Connect With Locals Using A Language We All Know And Love - Good Food

Eat out with locals and create genuine connections – whenever you want.

Come For The Food, Stay For The Connections

Meet with friendly locals and be treated like one at the spots you visit

Traditional Japanese Restaurants

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Natural, authentic hosts

Doot hosts are regular people with regular day jobs, choosing to meet travelers to show them the best food and give them a local’s perspective of life in their country.

Local Insights

Speak to locals from all walks of life – opening a window into local lifestyles.

Genuine Experiences

We don’t funnel you to pre-selected restaurants. All locations are independently chosen by locals based on their favourite spots

Transcend The Language Barriers

With an English-speaking local by your side, you can find comfort in even the most unfamiliar of places

Come As A Stranger And Leave As A Friend

There’s nothing that brings us together quite like food

Izakaya Experience

Darryn

Nori is such a nice guy and made a great effort for us, he's exactly what you want in a host...(Read more)

Nori is such a nice guy and made a great effort for us, he's exactly what you want in a host. You leave feeling great about the evening because of the personal connection. 8 out of 10!
Sushi Experience

Sonja

It went great - we were happy with the food and the conversation was good...(Read more)

It went great - we were happy with the food and the conversation was good. Doot made everything a lot easier for us.
Bar Hopping Experience

Teigh

Japan can be pretty daunting, it's so hard to tell which is a good place...(Read more)

Japan can be pretty daunting, it's so hard to tell which is a good place. Going out with Kosuke was really awesome, he's a great host and took me to two places. I ended up meeting up with him twice!
Regional Cuisines Experience

Wakana

Such an excellent way to eat and meet people...(Read more)

Such an excellent way to eat and meet people. It was a great time hosting a guest from South Africa, and of course I had to take him to my favorite sake bar. We had a very nice time together!

How It Works

Make A Profile

Put together your profile so hosts can learn more about you. The more detailed your profile, the more likely you’ll be matched with locals you have something in common with.

Make A Free Meetup

Send out a meetup request to let locals know the kind of experience you want, how big your group is, and what day you want to meet up. You can send out a meetup request without paying – you only pay once you’ve been officially matched with a local!

Chat, Meet, and Experience

Chat on Doot before meeting up to get to know one another.
Then, meet up at the agreed time to enjoy the best food spots, chosen especially for you. All Doot experiences are private, making them personalized and catered to you.

Indulge in mouth-watering foods with great company at your side

Ian McDonagh, 24, EnglandTraditional Japanese Experience in Kobe

I had no idea what dining experiences were before, but I was really impressed. It’s definitely something worth trying and I’d like to do them again when I’m traveling. Our host was down to earth and clearly enjoyed interacting with us, and was excited for us to try all of her favorite Japanese foods. Probably the best part for me was the atmosphere of the restaurant she chose, but having a local to translate the Japanese for us was super valuable too. Thanks for the good time!

Nori S.Japanese Host, Osaka

At first, I took him to Dotonbori and we had takoyaki there. After that, as he said he watch a lot of Japanese Anime, we went to Book-Off which is a big second hand book store in Shinsaibashi. The shop sells not only books but almost everything. He seemed to enjoy there. Lastly, we went to my favorite izakaya near Namba. We had kushikatsu and doteyaki. That’s it. I enjoyed it very much! I tried to entertain him. I hope he had a good time tonight!

Max Murray, 24, South AfricaTraditional Japanese Experience

We had a wonderful evening last night with our guide, Nanami-san. She was so welcoming and accepting, she helped us when we were uncertain about wearing our Yukatas and she was so lovely to talk to, she explained everything we missed or didn’t understand and really treated us to a great social and gastronomic experience. Highly recommend and will hopefully see her again!

Dale Clemens, 34, AustraliaIzakaya Experience in Osaka

Went out with a friend for some adventurous eating in Osaka. Wild experience that gave us what we came for. Shun was really cool and it was like a night out with some good friends. Nice way to meet people, and eat some stuff that's way out there.

Tinashe Ramsa, 23, South AfricaSushi Experience in Osaka

I was a bit nervous when we first arrived because it was the type of sushi you never see where I live, but the experience turned out to be an absolute classic. We let our host choose for us which came up with some interesting pieces of sushi I've never heard of. Definitely try "ika" sashimi when you go. It's so buttery and tender. Would happily go back and meet up with Ken again.

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