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About Ordering Food in Tamil

Hungry? How to go about ordering meals in Tamil? These are many of the questions you’ll have whenever going in a Tamil speaking place. Learn More

Whether you are intending to live in a Tamil speaking country or planning on a brief visit there, finding out how to get food in Tamil is necessary. Going out at Tamil eateries and cafes is definitely a lot of pleasure, especially if you fully understand some rudimentary Tamil restaurant vocabulary. More …
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We have listed several usual food applicable key phrases in Tamil, directly below, with the hope some may assist you when you are buying meals in Tamil.

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Click the link to understand the Tamil dinner terms easily you can use for placing your order for food in Tamil restaurants and cafes.

A table for one person/two people, please.oru maejai oru nabarukku allathu irandu paerukku, thayavusaithu
Can I look at the menu, please?naan intha menuvai parkkalama, thayavusaithu...
Can I look in the kitchen?intha samayyal arayyinai naan parkkalaamaa?...
Is there a house specialty?Ethavathu speciala irruka
I'm a vegetarian.Naan saivam
I don't eat pork.Naan pork/panrikari sappida maattaen.
I don't eat beef.Naan beef/maattukkari sappida maattaen
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)Ennna koraiva oothunga
fixed-price mealAllavu saapaadu
unlimited mealMulu saapaadu
à la carteà la carte (...)
breakfastbreakfast/kaaLai sapadu
lunchlunch (madhiam sapadu)
tea (meal)tea (theayneer)
suppersupper (sayangalam sapadu)
I want _____.Ennaku _____ vendum
I want a dish containing _____.Enakku _____ saertha unavu vaenum. (...)
chickenchicken (kozhi kunju)
beefbeef (maatirachi)
fishfish (meen)
hamham (...)
sausagesausage (...)
cheesecheese (Paalkatti)
eggseggs (muttai)
saladsalad (pachai kaaikari)
(fresh) vegetablespachai kaaikari
(fresh) fruitpazham
breadbread (bannu)
toasttoast (muru murunu)
noodlesnoodles (...)
beansbeans (avarai)
May I have a glass of _____?Ennakku oru glass ______ vennum.
May I have a cup of _____?Ennakku oru cup ______ vennum.
May I have a bottle of _____?Ennakku oru bottle ______ vennum.
coffeecoffee (...)
tea (drink)teh / tea (...)
juicepazharasam / juice (...)
(bubbly) waterthanni
beerbeer (...)
red/white winered/white wine (...)
May I have some _____?Enaku konjam _____ kidaikumaa? (...)
black peppermilaghu
buttervennai (This some times can be a insulting word.)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)Excuse me, waiter? (...)
I'm finished.I'm finished. (naan mudithu vitean)
It was delicious.Rusiya irunthathu
Please clear the plates.Plate clear panirunga
The check, please.The check, please. (...)

Click on the hyperlinks directly below to see a number of useful Tamil holiday words and phrases which are arranged by group. For every travel word or phrase in Tamil, you will see the English interpretation.

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