When I go to these restaurants I am never quite sure what they are asking. I think I can hear "nan nin desu ka" and then something else but not sure what that is.

Could someone help by suggesting what they might normally say and also how I could answer that if there are two of us and I would like a non-smoking table.

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    何名様ですか (nan mei sama desu ka) = How many people? 二人です (futari desu) = 2 people May 6, 2017 at 17:02
  • How about the "do you want a smoking section"? Thanks
    – RichardS
    May 7, 2017 at 1:21

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Normally they say おタバコお吸いになられますか?(Otabako osuini nararemasuka?) = do you want a smoking section?

You can answer as follows.

  • 禁煙で(Kin-en de) = for non-smoking
  • 喫煙で(Kitsu-en de) = for smoking

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