Dining Out in Korean

While Korean cuisine isn't as popular as say Italian or Chinese cuisine in the international arean, it can certainly hold its own. Modern day Korean cuisine is the result of hundreds of years of enviromental influence and cultural trends. But most importantly, Korean food is really tasty! Korea offers some of the most delectable cuisine and delicious dishes of any country in the world. Any visit to South Korea should include dining at one of South Korean fine dining establishments or trying some traditional dishes at one of the more provincial local eating establishments. To get the most out of your South Korean culinary experience it's important to know at least a little Korean. Below we'll review the most common and useful phrase for dining out and ordering food at a restaurant in Korea. Click on any blue button to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out loud.
English
Korean
Waiter! / Waitress!
여기요!
Yugiyo!
Can I see the menu?
메뉴 좀 보여 주세요?
Menyu jom boyeo juseyo?
May I take your order?
주문하시겠습니까?
Joomoon hashigetseumnikga?
What would you like?
뭐가 좋을까요?
Maw ga joeulkgayo?
May I take your order?
주문하시겠습니까?
Jumunhasigetseumnikka?
What do you recommend?
무엇을 권하시겠습니까?
Mueos-eul gwonhasigessseubnikka?
We need a minute longer.
잠깐 기다려 주세요
Jamkkan gidaryeo juseyo
We are ready to order
주문받으세요
Jumunbadeuseyo
What is this?
이게 뭐에요?
Eege maw-eyo?
I’ll have this
이거 주세요
Eeguh jooseyo
I'll have _____.
_____ 로 할게요
_____ ro halaeyo
...Bibim bap
(traditional mixed rice dish)
비빔밥
Bibim bap
...Kongnamul bab
(rice with been sprouts)
콩나물 밥
kongnamul bab
...Pat bab
(rice with red beans)
팥밥
patbab
...chicken
닭고기
dak gogi
...duck
오리고기
ori gogi
...beef
소고기
sogogi
...steak
스테이크
seuteikeu
...pork
돼지고기
dwaeji gogi
...Bulgogi
(marinated beef dish)
불고기
boolgogi
...soup
수프
supeu
...vegetable soup
야채죽
yachaegook
...water
mul
...bread
bbang
...noodles
국수
gooksu
...salad
샐러드
sael leo deu
...coffee
커피
keo pi
...tea
cha
Do you have an vegetarian dishes?
채식메뉴 있어요?
Chaeshik menyoo itsuyo?
I'd like dessert, please
디저트를 주세요
Dijeoteureul juseyo
I don't want it spicy
맵지 않게 해주세요
Maepchi ahngae haechusaeyo
It's delicious!
맛있는데요!
Mas-issneundeyo!
The bill, please.
계산서 주세요
Gyesansuh juseyo