The waitress is a middle-aged Korean woman who works at Daniel's favorite Korean restaurant. She rudely refuses to give Natasha a fork and tells Daniel to teach her to use chopsticks, but the reader later learns why she behaves this way: her own son married a white girl, and her husband refused to allow their son to maintain a relationship with them because of that choice. Because of this, the waitress believes that people like Natasha—that is, non-Koreans—"take" Korean children away from their families.
The Waitress Character Timeline in The Sun is Also a Star
The timeline below shows where the character The Waitress appears in The Sun is Also a Star. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.