Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World - Reviews

Alt title: Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~

Shadowrose96's avatar
Jun 2, 2018

Iskeai Izakaya is a show that presents itself as a typical isekai restaurant anime, however, it's certainly not something that someone would enjoy if they are looking for anime with a long-lasting plot or characters you will become attached to. This is a show purely about Japanese food. If you have ever watched those traveling tv shows where they visit restaurants and food stands in other countries, and it's basically just watching someone eat and explain the history/preparation of said food; then you will recognize Isekai Izakaya for what it is. It's kind of a tourism anime, and I personally enjoy that sort of thing. 

Each episode starts out with our main characters serving one or two new customers in the time-traveling izakaya. They always prepare just the right dish to their (usual skeptical or bewildered) customers and we get a lot of food animation complete. The story is kind of all the same but it'll make you smile or at the very least desperately hungry. The last 5 mins of the show are dedicated to live action segments that either follow a chef as he prepares a dish similar to the one featured in that episode or a man as he travels to izakaya in Japan for similar food. You either get some really interesting recipes or directions to a local restaurant that serves 'Whatsontap' and delicious food. 

The story is weak and not really the "point" of the anime, so there isn't a ton of appeal to simply watch this anime all the way through to the last episode. But at 15 mins an episode they are super easy to breeze through and perfect for a few minutes of downtime. The animation and sound are pretty good quality, making all the food look/sound mouthwatering.  

5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
ianimefeebz's avatar
Apr 9, 2020

I really enjoyed this anime, binged it on Youtube in 2 days. They are short (but perfect length) episodic food situations where the master has to prepare certain dishes for his isekai customers. I thought it was super fun and enjoyable to watch while eating actually.

Characters were enjoyable, just a quick watch, no crazy plot line. Sad to see low ratings but I loved it! 

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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Zambow's avatar
Sep 21, 2022

I watch this anime everytime I eat it is my safe place, there is something addicting to this. I do skip the irl end segment everytine but other than that... I'm here to feast

10/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
9/10 characters
10/10 overall
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lhanks's avatar
Jun 15, 2022

I thought this was a followup to Restaurant to Another World, which as a foodie and anime lover, I liked, and seemed to be an actual third season. But I literally stopped listening and took my headphones off when the the strange unusual live cooking segment started wondering if I was watching the right thing. I watched the rest of the ep just to be sure I wasn't missing something and didn't at all like the food he prepared. Who was that odd chef? I dropped this anime.</blockquote> <blockquote class="messageText SelectQuoteContainer ugc baseHtml">Shame on you.</blockquote> </article></div>

1/10 story
1/10 animation
1/10 sound
1/10 characters
1/10 overall
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WaggonBallZ's avatar
May 6, 2022

A very chill and laid back anime for you who want to watch something relaxing. 

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
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