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Infographic: Japanese Phrases for Dining Out Part 1

These are phrases you need to know when you dine out in Japan.

Infographic: essential Japanese phrases for dining out

Essential Japanese phrases for dining out part 1. Click on image to view full size.

How many people?
何名さまですか?
nanmei sama desu ka.

A table for two, please.
2名のテーブルをお願いします.
nimei no teeburu o onegai shimasu.

Do you have a reservation?
ご予約はなさっていますか?
goyoyaku wa nasatte imasu ka.

I have a reservation at 8:00.
8時に予約を入れてあります.
hachiji ni yoyaku o irete arimasu.

Would you like a smoking seat or a non-smoking seat?
喫煙席と禁煙席、どちらになさいますか?
kitsuen seki to kin’en seki dochira ni nasaimasu ka.

None of the non-smoking seats are available right now.
現在、禁煙席は満席です.
genzai, kin’en seki wa manseki desu.

Are the smoking seats available now?
喫煙席ならあいていますか?
kitsuen seki nara aite imasu ka.


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How long is the wait?
待ち時間はどれくらいですか?
machi jikan wa dore kurai desu ka.

You’ll need to wait 20 minutes.
只今の待ち時間は20分です.
tadaima no machijikan wa nijuppun desu.

I’ll take you to your seat.
お席までご案内いたします.
oseki made goannai itashimasu.

Please sit whenever you like.
お好きな席にどうぞ.
osuki na seki ni douzo.

Would you like to change seats?
席を移りますか?
seki o utsurimasu ka.

Can I take your order?
ご注文はお決まりですか?
gochuumon wa okimari desu ka.

A few more minutes, please.
もう少し時間をください.
mou sukoshi jikan o kudasai.

What do you recommend?
何かおすすめはありますか?
nanika osusume wa arimasu ka.

Can you pass me the salt?
塩を取っていただけますか?
shio o totte itadakemasu ka.

This is my favorite food.
これはわたしの大好物です.
kore wa watashi no daikoubutsu desu.

I haven’t gotten my order yet.
注文したものがまだきません.
chuumon shita mono ga mada kimasen.

Can I cancel my order?
注文をキャンセルできますか?
chuumon o kyanseru dekimasu ka.

I’ll order dessert later.
デザートはあとで注文します.
dezaato wa ato de chuumon shimasu.

I’ve never had such delicious dishes.
こんなおいしい料理、食べたことありませんよ.
konna oishii ryouri, tabeta koto arimasen yo.


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