English | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

Haluaisin varata pöydän _[ihmisten määrä]_ henkilölle.
I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
Making a reservation
Pöytä _[ihmisten määrä]_, kiitos.
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
Asking for a table
Hyväksyttekö luottokortin?
Do you accept credit cards?
Asking if you can pay with credit card
Onko teillä kasvisruokaa?
Do you offer vegetarian food?
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
Onko teillä kosher-ruokaa?
Do you offer kosher food?
Asking if they have kosher meals
Onko teillä halal-ruokaa?
Do you offer halal food?
Asking if they have halal meals
Näytättekö te urheilua täällä? Haluaisin nähdä ___ pelin?
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

Voisinko nähdä ruokalistan?
May I see the menu, please?
Asking to see the menu
Anteeksi, haluaisimme tilata.
Excuse me. We would like to order, please.
Telling the waiter you are ready to order
Mitä suosittelet ruokalistalta?
What can you recommend on the menu?
Asking the waiter if he/she can recommend anything on the menu
Onko teillä talon erikoista?
Is there a house specialty?
Asking if the restaurant has a specialty
Onko teillä paikallista erikoisuutta?
Is there a local specialty?
Asking if the restaurant has a local specialty on the menu
Olen allerginen ___. Sisältääkö tämä ___?
I am allergic to ____. Does this contain ____?
Informing that you are allergic to specific ingredients
Minulla on diabetes, sisältääkö tämä sokeria tai hiilihydraatteja?
I have diabetes. Does this contain sugar or carbohydrates?
Finding out if something contains sugar or carbohydrates as you have diabetes
En voi syödä ___. Onko tässä ___?
I don't eat ____. Is there ___ in this?
Informing the waiter that you don't eat specific groceries
Haluaisin tilata _[ruoka]-annoksen, kiitos.
I would like to order _[dish]_, please.
Ordering a certain dish
Haluaisimme tilata alkupaloja.
We would like to order appetizers, please.
Ordering appetizers
salaatti
salad
dish
keitto
soup
dish
liha
meat
food
porsas
pork
type of meat
nauta
beef
type of meat
kana
chicken
type of meat
Haluaisin lihani raakana / mediumina / kypsänä.
I would like my meat rare/medium/well done.
Informing the waiter how you like your meat prepared
merenelävät
seafood
food
kala
fish
food
pasta
pasta
dish
suola
salt
pippuri
pepper
sinappi
mustard
ketsuppi
ketchup
leipä
bread
voi
butter
Saisinko lisää juomaa, kiitos?
I would like a refill, please!
Asking for a refill
Kiitos, se riittää
Thank you, that's enough.
Asking the waiter to stop serving food / filling glass
Haluaisimme tilata jälkiruokaa, kiitos.
We would like to order some dessert, please.
Asking to order dessert
Haluaisin ___, kiitos.
I would like to have ___, please.
Ordering dessert
jäätelö
ice cream
dessert
kakku
cake
dessert
suklaa
chocolate
dessert
keksejä
cookies
dessert
Hyvää ruokahalua!
Enjoy your meal!
Wishing an enjoyable meal

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

Haluaisin tilata _[juoma]_, kiitos.
I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
Ordering beverages
kivennäisvettä
a sparkling water
beverage
lähdevettä
a still water
beverage
oluen
a beer
beverage
pullon viiniä
a bottle of wine
beverage
kahvin
a coffee
beverage
teen
a tea
beverage
En juo alkoholia. Onko tässä alkoholia?
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

Saisimmeko laskun, kiitos?
We would like to pay, please.
Saying that you want to pay
Haluaisimme maksaa erikseen.
We would like to pay separately.
Informing the waiter that each person in the company will pay for their own food
Minä maksan koko laskun.
I will pay for everything.
Informing the waiter that you pay for everyone in the company
Tarjoan sinulle sinulle lounaan / päivällisen.
I am treating you to lunch/dinner.
Inviting the other person to a meal and paying for it
Voit pitää vaihtorahat.
Keep the change.
Telling the waiter that he can keep the extra money you paid as his tip
Ruoka oli herkullista!
The food was delicious!
Complimenting the food
Kiitokset kokille!
Give my compliments to the chef!
Complimenting the food

Eating Out - Complaints

Ruokani on kylmää
My food is cold.
Complaining that the food is too cold
Tämä ei ole kypsää.
This is not properly cooked.
Cooking time was too short
Tämä on ylikypsää.
This is overcooked.
Cooking time was too long
En tilannut tätä, tilasin ___.
I did not order this, I ordered ___.
Remarking that the dish served is not the dish you ordered
Tämä viini on avattu aikaisemmin
This wine has corked.
Mentioning that the wine has corked (gone bad)
Tilasimme yli puoli tuntia sitten.
We ordered more than thirty minutes ago.
Complaining about the waiting time for the ordered food
Juomani ei ole kylmä.
This drink is not cold.
Complaining about the warm temperature of the drink
Juomani maistuu kummalliselta.
My drink tastes strange.
Remarking the odd taste of your drink
Tilasin juomani ilman jäitä.
I ordered my drink without ice.
Remarking that you got a drink with ice despite ordering without
Yksi ruokalaji puuttuu.
There's one dish missing.
Remarking that your order is not complete
Tämä on likainen.
This is not clean.
Remarking that your plate/cutlery/glass is not clean

Eating Out - Allergies

Onko tässä ___?
Is/are there___in this?
Asking if a certain dish contains ingredients you are allergic to
Voisitteko valmistaa tämän ruuan ilman ___?
Could you please prepare the dish without ____?
Asking whether the ingredients you are allergic to can be excluded when preparing the dish
Minulla on monia allergioita. Jos saan allergisen reaktion, taskussani / laukussani on lääkettä.
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
pähkinä / maapähkinä
nuts/peanuts
Food allergy
seesaminsiemen / auringonkukansiemen
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
Food allergy
kananmuna
egg
Food allergy
merenelävät / kala
seafood/fish/shellfish/shrimps
Food allergy
jauho / vehnä
flour/wheat
Food allergy
maito / laktoosi /maitotuotteet
milk/lactose/dairy
Food allergy
gluteeni
gluten
Food allergy
soija
soy
Food allergy
palkokasvit / pavut / herneet / maissi
leguminous plants/beans/peas/corn
Food allergy
sienet
mushrooms
Food allergy
hedelmät / kiivi /kookos
fruit/kiwi/coconut
Food allergy
ruohosipuli / sipuli / valkosipuli
chives/onions/garlic
Food allergy
alkoholi
alcohol
Food allergy