- A TikTok video by Freddie Wong where he explains why he only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp has gone viral.
- “The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food, assuming you're living in a major metropolitan area, is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars,” Wong says. “Exactly three and a half — not three, not four — three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.”
- The filmmaker and VFX artist argues that while the service may be worse in such restaurants than higher rated establishments, the food is often better.
- Wong theorizes that because Asian cultural expectations for service are different, American reviewers criticize authentic Chinese restaurant staff for not being attentive but credit them for their food, which “balances it out.”
- His video has gone viral on multiple platforms, garnering 6.7 million views on TikTok and 5.2 million on Twitter.
Filmmaker and VFX artist Freddie Wong only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp.
In a viral TikTok video posted to his page, @rocketjump, Wong explains that the best way to find authentic Chinese food is to look for what he calls “the sweet spot” of Yelp ratings.
Yelp has launched a new category to help struggling businesses as anti-Asian attacks continue to rise amid the pandemic.
The company is partnering with Gold House, a nonprofit collective that promotes unity, representation and success among the Asian and Pacific Islander community, to let restaurants identify themselves as Asian-owned on their Yelp listings.
A gynecologist in New York filed a million-dollar lawsuit against a one-time patient who posted a negative review about his services on the internet.
The patient, Michelle Levine, visited Dr. Joon Song last year for an annual exam. The problem reportedly started after she got the bill.
Yelp has been getting flak for showing Chinese and Korean restaurants in search results related to “dog meat” and “cat meat,” perpetuating a racist stereotype attached to Asians.
The information first came from the Tampa Bay Times which performed searches in a dozen U.S. locations, including Tampa Bay, Chicagoland, the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, and Jacksonville.
Dean June Chu of Yale University’s Pierson College, who was put on leave in May for calling people “white trash” in her Yelp reviews, has left her position.
“Dean Chu has left her position at Pierson College and wishes the best to the students,” Pierson Head Stephen Davis said in his email to students. “As a result, I am initiating the process of the search for a new dean, who will be in place before the start of the fall term.”
Dean June Chu of Yale University’s Pierson College has been placed on leave following the outrage over the discovery of offensive reviews she wrote on Yelp, one of which degraded a local restaurant’s customers as “white trash” and “low class folks.”
Pierson Head Stephen Davis announced Chu’s leave through a college-wide email on Thursday, Breitbart reported. However, her long-term future with the Ivy League school was not discussed.
A dean at a residential college within Yale University has found herself embroiled in a controversy after her scathing Yelp reviews of local businesses in New Haven, Connecticut were exposed.
According to Yale Daily News, Pierson College Dean June Y. Chu published strongly-worded reviews of the establishments on her personal Yelp account that many Yale students have found offensive and distasteful.
A Yelp employee who has a bi-weekly income of $733.24 wrote an open letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman to complain about her living conditions in San Francisco and her experience working in the consumer support department for the website’s food delivery subsidiary, Eat24. She was fired from her job a few hours later after sharing the post via Twitter.
The employee, Talia Jane (not her real name), detailed in her letter posted on Medium on Feb. 19 how she and “every single one” of her coworkers are struggling to make ends meet, reports Business Insider.
A couple seeking quality sitters for their pets sadly ended up with a murky fish tank, a mischarged bill and now a legal lawsuit.
Robert and Michelle Duchouquette, of Plano, Texas, used business rating site Yelp to help them choose quality pet sitters to care for their two canines and fish while they were out of state. According to KTVT-TV, the couple ultimately chose the company Prestigious Pets in Dallas based on their positive reviews on Yelp.
The owner of The Iron Horse Bar and Restaurant in New York City recently wrote out an eloquent letter to a 1-star Yelper to teach them an important lesson about dive bars — don’t go to them if you are really looking for a quiet place and fancy food.
The reviewer, “Megan B.”, wrote a negative review of The Iron Horse after her visit for a “quiet drink”. At a dive bar. At 3:00 in the afternoon.
Women can now exclusively review companies and employers based on their attitudes and treatment of women in the workplace. Two New York professionals have developed a Yelp-like platform as a resource for job applicants who hope to learn more about women’s experiences at a job.
Fairy Godboss was a joint creation by Romy Newman and Georgene Huang. The creators wanted to make a company’s culture regarding gender a matter of public knowledge so that women applicants would be able to discern if gender discrimination was a concern.
A new app called Peeple, which allows users to rate other people as they would a restaurant or business — essentially a “Yelp for people” — has gone viral over the last 48 hours.
The unlaunched app is valued at $7.6 million as of Monday, according to the Washington Post.