Muraki Shingo used to be a sushi chef at a top class Tokyo restaurant. On the day he is fired, an old friend from his hometown in Kansai calls to ask him to become a cooking teacher and supervise a future restaurant run by high school students. As Muraki takes cooking very seriously, with harsh methods and a high level of expectations, contrary to the school board, disagreements are certain to arise.
koukousei restaurant is a drama with so much heart. so much that every episode makes you swoon with the heartfelt emotions of a teacher learning his craft and his students learning the benefits of devotion and hard work. furthermore, as a side theme, the friendship of itou hideaki's hiroshi and matsuoka masahiro's shingo is so powerful and so moving. the two actors deserve an a+ for that alone. props to kamiki ryuunosuke as sakamoto as well. what an earnest delivery of an earnest character. :D itaya yuka was a pleasant surprise playing a more subdued character as well. overall, recommended to those who enjoy heartfelt true stories about life's learned lessons. :)