These two anime can't help but invite comparison to each other. Isekai Izakaya is more on the food porn spectrum whereas Isekai Shokudou is more about how food changes the customers' lives. But the bonus ending material of Isekai Izakaya makes it worth watching- there is either a reimagined recipe or a guided trip to a specialty shop that sells the food in the episode.
Both feature people from fantasy realms having delightful reactions to their first time trying Japanese meals and drinks. Isekai Shokudou got the better production deal without a doubt, but both are sweet depictions of casual life in these worlds seen from the perspective of our hosts.
If you have fun watching to how people from isekai react to "our" (japanese) food. The unbelievable feeling of experiencing a certain type of food the first time or seeing someone orgasm after eating ordinaryl beans then these animes are for you.
One would think why make another anime that is just like Isekai Shoukoudou, but they do have their differences. Izakaya focuses more on the food while characters are more in a background and food is the main focus. Isekai shoukoudou focuses more on characters and their background and how they managed to find their way to "this" restaurant and meeting all the other people from other worlds, that they would never meet otherwise.
The other difference is that Izakaya is just 10 minutes + 5 minutes of a real-life dude showing off his cooking skills. read more
Both stories are about a japanese restaurant thats connected to another world.
The customers in both stories are always impressed by the food served there.
The dishes are always looking tasty and superb.
If you like anime with tasty looking food there these are for you.
Isekai Shokudou and Isekai Izakaya almost share the same name.
They are both an anime of the 'isekai' genre (otherworld) and are also both restaurant themed anime with a slice-of-life kind of style story.
Isekai Shokudou and Isekai Izakaya, as well as having a really alike name, share the concept of tasty-looking food given to people living in other worlds (Isekai). While Isekai Izakaya is linked to one specific medieval world, Isekai Shokudou is connecting to multiple worlds and contains more mystery and magic.
Most of the episodes of Isekai Izakaya happen in the pub, while Isekai Shokudou focus a bit more on the different protagonists and their specific worlds - until their arrival to the restaurant.
Both show put lot of importance into the food, from the way it looks to the tasting-review.
As a bonus, Isekai Izakaya comes with two bonus-ending corners. One in which a cook re-do a custom recipe linked with the episode, and the other with a foodie going to restaurants in Japan serving the same food.  read more
Both anime take an untraditional spin on cooking show. While Shokugeki no Souma does it in battle shounen style, Isekai Shokudou does it in isekai style. Both feature detailed animation depicting food, detailed description of the taste and of course, foodgasms.
Both anime heavily involve food. They both showcase VERY aesthetically pleasing dishes along with how they're made! One big difference between the two is that Shokugeki's MC is focused on for the majority of the anime, while Isekai Shokudou tends to focus more on the numerous recurring characters.
I would say the two most similar animes for this would be Bartender and Shokugeki no Souma.
Bartender and this anime has a lot of similarities and I mean A LOT.
The attitudes of both masters of the restaurants/bar have pretty much the same attitude. Humble, respectful, and a level of professionalism.
The music taste is also similar.
The general feel of awe is the same.
The biggest differences are the comedy elements of each character and the fantasy-based theme of Isekai Shokudou vs. supposedly a more realistic theme in Bartender.
Now for the similarities and differences compared to Shokugeki no Souma.
The food looks amazing in both animes.
SNS is more of a competitive anime.
There's fun humor in both.
SNS has more detail in cooking.
No ecchi. No foodgasms.
All in all, I really do like Isekai Shokudou more because it was fun and entertaining in a way that wasn't stressful. It was a light-hearted anime that anybody could honestly enjoy if you want to watch the history of each of its customers. But for the people who want more depth in the story, definitely check out Shokugeki no Souma and all its seasons.
But Bartender is by far the most similar in the atmosphere if nothing else. The idea of a small humble place that has interesting characters and stories, a very respectful host, and beautiful drinks and even in the end shows you how to make them during the ED song. The music is also soothing.
Both are episodic, slow paced, and the mc way to treat costumers are kinda similar
One (Bartender) show us drinks and the other (Isekai) show us food, but in pretty similar ways, the feeling is the same
Both shows follow a picaresque with the main focus changing each time but with 2 main character to cheer on (much like Bartender), both are about food and drink becoming the main draw of the show to bring people into the story. It differs from Bartender as it becomes more about who the character in general rather. Restaurant to Another World is still quite a complex world (or worlds I should say) but using the raw concept of fantasy and bring it all together. It's a little bit more faster paced than Bartender but think of it as Ryuu's older cousin opened a Restaurant.
Actually, what is the main thing the characters of Isekai Shokusou do is enjoying food prepared by Tenshu. The same thing is about Wakako! She likes visiting bars, ordering delicious dishes for the alcohol and describing her feelings about the taste in the tiniest details. Both animes show us very appetitive dishes and make our mouth filled with our saliva.
-easy, slow paced show
-a few "main" characters but a focus on side characters
-quality sound track
-a feeling that the show could be very different but consciously chooses to be a simple story that focuses on human interaction and simple feelings.
Both Isekei Shokuduo and Natsume Yuujichou give you a sense of a greater world that what you expect, yet they limit your view into that world. this can either be infuriating or enjoyable and happily both fall in the latter category. If you like one, I would recommend the other as a similar, worthwhile story.
I know Isekai Shokudou feels like Death Parade because it is episodic - each episode 1 or 2 different stories about other characters. But to me the mood feels more happy.
Natsume Yuujinchou and Isekai Shokudou are more similar. Both have fantasy elements: Natsume Yuujinchou the Youkai and Isekai Shokudou the fantasy world and the fantasy characters that visit the restaurant.
There are different stories centered about episodic characters and some of the characters are recurring. Natsume Yuujinchou has the focus on Natsume - the main character. Isekai Shokudou has the focus on the episodic characters. The stories in both anime contain a mix of different moods. Some are happy, some more melancholic.
If you liked one of these anime I'd say give the other one at least a try. read more
i know its weird recommending Aria to Isekai Shokudou but watching it reminds me alot of Aria.
the slow phase story, the characters, the beautiful scenery, making costumer happy, learning some of their background story. etc.
just the feeling to it is really similar.
if Isekai Shokudou is a cooking theme Aria is the touring counter part of it..
Slow, relaxing anime without a main story and instead it's episodical and focuse on interactions between the characters during their daily life. Both anime are about regular life of it's characters but with one element that makes the world different from our daily life. Isekai Shokudou mixes our world with a fantasy one while Aria is a futuristic show. Both are iyashikei.
Both have the same male seiyuu who does the main character's voice, and the same amount of fantasy and magic genre, it also share the same plot were there is is portal that leads to another realm, the only differences was one has and action genre where the theme was about every otaku's dream come true, while the other has has that food porn theme in it.
This may seem like a stretch, but hear me out. Both share a similar episodic nature, with each episode featuring new characters coming to an other-worldly place (be it a restaurant or a bar) and being attended to (be it for a nice meal or a game-of-death). The respective locations are also overseen by a seasoned male server (the Owner of Western Restaurant Nekoya and Decim the bartender) who has recently taken a newcomer female under his wing (Aletta and Chiyuki).
The differences arise from respective themes and tone. While Isekai Shokudou is a light and relaxing show, Death Parade is much darker and somber. The former has characters leaving the restaurant for their home world happy and satisfied, while the latter has visitors of the Quindecim judged for their past sins and sent to either reincarnation or the void, often very miserable. read more
both are isekai with heavy food elements Kakuriyo has a romance element with connected plot but Isekai Shokudou is just a slice of life with each episodes focusing on the customers with a slight thread of a connected plot
This is the same thing. The difference is that the isekai every episode it was divided in two. Each segement, a different world, different person (with some problem) and each one order some kind of food.
Here we've got the same thing. Different people entering and talking about their problems as they eat different food.
One deals usually Isekai dealt with main course while this one deals with cafe, cookies, ice cream and such.
Both shows are about serving good food to others and making them happy. The biggest difference is that in Sweetness and Lightning, the person meals are made for is the same whereas with Restaurant to Another World, they are made for different people in every episode. Both shows have a laid back atmosphere that is all about bonding through meals.
Both shows present an undercovered from lay people's eyes place, such as cafe and a resturant which gives a warm feeling of magic and mystery.
In both shows every customer become equal: no racial or social diversity, lizard folks, demons, dragons, humans, robots are all the same: if you're hungry the chef will feed you up, if you want to chat - take a cup of coffee and chat with anyone without limitations. Speaking about conversations. Both show's characters speak a lot and it makes you smile, in Isekai Shokudou characters express their amazement of fantastic food, which is regular in our world, but in Eve no Jikan you enjoy more sophisticated topics between characters which makes you think more about existance.
IMO the resemblance rate is 8/10 (based on first 2 eps of Isekai Shokudou), which means if you liked one, you will like another. read more
Both anime about restaurant customers who are eat unknown dishes of eastern and western cuisine. In Piace: Watashi no Italian customers are people, and in Isekai Shokudoucu stomers are fantastic creatures from another world.
Surprised no one else recommended this. These shows's have their main focus on the food that's being made and how delicious it appears to be. Isekai Shokudou focuses on mainly Western dishes while Koufuku Graffiti focuses on more Japanese dishes. Both are great slice of life shows that are relaxing to watch.
They both share the theme of people from different time eras or worlds that stumble upon modern day Japan and experiencing the things they offer for the first time much to their delight & surprise. One focuses on bathing culture whilst the other focuses on modern day food.
Both are shows about food and are divided in two segements per episode. Each episode is a different food (or Ramen).
Althought Isekai has a more segment plot driven (each segment usually deals with a different character) and this one (Ramen Koizumi) we follow Koizumi and her bunch of unwanted wannabe friends as they try to impress Koizumi while eating different types of Ramen.