Shinya Shokudo is a tv series from Japan since 2009. It tells many stories about ordinary people eat in shinya shokudo, which means a restaurant at midnight. This small restaurant opens from 12 in the evening to 7 in the morning.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Prime Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2014   2011   2009  
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled astound this urn.

Director: Joji Matsuoka
Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Saki Takaoka, Tokio Emoto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. They call it "Midnight Diner". Pork, Miso soup combo, Beer, Sake and ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka
Stars: Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa
Shin'ya shokudou: Tokyo Stories (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An anthology of human relationship stories connected by the only open in the wee hours diner the characters frequent. Resolutions are often facilitated by the owner/chef.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri, Mansaku Fuwa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a small restaurant, which is only open after midnight, a chef known as 'Master' (Kim Seung Woo) doesn't offer any menus, but is willing to whip up any dish his patrons desire. Every ... See full summary »

Stars: Seung-woo Kim, Min-jung Ban, Jae-Sung Choi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A 60 year old retired salary-an finds new purpose in exploring the food of his neighborhood. Aided by his fantasy companion, a samurai who inspires him to boldly experience this new chapter of his life.

Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Honami Suzuki
Kodoku no gurume (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A solitary businessman travels across Japan, eating at its various establishments and experiencing the various delicacies of Japanese cuisine.

Stars: Yutaka Matsushige, Tomoki Uekusa, Atsushi Kashiwagi
Nodame kantâbire (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two musicians united in talent, divided by nature - the upper-class perfectionist Chiaki and the sloppy middle-classer Nodame - fall in love.

Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita
Nigeru wa haji daga, yaku ni tatsu (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

25 year old Moriyama Mikuri graduated but had no job offers. She became a temporary employee but was even laid off. So while she is taking a break right now, Mikuri feels unwanted and ... See full summary »

Stars: Yui Aragaki, Gen Hoshino, Ryôhei Ohtani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Hanzawa Naoki (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An idealistic banker takes on corruption and wrongdoing at his large corporate bank. While forging ties with some unlikely allies, he must use his financial expertise, his instincts about ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Sakai, Aya Ueto, Mitsuhiro Oikawa
Japanese Style Originator (TV Series 2008)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Find out everything there is to know about Japanese tradition, from food to culture, to objects and arts, and the people who are continuing it today.

Stars: Takahiro Azuma, Hisako Manda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Kaoru Kobayashi ...  Master 30 episodes, 2009-2014
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa ...  Chu-san 18 episodes, 2009-2014
Toshiki Ayata Toshiki Ayata ...  Kosuzu 17 episodes, 2009-2014
Shôhei Uno Shôhei Uno ...  Komichi 17 episodes, 2009-2014
Asako Kobayashi Asako Kobayashi ...  Rumi 16 episodes, 2009-2014
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ...  Detective / ... 13 episodes, 2009-2014
Kiyofumi Kaneko Kiyofumi Kaneko ...  Kanemoto / ... 13 episodes, 2009-2014
Edit

Storyline

Set in a small restaurant in the corner of a shopping district. The unusual eatery is only open after midnight, and its standard menu consists of just a few choices. However, the customers still come for the amusing chatter and the proprietor's willingness to cook any dish that they request. Based on the manga series "Shinya Shokudo" by Yaro Abe Written by ahloy-419-149174

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Diner See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally a Japanese manga called Shinya Shokudo (Midnight Diner) written by Yaro Abe first released in 2006. See more »

Connections

Followed by Shinya shokudô (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Most Awesome Adult Drama Series from Asia
22 December 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Based on a comic by Yarou Abe, Shinya Shokudo is a story about a small hole in the wall late night restaurant (literally Shinya Shokudo in Japanese) that operates between midnight and 7:00 a.m. in the morning. The restaurant is run by only one person, the master (Kaoru Kobayashi) of the joint. There are only four items on the menu Tonjiru (pork based stew), beer, sake, and shochu (potato liquor), but customers can order anything the master can make in his kitchen. The restaurant is located in the Hanazono area of Shinjuku, and has only the generic description of "Meshiya" (food place in Japanese) on its lantern.

So far 20 episodes has been on air between 2009 (the first series) and 2011 (the second series). They were all broadcast in the late night slot between midnight and 2:00 in the morning. For a late night program that are considered a "hit" if they average 1% viewers, this program consistently got over 2% ratings that attests to its popularity.

The episodes consists of life stories of customers who frequent the restaurant, but starting in the second series, each episodes consists of new customer who have their own life stories going. Because of the hours the restaurant operates, and the nature of its size, customers who frequents the place have their life in specialized areas of society that includes gangs, construction workers, lady godiva, and also part timer, fast food joint owner, salaried workers, but most of them has special background that makes the story unique and interesting.

Each episodes has particular dish that master makes that relates to the story. The list of foods on each of the episodes are as follows:

Season 1:

1. Baked Sausage and tamago yaki.

2. Bonito shavings and rice

3. Rice with tea

4. Potato salad.

5. Butter rice

6. Katsu Donburi

7. Egg sandwich

8. Yaki soba

9. Broiled Aji

10. Ramen

Season 2:

1. Baked Sausage

2. Chicken Karaage

3. Steamed clam

4. Nikogori (gelatin left from cooking fish)

5. Canned foods

6. Cream Stew

7. Pickeled Bock Choi

8. Cold ramen

9. Potato cooked with beef

10. Gyoza (Pot Stickers)

The series is superb in that it tells the story of the underbellies of the society with emotion, sentiment and love unlike any other stories told. Food designer Nami Iijima designed the foods that appear in this series, and all of these items are common items consumed by Japanese families, but not usually served in ordinary Japanese restaurants.

If you can find a copy of this drama, it will be an interesting watch guaranteed.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed