Chinese | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
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.)
Making a reservation
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
这边请,_[人数]_人的桌子。(zhè biān qǐng,_ [rénshù] _rén de zhuōzi.)
Asking for a table
Do you accept credit cards?
您这边接受信用卡吗?(nín zhè biān jiēshòu xìnyòngkǎ ma?)
Asking if you can pay with credit card
Do you offer vegetarian food?
您提供素食吗?(nín tígōng sùshí ma?)
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
Do you offer kosher food?
您提供犹太教所规定允许的食物吗?(nín tígōng yóutàijiào suǒ guīdìng yǔnxǔ de shíwù ma?)
Asking if they have kosher meals
Do you offer halal food?
您提供清真食物吗?(nín tígōng qīngzhēn shíwù ma?)
Asking if they have halal meals
Do you show sports? We would like to watch the ___ game.
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.)
You would like to watch sports while or after eating

Eating Out - Ordering food

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

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
我想要__[饮料]__,谢谢。(Wǒ xiǎng yào __[yǐnliào]__, xièxiè.)
Ordering beverages
a sparkling water
带气的水(dài qì de shuǐ)
beverage
a still water
不带气的水(bù dài qì de shuǐ)
beverage
a beer
一杯啤酒(yībēi píjiǔ)
beverage
a bottle of wine
一瓶酒(yī píng jiǔ)
beverage
a coffee
一杯咖啡(yībēi kāfēi)
beverage
a tea
一杯茶(yībēi chá)
beverage
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
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?)
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

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

Eating Out - Complaints

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

Eating Out - Allergies

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