17 Funniest Menu Translation Errors Ever


Every restaurant has a unique menu made with the intentions of tempting you into ordering more food, spending more money and all the while enjoying every second of it. Globalization has caused cultures from all over the world to share a love for many different cuisines. As a result, many menus include translations to help everyone understand what they are reading as well as ordering.

Menu translations are incredibly important. After all, if I see an item on the menu listed as “deep fried baby” I just can’t order it no matter how savory it looks at the next table over.

If you enjoy exploring different types of restaurants around the world you have likely encountered a few hilarious translation errors yourself. This list represents the funniest menu translation errors ever.

1. Finally! This Sochi Menu Knows Just How I Like My Ice Cream

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2. Hmmm… That Can’t Be Right…

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3. Interesting Chinese Menu

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4. I Prefer My Husband Roasted

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5. Only The Bravest Diners Order ‘Whatever’

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6. Everything Comes With Wikipedia

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7. Someone Found This Restaurant Menu In China…

“I’ll have an order of Germany sexual harassment please!”

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8. Wang Had To Burn But Now You Get To Eat

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9. What Is ‘Chicken’ If It’s Not Real? Who Cares It’s Nearly Half The Price!

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10. Yikes… Just Yikes

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11. Menu Found In Beijing

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12. “My Friend Saw This On A Menu In China. He Didn’t Know What To Order.”

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13. Eat Or Be Eaten

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14. “My Friend Is Visiting China And Went To A Restaurant. This Is From The Menu.”

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15. “The Sushi Restaurant That I Went To Accidentally Put A Picture Of USB Sushi On Their Menu.”

Hey, it was a free photo!

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16. Would You Rather Eat Cat Ear Or Rotten Child?

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17. If You’re Not Into Rotten Children Maybe You Prefer Deep Fried Baby

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