Manpuku is a Japanese home-cooked rice bowl. The philosophy behind serving at Manpuku is to serve you good food until you cannot eat anymore. This is a bit similar to buffet system, right ? NO. A buffet is a system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners serve themselves. A form of service à la française, buffets are offered at various places including hotels, restaurants, and many social events. Buffet restaurants normally offer all-you-can-eat food for a set price, but some measure prices by weight or by number of dishes.
Manpuku restaurant just happens to have a very enthusiastic boss. He likes to serve good food to customers. He is very talkative but really very generous too. In matters of food, it is always a good feeling to eat in an environment of positivity and the way the boss of this store keeps joking around, it surely remains happy.
There is all around Japanese vibes in the store. Plenty of drawings, sketches and pictures of food are on the wall.
There are many action figures over the cooking counter as well. The tables next to the cooking counter has some pretty amazing decorations as well.
Where is Manpuku ?
Address: 1334, Seongnam-daero, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
This restaurant has been here all this while and I have been living in Korea now for more than a year. I really was surprised to know that such a good restaurant was not in my preferred places to eat.
The working hours at this store start from 11:30 AM till 9 PM. The break hours are from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The store also remains close on Mondays.
The store can occupy maximum 18 people at one time so there is often a waiting line outside it. But, the boss does not let you get bored with constant talking. Also, the turnover speed is pretty great as the menu is rice bowl.
There are a variety of food options available here. Starting from Salmon to Donkas, from Garage to Pork cutlet. There are plenty of options to choose from with the rice bowl. Although, the soup as the starter is pretty amazing. There is no limit to the amount of refills at this store.
The quality of food is super amazing. Everyday they get the fresh ingredients and almost every day they sell it out. It is not surprising since the boss is very generous and giving.
The taste is a stand out character. There is richness of spices, the aroma is exciting and the food is pretty well cooked. In my opinion, if the prices of some dishes get cheaper, then it is the perfect store to eat. But since, you get unlimited eating opportunity, it is all worth for Me.
The store boss was so happy to see an Indian at his restaurant that he gave 3 fried shrimps and a plate of Salmon Shushi as a complementary service to us even before we received our orders. No one dislikes free food. NO ONE !
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