The BEST episodes of Samurai Gourmet

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

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.

Last Updated: 1/2/2023Network:Netflix
The White-Haired Knight
50 votes

#1 - The White-Haired Knight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

Anniversary Oden
49 votes

#2 - Anniversary Oden

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/2017

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

Mackerel in the Morning
34 votes

#3 - Mackerel in the Morning

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

Umbrellas at the Dinner Counter
23 votes

#4 - Umbrellas at the Dinner Counter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/17/2017

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

Yakiniku Her Way
30 votes

#5 - Yakiniku Her Way

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/17/2017

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

Pasta the Samurai Way
22 votes

#6 - Pasta the Samurai Way

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/17/2017

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

Mid-Day Beer at a Restaurant
46 votes

#7 - Mid-Day Beer at a Restaurant

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

A Memory of Hashed Beef and Rice
50 votes

#8 - A Memory of Hashed Beef and Rice

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

Croquettes of the Heart
20 votes

#9 - Croquettes of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/17/2017

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

Bento Lunch on Set
28 votes

#10 - Bento Lunch on Set

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

Lunch at an Old-Fashioned Café
26 votes

#11 - Lunch at an Old-Fashioned Café

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

The Demoness's Ramen
38 votes

#12 - The Demoness's Ramen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/17/2017

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.

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