I personally still cannot comprehend the reasons behind why this place is highly popular apart from the fact that it opens until late (or should I say, early in the morning).
I was first introduced of this place by a local who frequent this place. We arrived at this place just shy of midnight. The restaurant consists of two disjointed levels so when the lower level was full, we were asked to walk upstairs. When we arrived upstairs, the staff told us to go back downstairs. We explained that we were told to go upstairs but they kept insisting us to go downstairs.
So we went back downstairs wondering if the staff would ask us to wait for tables. They didnt. I was very surprised to see a restaurant turning down prospective customers by not letting them wait. So we left.
To be honest, it triggered our curiosity as to what was so special with this restaurant. We went back the next day and was lucky to get a table. The place was of run-down 60s-style restaurant with nothing but chairs and tables all around the cramped space. No music, nothing.
We ordered a few Chinese signature dishes, including sweet and sour pork, chicken cashew nuts, fish congee, and Chinese donuts. All of them were of standard quality (with perhaps an exception to the fish congee which was quite nice). The Chinese donut was cold and we even had to remind the staff that we ordered it before they picked it up from the kitchen.
Finding almost nothing special from this place, let alone the poor customer service and poor atmosphere, I think this place can hardly deserve a re-visit.