Relax and enjoy! Phrases useful for food experiences

Relax and enjoy! Phrases useful for food experiences

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One of the best things about travelling is food. Here are some phrases that will come in handy when reserving seats, ordering food, and paying at a restaurant.

Can I make a reservation for … at ..:..a.m./p.m?

本日○○時○○分に○○名分の予約できますか?
(hon-ji-tsu …ji …fun ni …mei-bun no yo-ya-ku de-ki mas ka?)

Examples of ...
1
1(i-chi)
2
2(ni)
3
3(san)
4
4(yon)
5
5(go)
6
6(ro-ku)
7
7(na-na)
8
8(ha-chi)
9
9(kyū)
10
10(jū)
20
20(ni-jū)
30
30(san-jū)

What time do you open?

何時なら空いていますか?
(na-n-ji na-ra a-i-te i-mas ka?)

I would like to make a reservation for that time.

その時間でお願いします。
(so-no ji-kan de o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

Can I have a seat by the window please?

窓際の席をお願いします。
(ma-do-gi-wa no se-ki o o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

Is this seat available?

この席は空いていますか?
(ko-no se-ki wa a-i-te i-mas ka?)

Where is …?

○○はどこですか?
(…wa do-ko des ka?)

Examples of ...
restaurant
レストラン(re-su-to-ran)
bar
バー(bā)
izakaya
居酒屋(i-za-ka-ya)
café
カフェ(cafe)
cashier
レジ(re-ji)
rest room
トイレ(to-i-re)
table
テーブル(tē-bu-ru)

I would like to order my food.

注文をお願いします。
(chū-mon o o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

What is this? (Point at the menu)

これは何ですか?
(ko-re wa nan des ka?)

What is your recommendation?

おすすめは何ですか?
(o-su-su-me wa nan des ka?)

Can I have … please?

○○をください。
(…o ku-da-sa-i.)

Examples of ...
menu
メニュー(me-nyū)
water
水(mi-zu)
ice cubes
氷(ko-o-ri)
small plate
小さな皿(chi-i-sa-na sa-ra)
fork
フォーク(fō-ku)
spoon
スプーン(spūn)
chopsticks
箸(ha-shi)
paper napkin
ナプキン(na-pu-kin)

Would you prepare this meal without … ?

○○抜きにしてください。
(…nu-ki ni shi-te ku-da-sa-i.)

Examples of ...
beef
牛肉(gyū ni-ku)
pork
豚肉(bu-ta ni-ku)
egg
卵(ta-ma-go)
milk
牛乳(gyū-nyū)
wheat
小麦(ko-mu-gi)
shellfish
甲殻類(kō-ka-ku ru-i)
fruits
果物類(ku-da-mo-no ru-i)

I did not order this.

これは注文していません。
(ko-re wa chū-mon shi-te i-ma-sen.)

May I smoke here?

タバコは吸えますか?
(ta-ba-ko wa su-e mas ka?)

I have not finished eating, yet.

まだ食べ終えていません。
(ma-da ta-be-o-e-te i-ma-sen.)

It was delicious.

おいしかったです。
(o-i-shi-kat-ta des.)

May I have the bill please?

お勘定をお願いします。
(o-kan-jō o o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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