New York restaurant discriminates against Asians, TikTok video shows – AsAmNews
A woman has accused an upscale New York restaurant of discriminating against Asians by seating Asians in a specific area of the restaurant.
A TikTok user named Annie (@rokug4n) recently opened up about her experience at a restaurant in Greenwich Village called One if by Land, Two if by Sea. The restaurant offers expensive pre-fix menus.
In the video, Annie said she and her boyfriend were seated upstairs with other Asian diners. It was as if the Asians were only seated on the second floor.
She showed photos of the first and second floors highlighting how the atmosphere on the first floor was much nicer than on the second floor. The first floor had giant windows, chandeliers and high ceilings. The second floor was much darker and had only two windows.
After Annie posted her video, the restaurant received several negative reviews on Yelp referring to the discriminatory behavior depicted in the TikTok.
According The daily mailthe restaurant claimed that it does not discriminate against anyone.
“The reason people love to come here is the way they are welcomed, regardless of their religion, nationality and appearance,” the restaurant said in a statement.
The restaurant also called some reviews “suspicious.”
Other Asian customers described the discriminatory behavior they experienced in reviews written months before Annie posted her TikTok. She shared some screenshots she found after searching for the keyword “Asian” in the restaurant’s Yelp reviews.
Yelp has currently closed reviews on One if by Land, Two if by Sea after the TikTok virus.
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