The BEST Episodes of Samurai Gourmet

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020

Network: Netflix

Takeshi Kasumi has spent his entire life devoted to his job. Now a retired man, he finds himself with plenty of extra time on his hands. While on an afternoon walk, Kasumi discovers the joys of day time drinking and the realization that he is now free to eat and drink what he wants, when he wants. This awakens his inner persona - a wandering samurai living life freely in Japan’s age of civil wars. Thus begins his search for blissfully delectable delights to satisfy his stomach and the samurai’s soul.

The White-Haired Knight

#1 - The White-Haired Knight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Left on his own for dinner, Kasumi wanders the neighborhood to find a suitable place. He settles on a yakitori restaurant with a gruff chef.

star 7.91
46 votes
Anniversary Oden

#2 - Anniversary Oden

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Kasumi surprises Shizuko with an anniversary outing and dinner. After ordering, he worries that she's disappointed by his unambitious menu selections.

star 7.78
46 votes
Mackerel in the Morning

#3 - Mackerel in the Morning

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

After a board game session with an old friend goes late, Kasumi decides to spend the night by himself at a local seaside bed-and-breakfast.

star 7.70
27 votes
Yakiniku Her Way

#4 - Yakiniku Her Way

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Shizuko asks Kasumi to give their college-aged niece Masako career advice. He takes her out to dinner but has trouble controlling the conversation.

star 7.70
23 votes
Umbrellas at the Dinner Counter

#5 - Umbrellas at the Dinner Counter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

After receiving a clean bill of health, Kasumi decides to celebrate by dining and drinking at a beaten-down but cozy izakaya gastropub.

star 7.61
18 votes
Mid-Day Beer at a Restaurant

#6 - Mid-Day Beer at a Restaurant

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Unsure what to do with his newfound freedom, Kasumi takes a stroll around the neighborhood and discovers a local diner he's never been to before.

star 7.56
41 votes
Pasta the Samurai Way

#7 - Pasta the Samurai Way

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Kasumi is concerned about how a new pair of sunglasses makes him look. Lunch at a high-class Italian restaurant makes the problem worse.

star 7.35
17 votes
Bento Lunch on Set

#8 - Bento Lunch on Set

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Kasumi is excited for his first job as an extra and can't wait for the free lunch that comes with the position. But delays keep him waiting for hours.

star 7.32
22 votes
A Memory of Hashed Beef and Rice

#9 - A Memory of Hashed Beef and Rice

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Looking through old photos, Kasumi is struck by a desire to visit a beloved restaurant he had frequented years ago. But when he gets there, it's gone.

star 7.30
46 votes
Croquettes of the Heart

#10 - Croquettes of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

While out running an errand for Shizuko, Kasumi spots a simple but delicious treat that brings back happy memories of his childhood.

star 7.25
16 votes
Lunch at an Old-Fashioned Café

#11 - Lunch at an Old-Fashioned Café

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

A search for a book leads Kasumi to an area of town he hasn't been to in years. He decides to read in a café, but only a "pure" one will do.

star 7.19
21 votes
The Demoness's Ramen

#12 - The Demoness's Ramen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

At Shizuko's suggestion, Kasumi decides to take up walking as a hobby. Soon he's hungry for ramen, but the popular places are too crowded.

star 7.19
32 votes