Restaurant in Hindi

If you’re traveling in India, you’re sure to be eating out. Perhaps you’re visiting Hindi-speaking family or friends. Imagine the satisfaction of being able to order in a restaurant in Hindi!

This Rocket Hindi lesson will teach you the basics so you can get the most out of your experience, and impress your companions! Listen to the audio and practice saying these Hindi words and phrases aloud. When you’re ready, why not try them out on the staff at a local Indian restaurant?

Feel like another drink? More rice? Want to pay separately? No problem! After this lesson you’ll be ordering from the menu in Hindi like a pro.

Pronouncing restaurant in Hindi

रेस्टोरेंट

resṭoreṃṭa

Restaurant

It’s not common in India to be seated by the waiter or waitress. Instead you just choose the table yourself. In some restaurants the menu will be on the table already otherwise the waiter will bring it over to you as soon as possible.  After being greeted you could get asked one of the following questions…

क्या आपको पीने के लिए कुछ चाहिए?

kyā āpako pīne ke lie kucha cāhie?

Would you like to have some drinks?

आपने चुन लिया?

āpane cuna liyā?

Have you chosen already?

आप क्या आर्डर करना चाहेंगे?

āpa kyā ārḍara karanā cāheṃge?

What would you like to order?

आपको स्टार्टर चाहिए क्या?

āpako sṭārṭara cāhie kyā?

Would you like a starter?

क्या पसंद करेंगे आप?

kyā pasaṃda kareṃge āpa?

What would you like?

आप आर्डर करने के लिए तैयर है?

āpa ārḍara karane ke lie taiyara hai?

Would you like to order?

खाने के लिए क्या पसंद करेंगे आप?

khāne ke lie kyā pasaṃda kareṃge āpa?

What would you like to eat?

Ordering a beer in Hindi

Sometimes all you might get asked is…

जी हाँ?

jī hān?

Yes, please?

You could answer by saying one of these phrases…

एक पल रुकियेगा

eka pala rukiyegā

One moment, please.

मैं पीने के लिए कुछ आर्डर करना चहता हूँ/ चाहती हू

maiṃ pīne ke lie kucha ārḍara karanā cahatā hūn/ cāhatī hū

I’d like to order something to drink to start with.

मुझे मालूम नहीं

mujhe mālūma nahīṃ

I don’t know yet.

Not sure what you fancy eating? Just ask the waiter what he recommends…

आपके खयाल से क्या अच्छा है?

āpake khayāla se kyā acchā hai?

What can you recommend?

आज दैनिक विशेष क्या है?

āja dainika viśeṣa kyā hai?

What is the daily special?

आज कौनसा सूप मिलेगा?

āja kaunasā sūpa milegā?

What is the soup of the day?

Here are some drinks you might want to ask for...

शुद्ध पानी / मिनरल वॉटर

śuddha pānī / minarala vaॉṭara

Mineral water

सलाद

salāda

Salad

सब्ज़ियां

sabja़iyāṃ

Vegetables

आलू

ālū

Potatoes

चावल

cāvala

Rice

गोश्त

gośta

Meat

नूडल्स

nūḍalsa

Noodles

सुअर गोश्त

suara gośta

Pork

मुर्गी

murgī

Chicken

सूप

sūpa

Soup

सह भोजन/साइड डिश

saha bhojana/sāiḍa ḍiśa

Side dish

मीठा

mīṭhā

Dessert

जूस

jūsa

Juice

बियर

biyara

Beer

रेड वाइन

reḍa vāina

Red wine

व्हाइट वाइन

vhāiṭa vāina

White wine

लस्सी

lassī

Yoghurt drink

शैम्पेन

śaimpena

Champagne

स्टार्टर

sṭārṭara

Starter

मुख्य / मेन

mukhya / mena

Main

गोमांस / बीफ़

gomāṃsa / bīpha़

Beef

Ordering a drink in Hindi

In order to get the dish you want simply say…

मैं………… लूंगा /लूंगी

maiṃ… lūṃgā /lūṃgī

I’ll have…

मुझे …….. चाहिए

mujhe …….. cāhie

I would like…

Once you finished your meal you ask for the bill…

कृप्या बिल दीजिए

kṛpyā bila dījie

The bill, please.

मै बिल भरना चाहूँगा/ चाहूँगी

mai bila bharanā cāhūm̐gā/ cāhūm̐gī

I would like to pay, please.

In India the waiter or waitress will bring the bill to your table. If you are eating out with a group you might get asked whether you want to pay…

एक साथ

eka sātha

Together

अलग अलग

alaga alaga

Separately

Tipping is expected in Indian restaurants. A tip is usually 10 % of the price or more if you were satisfied. Not tipping implies that you didn’t enjoy your time at the restaurant. The word for tip is…

टिप

ṭipa

Tip

That’s all for this lesson, enjoy your next Indian meal!

Here are a few recommended Hindi lessons to try next!

फिर मिलेंगे ।
Phir Milengae,

 

Nikita Sharma
Rocket Hindi


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