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Do you have to tip the sushi man?


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Do you have to tip the sushi man?

verynewyorkcurious | Aug 8, 2008 03:43 PM

If this has already been discussed, I apologize for starting a new thread. I did search though.

When you sit at a sushi bar and there's a tip jar there, do you tip them? If you put the tip in the jar, do you have to tip the waiters? Do you split the tip in half (10% to the sushi man, 10% to the wait staff)? How exactly does it work?

I was dining at Ushi Wakamaru last week, and I was sitting at the sushi bar. After I was almost done, I texted a close friend of mine, who dines frequently there. I asked her if I had to tip the sushi man, and she said that if I ordered from them, I did not have to. If I did, I would.

It's all very confusing. I thought Japanese tradition was that you don't have to tip. I'm fine with tipping the waiters, of course, this is New York..

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