Japanese Phrases to Use at an Izakaya – Part 2

Learn Japanese Izakaya Phrases - How to Order Food

This video is Part 2 of the Izakaya Phrases series. In Part 1, two colleagues went into an izakaya to get a drink after work. After they've satisfied their とりあえず生 beer-thirst, now they are ready to order.

Listen to the conversation and pick up some phrases on how to order at an izakaya.

We also included some side notes about the dishes that they ordered. Are you familiar with any of them?

We hope you find the phrases useful and that you'll have a chance to try them out one day. Practice away and boost your Japanese conversation skills!

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Japanese Phrases to Use at an Izakaya – Part 1

Learn Japanese Izakaya Phrases

Eating and experiencing the local scene, like a local, is the best part of traveling or living in a foreign country. Izakayas in Japan are like English pubs — you get a drink after work, satisfy your hunger, de-stress, laugh away, and reset for another day.

In this video series, we introduce common phrases that we use at an izakaya in a conversation format where two colleagues decide to grab a drink after work. These short and simple phrases will surely make you sound more natural than textbook phrases!

To give you a better understanding, we've also included some tips on where the phrases come from and when to use them.

We hope you find the video useful. Practice away and boost your Japanese conversation skills!

Stay tuned for Part 2 as the two colleagues place their order.

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Izakaya Menu: 冷や酒 (hiyazake)

【冷や酒 (ひやざけ hiyazake)】cold sake

冷や酒 (hiyazake) is technically sake served at room temperature, but it is commonly called "cold sake" since back when there were no refrigerators, sake was served either warm or 冷や (hiya) — "cold" at room temperature. Both 冷や酒 (hiyazake) and 冷酒 (reishu) may be considered "cold sake," but there is a difference.