Dining Out in Arabic

Dining out and eating with friend and familty is at the center of Arab culture. In fact, you'll be suprised once you become part of Arab society how many invites to receive to eat and socialize with the Arab people. If you want to fit in and make the most of your Arab experience, having a basic knowledge of Arabic phrases and vocabulary is essential. Below we'll explore some of the important phrases you'll need to know in Arabic for dining out. Click any blue button to hear the phrase, then repeat it out load.
English
Arabic
Where is a good restaurant?
أين يوجد مطعم جيد؟
ayna youjed mataam jay-eed?
Could we see the menu, please
قائمه الطعام من فضلك
ka-imatool-taam min fadlik
Waiter / waitress
نادل \ نادلة
nadela (f) \ nadel (m)
What dish do you recommend?
ايُ طبق تنصحُ به؟
ā-oo tabak tansahoo bih?
I'm vegetarian
أنا نباتي
ana nabatee
What's the name of this dish?
ما اسم هذا الطبق؟
ma essmoo hadtha-altabak?
The bill please
الفاتورة من فضلك
el fatura min fadlik
Is it possible to pay with credit card?
هل يمكن الدفع بالبطاقة الائتمانية؟
hell yoomkin el-defa bilbeetaka el-etimaneea
The wine list, please.
قائمة النبيذ من فضلك
kaa-imatool-nabidth min fadlik.
Appetizers
المُقبلات
elmookabeelat
Main course
الطبق الرئيسي
al-tabak el-ra-eesee
Dessert
حلوى
hallwa
I would like something to drink.
اودُّ ان اشرب شيئا
awadoo eneshrub shay-an
Do you have a vegetarian dish?
هل لديك طبق نباتي؟
hel ladayka tabakoon-nabati?
That's all.
هذا كل شئ
haadha kooloo shay
A glass of water, please.
كأسا من الماء من فضلك.
ketsoon minelmah min fadlik
A cup of tea, please.
كوب من الشاي، من فضلك
kooboon minelshy min fadlik
coffee with milk
قهوة مع الحليب
kahooatoon mal-haleeb
A glass of beer, please.
كأسا من البيرة، من فضلك.
ketsoon minelbeera min fadlik
Do you have...?
هل عندكَ.....؟
hel aeendaka
I want...
انا اُريد.....
ena ooreed ...
Chicken
دجاج
dajaaj
Salad
سلطة
salata
Rice
رز
rooz
Vegetables
خضار
hodar
Potatoes
بطاطس
batatis
Lamb
لحم الظأن
laham elthan
Beef
لحم بقر
laham elbakar
Bread
خبز
hobe-z
Soup
شوربة
shorba
Cheese
جبن
joobn
Fork
شوكة
sho-ooka
knife
سكين
sikeen
spoon
ملعقة
milaka
cup
كوب
koob
Plate
طبق
tabak