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Shinya Shokudo [深夜食堂]


Drama Details
Title:Shinya Shokudo
Telecast:2009-10-14 to 2009-12-16
Season:Fall 2009

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:10 Episodes

Set in a small restaurant in the corner of a shopping district, an unusual eatery is only open after midnight, and its standard menu consists of just a single choice. However, the customers still come for the amusing chatter and the proprietor's willingness to cook any dish that they request. This drama depicts the lives of the restaurant's patrons, including a yakuza, an unsuccessful actor, a group of office ladies, a newspaper delivery boy, and a stripper.

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Shinya Shokudo Season 2

Shinya Shokudo Season 3
深夜食堂 3


Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Believe in Paradise [MAGIC PARTY]

Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Kobayashi Kaoru
Sudo Risa
Kobayashi Asako
Yoshimoto Nahoko
Kaneko Kiyobumi
Odagiri Joe
Matsushige Yutaka
Kenzaki Ryu
Yamanaka Takashi
Ando Tamae
Ayata Toshiki
Tabata Tomoko
Fuwa Mansaku
Uno Shohei
Motoi Hiroyuki
Miyuki's manager
Taguchi Tomoroyo
Kirishima Reika
Akemi (ep. 6)

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. For the Nocturnal [Rating: 7/10]
Shinya Shokudo is adapted from a manga by Yaro Abe. How much does this screenplay differ from the manga, I do not know. It's a heartwarming drama to wind down after a working day. It doesn't promise a good ending to every episode because real life doesn't work out this way. So long as the customer is alive, his ups and downs continue. Each episode peers into the background of one/a pair of interesting customers and is accompanied by a dish much cherished by that customer. Nothing is mentioned about Master, the owner of the eatery. He is just a host, a man of few words and an occasional advisor.
Reviewed by Eyeyore on 7 March 2012

Comments From Users (12)
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1. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 8/10]
Nice little dorama (ten 24min-long episodes) telling the stories of the different customers of a little restaurant that only opens at night. At first it was a bit strange to see, but after a while you just want to go back to Shinya Shokudou. It is true that nothing is said about Master, a man with a scar in his face, someone who speaks calmly and that cooks every single (and simple) dish with care. I just want to try to cook some dishes his way (even the butter rice or the instant ramen!). Minimal characters and stories about (maybe) real life: not everything ends up fine, and you don't always get to know other people's past or future or even present. The opening theme is also superb (Omohide by Suzuki Tsunekichi); it perfectly matches the warm atmosphere of the dorama. Calm, relaxing, heartwarming but also bitter and a bit sad. I absolutely recommend this one.
2. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
A show to my taste - makes you feel that you are a regular at Master's night restaurant in Golden Gai too. Each episode is about one simple dish and tells the backstory of one or two regulars. Not all the stories are good, in fact most of them are cardboard stuff, but they convey a warm and fuzzy feeling ^_^!
3. Comments by WhiteHawk [Rating: 10/10]
It's a cliche, but this show is as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans. Or maybe a more appropriate comparison would be "comfort food". Nothing ground-breaking or trend-setting, just very good characters, setting, and writing.
4. Comments by Finndlin [Rating: 8/10]
One episode for ine cutomer. The stories were great (and the food looked awesome...) Don't watch it if you're on a diet otherwise it's a nice short drama.
5. Comments by dokaben [Rating: 9/10]
Little slices of Tokyo life. Very minimal, no emphasis on the big picture or lengthy plotlines. Fascinating characters and great dialogue.
6. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
Really enjoyed season 1. Slow paced like cooking beef & potato stew. Just put on med. and let it cook slow and long!
7. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
There's not really a plot here, each episode is about one of the customers at an all-night diner, but I liked it.
8. Comments by yuki4eva [Rating: 7/10]
Like watching customers individual shorts and also seeing the regulars
9. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
Very relaxed drama, but sometimes also touching.
10. Comments by heyheybp [Rating: 10/10]
very good drama
11. Comments by Watt [Rating: 9/10]
12. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 4/10]
13. Comments by junny [Rating: 9/10]
14. Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 6/10]
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18. Comments by ion10110 [Rating: 8/10]
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20. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
21. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 9/10]
22. Comments by stars [Rating: 8/10]
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26. Comments by Okami Ray [Rating: 8/10]
27. Comments by pv604 [Rating: 9/10]
28. Comments by Zorkaz [Rating: 9/10]
29. Comments by mogsan [Rating: 8/10]
30. Comments by xaxa [Rating: 8/10]

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