Japanese Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Japanese language. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I see that the WWWJDIC emphasizes western style restaurants for the word レストラン. So would there be a better word to use in 中国レストラン?

share|improve this question
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Yes. 中国レストラン sounds a bit awkward. A normal way to say it is 中華料理店 or 中華料理屋. You don't use 中国 for Chinese foods but rather 中華.

share|improve this answer
That does look pretty familiar. – Louis Nov 30 '11 at 22:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.