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Hi,

Going to Masa on Friday for the first time. A couple of questions for you Masaphiles:
--can you drink liquor there without (further) breaking the bank? Like is the $30 sake carafe two swallows worth, or the same size as anywhere else? Do they have beer?
--how does the tip work, do they just add it on automatically?

thanks a lot!

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  1. Were you aware the menus for cocktails, sake and wine are all online? With prices.

    http://masanyc.com/

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    1. re: thegforceny

      What's the starting price for food nowadays? It doesn't appear to be on the website.

      1. re: deepfry7

        Will reply to you and to myself.
        Price: $450 pp
        There is no 20% "surcharge" as I had read before, but tax and tip are not included.
        Drinks: they do serve beer, which is not listed on the online menu. It is priced more gently than wine or sake--7/9/15 for various kinds.

        1. re: chowbie

          When my husband, son-in-law, and a friend went a few years ago, the "administrative" surcharge was on the bill. They treated it as the tip and left nothing additional.

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

          1. re: chowbie

            what did you think of the meal? Worth it? Did you get any of the supplements?