Imagine you are at an izakaya (dining bar), where you usually share all the dishes with everyone else in your party. (Don't worry, we don't share drinks!) You probably have to order at least four or five platters for a small group of two or three people, depending on your appetite. If you come in a big group, your order list surely gets long.
Ａt many chain izakaya they have menus full of photos, so you can order pointing at the pictures,
「これと、これと、これと、これ ください」 ( Kore to kore to kore to kore kudasai) = We'd like to have this, this, this and this, please.
If you suddenly notice your 生ビール（nama bi-ru, or draft beer) jog is already empty, you can say:
「それから、生ビール、もう一杯 お願いします」 (Sorekara, nama bi-ru mo ippai onegaishimasu) = And, I'll have another beer, please)
Then, please finish your order with this phrase:
「以上です」 (ijo desu) = That's all.
Otherwise, your waiter would not know whether he can leave right away or should stay for your new order.
This sentence is very useful and can be used everywhere. At the airport customs, you might be asked,「申告するものはありますか」 (shinkoku suru mono wa arimasuka?) =Anything to declare?
If you do, please declare. If they ask you 「他にありますか」 (hoka ni arimasuka?) = anything else?, you can simply answer "ijo desu."
As of Japanese izakaya, it is basically the place alcohol beverages are served, but they have soft drinks for non-drinkers. Since any izakaya has a wide variety of food, some people even bring their small children to have meals, though it is not recommended.