This Is How You Can Easily Book Popular Japanese Restaurants in Your Language

Sushi, tempura, shabu-shabu, ramen, yakiniku, teppanyaki… “Eating authentic Japanese food” is a goal for many travelers in Japan. To achieve this, you usually need to make a booking, as most Japanese restaurants have limited space. Even locals tend to make advance reservations! But as someone living overseas who may not be able to speak the language well, it's almost impossible to do, and most Japanese people do not speak foreign languages well. So, what can you do?


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SAVOR JAPAN Will Book Your Favorite Restaurants For You!

Don't worry! Even if you don’t speak Japanese, you can make a reservation at the restaurant of your choice through SAVOR JAPAN. They have multilingual phone operators that will handle the booking process for you.

You don't need to go through any kind of complicated process. SAVOR JAPAN's Help Desk will help you!

Curious to see how this works? Click on the link and follow the instructions below!


Just 3 Steps! How to Make a Restaurant Reservation Using SAVOR JAPAN

STEP 1: Search for a restaurant

Please select an area and choose your preferred cuisine.

*You can also find a restaurant by entering keywords, such as the restaurant’s name, into the search bar. Get creative and see what you can find!

STEP 2: Click on a restaurant you like.

Everything is clearly displayed using easy-to-understand icons.

Each restaurant’s introduction page provides detailed information on the restaurant, photographs, menu recommendations, chefs’ profiles, and maps to the restaurant. There's also additional information, such as what sort of languages the restaurant supports or Wi-Fi availability.

STEP 3: Click on the “Reservation” button and enter the required information.

Enter the reservation date and time, the number of people you want to book for, your name, and your contact details. If there’s anything you cannot eat (due to allergies, religious reasons, etc.), enter that in the “Additional Information” section. However, please understand that some restaurants are unable to accommodate you. You can make reservations between five days to three months before your chosen reservation date.

*If you register as a member in advance, you don’t need to re-enter your personal information every time you make a booking.


Please register by clicking on the “Sign in / Join” link.

When you’ve inputted all the information, agree to the Terms and Conditions and click “Continue”.

Please double-check all your reservation details, and enter your credit card information to confirm your reservation. You will not be charged a reservation fee.

They accept the following international credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, and Diners Club.

*SAVOR JAPAN donate 10 yen per reservation to African and Asian children in need.

 After entering your credit card information, click “Send”.

SAVOR JAPAN Will Inform You of the Reservation Outcome by Email

You should receive an email confirming that they have received your reservation. Note that this does not mean that your reservation has gone through!

The outcome of your reservation will be sent to you later through another email. If the restaurant wishes to double-check something with you, this will also be sent to you through a separate email.

Should your reservation be accepted, you will receive a reminder email the day before your actual reservation date.

Now You're All Set!

Please go to the restaurant at date and time you booked it for. 

*Please pay for your meal at the restaurant.
**If you cannot keep your reservation, please contact SAVOR JAPAN’s customer support team.

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Other Features on SAVOR JAPAN

SAVOR JAPAN also features several videos on Japan’s food culture and etiquette. For example, you can learn the proper way to eat dishes at a Japanese banquet, how to grill okonomiyaki, and how to drink sake! All this knowledge will come in extremely handy the next time you visit a Japanese restaurant or dine on Japanese cuisine.

List of Videos:

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If all of this sounds interesting to you, jump onto SAVOR JAPAN and click away! You’ll definitely be left salivating at all the high-quality pictures and videos of food.


SAVOR JAPAN is a Japanese gourmet website dedicated to providing information on fine dining in Japan. It offers information on around 2,000 restaurants in four different languages (English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and Korean).

Savor Japan Operational Executive Office

Bonus: JapanFor2

Visiting Japan with a partner? Check out JapanFor2, which is another website packed full of useful information for couples looking to fully enjoy their trip to Japan. It has maps that show the closest sights and attractions to you, including restaurants on SAVOR JAPAN that are great for couples!


The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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G. Ohara
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