Midnight Diner (深夜食堂 Shinya shokudo) is a Japanese TV series based on the manga of the same name by Yaro Abe. The show focuses on a midnight diner, the chef, known only as "The Master", and his involvement with his customers.
The setting of Midnight Diner is a small 12 seat Izakaya called "Meshiya" in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Despite the restaurant's strange opening hours, 12 am to 7 am, it is popular with the busy nightlife of Shinjuku. The Shinjuku setting, and the hours of operation, mean that much of the Midnight Diner story takes place at night.
The show has been a success in Japan, with four seasons produced in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2017. Also, to date, two movies were produced by TBS and MBS. The fourth season (known in the US as "Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories") produced in 2016 by TBS and Netflix Japan. Netflix Japan purchased streaming and production rights from the Japanese producer to produce the fourth series, which is shown on Netflix internationally.