine.
Some people don’t like the instructions but they can’t deny the fact that the food is great. Many are loving the affordable price too. The place is perfect for average-earners and Masumoto doesn’t accept tips, instead, he sells “Grouch Chef” logo T-shirts for $10 to raise money for cancer research in honor for his sister who passed away at age 32.
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One of the more unique restaurant experiences I've had. This restaurant is run by ONE person. Mr. Masumoto does not accept tips and you pay before the meal. There are certain rules you as a diner have to adhere to. Dress nicely, no jeans, no lipstick, take photos only of your food, and he is very prideful of being an American. I got the main course of mahi mahi and mussels. Overall, the experience was truly one of a kind, half eating in fear that the chef would yell at you, and half in reverence of the amount of respect that is deserved for this one person show.
The Chef was definitely grouchy (but nice if that makes sense) and there was a whole page of “rules” you had to read through before ordering, but the 4 course meal was so worth it…and I only got yelled at once, lol #lastnight #datenight #fancymeal #dessert #steak #mahimahi #hiddengem #french #food #foodie #seattle #yummyinmytummy #wellbeback