Posted by: taichateau | July 15, 2008

Japanese Restaurant etiquette

Sushi

Sushi

When you first arrive in a store or restaurant they will say, “Iraashaimasu!” A simple nod in acceptance will do, on your part. However, whether you are alone or with a group it is expected that you say “Itadakimasu” before you begin your meal. It is like saying Bon Appetit. And then of course the all intimidating necessary greeting for leaving the meal and Thanking those who served you. You must say, “Gochisosamadeshita.” It may look intimidating but Japanese is one of the easiest languages for Americans to pronounce correctly because it is a consonant/vowel system. Every word is built on Consonant Vowel Consonant Vowel. So, there is your lesson! Now go Eat Sashimi! Not California rolls.

JaaNe!

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