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Old 04-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Suggestion for tipping at a restaurant

This topic may have been done a while but would like to know; what percentage (not dollar amount) do you guys normally tip when dining at a restaurant?

10% or less?
10% - 15%?
15% and up?

Also, not to be racist, but do you tip our "own kind" restaurant more?
(ie. chinese ppl dining at a chinese rest)
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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I tip depending on service regardless of race.

So normally 10-15%...

I've never not tipped but crappy service gets something less than 10% (opposite goes for good service).
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I always give 10% after tax but if the service is really crappy I'll give less then 10%.
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15% everywhere
20% for exceptional service.

You guys are chepasses.
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10% for shitty service. Otherwise, between 15-20%.
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^ i agree

ill even go 5% if its REALLLLL SHITTY as in once in awhile encounters

and if u really got treated so badly as in worse u ever experienced i would say 2 cents as in waht you think
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10% if actually good service

or not at all if mediocre

call me mr pink

and dont give me that cheap crap, a monkey could do their jobs
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #8
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I give 10% for good service, less for mediocre, and I've given no tip a few times when it was deserved (Fish on Rice).
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I give 10% for good service, less for mediocre, and I've given no tip a few times when it was deserved (Fish on Rice).
but AYCE places, the servers actually have to work hard

deserve at least a 15%
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15% everywhere
20% for exceptional service.

You guys are chepasses.
I tip 10% max, anywhere I go in the world.
I do so not because I'm cheap, but because expecting a bonus for a job undermines the meritocratic system of a free market.

I worked at The Keg during High School/early University and fell into the typical restaurant mentality of expecting tips for extra effort.

I later worked on the organ transplant team and took organs out of dying/deceased organ donors, which directly saved lives and/or brought sight to the blind.

For this I was not tipped, and for this reason I abhor the practice of tipping.
The list of course, could go on.
Fire fighters are not tipped for saving families.
Policemen are not tipped for bringing a hostage situation under control.

I am well aware that tipping is a social expectation, but to follow everyone else blindly would be like jumping off a bridge - cheapass or not.
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10% for Asian places
15% for almost all other places
0% for Hong Kong where it is not common practice to tip. You pay what you order, no hidden charges.

I also abhor the practice of tipping and even more so at the service charge they put on bills.
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5% or less if it was shitty. Usually 10-20% depending on how great the experience was.
edit: fuck fish on rice. Lol gave like 5cents tip.
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I tip 10% max, anywhere I go in the world.
I do so not because I'm cheap, but because expecting a bonus for a job undermines the meritocratic system of a free market.

I worked at The Keg during High School/early University and fell into the typical restaurant mentality of expecting tips for extra effort.

I later worked on the organ transplant team and took organs out of dying/deceased organ donors, which directly saved lives and/or brought sight to the blind.

For this I was not tipped, and for this reason I abhor the practice of tipping.
The list of course, could go on.
Fire fighters are not tipped for saving families.
Policemen are not tipped for bringing a hostage situation under control.

I am well aware that tipping is a social expectation, but to follow everyone else blindly would be like jumping off a bridge - cheapass or not.
so in other words, you're a cheapass?
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so in other words, you're a cheapass?
That is uncalled for and a little offtopic. Achiam did answer the OP and put in his opinion on how tipping is getting out of hand. You call achiam a cheapass, I call you a person who spoils service providers and defeat the purpose of tipping. Hopefully this thread wont turn into a tip vs no tip flamewar.
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10% if actually good service

or not at all if mediocre

call me mr pink

and dont give me that cheap crap, a monkey could do their jobs
very true




serve food from point A to point B and some ppl tip them 20% and above for a no brainer job lolll


A gr.1 grad person can do that
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10% for shitty service. Otherwise, between 15-20%.


If the bill is discounted (i.e. coupons, comps, etc.), tip on the total amount of the bill BEFORE it was discounted, not on the amount after the discount has already been applied.
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That is uncalled for and a little offtopic. Achiam did answer the OP and put in his opinion on how tipping is getting out of hand. You call achiam a cheapass, I call you a person who spoils service providers and defeat the purpose of tipping. Hopefully this thread wont turn into a tip vs no tip flamewar.
another cheapass here folks.
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Alright lets keep things on topic. It's obvious CB like to tip more than the rest of RS. Thank you, now moving on.
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So, here's a question: Where should you tip?

Obviously you tip at restaurants if the service is good. I'm under the impression that you tip your barber/hair stylist, but I feel that the bonus they get for a good hair cut is repeat visits. Anywhere else where it is considered a social faux pas to not tip?
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I tip 10% or less @ Ebisu. The food is alright, but the service is always shittastic. And no, I don't go there by choice.
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I will admit I tip less at my "own" restaurant that being chinese. It appears chinese to me at least that chinese people have lower expectations with tipping. By that I mean the actually restaurant usually expects and is fine with 10% while white people will see 10% as being wdf? Sometimes I will tip 15-20% at a chinese place and almost always see a surprised and very thankful reaction by the server. At white places I usually hold a 15-20% minimum. Of course these minimums get slashed if the service was crap. It isn't rocket science to do the job of a server. I don't need you to kiss my ass, all I need you to do is to not be an ass, bring me my shiet, and don't vanish on me for the most part. I fucking hate it when I need to almost literally stand up and yell to get somebodies attention.
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When I went to wings @ surrey yesterday, they had already included the tips in the bill. It was under some categorie called service charge.
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