Restaurant in Arabic

If you’re traveling in an Arabic-speaking country, you’re sure to be eating out. Imagine how much more fun it will be if you can order in a restaurant in Arabic!

In this free lesson the Rocket Arabic team will teach you the basics so you can make the most of your overseas experience – just listen to the audio and practice saying these Arabic words and phrases aloud. When you’re ready, why not try them out on the staff at a local Arabic-speaking restaurant?

Feel like another drink? More vegetables? Want to pay separately? No problem! After this lesson you’ll be ordering from the menu in Arabic like a pro, and impressing everyone at the table with your Arabic language skills. Is your mouth watering? Let’s get started!

It’s common in Egypt to be seated by the waiter or waitress. You don’t just choose the table yourself. In some restaurants the menu will be on the table already otherwise the waiter will bring it over to you as soon as possible.  After being greeted you could get asked one of the following questions…

Pronunciation for restaurant in Arabic...

Ordering a beer in Arabic

Sometimes all you might get asked is…

You could answer by saying one of these phrases…

Not sure what you feel like eating? Just ask the waiter what he recommends…

Here are the names of some dishes and drinks that you might find on the menu…

Fish in Arabic

In order to get the dish you want simply say…

Once you finished your meal you ask for the bill…

In Egypt the waiter or waitress will bring the bill to your table. If you are eating out with a group you might get asked whether you want to pay…

It is kind of expected to tip in Egyptian restaurants. A tip is usually 15 % of the price or more if you were satisfied. Not tipping implies that you didn’t enjoy your time at the restaurant. The word for tip is…

That’s it for this lesson.
 

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