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Turkish phrases for restaurants

We’re delighted to present you with these useful phrases to help you fully enjoy your Istanbul restaurant experience:

  • Excuse me?
    Bakar mısınız?
    (Pronounced: “Bakar muh-suhn-uhz”)
  • I would like to book a table.
    Bir masa ayırtmak istiyorum
    (Pronounced: “Bee masa ayit mak isturum”)
  • For [four] people, please.
    [Dört] kişilik lütfen
    (Pronounced: “[Dort] kishilik lootfan”)
  • Please could I have the menu.
    Menü lütfen
    (Pronounced:“Min-oo lootfan”)
  • I am a vegetarian.
    Ben vejeteryanım
    (Pronounced:“Ben vegetahrianum”)
  • Do you have vegetarian dishes?
    Vejetaryan yemekleriniz var mı?
    (Pronounced: “Vegetahriam yimikliriiz var mu”)
  • I am allergic to nuts.
    Fındığa alerjim var
    (“Fundu alah-jim var”)
  • Please could I have some water?
    Su alabilir miyim lütfen?
    (“Suh ahlabi meem lootfan”)
  • I would like this meal, please
    Bunu istiyorum lütfen
    (“Boonoo istyorum lootfan”)
  • Please could I have the check/bill?
    Hesabı getirir misiniz lütfen?
    (“Hesabu gitiri mee-sen-ee lootfan”)
  • Could we pay separately?
    Ayrı ayrı ödeyebilir miyiz?
    (“Ayu ayu oodeyibir meeyeez”)