New York Sushi Restaurant Bans Tipping.

posted 3 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Im glad the server are finally getting what they deserve! being a server is hard work! Altho, it does make me wonder if service lacks now they are not having to work to please the customer for tips.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

@MrsPanda99:  Yumm, Sushi Yasuda is on my list of must-try restaurants. As the article states, they’re following Japanese custom – there’s no tipping in Japan. I kind of like it that way, but only if the business truly is providing adequate benefits to its employees.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really wish this kind of thing would catch on. Of course he customers are still paying for it, but I just think it makes more sense to make sure that the price on the menu is what you actually pay. I’m just the kind of person who is really annoyed by hidden/extra fees, so I don’t really like being told “the price of your meal is X, but you really need to pay X+20%”

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There are several places here in the DFW area (restaurant and otherwise) that do not want you tipping their employees. I still do, and not to toot my own horn, but I’m getting pretty good at the slip-the-tip-and-go handoff 😉

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s wonderful, as long as customers are clearly informed of the policy so that they don’t automatically tip an additional 15-20 percent without knowing this information. (If they want to do that knowingly, or give an additional partial tip any way, all the better for the servers, but customers should definitely be informed in a prominent manner.)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wish every restaurant would do this.  It’s important to compensate service workers. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  One of my coworker just took his fiancé there right after he proposed to her in May! 🙂 How strange. I like that they’re sticking to Japanese customs. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99: they don’t tip in Asia, so it’s not surprising that an Asian restaurant would lead this charge. hopefully it catches on across the board. when i was a server, i would only make $3 in tips on a Tuesday night some weeks (I worked in a small, family-owned Chinese restaurant in high school.) I was only being paid $2.50 an hour, so I would only come home with maybe $16 for five hours of work. If more restaurants would pick this policy up, it would help to prevent that and would save customers some work at the end of a meal, trying to decide how much to tip.

On the flip side, I wonder if this would make servers lazier? I’m not saying across the board, but I wonder if the whole “in theory your tip in based on your service level” thing would really be a factor in work ethic.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPanda99:  I guess I mean more like the kids that take your groceries to your car. When I go by myself, I definitely need their help or there would be milk, bread and eggs underneath an upturned buggy all over the parking lot…and they always fight me on taking a tip because they arent supposed to accept them. I grew up watching my dad and other family members tip the grocery store kids, so I’ve just always done it :-p

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Noodles & Co is a half fast food, half restaurant type thing.  Every time you get your food, they remind you to not tip.  I asked once what would happen if someone did tip.  The employee said they collect them still, but it gets thrown into a jar and is eventually donated to an organization.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@TwoStatesBride:  my BFF had the same problem working in a slow restaurant inside an amusement park. I mean, who goes to an amusement park for a sit down dinner? So she’d get $3.50 an hour plus les than $10 in tips for the night.

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