Japanese Bar Phrasebook

Don't understand Japanese but still want to check out Tokyo's bar scene? This phrasebook should help you through the basics. After you've had a few drinks you'll probably find you are fluent in Japanese anyway.

For each phrase I'll give the Japanese, the romaji, then the English translation. Click the play button by each phrase to hear the Japanese version read aloud.

Click the section headings below to view the words and phrases.

Arrival at the Bar
Counting and Ordering Basics
Flavor Words
Milk, cream and eggs
Mouth feel and Temperature
Drink styles
Drinking Local
Example Orders
Getting the Check
Continuing Your Night
Making Your Move
The Next Morning