The BEST Episodes of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to travel and cook around the world. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

Pomp & Circumstance

#1 - Pomp & Circumstance

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 24, 2016

Only one more day of being a Stagiaire at SHINO's Tokyo. Soma continues to learn various things about French cuisine and is able to participate in the employee competition. Will Soma be able to impress Shinomiya with his dish and will he pass his Stagiaire course?

star 8.69
137 votes
Those Who Strive for the Top

#2 - Those Who Strive for the Top

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 20, 2017

Soma battles with the First Seat of the Totsuki Elite Ten, Tsukasa. If Soma loses, he has to join Central and Tsukasa wagers seat in the Elite Ten. Their topic is French cuisine using venison. However, Soma pulls out an unlikely ingredient and a bizarre tool. The judges for this battle end up being Erina, Megumi, and Hisako who thought they were hiding, but were found. Who will be the victor in this battle that could greatly change both of their lives?

star 8.61
119 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Perfect Rocks

#3 - The Perfect Rocks

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2020

Like Asashi’s dish, Soma’s dish triggers Mana’s “Gifting” ability within the venue. Who will win and move forward!? Soma and Asahi’s battle finally ends! In the meantime, Azami Nakiri visits Mana. Azami and Mana’s past is revealed for the first time…

star 8.50
14 votes
The Warrior's Banquet

#4 - The Warrior's Banquet

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 26, 2015

Akira's dish, which on top of its powerful fragrance also uses the power of holy basil and yogurt, earns a score of 94 from the judges, two of which gave him a perfect 20. Finally, Soma presents his own fragrance bomb, combining his past two failures into a curry risotto omurice containing a mango chutney that deepens the flavor. The dish earns Soma 93 points, landing him second place behind Akira, though it is noted that three of the five judges ranked the dish higher than Akira's. As the contestants hold an afterparty celebrating and lamenting their victories and losses in the preliminaries, Soma becomes determined to improve his cooking finesse.

star 8.45
251 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Alchemist

#5 - The Alchemist

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

Soma and Eizan begin the shokugeki that will determine the fate of Polar Star Dormitory. Hereto known more as a skilled consultant, Eizan's strengths as a chef will finally become known. The shokugeki's topic is Satsuma chicken from Kagoshima prefecture. However, the match is rigged due to Eizan having bought out all the judges. Does Soma have a fighting chance?

star 8.44
117 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
A Pride of Young Lions

#6 - A Pride of Young Lions

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2017

It is now the third day of the Moon Festival! While the addition of the Sorta Danzi Noodles dish to their lineup has helped Soma improve their sales, they are nowhere near Chinese Cuisine RS, who continues to dominate the sales rankings. Soma decides to get help and start serving yet another new dish: Mapo Tofu, the same as Chinese Cuisine RS! However, his version has a surprising secret--what is Soma's strategy?

star 8.42
116 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Supreme Recette

#7 - The Supreme Recette

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 6, 2015

The Polar Star members have managed to survive the first day of camp. Megumi starts to build some confidence by successfully supporting Soma. But now, she and Soma have to face the second day with a genius of French cuisine, Shinomiya, who'd already expelled more than 30 students the day prior...

star 8.39
222 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
Morning Shall Come Again

#8 - Morning Shall Come Again

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 6, 2016

Soma and Mimasaka's beef stew shokugeki has finally begun! Not only has Mimasaka copied Soma's use of oxtail as an ingredient, but his added twists also begin to sway the audience and the judges. But Soma still has a few tricks up his sleeve…

star 8.39
126 votes
The Man Called 'Carnage'

#9 - The Man Called 'Carnage'

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 18, 2015

With the camp over, surviving students return to Totsuki Academy. Soma manages to miss his bus, but so does Erina, so they end up going back on the same car. As awkward conversation ensues, Soma learns from Erina that the Autumn Elections are coming...

star 8.37
211 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Sword That Announces Fall

#10 - The Sword That Announces Fall

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 27, 2016

The Fall Elections Finals are finally here, with a historic face-off between three finalists at once. While Hayama and Kurokiba produce fresh pacific saury glinting like swords, Soma's pacific saury is a bit different…

star 8.37
121 votes
He Who Clears a Path Through the Wilderness

#11 - He Who Clears a Path Through the Wilderness

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 4, 2018

23 years ago, Polar Star dormitory lead by Saiba Joichiro and Dojima Gin was known as the strongest of all Totsuki Academy. Joichiro’s creative dishes won many competitions and were recognized by many, however, he had an unsettling feeling inside him…

star 8.36
96 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
God Tongue

#12 - God Tongue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2015

Under his father's orders, Soma attempts to transfer into one of Japan's top culinary schools, Togetsu Tea House Culinary Academy. His examiner, Nakiri Erina, is a student said to possess humanity's best palate: the God Tongue.

star 8.36
304 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Fried Chicken of Youth

#13 - The Fried Chicken of Youth

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 8, 2015

Home to Diner Yukihira, Sumire Avenue Shopping District is on its last legs after the karaage specialty store, Mozuya, has taken all their customers. Soma recruits Kurase and Nikumi to help devise a plan to recoup customers: the Walk-n-Eat Karaage. The summer karaage campaign is about to begin!

star 8.35
201 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Magician Returns

#14 - The Magician Returns

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 17, 2016

Clearing his first Stagiare with ease, Soma heads off to his next training location to find it is a new restaurant to be opened by Shinomiya Kojiro, his former shokugeki opponent. What awaits Soma in Shinomiya's French restaurant kitchen?

star 8.34
134 votes
That Which Is Known Yet Unknown

#15 - That Which Is Known Yet Unknown

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 29, 2015

The Autumn Elections preliminaries have finally begun! Only four students from each group can advance to the main tournament. In Soma's Group A, the favored candidates get all the attention while Soma toils on. Meanwhile in Group B, Megumi is passed over by everyone as being uninteresting, but then she suddenly pulls out a unique ingredient...

star 8.33
190 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
That Which Transcends the Norm

#16 - That Which Transcends the Norm

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 5, 2015

The preliminaries for the Autumn Elections have entered the judging phase for each group! Excitement's in the air in Group B's arena as Hisako, Takumi, Alice, and others score big with the judges. The final dish to be judged belongs to Megumi, whom no one has high hopes for. What will her dish be like?

star 8.30
226 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
Song of Hope

#17 - Song of Hope

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 21, 2019

During the FINAL BOUT, Soma challenges Erina to a Shokugeki. There is a hidden motive behind it: Soma wants Erina to put everything she’s got into her “Killer Dish”... As the time-limit draws nearer, Erina takes on Soma’s challenge and starts to prepare a new dish! What will Erina present as her “Killer Dish”?

star 8.30
71 votes
That Chef Doesn't Smile

#18 - That Chef Doesn't Smile

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 2015

Just barely squeaking past the academy's transfer exam, Soma causes and uproar at the opening ceremony by making a brash speech in front of the entire class. In his very first class, he's paired with Tadokoro Megumi, a girl who is at risk of expulsion and is intent on keeping a low profile in order to survive.

star 8.28
248 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Cook Who Traveled Thousands of Miles

#19 - The Cook Who Traveled Thousands of Miles

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 25, 2015

When Soma's father, Joichiro, suddenly shows up on Polar Star Dormitory's doorstep, Soma finds out that his father was an alum of Totsuki Academy and Polar Star Dormitory. Joichiro challenges Soma to a cooking duel to find out how far his son has come. How will the family duel end?

star 8.27
209 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
A New Jewel

#20 - A New Jewel

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 3, 2016

Though presumed inferior to Kurokiba's cartoccio and Hayama's carpaccio, Soma's pacific saury dish had been hiding a secret. Will Soma's strategy work to sway the judges?

star 8.26
121 votes
The Breading that Showcases the Mountains

#21 - The Breading that Showcases the Mountains

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 30, 2015

Inui Hinako, a Totsuki alumna, has tasked Soma's group with making a Japanese dish using available ingredients in the area. Anything other than condiments and spices must be procured from their immediate environs. Soma, provoked by Takumi Aldini's challenge, has a flash of inspiration and dashes out with Megumi to find ingredients for their dish!

star 8.26
215 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
A Declaration of War

#22 - A Declaration of War

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired May 21, 2018

Hisako, Alice and Kurokiba all failed the third exam and were expelled! In desperation, Erina directly negotiates with Azami but her pleas are not taken seriously. Soma also challenges Azami for the seat at the Elite Ten. Like Erina, his challenge is also brushed away but the situation changes entirely when a certain person appears at the scene!

star 8.25
96 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
That Which Makes One Strong

#23 - That Which Makes One Strong

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 25, 2018

The 3rd and final battle between Soma and Nene is heating up, as they are putting everything they've got in the dish! As the theme of shokugeki is soba, Nene is in her element and finishes first. Her dish is highly praised by the judges so what will Soma cook up to turn the situation around!?

star 8.24
95 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
For Someone's Sake

#24 - For Someone's Sake

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired May 14, 2018

The 3rd round of the Advancement Exam begins with Soma vs new member of the Elite Ten, Hayama! Soma throws everything he’s got into his ultimately delicious Bear Menchi Katsu, which seemed like a winning dish already. In that situation, Hayama’s bear meat dish is finally revealed! A bear dish prepared with Hayama’s extremely acute sense of smell blows judges away and even makes them admit that it surpasses Soma’s dish! However, Soma’s eyes still shine with hope. What will his next move be!?

star 8.24
104 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa
The Memory of a Single Dish

#25 - The Memory of a Single Dish

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2015

The unofficial Shokugeki between Shinomiya and the Megumi-Soma pair has begun. With expulsion on the line, the judging is underway. Megumi's first dish as the main chef is her own take on the nine-vegetable terrine Shinomiya assigned--the Rainbow Terrine, made from seven types of vegetables!

star 8.23
244 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa