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Man tracks down restaurant after a customer attempts to gatekeep it
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@yuvaltheterrible

Man tracks down restaurant after a customer attempts to gatekeep it

His investigative skills are pretty impressive

While there are thought to be as many as 25,000 eateries in New York City alone, this guy did the impossible and tracked one down simply using a food photo.

TikToker Yuval saw a photograph of someone's meal, but the individual somehow found the time to cover up the name of the restaurant that was printed on their meal's paper.

A person tried to hide the ID of a restaurant they ate at.

Printed several times across the paper, the person used as many as 30 black blocks to cover up the restaurant name so people won't know where they were.

I mean, who has the time?

But Yuval wasn't letting it slide, and managed to work out the restaurant they was at using what could only be described as FBI level investigative skills.

"This person thought they could hide the restaurant they got this food from," he said in a TikTok video sharing the image.

"But they're going to have to be a bit more thorough if they wanted to hide something from me."

Yuval then proceeded to break down how he worked out exactly where the restaurant is.

People have compared Yuval to Joe Goldberg.

From the profile picture of the original photo taker Yuval pinned down their X profile and worked out that, from a thread dating back to 2019, the guy shared shots of NYC.

In another tweet, he also asked people food recommendations in NYC, so that's where Yuval pinpointed the location of the restaurant.

"You might think knowing that he might be in New York wouldn't be of much help, considering you can't see the branding [on the paper]... but it looks as if you've missed a spot," Yuval went on.

The eagle-eyed TikToker notes that there's a tiny bit of visible Arabic writing, so worked out that the establishment sold Middle Eastern food.

He also spots more bits of the signage that the original customer missed off, and searched 'arab food mano'.

Et Voila! He finds two places with a name like this, looks at pictures of the food they offer and spots a recognizable dish from the original snap.

To finish the video, Yuval is seen enjoying the same dish from the same restaurant, labeling it 'pretty good'.

The clip was posted only 15 hours ago, and has already generated a staggering 3.5 million views.

Fellow TikTokers took to the comments section of the post to share their thoughts, with many comparing Yuval to You character, Joe Goldberg.

"Bro took curious to another level," penned one user.

"TEACH ME YOUR WAYS," said someone else.

I don't know what Yuval does for a job, but surely he should be a CIA agent or something?

Topics: Food and Drink, New York, Social Media, TikTok