The BEST Episodes of Samurai Gourmet
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.