The Best Episodes of Iron Chef

Sakai vs Yuji Wakiya (Sea Urchin)

#1 - Sakai vs Yuji Wakiya (Sea Urchin) 9.33

Season 2 - Episode 23

Sea Urchin provides a young chef the chance to revolutionalize Chinese cooking. Judges: Tamio Kageyama (Novelist), Mayuko Takata (Actress), Masaaki Hirano (Rosanjin Scholar)

Sakai vs Masatoshi Kimura (Duck)

#2 - Sakai vs Masatoshi Kimura (Duck) 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 19

Hot-flame Chinese cuisine is the challenger's specialty. Judges: Yasushi Akimoto (Music Producer), Mayuko Takata (Actress), Masaaki Hirano (Rosanjin Scholar)

Chen vs Takashi Saito (Prawn)

#3 - Chen vs Takashi Saito (Prawn) 7.33

Season 2 - Episode 38

Chen must face a man who was his father's trusted apprentice. When they both prepare his father's signature dish, who will win?

Ishinabe vs. Maruyama Takeshi (Salmon)

#4 - Ishinabe vs. Maruyama Takeshi (Salmon) 7.00

Season 1 - Episode 1

Chen vs Hiromi Yamada (Cabbage)

#5 - Chen vs Hiromi Yamada (Cabbage) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 17

Italian chef Hiromi was a legend. After beset by personal tragedy and financial ruin, he seeks redemption in Kitchen Stadium. Judges: Shinichiro Kurimoto (Politician), Mayuko Takata (Actress), Masaaki Hirano (Rosanjin Scholar)

Sakai vs Hiromi Funatsu (Bonito)

#6 - Sakai vs Hiromi Funatsu (Bonito) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 18

Sakai faces the first sushi master in a fish battle for the ages. Judges: Daijiro Hashimoto (Governor of Kochi), Mai Kitajima (Actress), Masaaki Hirano (Rosanjin Scholar)

Chen vs Kiyoshi Takahashi (Carrot)

#7 - Chen vs Kiyoshi Takahashi (Carrot) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 20

It's a rematch from the World Chinese Cooking contest. Kiyoshi won 3rd, but Chen won 2nd. This time it's war. Judges: Yasushi Akimoto (Songwriter/Producer), Mayuko Takata (Actress), Asako Kishi (Critic)

Michiba vs Katsumi Hanato (Sweetfish)

#8 - Michiba vs Katsumi Hanato (Sweetfish) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 22

Kandagawa brings his apprentice to kitchen stadium for a sweetfish battle.

Sakai vs Mitsuru Saito (Beef)

#9 - Sakai vs Mitsuru Saito (Beef) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 29

Chin vs Sugita Tadashi (Shanghai Crab)

#10 - Chin vs Sugita Tadashi (Shanghai Crab) 6.00

Season 2 - Episode 44