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6. How to get a seat at a restaurant in Japanese

In this week’s video, we will learn some useful Japanese phrases for getting a seat at a Japanese restaurant.

Transcript

In this video, Tomoe teaches the most common Japanese phrases you will use when getting a seat at a restaurant in Japan.

0:11

こんにちは、レストランに入った時の席に着くまでのやり方を勉強します。
konnichi wa resutoran ni haitta toki no seki tsuku made no yarikata wo benkyou shimasu
Hello, we’re going to learn (some phrases) about how to get a seat at a restaurant (in Japanese).

0:19

まずお店に入ったら店員さんが「いらっしゃいませ、何名様ですか』と聞くから…
mazu omise ni haittara teninsan ga irasshaimase, nanmei sama desu ka to kiku kara
First of all, when you get to a restaurant, the staff will say “irasshaimase, nanmei sama desu ka” (welcome, how many people are in your party?)

0:28

一人だったら「一名」、
hitori dattara ichimei
If it’s one person (say) “ichi mei (desu)”

0:32

二人だったら「二名です」、
futari dattara ni mei desu
If it’s 2 people “ni mei desu”

0:35

三人だったら「三名です」、
sannin dattara sanmei desu
If it’s three people “san mei desu”

0:38

四人だったら「四名です」、
yonnin dattara yonmei desu
If it’s 4 people “yon mei desu”

0:42

五人だったら「五名です」、
gonin dattara gomei desu
If it’s 5 people “gomei desu”

これだけです。
kore dake desu
That’s it.

0:46

後は「おタバコはすわれますか」、「喫煙ですか、禁煙ですか」と聞くので
ato wa otabako wo suwaremasu ka kitsuen desu ka kinnen desu ka to kiku no de
After that, you will be asked if you want a smoking or non smoking seat

0:55

吸う時は「喫煙です」、吸わない時は「禁煙席です」,「禁煙です」というふうに答えてください。
Suu toki wa kitsuen desu, suwanai toki wa kinen seki desu, kinen desu toiu fuu ni kotaete kudasai.
If you smoke you say “kitsuen desu”, if you don’t “kinen seki desu” or “kinen desu” which is how to reply.

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