The story plays in a 50-year old corner-shop restaurant called ‘Youshoku no Nekoya’ close to the office district. The shop has an ordinary plate with a cat on it at it’s door, but once a week during the ‘Special Sale’ on Saturdays, the door will connect to another world. The customers coming through that door into another world at various places couldn’t be more different. They all are from different places, cultures and races. The charm of this strange restaurant is, that they all can taste the cooking without discrimination in a mysterious atmosphere. The story is a heartwarming display of encounters with people in the restaurant, no matter if those are born in the shop, the ‘other world’ or ‘this world’ or the shopkeeper, the people working there and others. Some of them might even be a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
Isekai Shokudo is based on a novel series written by Junpei Inuzuka with illustration by Katsumi Enami. Isekai Shokudo was first published on Shousetsuka Ni Narou (Let’s Become a Novelist) and is being published by Hero Bunko since February 2015. There are currently three volumes available.