Mei Guan Yuan 1946 Japanese Restaurant

西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant



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西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant Review

西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant is a local Japanese restaurant in the Ximen area, there’s actually 2 restaurants right next to each other and both are very popular.

3/5 Sushi: For sushi in Taipei, the prices are a little high when you compare it to Kura Sushi or Sushiro. But the difference is that the sushi cuts are bigger and the presentation is much worse.

1/5 Deep Fried Pork Cutlet Curry: It was thick, sticky and yellow? This was not what I was expecting for Japanese curry. I tried a few bites and I couldn’t eat any more since the flavor of the curry wasn’t pleasant. The pork cutlet was also overcooked.

3/5 Chicken Wings: The seasoning was pretty good, but as you can tell, there wasn’t much meat on the bones. The chicken wings are a specialty at Mei Guan Yuan 1946.

3/5 Value
3/5 Service
3/5 Quality

Overall, 西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant is pretty consistent with the food you can expect to get in the Ximen area.

西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant Menu And Additional Photos

西美觀園食堂 Mei Guan Yuan 146 Japanese Restaurant Location

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

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