Commenter Demands Real Shrimps or Refund from Cafe Duke
Despite my extensive report on fake shrimp at by the lb. buffets, the word is not entirely out on this NYC deli tactic.
From commenter “Leo” on the post about Cafe Duke (51st btw. 6+7th):
Got fooled by the fake shrimp.
Called them to complain and the lady that picks up the phone had an attitude.
She said that 1. I had to ask — Ask who, there is no one you can ask around the food buffet. 2. Nothing is labeled 3. They make the fake shrimp same shape and size as real shrimps.
Would not offer me a refund after I spend $10 on cheap fish instead of what looked like shrimps…
They are so busy have like 10K people there during lunch, there is no need to cheat customers… Will not go back unless given real shrimps of refund.
I was fooled too, but I only took a few of the fake shrimp, and I really liked the way they tasted- so I wasn’t too upset. The lesson to take from this- when eating at a by the lb. buffet, never take a full tray of something you’ve never tried.
For more rules of by the lb. buffet eating, you’ll want to read this post.