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Gurunavi is one of the restaurant reservation sites that has a fully serviceable system in multiple languages that isn’t much different from the Japanese version. They offer their site in English, Chinese (both traditional and simplified), Korean, Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian. They also have English reservation support, so you can make reservations easily even if you have no Japanese knowledge.
HP: gurunavi.com/zh-hant/ (中文)
HP: www.gnavi.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
2. Hot Pepper Gourmet
Hot Pepper Gourmet is a large cuisine reservation site managed by a free magazine. They offer coupons as well, so you can get discounts when you use it. The site comes in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Korean. You can search on the site using different categories, such as cities, type of food, and other details (Wi-Fi availability, credit card OK, foreign language menu, etc.)
HP: www.hotpepper-gourmet.com/tn/ (中文)
HP: www.hotpepper.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Tabelog is a reservation site that also has reviews from customers, so it’s very convenient since you can check the quality of food and service. The website is available in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), and Korean. It’s known for the great number of photos of food and the restaurants uploaded by users.
HP: tabelog.com/tw/ (中文)
HP: tabelog.com/ (Japanese Only)
4. Tokyo Diner Ticket
Tokyo Diner Ticket is a gourmet site focusing on Tokyo where you can make reservations. It’s offered in English, and you can make reservations at restaurants offering standard Japanese dishes like sushi and tempura to rare ingredients and meals. It’s a fun website just to look at and suitable for seasoned travelers.
HP: tokyodinner.com/ (Japanese Only)
OpenTable is a western reservation site that offers service in English, German, French, and Spanish. You can easily search for restaurants based on categories such as popularity, area, type of cuisine, location, and situation.
HP: www.opentable.jp/kyoto-restaurants (Japanese Only)
6. Savor Japan
Savor Japan is a restaurant reservation site offered in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Korean. This site has beautiful photos, and makes it easy for you to check the menu. They also have information such as an introduction to the chefs and etiquette about different types of meals, so you can prepare to properly enjoy your delicious meal.
HP: tw.savorjapan.com/ (中文)
Please consider using these sites to help plan your itinerary for a smooth trip!