Basic Korean #1 – Ordering in Korean Restaurants

One of the most common headache problems travelers get is when your stomach is growling and you need to EAT!

As a foreigner, you might not know Korean fluently. But fret not, practise and remember these common expressions and you will at least be able to eat something and not starve yourself while in Korea.


주세요.
Juseyo.
Please give it to me.

이거 주세요.
Eguh juseyo.
Please give me/us this.

김치 더 주세요.
Kimchi duh juseyo.
Please give me/us more kimchi.


안맵게 해주세요.
Ahnmepgae haejuseyo.
Please don’t make it spicy.


삼겹살 일인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal eelinboon juseyo.
Please give me/us one serving of pork belly.

Or maybe you want two servings.

삼겹살 이인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal einboon juseyo.
Please give me/us two servings of pork belly.

What if you want three servings?

삼겹살 삼인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal saminboon juseyo.
Please give me/us three servings of pork belly.

See a pattern yet? To change the number of servings, you pair a Sino-Korean number with “INBOON.”

One serving: 일인분
Two servings: 이인분
Three servings: 삼인분
Four servings: 사인분
Five servings: 오인분
Six servings: 육인분


계산서 주세요.
Gyesansuh juseyo.
Please give me/us the bill.

계산해 주세요.
Gyesanhae juseyo.
Check, please.


After you have eaten and want to compliment the owner for cooking such a delicious meal? Try saying this.

맛있어요.
Masshisuhyo.
It’s delicious.


Not sure of how to say it? Watch this video to hear how it’s being said.

 

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