Season 1
Midnight Diner
10 EPISODES • 2009
Each night a midnight diner serves up just four dishes, but customers aren't really there for the food: They've come for advice and a sympathetic ear.


1: Fried eggs and red wieners
Oct 9, 2009
The stern-faced master of this diner only wields his knife from midnight to 7 am. The yakuza Ryu has been a regular since he tasted the “red wieners”.
2: Cat Food
Oct 16, 2009
Struggling singer Miyuki orders her favorite “nekomamma”. Master recalls another regular who is a lyricist. He later writes her a song as a gift.
3: Ochazuke
Oct 23, 2009
Miki, Rumi and Kana meet at the diner to eat “ochazuke” (hot tea over rice) and gab about men. Master secretly calls them the “ochazuke sisters.”
4: Potato Salad
Oct 30, 2009
Master starts each night by making potato and macaroni salad. A recent regular and charismatic porn star has become a fan of his potato salad.
5: Butter Rice
Nov 6, 2009
Komichi brings food critic Toyama to the diner, who kills the mood. Goro comes for his usual butter rice which turns Toyama into a weekly patron.
6: Katsudon
Nov 13, 2009
Boxer Kacchan always eats katsudon (pork cutlet over rice) after a win. He falls in love with another regular Akemi. A big match suddenly comes up.
7: Egg Sandwich
Nov 20, 2009
Hopeful star Risa meets struggling student and newspaper delivery boy Nakajima at the diner. They share an egg sandwich together. Could this be love?
8: Sauced Yakisoba
Nov 27, 2009
Ex-idol Rinko visits the diner. Her former fan club members get excited when they hear she ate a plate of pan-fried noodles topped with a fried egg.
9: Grilled Aji (Horse mackerel)
Dec 4, 2009
Yachiyo, an older lady, visits the diner two days in a row. She becomes friends with Marilyn the stripper and they go out clubbing together.
10: Ramen
Dec 11, 2009
Gen, who usually comes with his “big bro” Ryu, is alone tonight when he orders ramen. He then stabs the leader of an opposing gang and disappears.
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