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Ohsama no resutoran [‰€žι‚ΜƒŒƒXƒgƒ‰ƒ“]

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Drama Details
Title:Ohsama no resutoran
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King's Restaurant
Telecast:1995-04-19 to 1995-07-05
Season:Spring 1995



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
The story takes place in Tokyo's La Belle Equipe French restaurant where its standard deteriorated after the death of its owner. The son, inexperienced in the business, inherits the restaurant and finds himself unable to motivate his staff. Realizing that the quality of the restaurant is not like what it used to be, a determined middle-aged garcon, a good friend of the original owner, decides to help make changes. His mission is to bring back the glory of La Belle Equipe.
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Actor/Actress Cast (17)
Matsumoto Koshiro
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Tsutsui Michitaka
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Yamaguchi Tomoko
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Nishimura Masahiko
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Suzuki Kyoka
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Ono Takehiko
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Kajihara Zen
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Taguchi Hiromasa
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Shirai Akira
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Murai Kunio
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Kondo Yoshimasa
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Kaneda Akio
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Matsumoto Rumi
 
Fujimura Shunji
 
Hashi Yukio
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Mitani Koki
 
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1. http://www.nk.rim.or.jp/~kkitamur/restau.html
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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. Perfect [Rating: 10/10]
Ohsama no Restaurant is a perfect drama. Thatfs all there is to it. The writing was brilliant – there wasnft a single inconsistent element nor any loose ends left hanging – and the actors were so convincing and real that Ifm almost convinced they wrote their own roles for themselves.

The drama is about a French Restaurant in need of a makeover. The people working at the restaurant go through a transition when a young man takes over the ownership of the restaurant and hires the legendary garcon.

Matsumoto Koshiro was brilliant. I fell in love with him through and through – for his portrayal of his character, for his physical character, for the sound of his voice, for his talent, for his penetrating eyesc This is my first time seeing him in a drama and I can now see where his children get their talent. Yamaguchi Tomokoc really, what can I say? Shefs never disappointed me (though my experience with her is limited) and she really was the best character in this entire drama. Nishimura Masahikoc the more I see of him, the more I like him as an actor. He really plays the sleaze-ball characters well. All members of the supporting cast were tight and really made their presence known. With the way each episode is written and the way the characters are embedded within each plot line, it becomes difficult to determine whether or not the characters are supporting, or equal across the spectrum. Thatfs how good this drama is.
Reviewed by Wynter on 9 February 2008
2. Nice family comedy dorama [Rating: 7/10]
I always enjoy these old doramas where real (good) actors used to play instead of eye-candy jpop singers. This is one of them.
This is a family comedy with a simple storyline, progressing one episode at a time, written and filmed for the purpose of entertaining us.

The team of actors do a pretty good job at it. For the fans of Yamaguchi Tomoko, this is her at her best, delightful in being funny and natural, and infusing her style and personality in her role.

It does remind me a bit of "My little chef", although "Ohsama no resutoran" was aired 7 years earlier, in the structure and comedic relief and even scenario, except "Ohsama no resutoran" seems a tiny bit more realistic.
Reviewed by Jackykero on 30 June 2009
3. If you want to see a miracle, go to this restauran [Rating: 10/10]
There was one year in the mid-1990s in New York where we could see weekly Doramas, and this series was the standout of that period. Recently, we purchased this set on VCD and concluded that it is simply a masterpiece. The chief highlight is Koshiro Matsumoto's performance as the enigmatic waiter/Zen master, but the rest of the ensemble holds it own with him comedically and dramatically. The writing is superb, and the music is excellent. This is a dorama that grows with you over time, and we recommend it highly to anyone in the world who appreciates fine cinematic work.
Reviewed by terryballard on 22 February 2004
4. Simply Superb [Rating: 9/10]
Among the best jdoramas I've ever watched. Humorous, delightful and truly endearing, this drama is wonderfully entertaining. Matsumoto Koshiro, Yamaguchi Tomoko and Nishimura Masahiko lead this cast of charming and quirky characters very well. The music is quite suitable, although the French pronounciations were clearly off - had absolutely no idea what on earth they thought they were saying in French, lol. Aside from that minor detail - a superb drama overall. Don't think anything since the US sitcom Frasier had me laughing like this. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed by Shindou on 9 May 2006

Comments From Users (24)
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1. Comments by Susan [Rating: 9/10]
Mitani Kouki is one of Japan's finest screenwriters. He penned this drama in the 1990's, and writing is drama is not something he has done often. He is a great comedic writer and this drama was no exception to that. He's also a master at handling large groups, and the large cast of characters in this is a testament to that. The drama itself doesn't ever move outside the restaurant, which worked well for it, as the "what happens in life also happens on the plate" is proven to be true; all we need to know about the characters is evident by what they do and how they act within the restaurant. And their micro-community flourishes. This is certainly worth watching for fans of Mitani Kouki's films, and drama lovers in general!
2. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
I always enjoy these old doramas where real (good) actors used to play instead of eye-candy jpop singers. This is one of them.
This is a family comedy with a simple storyline, progressing one episode at a time, written and filmed for the purpose of entertaining us.

The team of actors do a pretty good job at it. For the fans of Yamaguchi Tomoko, this is her at her best, delightful in being funny and natural, and infusing her style and personality in her role.

It does remind me a bit of "My little chef", although "Ohsama no resutoran" was aired 7 years earlier, in the structure and comedic relief and even scenario, except "Ohsama no resutoran" seems a tiny bit more realistic.
3. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: 8/10]
COMPLETE. A very entertaining watch owed to the quirky characters and its funny witty moment. The interaction between the staffs are cute and witty. I must largely thank the witty dialogue for keeping this interesting. I personally think it's the strongest point for this drama. In ep 9 if i'm not mistaken, the scenes between the two brothers, I had some tears in my eyes but swiftly at the same time got me into laugh when the other staff interjected with some funny comments about the story of pig brothers. All in all, the premise of a french restaurant is nothing much, it's the interesting dialogue that make this an interesting one.
4. Comments by xploring [Rating: 9/10]
One of the best and most entertaining series around. Great scripts with outstanding acting performances all round. When the staff get together with a common goal, it was just so much fun to watch. The last 3-4 episodes were significantly more serious. They were still very good but I personally found the last two a bit of let-down. Still, overall an excellent series, some of the best fun I had watching jdoramas.
5. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 9/10]
A light and humourous series. Despite its rather simple storylines, the cast gels together very naturally and the delightful quirkiness of the characters and the plot will keep one entertained for hours. Simply put, one of the best doramas I've seen and certainly the best food-related drama out there. A must-watch!
6. Comments by yume [Rating: 4/10]
Boring. I tried, but boring. I don't like films or dramas that take place for an hour in one room, it just bothers me--with the exception of the movie, "12 Angry Men."
7. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
Great performances by an outstanding cast take a little above average storyline and turn this into the best restaurant drama ever! ‘f°‚η‚΅‚’ !!!
8. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
The comedic scenes were fantastic. The last episode featured the real French Iron Chef and the Iron Chef commentator as one of the diners!
9. Comments by AWALESPOOT [Rating: 7/10]
I watched this drama because is about my country and his food! I 'm very surprise to head french in this dram sometimes!
10. Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: 8/10]
watched 7/2/05, avail for trade! 2-DVD, , ENGLISH SUB
http://www.jdorama.com/viewtopic.php?p=169821#169821
11. Comments by Dorobou [Rating: 8/10]
Dramas like this are fun to watch, though the story is simple, the characters portrayed it very well.
12. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is perfect in every respect. Excellently written and the host to incredible talent.
13. Comments by inessalenin [Rating: 10/10]
Good performance and humorous! And give people thought-provoking about what a real noble job!
14. Comments by FierceStriker [Rating: 6/10]
The miss use of the French terms and cusine styles make me laugh. I wish it was intentional
15. Comments by apithea [Rating: 9/10]
A very good drama, make me laugh out loud seeing the actir behaviour, it's so funny.
16. Comments by idetakun [Rating: 9/10]
still intriguing even after 10 yrs. nagase san is cute and endearing!
17. Comments by lawsco [Rating: 8/10]
Good story; not outstanding but definitely worth watching
18. Comments by Geezer [Rating: 10/10]
Anything with Tomoko Yamaguchi in it gets a 10 from me.
19. Comments by juuan [Rating: 9/10]
Sleeper hit~ really hilarious and entertaining watch~
20. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 10/10]
Great show ....got to see Yamaguchi Tomoko!!!!!!
21. Comments by anzusaki [Rating: 7/10]
Fun, refreshing, makes u wanna eat french food!
22. Comments by sadacori [Rating: ?/10]
(Currently watching...)
23. Comments by Vinny_Duvet [Rating: ?/10]
1 „ƒ„u„‚„y„‘
24. Comments by RISAKO [Rating: 9/10]
Very funny!
25. Comments by Yasuko [Rating: 8/10]
26. Comments by hirochuu [Rating: 9/10]
27. Comments by Derek [Rating: ?/10]
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29. Comments by wukung [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by capricious [Rating: 6/10]

Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. Milu
This particular drama with unique plot to tell the story of managing a restaurant. You can learn alot from it.
2. youri77
One of the best drama with strong cast & a grand plot
3. xploring
The best ensemble cast and most entertaining jdorama
4. coffeandtea
5. ionization