[Video] Korean Phrases for Restaurants (For Customers)

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Do you sometimes eat in Korean restaurants? When you do, do you try speaking in Korean when ordering or paying? If you haven’t, how about studying with this lesson and trying some of these phrases next time you eat at a Korean restaurant? 🙂

Phrases used in this video:

Give me.
= 주세요. [ju-se-yo.]

Give us some water.
= 물 좀 주세요.[mul jom ju-se-yo.]

Give us the menu.
= 메뉴판 좀 주세요. [me-nyu-pan jom ju-se-yo.]

Give us wet towels.
= 물수건 좀 주세요. [mul-su-geon jom ju-se-yo.]

Give me this.
= 이거 주세요. [i-geo ju-se-yo.]

Give me this, this and this.
= 이거하고 이거하고 이거 주세요. [i-geo-ha-go i-geo-ha-go i-geo ju-se-yo.]

Give me one more of this.
= 이거 하나 더 주세요. [i-geo ha-na deo ju-se-yo.]
= 이거 일인분 더 주세요. [i-geo i-rin-bun deo ju-se-yo.]

Give us two people’s serving of Samgyeopsal.
= 삼겹살 이인분 주세요. [sam-gyeop-sal i-in-bun ju-se-yo.]

Do you have something that doesn’t have meat in it?
= 고기 안 들어간 거 있어요? [go-gi an deu-reo gan geo i-sseo-yo?]

What’s the most delicious?
= 뭐가 제일 맛있어요? [mwo-ga je-il ma-si-sseo-yo?]

What do people order the most?
= 제일 많이 시키는 게 뭐예요? [je-il ma-ni si-ki-neun ge mwo-ye-yo?]

What’s the spiciest?
= 제일 매운 게 뭐예요? [je-il mae-un ge mwo-ye-yo?]

Where’s the bathroom?
= 화장실이 어디예요? [hwa-jang-si-ri eo-di-ye-yo?]

Can I take this to go?
= 이거 포장 돼요? [i-geo po-jang dwae-yo?]

Please get this ready for take out.
= 포장해 주세요. [po-jang-hae ju-se-yo.]

Give me the bill.
= 계산서 좀 주세요. [gye-san-seo jom ju-se-yo.]

How much is it over here?
= 여기 얼마예요? [yeo-gi eol-ma-ye-yo?]

Where do I pay?
= 어디에서 계산해요? [eo-di-e-seo gye-san-hae-yo?]
= 계산 어디서 해요? [gye-san eo-di-seo hae-yo?]

Do you accept credit cards?
= 여기 카드 돼요? [yeo-gi ca-deu dwae-yo?]

Please split the bill.
= 각자 계산할게요. [gak-ja gye-san-hal-ge-yo.]
= 따로따로 계산할게요. [tta-ro-tta-ro gye-san-hal-ge-yo.]


  • anna

    Hi! I have got a qestion.In our textbooks we have 채식주의자 for vegeterian. Can I say채식주의자 위한 음식 이 있어요? instead of 고기 안 들어간 거 있어요?

    • Kyung-hwa Sun

      Yes! You can say “채식주의자를 위한 음식(도) 있나요?”

    • You can use the sentences! However it will be more complete sentences if you add object marking particle and subject marking particle.

      채식주의자 위한 음식 이 있어요?
      > (여기는) 채식주의자를 위한 음식이 있어요?

      고기 안 들어간 거 있어요?
      > 고기가 안 들어간 거 있어요? or 고기가 안 들어간 음식이 있어요?

  • Narymm

    How do you ask if there is pork dwaeji in the food as we Muslims don’t eat pork. Also what would be the correct response from the restaurant owner if yes or no pork?

  • Thanks! How do you ask, “What is the trademark dish here?” and “Are there any ongoing promotions or recommendations?”

    맛집 찾으러 갈게~~

    • steven

      My guess is

      인기가 많은 게 뭐예요?

    • Hi Sanny,

      I may say “여기는 뭐가 제일 맛있어요?” and for “Are there any ongoing promotions or recommendations?” , you can say “행사하거나, 추천할 만한 곳 있어?”.

  • Johanna

    Hi! Thank you for the useful lesson ^^

    How about, if I don’t want to separate the bill, how can I say:
    1. Give me just one bill (= all together)
    2. I will pay/It’s my treat

    thanks~

    • If you want to pay the bill, you can say “제가 살게요” or “제가 (돈을) 낼게요”.

      There is a slang expression which is quite often used and it is “내가 쏠게”.

  • Kent

    GREAT! especially since eating out is about the only place I really have a chance to use Korean.

    I’m a vegetarian, so don’t find that eating out in Korea is very fun since I can’t eat most places or most Korean food. Even when I order kimbap I have to ask them to leave out the ham! “Ham pego,” or something like that. And still, if I don’t watch them closely, they forget to take it out.

    How do you say, “Please leave out/take out the ham,” politely?

    I hope you will make the audio of this lesson available as a MP3 file for download. I would like to listen to it again on my MP3 player.

    Also, while the audio explanation is very good, a written explanation would be also be very helpful. Something like the following:

    Where’s the bathroom?

    = 화장실이 어디예요?

    [bathroom_Sp where_is] Sp = subject marking particle

    Again, thank you for the good lessons.

    메리 크리스마스.

    • If you want to ask someone to do something, it can be better to start with “죄송한데요”, and you can ask them “햄 좀 빼 주시면 안돼요?”.

      So the whole sentence will be “죄송한데요, 햄 좀 빼 주시면 안돼요?”.

  • ingrid

    Very useful but i have a question: if you don’t want spicy how it will be?

    제일 안 매운 게 뭐예요?

  • steven

    Very nice practical lesson. I’ve got a question on the serving size. For example if you want to ask “How many people does this dish serve?” How would you say that?

  • Ally

    Good job!!! this video is super useful!!! I can use them when I am in the Korean restaurant which the only place that i can use my Korean. thank you very much!

  • Jess

    Okay, so when I go into little restaurants (or coffee shops) they ask me for here or to go, but I NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING 🙁 could you please tell me how to say “for here or to go?”? 😀

    • Concerning “for here or to go”, I often heard “여기서 드시고 가실 거예요? 아니면 가지고 가실 거예요?”.

    • Jess

      아, 감사합니다. And can I respond “여기가 주세요” or…I don’t know how to say “to go please” in Korean…

  • Rebekah

    These videos are so helpfull!! I just found them and I love them already~
    You guys are so cute! ^__^

  • avivaa

    I like you and I want to come back to korea more ready thanks to and I hope to meet
    people like you ,you know I am from israel in last november I come with my daughter
    and she disappointment from korean people, and we hope to meet you.

  • Fay

    Hello!

    I was just wondering, “불러요” means call/calling right, and if you want to ask what the name of the dish is you can say “그건 뭐라고 불러요?” right? So how come it’s used when you’re full “배불러요”?

    Thank you in advanced!

  • Gabriel

    “to go please” is 포장해 주세요 – 포장하다 means “wrap up”, or 가지고 갈 게요 – I’ll take it out.

  • Tashi

    Hello there, (Annyonghaseyo)

    I love this video! It is very helpful.

    I was curious how to say:
    ‘I would like to order’ (taro bubble tea), and what to expect to hear back from the worker (how the conversation may go). Also how can I say ‘I am learning korean’ or ‘My korean is very poor’? Just so I can prepare myself incase I cannot understand what he/she may say back to me.

    I do not know how to read korean writing yet, so would there be a way to romanize it in english writing? (spelled out like the above video)

    Thank you again for such a great video!
    Komapsumnida!

  • jr

    okay okay we are knowing about resturaunts for asking food
    so we can have food fight XD

  • Hong Hanh

    Hello, thanks so much for your video…
    I’m a vegetarian, however this definition in my country is eating food without meat and seafood (all alive animal). When I said I’am an vegetarian, Korean restaurant gave me food with seafood. When I said I cannot eat seafood either, they gave me shrimp…So it’s very complicated for me to explain. Please help. Thanks a lot!

    • Seokjin Jin

      I think if you say “저는 야채만 먹을 수 있어요” which means “I only can eat vegetable.” then they will serve only vegetable. Still, as there are not many vegetarian in Korean, many people are not used to them.

  • Hawazen

    One of the first videos of ttmik that I’ve ever watched. I remember every single detail in this video

    • Seokjin Jin

      Wow, awesome!

  • mike

    How to say this table is occupied? And this table is available?thanks it will be a big help..god bless you’re

  • Suzanne

    안녕하세요! How can I say, “I will eat here?” in Korean. Many times when I go to a restaurant they assume I will take 포장, but I want to eat in the restaurant. I just say 여기 먹어요. It works, but I would like to know the correct way to ask. Thanks Everything you do is very helpful!

    • Chloeee

      You can say “먹고 갈 거예요.” or “여기서 먹을 거예요.”

  • Mimi

    How do I order for other people. For example how do I order for my older sister.
    Like how do you say ” my older sister will have ______.” Or “My dad will have_____.