I usually let the owner pick for the table and we've never been disappointed. The food here would be above average for Taiwanese food in LA, but it's hands down the best in Seattle, with a menu that includes dishes that I haven't found anywhere else in the region. Great prices too.
The owner is blunt in any language and culture. Personally, I think he's great, and you can get great service if you're willing to play by his rules. Well, maybe not great - this is a hole in the wall that serves good food at cheap prices - but definitely fun. Sometimes, I take matters into my own hands and fill up our tea kettle with hot water. No biggy, it feels like home. And if you can't deal with the service, then just go for the food.
Pros: Food, Owner, Service
Cons: Owner, Service, Ambiance