The BEST Episodes of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 6, 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?
#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?
#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?
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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?
#5 - 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?
#6 - 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...
#7 - 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…
#8 - 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...
#9 - 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…
#10 - 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.
#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…
#12 - 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!
#13 - 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?
#14 - 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...
#15 - 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”?
#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?
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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?
#19 - 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…
#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?
#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!
#22 - 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!?
#23 - 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!
#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!?
#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!