Making Reservations in Korean


FEATURED PHRASES:
*the following phrases are formal.


THE EXAMPLE CONVERSATION

HOSTESS: 안녕하세요, 서울 갈비입니다.
Hello, this is Seoul Galbi.

YOU: 안녕하세요, 예약되나요?
Hello, may I make a reservation?

HOSTESS: 예약 언제로 해 드릴까요?
When shall I book your reservation for?

YOU: 오늘 저녁 6시로 해주세요.
I’d like to make a reservation for tonight at 6 o’clock.
 
HOSTESS: 몇 분이세요?
For how many people?

YOU: 네명이요.
Four people.

HOSTESS: 성함이 어떻게 되시죠?
What is your name?

YOU: 오미나입니다.
I'm Mina Oh.

HOSTESS: 전화번호 주시겠어요?
Can I take your number, please?

YOU: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 입니다.
It is 123-4567.

HOSTESS: 오늘 저녁 6시 네명 예약 됐습니다.
Your reservation has been made for tonight at 6 o’clock.

YOU: 감사합니다. 안녕히계세요.
Thank you. Goodbye.


HOSTESS: 안녕하세요, ______ 입니다.
Anyonghaseyo, ______ ipnida.
Hello, this is _______.
(Fill in the blank for another restaurant name.)

YOU: 안녕하세요, 예약되나요?
Anyonghaseyo, yeyak dwaenayo?
Hello, may I make a reservation?

HOSTESS: 예약 언제로 해 드릴까요?
Yeyak eonjaero hae deurilggayo?
When shall I book your reservation for?


DATE/DAY + TIME 시로 해주세요.
I’d like to make a reservation for DATE/DAY at TIME o’clock.

Examples:

  • 오늘 저녁 6시로 해주세요.
    Oneul juhnyuk yeosuhtshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for tonight at 6 o'clock.
  • 내일 저녁 7시로 해주세요.
    Naeil juhnyuk ilgopshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for tomorrow night at 7 o'clock.
  • 토요일 저녁 8시로 해주세요.
    Toyoil juhnyuk yuhdeolshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
  • 일요일 점심 1시로 해주세요.
    Eelyoil jeomshim hanshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for Sunday lunch at 1 o'clock.
  • 12월 25일 9시로 해주세요.
    Shipeewol eeshipoil ahopshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for December 25 at 9 o'clock.
  • 2월 14일 10시로 해주세요.
    Eewol shipsail yulshiro haejuseyo.
    I'd like to make a reservation for February 14 at 10 o'clock.

To tell the time, use the Native Korean number system. To learn how to tell the date, watch KWOW 15.

To learn days of the week, watch KWOW 14.


HOSTESS: 몇 분이세요?
Myeot booneeseyo?
For how many people?


______ 명이요.
______ myungeyo.
______ people.

Place a Native Korean number in the blank space to tell how many people are in your party.

EXAMPLES:

  • 한명이요.
    Hanmyungeyo.
    One person.
  • 두명이요.
    Doomyungeyo.
    Two people.
  • 세명이요.
    Saemyungeyo.
    Three people.
  • 네명이요.
    Naemyungeyo.
    Four people.

HOSTESS: 성함이 어떻게 되시죠?
Sunghamee eoddeogae dwaeshijyo?
What is your name?


________ 입니다.
________ ipnida.
I am ________.

Put your name on the blank space :)

What if you don’t have the typical three-syllabled Korean name? You can either choose a Korean name for yourself or break down your birth name into syllables. If your full name is super long, just use your first name. For example, Jennifer becomes 제니퍼 (jae ni puh). Michael becomes 마이클 (ma ee keul).


HOSTESS: 전화번호 주시겠어요?
Junhwabunho jushigaessuhyo?
May I take your number, please?


State your phone number using Sino Korean number system.

________ 입니다.
________ ipnida.
It is ________.

YOU: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 입니다.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7 ipnida.
It is 123-4567.

The hostess will repeat your reservation, confirming the date, time and number of people. Remember to be polite and thank them.

YOU: 감사합니다. 안녕히계세요.
Gamsahapnida. Annyonghegyesaeyo.
Thank you. Goodbye.


But let’s say the restaurant has limited openings. Then what?

YOU:  내일 한시 예약되나요?
Naeil hanshi yeyak dwaenayo?
May I make a reservation for tomorrow at 1pm?

HOSTESS: 죄송하지만 1시엔 자리가 없고요, 2시는 가능합니다.  
Jwaesonghajiman hanshiaen jaliga eobgoyo, dooshineun ganeunghapnida.
I’m sorry, but we’re full for 1pm, but there is a table open for 2pm.

YOU: 그럼 2시로 예약해주세요.
Geureom dooshiro yeyakhaejuseyo.
I’d like to reserve 2pm, please.


Or maybe you completely lucked out?

YOU: 오늘 7시 예약해주세요.
Oneul eelgopshi yeyakhaejuseyo.
I’d like to make a reservation tonight at 7pm.

HOSTESS: 죄송하지만 오늘저녁은 예약이 다 찼는대요.
Jwaesonghajiman oneuljeonyukeun yeyakee da chatneundaeyo.
I’m sorry, but we’re fully booked tonight.

YOU: 아, 알겠습니다. 다시 전화 드릴께요. 안녕히계세요.
Ah, algaesseubnida. Dashi junhwa deurilggaeyo. Anyonghegyesaeyo.
Ah, I see. I’ll call back another time. Good bye.


There comes a time when you need to change your reservation. What do you say?

YOU: 예약 바꿀 수 있나요?
Yeyak baggool soo eetnayo?
May I change the reservation?

Wanna change the number of people? Then say this…

YOU: 열명으로 바꿔주세요.
Yeolmyungeuro baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to ten people.

다섯명으로 바꿔주세요.
Daseotmyungeuro baggyojusaeyo.  
Please change it to five people.

Just replace the number before MYUNG. Make sure it’s a Native Korean number.

______명 으로 바꿔주세요.
______myung euro baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to ______ people.


Or maybe you want to change the date or time?

YOU: 다음주 토요일로 바꿔주세요.
Daeumju toyoillo baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to next Saturday.

5월 5일로 바꿔주세요.
Ohwol ohillo baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to May 5.

저녁 9시로 바꿔주세요.
Jeonyuk ahhopshilo baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to tonight 9pm.

Fill the blank in with the date and or time.

_______로 바꿔주세요.
_______lo baggyojusaeyo.
Please change it to __________.


Oops. Your friend flaked out of a dinner date or an emergency came up. Gotta cancel that reservation.

YOU: 예약 취소할 수 있을까요?
Yeyak chwisohal soo isseulggayo?
May I cancel a reservation?

Remember to be polite and say thank you.

YOU: 감사합니다.
Gamsahapnida.
Thank you.


MORE PHRASES :)

창가 자리 있어요?
Changga jari issuhyo?
Is there a table by the window?

밖에 자리 있어요?
Bakkae jari issuhyo?
Is there a table outside?

금연석 있어요?
Geumyeonseok issuhyo?
Do you have a non-smoking area?

별실 있어요?  
Byulshil issuhyo?
Do you have a private room?

생일 특별 서비스 있어요?
Saengil teukbyul seobiseu issuhyo?
Do you do anything special for birthdays?  

식당 전체 예약 할 수 있어요?
Shikdang jeonchae yeyak hal soo issuhyo?
Can I reserve the whole restaurant?

주차는 어디에 하죠?
Juchaneun eodiae hajyo?
Where do I park?

발레 파킹 있어요?
Ballae paking issuhyo?
Do you have valet parking?



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