Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World

The BEST episodes of Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

On a deserted street somewhere in Kyoto resides a Japanese style pub called “Izakaya Nobu.” But this hole in the wall holds a secret: its entrance is mysteriously linked to another world! Chief Nobuyuki Yazawa and his server, Shinobu Senke, have decided to open up business in this distant and strange land, an ancient city known as “Aitheria.” Palace guards, craftsmen, merchants, noblemen… Nobu’s doors are open for business, welcoming one and all with a cold beer and a warm meal!

Last Updated: 5/10/2022Network: Bandai Channel
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Juicy Kara-Age
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7.64
14 votes

#1 - Juicy Kara-Age

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2018

Guard Captain Berthold decides to swing by Nobu with his subordinate, Hans, in tow. There, he orders a chicken dish in order to see just how good Nobuyuki’s skills as a chef really are. In the ancient city of Aitheria, chicken dishes are typically dismissed as universally terrible. Without a single moment of hesitation, Chief Nobu starts marinating the chicken using a dark colored sauce before dropping them into a pan filled with oil. Berthold can barely hold his appetite together at the sounds of the sizzling meat being cooked.

Potatoes in Oden
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7.44
16 votes

#2 - Potatoes in Oden

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/13/2018

Hans, a palace guard in Aitheria, is taken by his associate Nikolaus to a strange pub known only as Nobu. He steps inside only to find himself surrounded by an exotic ambience. It is here that he meets reticent Chief Nobuyuki and his cute server, Shinobu. Hans anxiously waits to be served, and is eventually confronted with a strange, gold drink referred to as “whatsontap,” and a warm dish called “oden,” neither of which he’s ever seen before.

Shinobu’s Special Napolitan
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7.40
10 votes

#3 - Shinobu’s Special Napolitan

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/11/2018

Gernot is a tax collection agent capable of scaring a crying child into silence. He’ll do anything to milk people out of their tax money. This terrifying man sets his eyes on Nobu. While waiting for Chief Nobuyuki to return to the pub, he begins nitpicking and criticizing every part of the establishment that he can. It’s then that he sees a pasta dish that Shinobu whips up for the staff. This is the tale of Gernot’s fateful encounter with the joy and splendor known as napolitan.

A Clash of Masters
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7.40
10 votes

#4 - A Clash of Masters

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/22/2018

Holger, a blacksmith maestro, and Lorenz, a glass crafting master, have been friends since childhood. One day, they run into each other at Nobu and immediately begin to glare at each other. Competitive as always, the two begin to argue about whose order goes better with whatsontap, whose order tastes better, etc… An uneasy atmosphere begins to settle over Nobu…

Uninvited Guests
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7.38
8 votes

#5 - Uninvited Guests

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/8/2018

Baron Brentano is known as something of a foodie throughout Aitheria. One day, he and his servants drop by Nobu. Damian, one of Brentano’s loyal men, uses a hired bodyguard to force Nobuyuki into closing up shop for everyone but his master. He then demands that he serve ankake yudofu immediately. Nobuyuki turns down the request, explaining that he only serves that dish during the winter. Damian goes on to then order schnitzel. Nobuyuki steps out to get a recipe for it, while Shinobu and Eva remain behind to make sandwiches for the staff, but…

The Rich Girl and the Impossible Order
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7.31
13 votes

#6 - The Rich Girl and the Impossible Order

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/27/2018

Two nobles, Johann Gustav and his niece Hildegard, arrive at Nobu one day. Hildegard makes an almost laughably complicated order. “Something tasty, but nothing smelly, spicy, sour, bitter or hard. And absolutely no potatoes, porridge, eggs, bread, or stew.” Not even the most famous of restaurants in Aitheria have been able to meet her request. Just how will Nobuyuki get himself out of this pickle? He whips out a pot and a strange device that can make fire. What exactly is he up to…?

After Work Tonjiru
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7.30
10 votes

#7 - After Work Tonjiru

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/25/2018

It’s a freezing winter night… Only a handful of customers have swung by Nobu, and there’s an abundance of tonjiru left in the kitchen. As Nobuyuki and Shinobu are about to call it quits, they find Nikolaus passed out in front of the pub. They quickly bring him inside and tend to him as he starts telling them about the disaster he faced and the hardships that followed. Just what kinds of painful things has this man been through? What’s his secret to overcoming it all?

Beauty and the Abura-age
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7.27
11 votes

#8 - Beauty and the Abura-age

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/22/2018

It’s just another day at Nobu, when the crew spots a woman sitting at the counter before closing time. She’s wearing a suikan, a type of outfit that only Japanese nobles wear, and carries a bizarre aura about her. She orders cold sake with abura-age. Oddly enough, she’s never been to Nobu, and yet Nobuyuki and Shinobu both feel like they’ve seen her gloomy eyes somewhere before…

Kiss Day
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7.22
9 votes

#9 - Kiss Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2018

Hans learns from Nikolaus that today is “Kiss Day” at Nobu. But what in the world does that even mean? Could it be that Shinobu…? He swings by, feeling a bit anxious and excited, to find the place swarming with male customers. Shinobu excitedly proclaims that she’s been looking forward to “Kiss Day.” What does she mean?

The First Kaisendon
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7.21
14 votes

#10 - The First Kaisendon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2018

Ignaz, a wheat broker in the city of Aitheria, is concerned about the timid personality of his sister’s fiancé, Kamil. He hopes the young man will become a person capable of protecting his sister. In order to test his resolve and bravery, Ignaz gives him an assignment: eat raw fish. Specifically, a dish called “sashimi” served at Nobu. But despite Kamil’s assumption that eating raw fish is dangerous, he finds himself stunned by the beautiful, shining plate of sashimi presented to him…

Menchi-Katsu
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7.20
10 votes

#11 - Menchi-Katsu

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/6/2018

Rolf and Corona run an inn called "The Flying Wheel" together. One day, the two of them swing by Nobu. Impressed by Shinobu's work ethic, Corona asks her to marry her grandson. While she's bewildered and flustered by this sudden proposal, Rolf challenges Nobuyuki to a duel to see which establishment serves better meat dishes. Nobuyuki goes into battle with menchi-katsu, determined to win.

The Tale of the Three Northern Territories Conference
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7.08
12 votes

#12 - The Tale of the Three Northern Territories Conference

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/14/2018

At the behest of the last emperor, the distribution of lager has been approved and made legal. Nobuyuki and Shinobu are thrilled by this news. Gernot drops by for the first time in a while and orders loads of napolitan. While he waits for his order, he starts talking about a certain incident that took place at a recent conference between three northern territories. Something about it sounds awfully familiar…

The Company Commander's Weakness
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7.00
10 votes

#13 - The Company Commander's Weakness

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/8/2018

Berthold is known far and wide as a devil of sorts. There are few in the ancient city who don’t fear him. But even a man as intimidating as he has something he cannot eat: squid. Unfortunately for him, he is soon to meet with a squid fisherman’s daughter for a potential arranged marriage. He comes to Nobuyuki hoping to squash his distaste for squid by trying a multitude of different dishes, but no matter how hard he tries, he can’t even bring himself to take a single bite. Roasted dry squid, squid sashimi, minced squid balls, fried calamari… Nevermind salted squid guts. Just what IS Berthold’s beef with squid…?

The Female Merc
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7.00
11 votes

#14 - The Female Merc

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/17/2018

Léontine, a female mercenary working for the eastern kingdom of Oilia, is on her way north to visit a group of nobles. She takes this opportunity to search for a man she once crossed blades with on the battlefield: the “Devil.” Where does this man find himself now? Léontine says she’s looking to pay him back, but...

Kabayaki Without Honor
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6.92
12 votes

#15 - Kabayaki Without Honor

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/20/2018

Reinhold's subordinate from the water transport guild, "Golden Willow Boat," is found poking around on "Water Dragon's Scale" turf. Its master, Gotthard, comes to Reinhold asking for compensation, but unfortunately, all they can afford to give up are fishing rights to the river. Supposedly, it's filled with rich eels, but people say their muddy smell makes them unpopular as food...

The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 1
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6.91
11 votes

#16 - The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/17/2018

City council chief Backeshof, one of the best merchants in all of Aitheria, has set his eyes on purchasing Nobu. Shinobu stubbornly refuses his offer, but he responds by informing her that whatsontap is actually an illegal alcohol. If that is true, then that means that they’ve been violating the empire’s law this entire time. Not only could Nobu get shut down for good, but Nobuyuki and Shinobu could find themselves sentenced to death!

The Old Man and Fish
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6.90
10 votes

#17 - The Old Man and Fish

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/31/2018

One day, Johann=Gustav swings by Nobu with a dignified looking old man at his side. The older gentleman savors whatsontap with a smile, excitedly trying all sorts of different dishes one after the other. Pickled small horse mackerel, panko-fried Spanish mackerel… The older man is overwhelmed by the multitude of exotic dishes he’s never tasted before. Supposedly, this strange gentleman is Johann’s uncle, but who is he really…?

The Burglar
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6.83
12 votes

#18 - The Burglar

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/25/2018

Upon hearing that Nobu’s been robbed, Deacon Edwin pays a visit to the pub with Nikolaus. Much to their shock, the place is open for business as usual. Nikolaus begins to ask Shinobu questions, and she tells the tale of a small thief that showed up during the day. Just who is this criminal…?

The Spy and the Salad
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6.83
12 votes

#19 - The Spy and the Salad

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/6/2018

Jean-François Mount de La Vigny is a spy in the neighboring country of Oilia. He's on an undercover investigation in Aitheria, the empire's most ancient of cities. While doing research on food distribution, he comes across a special salad served at Nobu and is stunned. Do people in the empire always get to eat fresh vegetables? His mind is awash with questions.

The Company Commander's Triumphant Return
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6.83
12 votes

#20 - The Company Commander's Triumphant Return

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/20/2018

Berthold returns to the ancient city having successfully married Hermina. However, things don't go quite as planned and the couple are unable to move into their new home. Berthold takes his newly betrothed to Nobu and asks if they can watch over her for a bit. Meanwhile, things have gotten busy for Nobuyuki and Shinobu ever since their kabayaki became a huge hit in the city. They're worried they might not be able to accommodate customers who come in for drinks. It's then that Hermina says something that could very well lead them to the answer to their problems...

The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 2
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6.82
11 votes

#21 - The Secret of Whatsontap: Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/31/2018

Judgement day has arrived for Nobuyuki and Shinobu. Gernot runs a thorough investigation into the charges against the pair and discovers that there are lager barrels that have been moved about illegally. Gernot reveals the details in front of those gathered at Nobu. A shocking truth, unveiled!

A Tempura Early Summer Mix
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6.80
10 votes

#22 - A Tempura Early Summer Mix

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/3/2018

“Bears of the Flower Garden” has not once closed since its opening many moons ago. Unfortunately, the sun is setting on the restaurant, and its final days are approaching fast. The regulars sit around with its owner, Björn, celebrating the start of his brand-new life. Nobuyuki sends over some mixed tempura as a farewell gift. The owner enjoys one final time with his regulars, drinking good drinks and eating good food. Nobuyuki and Shinobu, struck by this sight, have an idea.

The Great Drunken Kara-Age Debate
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6.80
10 votes

#23 - The Great Drunken Kara-Age Debate

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/3/2018

Berthold, Hans, and Nikolaus are all having drinks at Nobu as per the usual. Today, they’re discussing which flavor of kara-age they should order: salt or soy sauce. Berthold prefers salt, but Nikolaus is all in on soy sauce. They both preach about their preferred flavor, but the debate seems to be going nowhere. Finally, the two turn to Hans for his opinion, but where does he stand…?

Ale from the Ancient City
star
6.75
12 votes

#24 - Ale from the Ancient City

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/14/2018

Baron Brentano shows up at Nobu one day with barrels of the finest ale in tow. Drinks on the house for all! After going so long drinking poorly stored ales, the wonderful aroma of this new arrival fills the customers with absolute joy. It was these loyal customers that had saved Nobu from its crisis. Six long months have gone by since Nobuyuki and Shinobu opened up shop in Aitheria…