Iron Chef

Iron Chef (1993)

  • Genre: Reality
  • First Air Date: 1993-10-10
  • Last Air Date: 1999-10-08
  • Total Seasons: 7
  • Total Episodes: 299
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: Food Network
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Iron Chef is a Japanese television cooking show produced by Fuji Television. The series, which premiered on October 10, 1993, is a stylized cook-off featuring guest chefs challenging one of the show's resident "Iron Chefs" in a timed cooking battle built around a specific theme ingredient. The series ended on September 24, 1999, although occasional specials were produced until 2002. The series aired 309 episodes. Repeats are regularly aired on the Cooking Channel in the United States and on Special Broadcasting Service in Australia. Fuji TV will air a new version of the show, titled Iron Chef, beginning in October 26, 2012.

  • Keywords: competition, cooking, cooking competition
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    Iron Chef Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2000-01-05
    8 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1993-10-10
    10 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1994-01-09
    50 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1995-01-02
    50 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1996-01-03
    52 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1997-01-10
    48 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1998-01-09
    49 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1999-01-08
    40 Episodes

    Iron Chef Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Ishinabe vs. Maruyama Takeshi (Salmon)60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Michiba vs Kobayakawa Yousei (Foie Gras)60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Chen vs Indoragori Paulo (Blow fish)60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Chen vs Kudo Toshiyuki (Tofu)60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Michiba vs Syu Tomiteru (Lobster)60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Chen VS Tei Kazuhiko (Octopus)60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Ishinabe vs Muto Masato (Daikon Radish)60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Michiba vs Syu Tomitoku (Crab)60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Ishinabe vs Oyama Eizo (Banana)60 min
    Season 1Episode 10Ishinabe vs Jacques Borie (Chicken)60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Michiba vs Shu Tomitoku (Pork)60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Chen vs Wan Weiping (Squid)60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Michiba vs Hoshino Jun (Egg)60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Michiba vs Tanabe Toshio (Sea Bream)60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Chen vs Taniguchi Kouichi (Shrimp)60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Michiba vs Masaki Kazuyoshi (Anago Eel )60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Chen vs Kandagawa Toshiro (Flounder)60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Sakai vs Guy Shokr (Oyster)60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Chen vs Kondo Shinji (Wheat)60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Sakai vs Kitami Hiroyuki (Tomato)60 min
    Season 2Episode 11Chen vs Kagata Kyoko (Scallop)60 min
    Season 2Episode 12Michiba vs Otakura Hideaki (Cheese)60 min
    Season 2Episode 13Michiba vs Goto Koichiro (Rice)60 min
    Season 2Episode 14Chen vs Munetaka Takahashi (Bamboo Shoots)60 min
    Season 2Episode 15Sakai vs Mario Nakagawa (Lamb)60 min
    Season 2Episode 16Michiba vs Yukio Hattori (Truffle)60 min
    Season 2Episode 17Chen vs Hiromi Yamada (Cabbage)60 min
    Season 2Episode 18Sakai vs Hiromi Funatsu (Bonito)60 min
    Season 2Episode 19Sakai vs Masatoshi Kimura (Duck)60 min
    Season 2Episode 20Chen vs Kiyoshi Takahashi (Carrot)60 min
    Season 2Episode 21Michiba vs Kuniyuki Ishikawa (Natto)60 min
    Season 2Episode 22Michiba vs Katsumi Hanato (Sweetfish)60 min
    Season 2Episode 23Sakai vs Yuji Wakiya (Sea Urchin)60 min
    Season 2Episode 24Chen vs Masahiko Miyamoto (Milk)60 min
    Season 2Episode 25Chen vs Koichi Tabata (Eggplant)60 min
    Season 2Episode 26Michiba vs Takashi Mera (Tuna)60 min
    Season 2Episode 27Sakai vs Tadaaki Shimizu (Homard (Lobster))60 min
    Season 2Episode 28Michiba and Chen vs Joël Bruant and Masafumi Furutaka (Sea Bass)60 min
    Season 2Episode 29Sakai vs Mitsuru Saito (Beef)60 min
    Season 2Episode 30Michiba vs Yasuhiko Yoshida (Eel)60 min
    Season 2Episode 31Sakai vs Hirohisa Koyama (Pike Eel)60 min
    Season 2Episode 32Chen vs Katsuyo Kobayashi (Potato)60 min
    Season 2Episode 33Michiba vs Keiji Nakazawa (Corn)60 min
    Season 2Episode 34Chen vs Hideki Ohsako (Mushroom)60 min
    Season 2Episode 35Michiba vs Artur J. Rütter (Bell Pepper)60 min
    Season 2Episode 36Michiba vs Tsutomu Hiroi (Saury)60 min
    Season 2Episode 37Sakai vs Sotetsu Fuji (Yam Potato)60 min
    Season 2Episode 38Chen vs Takashi Saito (Prawn)60 min
    Season 2Episode 39Sakai vs Masamitsu Takahashi (Matsutake Mushrooms)60 min
    Season 2Episode 40Michiba vs Xu Peirong (Shark Fin)60 min
    Season 2Episode 41Sakai vs Sekihata Katsuyuki (Bread)60 min
    Season 2Episode 42Chen vs Koji Kobayashi (Pumpkin)60 min
    Season 2Episode 43Michiba vs Yasuo Kawada (Anglerfish)60 min
    Season 2Episode 44Chen vs Sugita Tadashi (Shanghai Crab)60 min
    Season 2Episode 45Michiba vs Tatsuo Umemiya (Horse Mackerel)60 min
    Season 2Episode 46Sakai vs Seiya Kawasaki (Quail)60 min
    Season 2Episode 47Chen vs Toshikatsu Nakagawa (Noodle)60 min
    Season 2Episode 48Michiba vs Hiroshi Furusho (Turkey)60 min
    Season 2Episode 49Sakai vs Masayo Waki (Strawberry)60 min
    Season 2Episode 50Mr. Iron Chef 1994: Preliminaries60 min
    Season 3Episode 1Mr. Iron Chef 1994: Final (Yellowtail)60 min
    Season 3Episode 2Chen vs Toshiyuki Nakagawa (Mochi)60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Sakai vs Koji Yamada (Turnip)60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Chen vs Hisao Oidate (Chinese Cabbage)60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Sakai vs Fuyuko Kondo (Apple & Chocolate)60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Chen vs Yoshie Urabe (Soybean)60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Michiba vs Masao Suzuki (Matsuba Crab)60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Chen vs Kunihiko Hashimoto (Taro)60 min
    Season 3Episode 9Sakai vs Toshihiro Komine (Asparagus)60 min
    Season 3Episode 10Michiba vs Wang Zhijian (Egg)60 min
    Season 3Episode 11Chen vs Tetsutoshi Shimazu (Squid)60 min
    Season 3Episode 12Sakai vs Shigeo Yuasa (Cod)60 min
    Season 3Episode 13Hong Kong Special60 min
    Season 3Episode 14Chen vs Chiyo Cho (Tofu)60 min
    Season 3Episode 15Ishinabe vs Sawaguchi Tomoyuki (Flounder)60 min
    Season 3Episode 16Sakai vs Kunio Santo (Clam)60 min
    Season 3Episode 17Michiba vs Keisuke Tamano (Tilefish)60 min
    Season 3Episode 18Chen vs Lee Myong Suk (Liver)60 min
    Season 3Episode 19Sakai vs Isao Yanagidate (Caviar)60 min
    Season 3Episode 20Chen vs Elio Orsara (Kajiki Tuna)60 min
    Season 3Episode 21Michiba vs Etsuo Joh (Broccoli)60 min
    Season 3Episode 22Sakai vs Katsuo Ohmiya (Onion)60 min
    Season 3Episode 23Sakai vs Kazutaka Okabe (Lamb)60 min
    Season 3Episode 24Michiba vs Zeng Mingxing (Blue Crab)60 min
    Season 3Episode 25Chen vs Yukihiro Noda (Sardine)60 min
    Season 3Episode 26Ishinabe vs Yanagidate Isao (Avocado)60 min
    Season 3Episode 27Sakai vs Takayoshi Kawai (Sole)60 min
    Season 3Episode 28Sakai vs Haruyoshi Omino (Sweetfish)60 min
    Season 3Episode 29Chen vs Li Jinlun (Swallow's Nest)60 min
    Season 3Episode 30Sakai vs Shinichi Nagamatsu (Eggplant)60 min
    Season 3Episode 31Chen vs Hisama Hirano (Sea Urchin)60 min
    Season 3Episode 32Michiba vs Kenji Kaji (Umeboshi)60 min
    Season 3Episode 33Michiba and Sakai vs The Cuomo Brothers (Tomato)60 min
    Season 3Episode 34Chen vs Yoshiko Takemasa (Short-necked Clam)60 min
    Season 3Episode 35Sakai vs Joël Bruant (Salmon)60 min
    Season 3Episode 36Michiba vs Minoru Noda (Matsutake Mushroom)60 min
    Season 3Episode 37Sakai vs Philippe Aubron (Crayfish)60 min
    Season 3Episode 38Chen vs Tsuguo Fujiwara (Sea Cucumber)60 min
    Season 3Episode 391995 Iron Chef World Cup60 min
    Season 3Episode 40Sakai vs Sadaharu Nakajima (Rice)60 min
    Season 3Episode 41Michiba vs Lin Kunbi (Potato)60 min
    Season 3Episode 42Michiba vs Lin Kunbi Overtime (Sweet Potato)60 min
    Season 3Episode 43Chen vs Masahiko Hagiwara (Scampi)60 min
    Season 3Episode 44Chen vs Kiyotaka Ikegawa (Horsehair Crab)60 min
    Season 3Episode 45Sakai vs Toshiro Kandagawa (Lotus Root)60 min
    Season 3Episode 46Sakai vs Bruno Ménard (Escargot)60 min
    Season 3Episode 47Chen vs Sozo Miyamoto (Carp)60 min
    Season 3Episode 48Sakai vs Tadamichi Ohta (Octopus)60 min
    Season 3Episode 49Sakai vs Philippe Groult (Oyster)60 min
    Season 3Episode 50Mr Iron Chef 1995: Chen vs. Sakai (Chicken)60 min
    Season 4Episode 1Mr Iron Chef 1995 :Chen vs Michiba (Beef)60 min
    Season 4Episode 2The Legend of Michiba60 min
    Season 4Episode 3Chen vs Gao Jinyi (Dried Abalone)60 min
    Season 4Episode 4Sakai vs Hidetoshi Ushimaru (Curry Powder)60 min
    Season 4Episode 5Chen vs Hiroshi Yamanobe (Scorpionfish)60 min
    Season 4Episode 6Chen vs Watanabe Yoji (Snapping Turtle)60 min
    Season 4Episode 7Sakai vs Tadashi Yanagi (Pear & Chocolate)60 min
    Season 4Episode 8Sakai vs Jinichi Tateyama (Leek)60 min
    Season 4Episode 9Chen vs Takaya Nakazawa (Shiitake Mushroom)60 min
    Season 4Episode 10Nakamura vs Kiyoshi Suzuki (Foie Gras)60 min
    Season 4Episode 11Chen vs Tatsujiro Yoshida (Cod)60 min
    Season 4Episode 12Sakai vs Senji Osada (Scallop)60 min
    Season 4Episode 13Nakamura vs Lin Kunbi (Bell Pepper)60 min
    Season 4Episode 14Chen vs Katsuaki Mori (Spinach)60 min
    Season 4Episode 15France Special Part I: Nakamura vs. Bernard Leprince (Salmon)60 min
    Season 4Episode 16France Special Part II: Sakai vs. Pierre Gagnaire (Homard Lobster)60 min
    Season 4Episode 17Nakamura vs. Toyoaki Suganuma (Egg)60 min
    Season 4Episode 18Chen vs. He Yewen (Lettuce)60 min
    Season 4Episode 19Nakamura vs. Katsuko Nanao (Cod Roe)60 min
    Season 4Episode 20Chen vs Shunji Morikawa (Pineapple)60 min
    Season 4Episode 21Sakai vs Tamotsu Takao (Abalone)60 min
    Season 4Episode 22Nakamura vs. Kenji Motai (Udon)60 min
    Season 4Episode 23Chen vs Ichio Gotoh (Cuttlefish)60 min
    Season 4Episode 24Sakai vs Sonobe Yoshinobu (Salmon Roe)60 min
    Season 4Episode 25Nakamura vs Son Kangi (Pomfret)60 min
    Season 4Episode 26Sakai vs Philippe Batton (Bacon)60 min
    Season 4Episode 27Nakamura vs Tozawa Hideo (Clam)60 min
    Season 4Episode 28Chen vs Nomura Takayuk (Ayu)60 min
    Season 4Episode 29Nakamura vs Yamamoto Hideki (Conger)60 min
    Season 4Episode 30Sakai vs Uki Yoshimasa (Tuna)60 min
    Season 4Episode 31Nakamura vs Toriumi Masaru (Oyster)60 min
    Season 4Episode 32Chen vs Yamamoto Takeshi (Pork)60 min
    Season 4Episode 33Nakamura vs Thierry Houngues (Caviar)60 min
    Season 4Episode 34Chen vs Tsugawa Toshizo (Sea Eel)60 min
    Season 4Episode 35Sakai vs Sugawara Ken'ji (Corn)60 min
    Season 4Episode 36Chen vs. Shinsuke Shimada (Fleshy Prawn)60 min
    Season 4Episode 37Nakamura vs Uetake Toshimasa (Peach)60 min
    Season 4Episode 38Sakai vs So Choumei (Softcrab)60 min
    Season 4Episode 39Nakamura vs Endo Tokuo (Mackerel Pike)60 min
    Season 4Episode 40Chen vs Kashiwabara Takeo (Wax Gourd)60 min
    Season 4Episode 41Chen Over Time (Shark Fin)60 min
    Season 4Episode 42Nakamura vs Fujita Shin (Soba)60 min
    Season 4Episode 43Nakamura vs Ogusu Ryuichi (Chestnut)60 min
    Season 4Episode 44Chen vs Daniela Ozik (Mushroom)60 min
    Season 4Episode 45Sakai vs Yamaoka Hiroshi (Chinese Cabbage)60 min
    Season 4Episode 46Sakai vs Wein Nishi (Apple)60 min
    Season 4Episode 47Nakamura vs Kuroki Kenjiro (Angler)60 min
    Season 4Episode 48Nakamura vs Miyashiro Kiyoshi (Cow's Tongue)60 min
    Season 4Episode 49Chen vs Ishizaki Yukio (Garlic)60 min
    Season 4Episode 50Sakai vs Suzuki Yoshio (Orange)60 min
    Season 4Episode 51Nakamura vs Belnare Lebrance (Gull)60 min
    Season 4Episode 52Nakamura vs. Michiba (Pork, Sweet Potato, and Octopus)60 min
    Season 5Episode 1Sakai vs Kasahara Hiroshi (Rice Cake)60 min
    Season 5Episode 2Chen vs Michifude Hiroshi (Dried Scallop)60 min
    Season 5Episode 3Sakai vs Rory Kennedy (Rabbit)60 min
    Season 5Episode 4Sakai vs Rory Kennedy (Pigeon) Overtime60 min
    Season 5Episode 5Nakamura vs Morieda Hiroyoshi (Crab)60 min
    Season 5Episode 6Chen vs Kou Houkou (Rice)60 min
    Season 5Episode 7Sakai vs Shimada Tetsuya (Truffle)60 min
    Season 5Episode 8Nakamura vs Yamazaki Tateo (Nattou)60 min
    Season 5Episode 9Sakai vs Jyo Etsuo (Wine)60 min
    Season 5Episode 10Chen vs Wakiya Yuji (Papaya)60 min
    Season 5Episode 11Nakamura vs Mera Takashi (Seaweed)60 min
    Season 5Episode 12Sakai vs Kitami Hiroyuki (Honey)60 min
    Season 5Episode 13Nakamura vs You Koukan (Hanami Festival)60 min
    Season 5Episode 14Sakai vs Okumura Shinzou (Bamboo Shoot)60 min
    Season 5Episode 15Chen vs Ootsuki Chihiro (Tomato)60 min
    Season 5Episode 16Sakai vs Sasaki Kiyoyasu (Perch)60 min
    Season 5Episode 17Nakamura vs Azumaya Norio (Pork)60 min
    Season 5Episode 18Nakamura vs Jillian Harst (Ostrich)60 min
    Season 5Episode 19Chen vs Takagi Masao (Duck's Egg)60 min
    Season 5Episode 20Sakai vs Germano Orsara (Ham)60 min
    Season 5Episode 21Nakamura vs Sakane Hisahito (Sea Eel)60 min
    Season 5Episode 22Kobe vs Hagiwara Masahiko (Pasta)60 min
    Season 5Episode 23Sakai vs Sato Norio (Amberjack - Kampachi)60 min
    Season 5Episode 24Chen vs Syu Kenchu (Akahata - Grouper)60 min
    Season 5Episode 25Nakamura vs Kashima Masami (Prawn)60 min
    Season 5Episode 26Sakai vs Ishikawa Toshiyuki (Sea Urchin)60 min
    Season 5Episode 27Chen vs Matsuno Yoshikazu (Mantis Shrimp - Shako)60 min
    Season 5Episode 28Kobe vs Stephan Tabacchi (Cabbage)60 min
    Season 5Episode 29Sakai vs Toyoshima Seiji (Milk)60 min
    Season 5Episode 30Nakamura Chin vs Sakai Kobe (Watermelon)60 min
    Season 5Episode 31Chen vs Souseiko Kawaguchi (Eggplant)60 min
    Season 5Episode 32Sakai vs Androsoni Pietro (Melon)60 min
    Season 5Episode 33Nakamura vs Kojima Koten (Potato)60 min
    Season 5Episode 34Nakamura vs Kojima Koten (Flatfish) Overtime60 min
    Season 5Episode 35Sakai vs Nakajima Toshiyuki (Cow's Cheek)60 min
    Season 5Episode 36Chen vs Igarashi Miyuki (Cucumber)60 min
    Season 5Episode 37Kobe vs Imai Fujio (Matsutake)60 min
    Season 5Episode 381997 World Cup60 min
    Season 5Episode 39Chen vs Nagasaka Matsuo (Spareribs)60 min
    Season 5Episode 40Sakai vs Goto Masashi (Prawn)60 min
    Season 5Episode 41Kobe vs Seki Yuji (Chestnut)60 min
    Season 5Episode 42Nakamura vs Azuma Keiji (Lamb)60 min
    Season 5Episode 43Chen vs Matsushima Toru (Crab)60 min
    Season 5Episode 44Kobe vs Takahashi Kazunari (Milt)60 min
    Season 5Episode 45Kobe vs Takahashi Kazunari (Shrimp) Over Time60 min
    Season 5Episode 46Nakamura vs Moris Guilett (Scallop)60 min
    Season 5Episode 47Kobe vs Takagi Yasumasa (Strawberry)60 min
    Season 5Episode 48Nakamura vs Kandagawa Toshiro (Longtooth Grouper)60 min
    Season 6Episode 1Chen vs Inoue Akihiko (Aramaki Salmon)60 min
    Season 6Episode 2Kobe vs Fukazu Yasuhiro (Deer)60 min
    Season 6Episode 3Sakai vs Matsumoto Yoshimasa (Pine Needle Crab)60 min
    Season 6Episode 4Chen vs Tou Choki (Black Tiger)60 min
    Season 6Episode 5Sakai vs Sato Fumiaki (Radish)60 min
    Season 6Episode 6Nakamura Retirement Special60 min
    Season 6Episode 7Nakamura's Retirement Special (Tuna) Part II60 min
    Season 6Episode 8Morimoto vs Yukio Hirayama (Red Snapper)60 min
    Season 6Episode 9Sakai vs Motohito Kondo (Girls' Festival)60 min
    Season 6Episode 10Kobe vs. Mario Frittoli (Broccoli)60 min
    Season 6Episode 11Morimoto vs Masayoshi Kimura (Rice)60 min
    Season 6Episode 12Sakai vs Tomoji Ichikawa (Guinea Fowl)60 min
    Season 6Episode 13Chen vs Mitsuro Harada (Spanish Mackerel)60 min
    Season 6Episode 14Chen vs Takashi Shimamura (Pen Shell)60 min
    Season 6Episode 15Morimoto vs. Tetsuo Hagiwara (Bamboo Shoots)60 min
    Season 6Episode 16Kobe vs. Yosei Watanabe (Mango)60 min
    Season 6Episode 17Morimoto vs. Yasuhiko Habuchi (Asparagus)60 min
    Season 6Episode 18Chen vs Liang Shuqing (Pork Belly)60 min
    Season 6Episode 19Chen vs Liang Shuqing (Konnyaku) Overtime60 min
    Season 6Episode 20Sakai vs Kumiko Kobayashi (Mishima Beef)60 min
    Season 6Episode 21Morimoto vs Kenichi Miyanaga (Sweetfish)60 min
    Season 6Episode 22Chen vs Kentaro (Potato)60 min
    Season 6Episode 23Kobe vs. Yasuhiro Sasajima (Eggplant)60 min
    Season 6Episode 24Morimoto vs. Takaji Yoshida (Tofu)60 min
    Season 6Episode 25Sakai vs Shuzo Shimokawa (Jinhua Pork)60 min
    Season 6Episode 26Chen vs. Junichi Itoh (Yogurt)60 min
    Season 6Episode 27Morimoto vs Takeshi Kajimoto (Abalone)60 min
    Season 6Episode 28Kobe vs Miyoko Sakai (Blue Crab)60 min
    Season 6Episode 29Morimoto vs Hirokazu Handa (Giant Eel)60 min
    Season 6Episode 30Sakai vs Masanobu Watabe (Peach)60 min
    Season 6Episode 31Chen vs Kaoru Miyazawa (Carp)60 min
    Season 6Episode 322000th Dish: French vs Chinese Part I60 min
    Season 6Episode 332000th Dish: French vs Chinese Part II60 min
    Season 6Episode 34Sakai vs Kyonori Miura (Squid)60 min
    Season 6Episode 35Chen vs Hideki Maruyama (Sardine)60 min
    Season 6Episode 36Morimoto vs. Shuichi Fujii (Juvenile Salmon)60 min
    Season 6Episode 37Kobe vs. Shinya Tasaki (Tuna)60 min
    Season 6Episode 38Sakai vs Ron Siegel (Lobster)60 min
    Season 6Episode 39Chen vs Kyoko Kagata (Veal)60 min
    Season 6Episode 40Morimoto vs Tatsutoshi Kumamoto (Natto)60 min
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