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English to Japanese: Learn Food Vocabulary and Drink Words in Japanese

If you are looking for a place to build on your basic Japanese vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning Japanese food vocabulary and drink words, this page should help you get a decent start. Look through the list below to see what new food and drink words you can learn in Japanese today with our English to Japanese food dictionary!

This page contains many food and drink words, translated from English to Japanese. First is the list of food words, followed by the list of drink words, then the list of general food and drink related words and phrases.

Below that you will find a comment section, where you can leave your comments or new translations, then then some additional learning resources that can be bought from Amazon, plus some links to some Japanese-themed articles.

Finally, you'll find a list of food and drink words and phrases that visitors have asked to be translated from English to Japanese, followed by our submit form where you can send any translations you happen to know in any language. All submitted words and phrases will be added to the site during a future update. Next to the submit form, you will find our Facebook and Twitter links where you can follow us to be notified of any updates to the site.

Food and Drink Words Translated from English to Japanese:

Whether you are learning about Japanese food and drink words in Japan, taking an online Japanese class, or plan to enrol yourself in Japanese language immersion school, our English to Japanese dictionary is always being updated with new food and drink words in Japanese which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Japanese.

View this list of Japanese food and drink words with translations from: Japanese to English or English to Japanese

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnJapaneseCL.)

English to Japanese Food Words:

Banana - Banana
Bread - Pan
Butter - Bataa
Cake - Keeki
Cheese - Chiizu
Egg - Tamago
Fish - Sakana
Green onion - Negi
Horse radish - Wasabi
Ice cream - Aisu kuriimu
Japanese radish - Daikon
Meat - Niku
Melon - Meron
Octopus - Tako
Orange - Orenji
Peach - Momo
Pear - Nashi
Riceball - Onigiri
Spinach - Hourensou
Strawberry - Ichigo
Sugar - Satou
Tomato - Tomato
Tuna - Maguro
Vinegar - Su

English to Japanese Drink Words:

Beer – Biru
Cocoa – Kokoa
Coffee – Koohii
Japanese Tea – Ocha
Juice - Juusu
Milk – Miruku
Water – Mizu
Wine - Wain

General Food and Drink Related Words and Phrases from English to Japanese:

I will receive - Itadakimasu (Said before eating)
Thanks for the good meal - Ogochisousama deshita / Gochisosama (Said after eating)

Stomach - Onaka
I'm hungry - Onaka ga suita
I'm full - Onaka ga ippai desu

Breakfast - Asagohan
Lunch - Hirugohan
Dinner - Bangohan

Ate - Tabeta
Coffee shop - Kissaten
Delicious - Oishii
I would like some ice cream - Aisu kuriimu o kudasai
Restaurant greeting - Irasshaimasen (Said to the person entering the restaurant)


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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