Hungry Hearts Diner is a game about a small shop at the edge of a
big city. Take on the role of the hard-working old lady struggling to
manage her family's little restaurant—and all by her lonesome, too!

Cook tasty meals for a variety of colorful characters, and learn more
about their triumphs and struggles as they chow down on your tasty,
home-cooked food. Rice balls, dumplings, can make it all!
In fact, the more you cook, the more dishes you'll unlock.
And hey, you'll even get a chance to learn about good ol' fashioned
Japanese cuisine while you're at it! Did you know you can make
jelly out of seaweed? Because I didn't!

Of course, the people who visit your diner all have a story to tell.
And what makes people more talkative than a full belly?
Feed your customers until they feel like sitting back and spinning
you a yarn or two!

But not every story is a happy one, and not every ending
joyous. Stay tuned for some twists and turns!

On a tiny side street in a nameless little neighborhood sits an
old Japanese diner. Things are quiet here; old-fashioned
you might say. But of course they are. It's Showa era Japan,
and the television is just starting to come into vogue.

Slide open the screen door and you'll see a kindly old lady
hard at work behind the counter. Her husband's been sick
for a while, and she's had to run the place on her own.
It's hard work, but she's a tough one, and she gets by.

Sit down at one of the worn wooden tables, and close your
eyes. Thunk thunk goes the steady beat of a knife chopping
veggies. Hisss; the sound of meat sizzling in a pan.
Swish swish; a whisk beating eggs.
The soothing sounds of a simple kitchen.

Sit here long enough, and all that tension will just flow
right out of you. So come on in, order a hot meal, and take
a load off. The peace'll do you good.

So, let me guess. The question you're asking yourself right now
is "is this game for me"? Well, maybe it is.
-Do you like casual/idle games?
-Do you like games where you run a shop?
-Are you looking for a nice, relaxing story?
-Ever played any of our other games, like Oden Cart or Showa Candy Shop? (If so, thanks a bunch!)
-Are you hungry?*
*Warning: This game is not edible. Please don't try to eat your phone.

If you answered "Yes!!!!" to any of the above, well,
maybe this game's for you. Give it a download and a shot.
It's free, so it won't cost you a dime!
We very much hope it brings you a smile! Or perhaps even some tears?

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Betty Wants Hugs ,

The Only Game I’ve Ever Really Loved in My Life Doesn’t Last Forever

I honestly wish all the stories didn’t end so quickly, because I am ultimately married to this wonderful idle app and now I have to divorce it since I FINISHED it. Now, I won’t spoil the ending (ThAt WaS ThE HaRDeSt SLap iN ThE FaCe I’vE EvEr REceIvEd), but it knocked me off my feet and got me sobbing. I love this game so much. I love the food, the characters, the narrative, the food...I JUST WANT TO FORGET EVERYTHING AND DO IT AGAIN! This game is way too underrated! It broke my heart, mended it, SHATTERED IT, and pieced it up. I...I just can’t explain how heartwarming, kind, humorous, and sentimental this game is. Anyone would love it. ANYONE. I promise you, whoever’s reading this, if you don’t get this game I’m going to die. It’s too good of a chance to miss. Too good. I wish this game the best luck. It’ll live in my heart forever. Sending love!

To: Grandma, Grandpa, Sakura, Mabo, Scarlett, the Dr., Officer Hiro, the old codger, the monk, and all the other lovable characters.

From: a loving fan, Me.

Trampham1999 ,

Beyond Perfection

I hardly write reviews for games but I am all for spending some time reviewing this one. I just finished the game and rushed to the app-store immediately to give this review since it iss such a pity for everyone to skip this game. This one is one of a few games that actually got me emotional.

I happened to come across the name on social media and saw a lot of good recommendations regarding to this. You will think the conversations with the customers are merely daily conversations at first, but trust me, the further you get, the more you realize how important the details in previous conversations are. Each of the customers has their own stories and brings about different moral lessons to us. I do wish that the game did not end so fast (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`). I am all for replaying it too~

All in all, the content is absolutely wonderful and I did not even mention that the graphic of this game is adorable as well! Truly a must-play game ❤︎

G. Whiz ,

Absolutely wonderful!

I went into this based on a recommendation from a friend. I usually don’t like restaurant simulator games—they often end up poorly created and stress me out more than relax me. This was different for a variety of reasons: the intricate storyline and interconnected stories struck a chord with me that other games haven’t even come close to, and the format was lovingly animated and very casual. The characters were three-dimensional and the dialogue was great, both humorous and very human. I won’t lie, the ending left me astonished (I stared at my screen for about a solid minute before I pushed Continue) and it resolves all the losses ends perfectly.

To the developers, I say bravo. Thank you for this wonderful game.

To Grandma, Grandpa, Mabo, Pigtails, Mr. Jizo, Officer Hiro, Tokei, Dr. Mondo, Slick, and Scarlett, I say good luck. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with me. May many others be as blessed as I was to have experienced this.


GAGEX Co.,Ltd.
255.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Daruma $0.99
  2. Lucky Deities $0.99
  3. Lucky Cat $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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