Monrovia Patch readers have spoken, and the consensus is that is sorely in need of the .
Here's what readers had to say about the restaurant, where Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" show will be filmed starting July 13:
Linda Moca wrote: How exciting! What a fabulous opportunity for the owners! Those dirty pink table clothes, that have been there since the beginning of time, really got to go!
Monique wrote: We have been to this place once and I even made a comment "I think this place needs to be on an episode of "Restaurant Impossible"!" and we never went back. The place smelled musty, it was old, dingy, dark and very dirty. Even the cloth napkins stunk, the tablecloth was stained. The whole place was just very unappealing on many different levels.
Janie Duncan wrote: The place really needs a makeover. Their canopy they is used for outdoor events is disgusting. I will give it a try again after the makeover and see it it really has changed. I do try to support Monrovia businesses. Let's give Sam a chance!
Judy wrote: I hope Gordon doesn't make it hip and trendy. The evenings with music and belly dancing are fun and reasonably priced. And don't change the gyro sandwich!
Taishcha Simon wrote: The last time I was there was probably the last time I would be going there: I was served a plate of chicken that was flavored with Lemon Pledge furniture polish and made my mouth feel like it had been coated with wax, pita that was more like a type of shingle than a bread, hummus that was nothing more than pureed garbanzo beans; no spices & no olive oil, and tabbouleh that had annoyingly rock-hard bits of under-cooked cracked wheat that made me feel like I was eating sand. For dessert I had baklava that had been kept in the same compartment as stinky chopped onions and had absorbed the flavor of the onions. The only thing that tasted right was the Coke I had, but luckily they didn't make that.
Mitchell Miller wrote: I went in there once with a friend and left because these two kids were playing call of duty on the TV inside while we were trying to order our food.
Vanessa Gee wrote: These comments are horrible. I have been there SO many times and loved every moment in there. The family is so caring and always wants to get your order right. I feel very comfortable there. And the food is great! The Greek salad is amazing along with the chicken sandwich. It is a very unique restaurant with great service and delicious food.
Lara Leavitt wrote: My husband and I ate here once, and never returned. Hopefully Gordon can really turn this place around - it needs it!