The Emperor’s Cook

I’ve read many times how fans don’t like it when Takeru Sato does works where the role is that of a stupid person, and I highly agree. However, he does such a good job at acting out each of his roles that the person becomes real while watching him on screen. This drama was really good even if the character he played was very immature, however, he was suppose to be immature so that in the end you would see the change that took place during the drama.


  • Drama: The Emperor’s Cook
  • Romaji: Tenno no Ryoriban
  • Japanese: 天皇の料理番
  • Director: Yuichiro Hirakawa, Shingo Okamoto
  • Writer: Hisahide Sugimori (novel),Yoshiko Morishita
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: April 26, 2015 — July 12, 2015??
  • Runtime: Sundays 21:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Tokuzo Akiyama (Takeru Satoh) is a young man living in a rural area. One day, he eats cutlet. That experience leads him to become a cook for western style food. He first goes to Tokyo and then Paris, France to learn about the culinary arts. Fighting against discrimination and prejudice, he becomes a chef at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, France. At the age of 26, he becomes the chef for the Emperor of Japan.

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