Connect with locals using a language we all know and love - good food

Enrich your travels by joining locals at their favorite spots in the city as a friend – not as a service provider.

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Come for the food, stay for the connections

Meet with friendly locals for local eats, local prices, and local connections

Bar Hopping

 

Grab a Drink in Japan

Traditional Japanese Restaurants

 

Get Your Chopsticks

Trattoria

 

Eat Up in italy

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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.

Genuine Experiences

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

Local Insights

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

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

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!

DarrynIzakaya Experience

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!

TeighBar Hopping Experience

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

SonjaSushi Experience

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!

WakanaRegional Cuisines Experience

Come as a stranger and leave as a friend

There’s nothing that brings us together quite like food

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!

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!

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!

How it Works

Book Your Seat

In less than a minute, you can choose the type of food experiences you want and the type of host you’d like to meet. We have a low-risk system where payment is due only once you are officially matched up with a local. Every additional traveler receives a 30% discount on the service fee!

Match and Chat

We search for the local who’s the best match for you, and put you in a WhatsApp chat together before your meetup. You can customize your evening together – just let them know what you’re looking for.

Meet and Experience

Meet up with the local host at the agreed time to join them at their favourite 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 local 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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