English | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

我想预订一个在_[就餐时间]_的_[人数]_人的桌子。(wǒ xiǎng yùdìng yīgè zài_ [jiùcān shíjiān] _ de _ [rénshù] _rén de zhuōzi.)
I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
Making a reservation
这边请,_[人数]_人的桌子。(zhè biān qǐng,_ [rénshù] _rén de zhuōzi.)
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
Asking for a table
您这边接受信用卡吗?(nín zhè biān jiēshòu xìnyòngkǎ ma?)
Do you accept credit cards?
Asking if you can pay with credit card
您提供素食吗?(nín tígōng sùshí ma?)
Do you offer vegetarian food?
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
您提供犹太教所规定允许的食物吗?(nín tígōng yóutàijiào suǒ guīdìng yǔnxǔ de shíwù ma?)
Do you offer kosher food?
Asking if they have kosher meals
您提供清真食物吗?(nín tígōng qīngzhēn shíwù ma?)
Do you offer halal food?
Asking if they have halal meals
这里可以看体育频道吗?我们想观看 ___ 比赛。(zhèlǐ kěyǐ kàn tǐyù píndào ma? Wǒmen xiǎng guānkàn ___ bǐsài.)
Do you show sports? We would like to watch the ___ game.
You would like to watch sports while or after eating

Eating Out - Ordering food

我可以看一下菜单吗?谢谢。(wǒ kěyǐ kàn yīxià càidān ma? xièxiè.)
May I see the menu, please?
Asking to see the menu
打扰了。我们要点菜,谢谢。(dǎrǎole. wǒmen yàodiǎn cài, xièxiè.)
Excuse me. We would like to order, please.
Telling the waiter you are ready to order
菜单上您推荐什么?(càidān shàng nín tuījiàn shénme?)
What can you recommend on the menu?
Asking the waiter if he/she can recommend anything on the menu
您有招牌菜吗?(nín yǒu zhāopái cài ma?)
Is there a house specialty?
Asking if the restaurant has a specialty
有本地特色菜吗?(yǒu běndì tèsè cài ma?)
Is there a local specialty?
Asking if the restaurant has a local specialty on the menu
我对____过敏。这里包含____吗?(wǒ duì ____ guòmǐn. zhè li bāohán ____ ma?)
I am allergic to ____. Does this contain ____?
Informing that you are allergic to specific ingredients
我有糖尿病。这个里面含糖或者碳水化合物吗?(wǒ yǒu tángniàobìng. zhège lǐmiàn hán táng huòzhě tànshuǐ huàhéwù ma?)
I have diabetes. Does this contain sugar or carbohydrates?
Finding out if something contains sugar or carbohydrates as you have diabetes
我不吃____。这个里面含有____吗?(wǒ bù chī ____. zhège lǐmiàn hányǒu ____ ma?)
I don't eat ____. Is there ___ in this?
Informing the waiter that you don't eat specific groceries
我想点 __[菜]__,谢谢。(wǒ xiǎng diǎn __[cài]__, xièxiè.)
I would like to order _[dish]_, please.
Ordering a certain dish
我们想点开胃菜,谢谢。(wǒmen xiǎng diǎn kāiwèi cài, xièxiè.)
We would like to order appetizers, please.
Ordering appetizers
沙拉(shālā)
salad
dish
汤(tāng)
soup
dish
肉(ròu)
meat
food
猪肉(zhūròu)
pork
type of meat
牛肉(niúròu)
beef
type of meat
鸡肉(jīròu)
chicken
type of meat
我想半生/半熟/全熟的肉。(wǒ xiǎng bànshēng/bànshú/quán shú de ròu.)
I would like my meat rare/medium/well done.
Informing the waiter how you like your meat prepared
海鲜(hǎixiān)
seafood
food
鱼(yú)
fish
food
意大利面(yìdàlì miàn)
pasta
dish
盐(yán)
salt
胡椒(hújiāo)
pepper
芥末(jièmò)
mustard
番茄酱(fānqié jiàng)
ketchup
面包(miànbāo)
bread
黄油(huángyóu)
butter
我想要加菜,谢谢。(Wǒ xiǎng yào jiā cài, xièxiè.)
I would like a refill, please!
Asking for a refill
谢谢,这足够了。(xièxiè, zhè zúgòule.)
Thank you, that's enough.
Asking the waiter to stop serving food / filling glass
我们想点一些甜品,谢谢。(wǒmen xiǎng diǎn yīxiē tiánpǐn, xièxiè.)
We would like to order some dessert, please.
Asking to order dessert
我想要 ___,谢谢。(wǒ xiǎng yào ___, xièxiè.)
I would like to have ___, please.
Ordering dessert
冰淇淋(bīngqílín)
ice cream
dessert
蛋糕(dàngāo)
cake
dessert
巧克力(qiǎokèlì)
chocolate
dessert
饼干(bǐnggān)
cookies
dessert
祝您就餐愉快!(zhù nín jiùcān yúkuài!)
Enjoy your meal!
Wishing an enjoyable meal

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

我想要__[饮料]__,谢谢。(Wǒ xiǎng yào __[yǐnliào]__, xièxiè.)
I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
Ordering beverages
带气的水(dài qì de shuǐ)
a sparkling water
beverage
不带气的水(bù dài qì de shuǐ)
a still water
beverage
一杯啤酒(yībēi píjiǔ)
a beer
beverage
一瓶酒(yī píng jiǔ)
a bottle of wine
beverage
一杯咖啡(yībēi kāfēi)
a coffee
beverage
一杯茶(yībēi chá)
a tea
beverage
我不喝含酒精的东西。这里面含酒精吗?(wǒ bù hē hán jiǔjīng de dōngxī. zhè lǐmiàn hán jiǔjīng ma?)
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

结账,谢谢。(jiézhàng, xièxiè.)
We would like to pay, please.
Saying that you want to pay
我们想分开结账。(wǒmen xiǎng fēnkāi jiézhàng.)
We would like to pay separately.
Informing the waiter that each person in the company will pay for their own food
全部都我来付。(quánbù dōu wǒ lái fù.)
I will pay for everything.
Informing the waiter that you pay for everyone in the company
我请您吃午饭/晚饭。(wǒ qǐng nín chī wǔfàn/wǎnfàn.)
I am treating you to lunch/dinner.
Inviting the other person to a meal and paying for it
不用找了。(bùyòng zhǎole.)
Keep the change.
Telling the waiter that he can keep the extra money you paid as his tip
太美味了!(tài měiwèile!)
The food was delicious!
Complimenting the food
请转达我对厨师的赞美!(qǐng zhuǎndá wǒ duì chúshī de zànměi!)
Give my compliments to the chef!
Complimenting the food

Eating Out - Complaints

我的菜是凉的。(wǒ de cài shì liáng de.)
My food is cold.
Complaining that the food is too cold
这个菜没有烧好。(zhège cài méiyǒu shāo hǎo.)
This is not properly cooked.
Cooking time was too short
这个菜做的太过头了。(zhège cài zuò de tài guòtóule.)
This is overcooked.
Cooking time was too long
我没有点这个,我点的是 ___。(wǒ méiyǒu diǎn zhège, wǒ diǎn de shì ___.)
I did not order this, I ordered ___.
Remarking that the dish served is not the dish you ordered
酒里有一股木塞味。(jiǔ li yǒuyī gǔ mù sāi wèi.)
This wine has corked.
Mentioning that the wine has corked (gone bad)
半个小时以前我们就点餐了。(bàn gè xiǎoshí yǐqián wǒmen jiù diǎn cānle.)
We ordered more than thirty minutes ago.
Complaining about the waiting time for the ordered food
这个喝的不够凉。(zhège hē de bùgòu liáng.)
This drink is not cold.
Complaining about the warm temperature of the drink
我的饮料尝起来味道很奇怪。(wǒ de yǐnliào cháng qǐlái wèidào hěn qíguài.)
My drink tastes strange.
Remarking the odd taste of your drink
我点的酒水要求不加冰块。(wǒ diǎn de jiǔshuǐ yāoqiú bù jiā bīng kuài.)
I ordered my drink without ice.
Remarking that you got a drink with ice despite ordering without
有个菜没有上。(yǒu gè cài méiyǒu shàng.)
There's one dish missing.
Remarking that your order is not complete
这个不干净。(zhège bù gānjìng.)
This is not clean.
Remarking that your plate/cutlery/glass is not clean

Eating Out - Allergies

这里面有 ___ 吗?(zhè lǐmiàn yǒu ___ ma?)
Is/are there___in this?
Asking if a certain dish contains ingredients you are allergic to
您做这道菜时可以不添加 __ 吗?(nín zuò zhè dào cài shí kěyǐ bù tiānjiā __ ma?)
Could you please prepare the dish without ____?
Asking whether the ingredients you are allergic to can be excluded when preparing the dish
我有过敏。如果我有症状,请在我的手袋/口袋里找出药品。(wǒ yǒu guòmǐn. rúguǒ wǒ yǒu zhèngzhuàng, qǐng zài wǒ de shǒudài/kǒudài lǐ zhǎo chū yàopǐn.)
I have allergies. If I get a reaction, please find medicine in my bag/pocket!
Letting people know that you are allergic and to give you your medicine in an emergency
坚果/花生(jiānguǒ/huāshēng)
nuts/peanuts
Food allergy
芝麻籽/向日葵瓜子(zhīmazǐ/xiàngrìkuí guāzǐ)
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
Food allergy
鸡蛋(jīdàn)
egg
Food allergy
海鲜/鱼/贝类/虾(hǎixiān/yú/bèi lèi/xiā)
seafood/fish/shellfish/shrimps
Food allergy
面粉/小麦(miànfěn/xiǎomài)
flour/wheat
Food allergy
牛奶/乳糖/奶制品(niúnǎi/rǔtáng/nǎi zhìpǐn)
milk/lactose/dairy
Food allergy
面筋(miànjīn)
gluten
Food allergy
豆类(dòu lèi)
soy
Food allergy
豆类植物/豆子/豌豆/玉米(dòu lèi zhíwù/dòuzi/wāndòu/yùmǐ)
leguminous plants/beans/peas/corn
Food allergy
蘑菇(mógū)
mushrooms
Food allergy
水果/奇异果/椰子(shuǐguǒ/qíyì guǒ/yēzi)
fruit/kiwi/coconut
Food allergy
韭菜/洋葱/大蒜(jiǔcài/yángcōng/dàsuàn)
chives/onions/garlic
Food allergy
酒精(jiǔjīng)
alcohol
Food allergy