Prawn Restaurant Punished For Misrepresenting Prices

Prawn Restaurant Punished For Misrepresenting Prices
In Qingdao’s “sky-high priced prawn” restaurant, customers ordered a seasonal meal with a superscript of 38 RMB, when they paid the bill the restaurant owner charged 38 RMB per prawn, so one dish was more than 2000 RMB. Currently the restaurant has been inspected by Qingdao tourism office, fined 90,000 RMB, closed down, and had their license revoked. The most popular netizen response was that this is actually genuinely not expensive, the invoice for one box of 76 RMB ACTH at a hospital states the price at 3800 RMB.

Source: Netease

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  • WghUk

    Charged per prawn…lol

    • hyuugasaki

      Can’t wait till they charge Rice per grain.

      • deredeo37

        yeah, that fake mostly plastic rice ROF!

  • Vance

    Class action lawsuit.

    • mr.wiener

      Could start a dangerous precedent in China.

  • Vance


  • Gerhana

    some part of Europe do this too and I was a victim once. You give the menu dont say the price or be vague about it, then overcharge…. or if they think you dont speak their language (but you know the basic to be able to tell the actual price they charge other people, but you cant speak it) they overcharge. This practise is all over the world.

    • Poodle Tooth

      Fortunately, so is dine-and-dash.

  • James

    this is awesome. and i strongly believe american hospitals and clinics should be subjected to the same kind of rip off punishment.

    • mr.wiener

      Every where should be.

    • Poodle Tooth

      Yeah. I can walk into a Chinese hospital and see a menu of services and prices in the lobby.

      • Muhammad Nabil

        We have this kind of list(services and prices) in Abu Dhabi(U.A.E) clinics.

  • Vance

    What is a reasonable price for peel and eat shrimp there?

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