The BEST Episodes of Midnight Diner

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: MBS

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 single choice. However, the customers still come for the amusing chatter and the proprietor's willingness to cook any dish that they request. This drama depicts the lives of the restaurant's patrons, including a yakuza, an unsuccessful actor, a group of office ladies, a newspaper delivery boy, and a stripper

Yakisoba Dog

#1 - Yakisoba Dog

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

Businessman Kotani is jubilant at his high school baseball team's success. His joy stirs up memories of his former best friend, the coach of the team.

star 9.00
1 votes
Crab and Toshikoshi Soba

#2 - Crab and Toshikoshi Soba

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

It's never too late for a fresh start. One year ends and another begins as familiar faces gather to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Midnight Diner.

star 9.00
1 votes
Nikujaga (Meat & Potato Stew)

#3 - Nikujaga (Meat & Potato Stew)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

star 8.31
13 votes
Gyoza (Dumplings)

#4 - Gyoza (Dumplings)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

star 8.27
11 votes
Menchikatsu (Ground Meat Cutlet)

#5 - Menchikatsu (Ground Meat Cutlet)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 20, 2014

star 8.27
11 votes
Butter Rice

#6 - Butter Rice

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2009

Ochazuke, pork shogayaki, deep-fried tofu, tonjiru, Wagyu top-round served with red wine sauce.

star 8.24
17 votes
Directors: 登坂琢磨
Writers: 和田清人
Futatabi Akai Weiner (Again Red Wiener)

#7 - Futatabi Akai Weiner (Again Red Wiener)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

star 8.19
16 votes
Directors: Joji Matsuoka
Writers: Katsuhiko Manabe, Yaro Abe
Asari no Sakamushi (Sake Steamed Clams)

#8 - Asari no Sakamushi (Sake Steamed Clams)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

star 8.19
16 votes
Karaage to Haiboru (Karaage and Highball)

#9 - Karaage to Haiboru (Karaage and Highball)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 2011

star 8.06
16 votes
Kinpira Gobo (Braised Burdock Root)

#10 - Kinpira Gobo (Braised Burdock Root)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 2014

star 8.00
10 votes
Fried Chicken Breast with Cheese

#11 - Fried Chicken Breast with Cheese

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

Writer Yada and hostess Hikaru bond over their love of horoscopes and chicken cheese cutlet. Secretly, Yada tries to use the horoscopes to woo her.

star 8.00
1 votes
Plum Rice Ball

#12 - Plum Rice Ball

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

A retired old schoolteacher reconnects with his former student: diner regular Marilyn. Awkwardly, her high school nemesis also shows up.

star 8.00
1 votes
Salmon and Mushrooms

#13 - Salmon and Mushrooms

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

The Ueharas run a barbershop together. They seem happy, but when his wife goes on a trip, a beautiful kimono instructor catches Mr. Uehara's eye.

star 8.00
1 votes
 Kitsune Udon

#14 - Kitsune Udon

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

Two aspiring voice actresses stop by for lucky bowls of kitsune udon, but six months later, only one of them seems to have had any luck.

star 8.00
1 votes
Ochazuke

#15 - Ochazuke

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

Nattō

star 7.95
19 votes
Directors: 及川拓郎
Writers: 及川拓郎
Nikogori (Jellied Fish)

#16 - Nikogori (Jellied Fish)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 3, 2011

star 7.94
16 votes
Cat Food

#17 - Cat Food

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2009

Ochazuke, fried egg, onigiri , peanuts

star 7.90
21 votes
Directors: 松岡錠司
Writers: 向井康介
Toshikoshi Soba (New Year's Eve Soba Noodles)

#18 - Toshikoshi Soba (New Year's Eve Soba Noodles)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 22, 2014

star 7.89
9 votes
Ramen

#19 - Ramen

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 2009

Omelet, ginger pork, ochazuke, orange juice, peanuts, baked crab

star 7.88
16 votes
Directors: 松岡錠司
Writers: 真辺克彦
Satoimo to Ika no Nimono (Simmered Taro & Squid)

#20 - Satoimo to Ika no Nimono (Simmered Taro & Squid)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 3, 2014

star 7.82
11 votes
Harusame Sarada (Vermicelli Salad)

#21 - Harusame Sarada (Vermicelli Salad)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 2014

star 7.80
10 votes
Kurimu Shichu (Cream Stew)

#22 - Kurimu Shichu (Cream Stew)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

star 7.79
14 votes
Rebanira to Nirareba (Liver & Chive Stir Fry)

#23 - Rebanira to Nirareba (Liver & Chive Stir Fry)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 17, 2014

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: 松岡錠司
Writers: 真邊克彥
Egg Sandwich

#24 - Egg Sandwich

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2009

Ham sandwich, macaroni salad, ochazuke, peanuts

star 7.71
17 votes
Directors: 山下敦弘
Writers: 真辺克彦
Hakusaizuke (Pickled Cabbage)

#25 - Hakusaizuke (Pickled Cabbage)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 24, 2011

star 7.67
12 votes