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Q: Where should I tip?

Most of the time, I ate in the local restaurants with an average meal costs around 10 dollars with tax included.

Like usually I'll go get food myself and ate on the table there. I wonder should I tip there? I didn't see locals tipping, or maybe they already tipped when they were paying the food?

 

I don't want to look rude, but I am not sure where should I tip.

 

Or should I just need to tip in some nice restaurants where the waiters stand besides me to serve me?

 

I am thinking of going to bar in Mahattan, just buy a cup of juice, I wonder if I need to tip there?

10 weeks 1 day ago in  General  - China

 
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Fast food, no tip. 

if you have a waiter/waitress, 18-20% tip, either paid in cash at the table, or added onto the bill if you use a card. 

Bar, tip. Generally 1$ per drink, or 20% of the bill. 

 

Not tipping makes people look cheap, not rude. 

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Fast food, no tip. 

if you have a waiter/waitress, 18-20% tip, either paid in cash at the table, or added onto the bill if you use a card. 

Bar, tip. Generally 1$ per drink, or 20% of the bill. 

 

Not tipping makes people look cheap, not rude. 

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I will elaborate on what Spiderboenz wrote... 

 

Any street vendors or places where they serve you but it doesn't really take a wait time (like Starbucks or fastfood), no tip. For a taxi, it is up to you... if the taxi driver was helpful and friendly... I generally tip. 

 

For waiters and waitresses... Spiderboenz is being a little generous... the rates go from 10-20% usually... I normally give about 15% unless they were amazing. If they were rude, extremely slow or uncommunicative you don't have to give them a tip if you feel it was mainly their fault (sometimes the place is just busy or it is the cook's fault). 

 

Bartender, I usually do the same or just hand them the change from whatever bill I broke. 

 

If you think you will NOT go back to the place because it was a bad experience... don't tip. But if you do want to go back, tipping is a good idea as staff do hold gruges. Some places include (forcefully make you tip) when they hand you the bill which I think is a bullshit... so don't double tip in that case. Our culture is a little broken and now Westerners feel they HAVE to tip, when actually the whole purpose of tipping was to try and motivate staff to work hard and show appreciation. If they don't provide good service, don't tip. Some staff need to get the message. 

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It is just common courtesy to tip.  Those poor servers have to put up with a lot of stuff.  They deserve tips for service given

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