Shoku King
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Shoku King

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 食キング


Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 254
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2004
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Tsuchiyama, Shigeru (Story & Art)


Score: 6.991 (scored by 121121 users)
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Ranked: #89592
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Popularity: #24204
Members: 439
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Chapters: /254
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Volume 1


A while ago, an amazing chef was sent packing for a mistake that he didn't commit. He promptly left the cooking world to the underground. Today, still shunned by the establishment, he survives as soldier of fortune. If you have a bad restaurant, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire: THE Shoku king.


Shoku King has been published digitally in English by Media Do International/Nihonbungeisha since November 7, 2017.



Aug 3, 2020
Shoku King has a lot of problems. Despite being a manga started in 1999, it feels like it belongs to the end of the Showa era. It copies a lot of the beats of Oishinbo (1983-2014) without having an overarching story line I care about. In fact, I kind of want to give Kitakata-san a punch in the mouth for free.

A major theme in older food manga is "pure" or organic ingredients will always produce delicious food and a chef who doesn't use the purest, freshest, organic-est ingredients has lost the right to call himself a chef. This slavish devotion to ingredients ignores the whole ...

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