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Used car salesman technique at Buddakan


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Used car salesman technique at Buddakan

jackiec11 | Aug 12, 2010 08:34 PM

Recently, my husband and I went to Buddakan in Philly and ordered, among other things, the edamame ravioli. The waitress told us there were three ravioli to a dish, and asked if we would like to add one more to make it even so it'd be easier to share. I didn't think too much about it, until as we were leaving, I heard her ask another table the same thing about a different dish (ribs, I think)-- if they'd like to add another to make it even. I felt like we had been played. I didn't mind paying for the extra ravioli, (since they were delicious), but why not just include it and increase the price? The slimy sales tactic rubbed me the wrong way. Pretty tacky for a nice restaurant. Is this common Stephen Starr practice, or was it just the waitress? Has anyone else experienced this?

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