Do you know what can make or break a business? Funny Yelp reviews.
No, I’m not kidding. Count on a killer sense of humor to drive the point home how great (or not so great) your restaurant, laundry shop, hotel, room, or any other place is.
People love Yelp. And reviews are great as a source of information. You can use the information customers leave on Yelp to improve your business. Not only are these reviewers clever, but they are also valuable to everyone.
We look at some of the hilarious Yelp reviews out there and why they work.
Funny Restaurant Yelp Reviews
- Parody a popular song
There is this Asian food dining place Kung Fu Noodle that serves great cuisine from the East. One customer decided to review it, only he used Carl Douglas’s smash hit Kung Fu Fighting to deadly effect.
This is how you do a creative review! While parodying the lyrics to Kung Fu Fighting, the reviewer left details about the restaurant’s menu and service.
Suffice it to say, the eatery is surely going to figure out how it can make that xiaolong exciting. A good word about the noodles will only boost sales.
- Make a witty quip
Some review sites tend to drone on and on. This reviewer for the Botto Bistro Italian restaurant sums it up in 1-2 paragraphs.
The best part about this review? The customer is so addicted to the food that he can’t stop talking about his weight. That’s a great endorsement.
- Talk about love
What is love? When customers can’t resist talking about your products and services!
This guy goes the extra mile in explaining why he loves every food item at his favorite restaurant. But there are some criticisms too. He takes a few potshots at the lack of customer service, while he’s on the subject of love.
Here’s to hoping the restaurant goes the extra mile next time. Because true love isn’t easy to find (or a loyal customer for that matter).
Funny Dentist Reviews on Yelp
- Get straight to the point
What do people look for when visiting a doctor or dentist? The right outcomes!
This review by Eboni F. wastes no time in getting to the point.
- Her dentist’s demeanor
- What he did to resolve her teething issues (pun intended)
- How much time does her procedure take
- The Office
- Her experience
And she does it all in as few words as possible while keeping things hilarious and to the point. Plus she took a picture of the result. Gross but also necessary in her case. What you see is what you get.
Short Yelp reviews that employ humor are the best.
Negative Review on Yelp
- Fix your website
A one-star review is enough to make people avoid your business. Like this one:
However, in every crisis, there is an opportunity for course correction. The Knot website needs an overhaul unless you want another hilarious reviewer listing down why it’s a nightmare to check out your business.
This review sounds over the top and not intended to be funny. But it will still invite more eyeballs to your business. Make sure you fix the issues pointed out and have the same or another reviewer check it out.
- Hotels beware
Nothing ruins your traveling experience fast than a poorly equipped hotel. This bad review on Yelp employs funny one-liners to deadly effect.
It is full of pop culture references and lists every pet peeve in practical terms – bad room odor, malfunctioning utilities, broken toilet, no WiFi – so much wrong. This review has everything a traveler needs to know to NOT book a hotel room at The Keating.
Funny Car Dealership Yelp Review
- Tell a story explaining your journey
Thanks to the art of storytelling, even a mundane experience can become an engrossing tale of bravery, soul, and achievement.
This reviewer tells of his experience at a Tesla dealership. He makes a convincing case for why this dealership is unlike anything else. You could observe how Tesla made a believer out of him.
The use of fantastical terms like Willy Wonka’s workshop and Oompa Loompas drive home the point that this was a magical experience for this customer. It sounds passionate and will help convince more people to visit this place and drive with a brand-new Tesla.
Funny Salon Review
- Customers love discretion
Respecting customer privacy can go a long way. We have here a barbershop review that outlines why.
Turning what could have been an embarrassing episode into a funny Yelp review is genius. Readers will take away one thing from this review – what happens at The Mane Barber Shop, stays in the shop.
Plus, patrons remain better informed that the barber is considerate enough to minimize the effects of passing gas during a pedicure.
- Keep them guessing
When criticism sounds like praise, you know you have a winner. Here’s an entertaining review that demonstrates why:
If this is what torture sounds like, then there will be a long line of people outside this salon.
Notice the one-star ratings at the end. It’s a nice summary that gets the job done.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I write a Yelp review?
It is very simple to write a review on Yelp. Follow these steps:
- Download and open the Yelp app on your mobile device.
- Register for a Yelp account. Fill in your basic personal information.
- Once you’re done, Tap on the “Me” section at the bottom of your screen.
- Click on “Write a Review”. You can type in the name of the business in the search bar to find it.
- That’s it. You can now write your review.
Is Yelp free?
Yes. Yelp is a free service that is used by thousands to review businesses. Other Yelp members can rate your reviews as well.
Do Yelp reviewers get paid?
There are Yelp Ambassadors, who serve as official employees of the company and write real reviews. While they are not paid, Yelpers can take advantage of perks such as parties and events.
Getting noticed is hard. But if you have an amazing product or service, people are going to talk about it. People will also talk if your business isn’t up to the mark.
Funny Yelp reviews can change your fortunes. Make sure you ask your customers to review you online. You will be surprised how willing they are to the idea.