Friday, May 20, 2016

Survival Japanese at Restaurants

Top 10 Japanese Foods

In this video, Risa has listed the following top 10 Japanese Foods:
  1. oden (おでん)
  2. shabu shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ)[18]
  3. tenpura (天婦羅)
  4. shushi (寿司)
  5. yakitori (焼き鳥)
  6. gyudon (牛丼)
  7. soba (そば)
  8. mochi (餅 / もち)
  9. natto (納豆)
  10. o-misoshiru (お味噌汁)

For further information, view the following information:

Traditional Japanese Restaurants

If you are looking for home-style cooking around, you need to look for the following kanji:
in the name of restaurant.

Instead of ordering different Japanese dishes, you may want to order Teishoku Meal Set which usually consists of:
  • Main dish
  • Rice
  • Miso soup
  • Japanese-style pickle
  • Additional side dish
The name of meal set will be named after the main dish.  For example, 
Watch this video to practice the above Teishoku Meal Set in Japanese.

Photo Credit


  1. Learn the Top 10 Japanese Foods
  2. How to Order Food at a Ramen Restaurant | Innovative Japanese
  3. Ordering drinks at a restaurant in Japanese
  4. How to order food from a menu in Japanese
  5. Japanese conversation 1: ordering in a restaurant
  6. How To Order Foods In Japan If You Can't Speak Japanese: Useful Tips
  8. 10 vegetarian foods you can order at almost any Japanese restaurant
  9. 食べログ (Tabelog
    • Restaurant search in Japan
  10. Meaning of Japanese
    • Pronunciation sounds good
  11. Japan Guide: 4 Useful JAPANESE Phrases for Vegetarians :JAPAN 101
  12. Japan Travel Guide: 5 Things You Should Know about Restaurants in Japan
  13. Japan Guide : 5 Things You should Know about Restaurants in Japan #2 : Japan Travel Guide
    • Need to know about what otoshi (or cover charge) is at izakaya (居酒屋).  Normally, you cannot avoid it.
  14. Survival Japanese as a Traveling Vegetarian (Travel for a Purpose)
  15. Survival Japanese—How to Order 丼ぶり (Travel for a Purpose)
  16. 農家レストラン (Farm house restaurant search site)
  17. yōshoku (洋食)—Western-style Japanese Foods
  18. Nabe cooking: shabu shabu, sukiyaki, chanko nabe (video)
  19. Japanese: Top 25 Adjectives to Learn (Travel for a Purpose)
  20. Japanese: Top 15 Questions to Learn (Travel for a Purpose)
  21. Washoku (和食) - Japanese Foods

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