Midnight Diner

The WORST episodes of Midnight Diner

Every episode of Midnight Diner ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Midnight Diner!

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.

Last Updated: 11/14/2022Network:MBS
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Fried Chicken Wings
star
6.78
9 votes

#1 - Fried Chicken Wings

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/2019

In her mid-30s, Chizuru worries her modeling career is ending. An encounter with a high-powered fan gives her a chance to evaluate her priorities.

Hot Pot For One
star
6.78
9 votes

#2 - Hot Pot For One

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/21/2016

A diner regular reunites with an old classmate who, despite a good upbringing, now works a menial job to support her troublesome nephew.

Kanzume (Canned Food)
star
7.29
28 votes

#3 - Kanzume (Canned Food)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/10/2011

A group of young film makers producing a movie about a suicide at the same site bumps into a mysterious young woman, and can't shake the feeling she may be some ghostly reincarnation of the victim.

Omelette Rice
star
7.40
10 votes

#4 - Omelette Rice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2016

The shared love of fried rice omelets forms an intercultural bridge between a young Japanese physicist and a Korean girl.

Directors: Joji Matsuoka
Benishōga no Tenpura (Pickled Red Ginger Tempura)
star
7.42
19 votes

#5 - Benishōga no Tenpura (Pickled Red Ginger Tempura)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/10/2014

Salmon and Mushrooms
star
7.43
7 votes

#6 - Salmon and Mushrooms

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2019

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.

Tonteki
star
7.45
11 votes

#7 - Tonteki

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2016

An office worker who loves pork steaks knits sweaters for the men she adores, but her affections -- and handiwork -- are not always appreciated.

New Year's Eve Noodles, Again
star
7.50
8 votes

#8 - New Year's Eve Noodles, Again

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/21/2016

As December comes to a close and the regulars gather at the diner, the Master takes a look back at his memories of the year.

Directors: Joji Matsuoka
Potato Salad
star
7.51
37 votes

#9 - Potato Salad

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2009

Stamina set meal

Directors: 及川拓郎
Writer: 及川拓郎
Tonbara Tomatomaki (Pork Wrapped Tomatoes)
star
7.52
23 votes

#10 - Tonbara Tomatomaki (Pork Wrapped Tomatoes)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/27/2014

Sour Plum & Plum Wine
star
7.56
9 votes

#11 - Sour Plum & Plum Wine

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/2016

Upon finishing the last of his late mother's pickled plums, a man suddenly wonders what will become of his erotica after he passes away.

Directors: Joji Matsuoka
Hakusaizuke (Pickled Cabbage)
star
7.58
24 votes

#12 - Hakusaizuke (Pickled Cabbage)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/24/2011

A young screenwriter has to live through a scandal after her affair with her producer is revealed.

Fried eggs and red wieners
star
7.59
46 votes

#13 - Fried eggs and red wieners

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/2009

Ginger baked cod roe, pork, fried horse mackerel, peanut

Directors: 松岡錠司
Writer: 真辺克彦
Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Noodles)
star
7.62
26 votes

#14 - Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Noodles)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2011

A bowl of cold noodles reminds a soon to retire detective of a fugitive that had eluded him his entire career. Could he possibly capture this elusive thief before they both retire?

Sautéed Yam
star
7.63
8 votes

#15 - Sautéed Yam

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/21/2016

A dish of sauteed Chinese yam rekindles the connection between a young wife and her former lover, with whom she shares a hidden professional past.

Directors: Fumio Nomoto
Grilled Aji (Horse mackerel)
star
7.64
33 votes

#16 - Grilled Aji (Horse mackerel)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2009

Peanuts

Writer: Kosuke Mukai
Shijimijiru (Clam Soup)
star
7.67
18 votes

#17 - Shijimijiru (Clam Soup)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/1/2014

Satoimo to Ika no Nimono (Simmered Taro & Squid)
star
7.67
21 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/3/2014

Rebanira to Nirareba (Liver & Chive Stir Fry)
star
7.68
19 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2014

Directors: 松岡錠司
Writer: 真邊克彥
Egg Tofu
star
7.70
10 votes

#20 - Egg Tofu

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2016

A lonely little boy with only a gambler to take care of him hopes to make a connection with a bar girl over a mutual appreciation for egg tofu.

Directors: Hirata Mitsuru
Kitsune Udon
star
7.71
7 votes

#21 - Kitsune Udon

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/2019

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.

Kurimu Shichu (Cream Stew)
star
7.74
27 votes

#22 - Kurimu Shichu (Cream Stew)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/17/2011

An author with some writers block issue decides to solicit an escort for stress relief, but the chance meeting with her might be more than he bargained for.

Fried Chicken Breast with Cheese
star
7.75
8 votes

#23 - Fried Chicken Breast with Cheese

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/2019

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.

Katsudon
star
7.76
33 votes

#24 - Katsudon

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2009

Tamagoyaki, hokke (okhotsk atka mackerel),oyakodon, peanuts

Directors: 松岡錠司
Writer: 真辺克彦
Egg Sandwich
star
7.77
35 votes

#25 - Egg Sandwich

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2009

Ham sandwich, macaroni salad, ochazuke, peanuts

Writer: 真辺克彦

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