Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo is a Japanese drama available on Rakuten Viki that follows a very similar format to Midnight Diner. Each episode of Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo is only 25 minutes, but they manage to fit an entire story (as well as a life lesson) in each one.
Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo is about three former high school classmates who come together to run a bar. One of them is a chef, the other the master (basically a bartender), and the other the owner of the bar. The speciality of the bar is serving meals made from canned goods, and the three of them agree to keep running the bar until all the cans run out (the former owner of the bar left a bunch of cans behind).
In each episode of Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo, a customer comes in with a different problem they have encountered. Through a combination of skillful talking and great cooking though, the problems always manage to get solved by the time the customer leaves the bar.
There are only six episodes of Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo, and I thought the series could have been a lot longer. However, I guess they were trying to keep the show short and sweet, and they definitely managed to accomplish this goal. If you are of food fan and loved shows like Midnight Diner, Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo should be next on your list!
Three Star Bar in Nishi Ogikubo Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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