Fast food restaurants are equally prominent in the fictional world as they are in the real world. However, some of these businesses have managed to make a comeback so much that they are now considered integral parts of their respective stories.
Despite their generally unimpressive qualities, a large number of these fictitious eateries have unique features and serve many purposes, transforming them into real places of interest. Sometimes they are shown in many different ways, such as as a location our favorite characters frequent, as a venue that hosted an important event in the narrative, or as an organization managed by the protagonists.
Nekoya Restaurant, a 10th Western restaurant, is located in another world.
In the last few years, the isekai genre has become oversaturated, with many titles containing extremely generic plotlines and uninteresting premises. However, a refreshing new addition to the mold was the gourmet anime Restaurant to Another World.
This episode is centered around a popular Japanese eatery called Western Restaurant Nekoya, which is open to otherworldly beings on Saturdays. It is famous for hosting various interesting animals, from dwarves to dragons, who guard the entrance of the gates in the other world, preventing bad-willed visitors from entering the famous restaurant.
Haruhi Suzumiya's Melancholy in 9 Dream Coffee Shop
Haruhi Suzumiya's Melancholy is one of Kyoto Animation's most well-known titles, displaying remarkably crisp animation with meticulous attention to detail despite being released in 2006. It is centered around an eccentric high school girl named Haruhi Suzumiya and her group of unenthusiastic lackeys she dubbed the SOS Brigade.
Dream Coffee Shop is a regular meeting spot for the SOS Brigade members before undertaking any special activities. It's mostly known for its varied menu items, which are often influenced by McDonalds.
8 Cafe Stile Blend S
The main location where the characters of Blend S spend their working life is Cafe Stile. Maika Sakuranomiya, the main protagonist in this anime, initially struggles to land a job due to the menacing look she develops whenever she attempts to smile. However, her efforts finally pay off when she discovers a suitable location for her unique condition.
Maika is assigned a sadistic role due to her threatening nature, a personality that is believed to appeal to those with aggressive tendencies.
7 Wagnaria Working!!
Working!! is an anime popular in the slice-of-life community, with a unique cast of characters with extremely strange personalities. Souta Takanashi, a newly recruited member of Wagnaria, was scouted by one of its waitresses, aged 11.
The informal interaction between Wagnaria employees is a constant source of joy, although it differs from the other establishments. From the bi-polar klutz, Aoi Yamada, to the overbearing sadist, Hiroomi Souma, there is something for everyone.
6 Maid Latte - Maid Sama!
Maid sama! is one of the most popular shoujo romance films released in the 2000s. The anime follows the lives of an assertive student council president Misaki Ayuzawa and her main love interest Takumi Usui, a blonde foreigner who is regarded as being extremely attractive. The two initially have no romantic links, but gradually warm up to each other as the story progresses.
Misaki works in a maid shop while Usui shows her around, despite her wanting to keep her job a secret. She chooses to keep her secret but visits the cafe regularly to annoy her for his own pleasure.
5 Anteiku Tokyo Ghoul
Ghouls are powerful beings with superhuman abilities and an unquenchable desire for human flesh. Due to fear of being apprehended by the authorities, they operate in secret and discreetly devouring their prey away from the public eye.
Anteiku was a group that specialized in providing food for Ghouls in a less violent manner, although it operated as a regular cafe, rather than providing the remains of suicide victims to Ghouls in need. They were the primary source of support for the main protagonist, Ken Kaneki's early years as a Ghoul.
4 MgRonald's The Devil is a Part-Timer!
The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a reverse isekai that consists of the complicated relationship between a former demon lord and the hero who bears the responsibility of defeating him. It is a story that depicts what happens if powerful beings from other worlds are freed of their superhuman powers and forced to live among the common people.
Sadao Maou, a former demon lord and main character, works at a McDonald's fast food chain in the real world. The restaurant receives a lot of screen time and serves as a location for many anime events.
3 Restaurant Yukihira Food Wars!Shokugeki no Soma
Restaurant Yukihira, which is featured as the second representative of this unconventional cooking anime on this list, was founded in 1953 by the legendary cook Joichiro Yukihira. It is a "special-of-the-day" restaurant known for its wide variety of dishes, which vary depending on what day of the week it is.
Before he was sent to the Totsuki Culinary Academy, the restaurant was also run by the series' main protagonist, Soma Yukihira, who made his debut there. It was the first venue at which Soma demonstrated his outstanding abilities, establishing the restaurant's reputation as an accomplished establishment.
2 Baratie One Piece
The Baratie is a floating restaurant built on a massive ship that housed Vinsmoke Sanji, one of the first members of the Straw Hat crew in One Piece. It is a ship that received extensive coverage during the Baratie Arc, with the majority of its crew being aliens in their homeland.
The Black Leg is owned by Zeff, a strong old man who is open to treating all kinds of customers regardless of their moral preferences. The ship was the primary location for Luffy's battle against the pirate Don Krieg, but it earns most of its fame as the ship from which the Black Leg officially joined the Straw Hats.
1 Ichiraku Ramen Naruto
Naruto is an anime about shinobi, which features exciting battles between some extremely powerful individuals. The titular protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, is an extremely popular figure not only among fans, but also internationally, as he is one of the most well-known characters in the medium.
Ichiraku Ramen is a well-known ramen restaurant that has been frequented by Naruto since he was a kid, and even as an adult, he remains one of the series' most loyal customers. He has even appeared in various advertisements for the restaurant, illustrating just how much the yellow-haired protagonist loves his favorite ramen dish.