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The Best Episodes of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Every episode of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma!

Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to travel and cook around the world. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?


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The best episode of "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma" is "Song of Hope", rated 9/10 from 175 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Song of Hope" aired on 12/21/2019 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A New Genius".

  • Song of Hope
    9.0/10 175 votes

    #1 - Song of Hope

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-12-21

    During the FINAL BOUT, Soma challenges Erina to a Shokugeki. There is a hidden motive behind it: Soma wants Erina to put everything she’s got into her “Killer Dish”... As the time-limit draws nearer, Erina takes on Soma’s challenge and starts to prepare a new dish! What will Erina present as her “Killer Dish”?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A New Genius
    8.9/10 212 votes

    #2 - A New Genius

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-09-03

    Though presumed inferior to Kurokiba's cartoccio and Hayama's carpaccio, Soma's pacific saury dish had been hiding a secret. Will Soma's strategy work to sway the judges

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dawn Will Come Again
    8.8/10 197 votes

    #3 - Dawn Will Come Again

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-08-06

    Soma and Mimasaka's beef stew shokugeki has finally begun! Not only has Mimasaka copied Soma's use of oxtail as an ingredient, but his added twists also begin to sway the audience and the judges. But Soma still has a few tricks up his sleeve…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Sword That Signals Autumn
    8.8/10 186 votes

    #4 - A Sword That Signals Autumn

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-08-27

    The Fall Elections Finals are finally here, with a historic face-off between three finalists at once. While Hayama and Kurokiba produce fresh pacific saury glinting like swords, Soma's pacific saury is a bit different…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Memory of a Dish
    8.7/10 232 votes

    #5 - The Memory of a Dish

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-06-20

    The unofficial Shokugeki between Shinomiya and the Megumi-Soma pair has begun. With expulsion on the line, the judging is underway. Megumi's first dish as the main chef is her own take on the nine-vegetable terrine Shinomiya assigned--the Rainbow Terrine, made from seven types of vegetables!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The One Who Surpasses the Ordinary
    8.7/10 207 votes

    #6 - The One Who Surpasses the Ordinary

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-09-05

    The preliminaries for the Autumn Elections have entered the judging phase for each group! Excitement's in the air in Group B's arena as Hisako, Takumi, Alice, and others score big with the judges. The final dish to be judged belongs to Megumi, whom no one has high hopes for. What will her dish be like?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Banquet of Warriors
    8.7/10 219 votes

    #7 - The Banquet of Warriors

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-09-26

    Akira's dish, which on top of its powerful fragrance also uses the power of holy basil and yogurt, earns a score of 94 from the judges, two of which gave him a perfect 20. Finally, Soma presents his own fragrance bomb, combining his past two failures into a curry risotto omurice containing a mango chutney that deepens the flavor. The dish earns Soma 93 points, landing him second place behind Akira, though it is noted that three of the five judges ranked the dish higher than Akira's. As the contestants hold an afterparty celebrating and lamenting their victories and losses in the preliminaries, Soma becomes determined to improve his cooking finesse.

    Director: N/A

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  • The Magician Once More
    8.7/10 179 votes

    #8 - The Magician Once More

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-09-17

    Clearing his first Stagiare with ease, Soma heads off to his next training location to find it is a new restaurant to be opened by Shinomiya Kojiro, his former shokugeki opponent. What awaits Soma in Shinomiya's French restaurant kitchen?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pomp and Circumstance
    8.7/10 184 votes

    #9 - Pomp and Circumstance

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-09-24

    Only one more day of being a Stagiaire at SHINO's Tokyo. Soma continues to learn various things about French cuisine and is able to participate in the employee competition. Will Soma be able to impress Shinomiya with his dish and will he pass his Stagiaire course?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pride of Young Lions
    8.7/10 155 votes

    #10 - Pride of Young Lions

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-25

    It is now the third day of the Moon Festival! While the addition of the Sorta Danzi Noodles dish to their lineup has helped Soma improve their sales, they are nowhere near Chinese Cuisine RS, who continues to dominate the sales rankings. Soma decides to get help and start serving yet another new dish: Mapo Tofu, the same as Chinese Cuisine RS! However, his version has a surprising secret--what is Soma's strategy?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Heavenly Recette
    8.6/10 235 votes

    #11 - The Heavenly Recette

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-06

    The Polar Star members have managed to survive the first day of camp. Megumi starts to build some confidence by successfully supporting Soma. But now, she and Soma have to face the second day with a genius of French cuisine, Shinomiya, who'd already expelled more than 30 students the day prior...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Metamorphosis
    8.6/10 228 votes

    #12 - Metamorphosis

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-07-04

    The students have been tasked with creating an egg-based breakfast menu item for a buffet, and they must persuade guests to consume 200 servings before two hours' time. Soma's souffle omelets keep deflating before the guests have a chance to take the dish. With only 30 minutes remaining, Soma has served less than 10 guests--with defeat imminent, Soma recalls Joichiro's advice and decides to make a last-ditch effort to make a comeback!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What Fills the Box
    8.6/10 205 votes

    #13 - What Fills the Box

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-07-02

    Soma faces off against Alice in the Fall Elections. The theme: bento! Alice specializes in molecular gastronomy. How will each draw on their expertise to craft the ultimate bento?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Darkening Dinner Table
    8.6/10 152 votes

    #14 - The Darkening Dinner Table

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-11-01

    The final day of the Moon Festival is here. Soma and Kuga's battle finally draws to a close--who will emerge the victor? After closing up shop in the Central Area, Soma and Megumi accept Rindo's invitation to go to Tsukasa Eishi's booth in the Yamanote Area! What kind of food will be served by the first seat?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Basis for Strength
    8.6/10 139 votes

    #15 - The Basis for Strength

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2018-06-25

    The 3rd and final battle between Soma and Nene is heating up, as they are putting everything they've got in the dish! As the theme of shokugeki is soba, Nene is in her element and finishes first. Her dish is highly praised by the judges so what will Soma cook up to turn the situation around!?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Perfect Rocks
    8.6/10 90 votes

    #16 - The Perfect Rocks

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-09-19

    Like Asashi’s dish, Soma’s dish triggers Mana’s “Gifting” ability within the venue. Who will win and move forward!? Soma and Asahi’s battle finally ends! In the meantime, Azami Nakiri visits Mana. Azami and Mana’s past is revealed for the first time…

    Director: N/A

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  • The Quiet Don, the Eloquent Don
    8.5/10 235 votes

    #17 - The Quiet Don, the Eloquent Don

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-05-16

    The Shokugeki between Mito Ikumi and Yukihira Soma has begun! Everyone, including Erina, is convinced that Ikumi, the Meat Master, will win. Soma, on the other hand, is greeted by jeers the moment he enters the arena. Will Soma be able to save Don RS?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Shin'ichi Inotsume

  • The Pursuer
    8.5/10 183 votes

    #18 - The Pursuer

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-07-23

    The 4th round between Takumi Aldini and Mimasaka Subaru unexpectedly becomes a shokugeki. Takumi's bruised pride ignites his desire to beat Mimasaka, but Mimasaka starts making the exact same dish as Takumi…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beasts Devouring Each Other
    8.5/10 175 votes

    #19 - Beasts Devouring Each Other

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-08-13

    Following Soma's victory in the 1st round of the semi-finals, the 2nd round between Kurokiba Ryo and Hayama Akira begins! Which one of them will advance to the finals?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Alchemist
    8.5/10 141 votes

    #20 - The Alchemist

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-22

    Soma and Eizan begin the shokugeki that will determine the fate of Polar Star Dormitory. Hereto known more as a skilled consultant, Eizan's strengths as a chef will finally become known. The shokugeki's topic is Satsuma chicken from Kagoshima prefecture. However, the match is rigged due to Eizan having bought out all the judges. Does Soma have a fighting chance?

    Director: Shinpei Nagai

    Writer: N/A

  • The One Who Aims for the Summit
    8.5/10 145 votes

    #21 - The One Who Aims for the Summit

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-12-20

    Soma battles with the First Seat of the Totsuki Elite Ten, Tsukasa. If Soma loses, he has to join Central and Tsukasa wagers seat in the Elite Ten. Their topic is French cuisine using venison. However, Soma pulls out an unlikely ingredient and a bizarre tool. The judges for this battle end up being Erina, Megumi, and Hisako who thought they were hiding, but were found. Who will be the victor in this battle that could greatly change both of their lives?

    Director: Mitsutoshi Sato, Shinpei Nagai, Ei Tanaka

    Writer: Shogo Yasukawa

  • The Pioneer of the Wastelands
    8.5/10 139 votes

    #22 - The Pioneer of the Wastelands

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2018-06-04

    23 years ago, Polar Star dormitory lead by Saiba Joichiro and Dojima Gin was known as the strongest of all Totsuki Academy. Joichiro’s creative dishes won many competitions and were recognized by many, however, he had an unsettling feeling inside him…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • To the Final Battleground
    8.5/10 123 votes

    #23 - To the Final Battleground

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2018-06-11

    The day of the Regiment de Cuisine is here! Soma has selected 8 best members to defeat the Central! After Azami and Erina’s discussion, it was decided that Soma, Isshiki and Megishima will fight in the 1st BOUT. Soma is up against Kinokuni Nene, the 6th seat in Central and also an expert in “soba” noodles! What will the shokugeki theme be!?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • How to Build a Specialty
    8.5/10 121 votes

    #24 - How to Build a Specialty

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-14

    The last Régiment du Cuisine begins! For the FINAL BOUT, each member from the team must complete 1 entree and 1 main dish to complete a course meal. Although team work is crucial to this battle, Soma and Erina continue to bicker on. On the other hand, the invincible pair Tsukasa and Rindo are ready to present their dishes…!

    Director: N/A

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  • The Taste of Failure
    8.5/10 121 votes

    #25 - The Taste of Failure

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-09-12

    Soma and Asahi’s battle begin! The theme of the battle is to cook a dish that has elements of the 5 cuisine of the world. The battle situation seems to be in favor of Asahi, who completed his dish first using his cross-knives technique. However, the dish Soma prepared was a “diner food”!? Will his dish match a plate that has been recognized by the “God’s Tongue”?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A