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David Chang’s Nishi gives up on no-tipping model

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Six months after opening with a hospitality-included pricing model, David Chang’s restaurant Nishi has switched to a traditional format in which servers are tipped.

The move on June 4 was announced on Nishi’s menu, along with news that the Manhattan restaurant was serving brunch on weekends. The restaurant was the only unit within Chang’s Momofuku Group to experiment with no tipping.


In a note to guests explaining the decision to s

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