Living in Manhattan, you get accustomed to paying too much, for too little, very quickly. $4 iced coffees, $6 cups of gelato, $3.50 cupcakes... you get the idea. It was a shock when I first moved here from Hawai'i, but now I'm more or less used to it. With that said, every now and then I come across a price so absurd, it makes my blood boil. Case in point: The perfectly average and unmemorable $6.99 (plus tax) cups of milk tea boba drinks at Koryodang. $6.99!
Milk tea boba goes for $3.25 at Saints Alp, $2.50 at Hon Cafe, and goodness, even $3 at Ollie's. Those establishments charge the same whether you have your drink to-go or stay. At Koryodang, the price drops to $4.25 if you get it to-go. So you pay about $2 more to eat in, which is still a lot for milk tea—but on top of that, they impose a dessert and drink minimum on each table. Our table of five was told, "At least four drinks and three desserts."
I will not be returning.
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