Keekiri san - and Derek-san,
First, Derek-san, it's great that you challenge yourself to translate every word, phrase, expression... whatever comes along your way! *Subarashī!* :P
Yes, Keekiri-san - I assume that being in America, and in a busy restaurant, you won't get much chance to speak Japanese, but it's always a PLUS for you to be in a "Japanese" atmosphere.
:idea: And... On a 'not-so-busy' day at work, you can try out these phrases -and impress both the Japanese and American customers!
*Irasshai mase!* _"Welcome!"_
*Nan mē sama desu ka?* _"How many people?"_ or more politely...
*Nan mē sama deshō ka?*
*Ofutari sama desu ka?* _"Are there two of you?"_
*Kochira e dōzo!* _"This way, please!" / "Follow me, please."_
*Goyukkuri dōzo.* Literally: _"Please take your time."_ Meaning: _"Enjoy your dinner"_
*Gochūmon wa yoroshī-deshō-ka?* _"May I take your order?"_
*Shōshō omachi kudasai.* _"Please wait a moment."_
Oh, and you'll need this one if you're serving something hot! :evil:
*Atsui node gochūi kudasai.* _"Be very careful it's very hot."_
Finally, here's how you can say_ "Here's you bill"_: *Kochira ga okanjyō desu.*
One more - you'd better know how to say _"Please come back again!"_ which is:
*Mata no okoshi o omachi shite imasu.*
- Sayaka :P