Restaurant to Another World (異世界食堂, Isekai Shokudō) is a Japanese light novel series written by Junpei Inuzuka, with illustrations by Katsumi Enami. Shufunotomo released four volumes of the series. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired from July 3 to September 18, 2017.
The Western Restaurant Nekoya (洋食のねこや Yōshoku no Nekoya) is a restaurant situated in a mundane corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which, despite its name, offers a lot of Japanese dishes in addition to Western ones. It opens during usual business hours though closed during holidays and weekends. But secretly it is also open on Saturdays, as on this particular day it creates doorways to another world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake of its exotic food with many of them becoming regular patrons.
The web novel was initially serialized by Junpei Inuzuka on the user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō from January 4, 2013 onwards.
Following the web novel's publication, Shufunotomo acquired the series for print publication. The first light novel volume, with illustrations by Katsumi Enami, was published on February 28, 2015 under their Hero Bunko imprint. As of June 2017, four volumes have been published.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Takaaki Kugatsu, launched in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine. The manga shares the same first chapter about menchikatsu as the original web novel, but the second chapter is different. Crunchyroll began publishing the manga in English beginning on July 2, 2017.
The author reported in a September 7, 2016 blog entry on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website that an anime adaptation project of the light novel series was in the works, later revealed to be an anime television series.The series aired from July 3, 2017 to September 18, 2017 on TV Tokyo, and simulcasted by Crunchyroll. Funimation has licensed the series in North America. Masato Jinbo directed the series and supervised scripts at Silver Link, with Takao Sano and Keiichi Sano adapted the original character designs for animation. The opening theme is "One in a Billion" by Wake Up, May'n, while the ending theme is "Chiisana Hitotsubu" (ちいさなひとつぶ, "A Small Grain") by Kiyono Yasuno.