I can’t eat any seafood at all because of my allergy, but Japan is famous for its sashimi and such. I don’t want to miss out on the fun but I’m concerned about meal times.

How do I say “I’m allergic to seafood” to the restaurant staff?


Having any kind of food allergy certainly makes mealtimes challenging, especially if you are in a foreign country. Seafood is a big part of Japanese cuisine so you may want to mention this to the restaurant staff in advance.

You can say the following:

 (1) シーフードアレルギーがあります。
Shiifuudo arerugi ga arimasu
I have seafood allergy.

(2) シーフードを抜(ぬ)いてください。
Shiifuudo o nuitekudasai
Please remove the seafood.

I hope you will still enjoy your stay in Japan.