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
1.2K Ratings
1.2K Ratings

An amazing and heartwarming game.

To start: I never write reviews for apps. This is literally the first one I’ve written, but this game deserves it. The gameplay itself isn’t anything spectacular: tap to have grandma make food, tap the customers to give them the food they want, level up dishes to unlock more dishes, purchase upgrades to make it easier and more efficient. There is an energy bar where you have to wait for more once you make a bunch of dishes, but it was done well and I didn’t feel that it detracted from the game.
The character dialogue and the story is where this game shines, though. I won’t give anything away, but know that it pulled at my heartstrings and nearly had me tearing up at the end with a twist that I hadn’t seen coming.
Do yourself a favor and download this game. It’s worth your time.

Your local Grandma

Best game I’ve ever played

So, this is my first and maybe only review I will ever write, but this game is so good that I need to talk about it. This game has literally moved me to tears. This game was just so meaningful with all the characters and their backstories. I have finally reached the end and now I’m sitting here crying my eyes out. There are no words to describe this game and how AMAZING this is. Amazing is an understatement. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, even if they usually play very hardcore games. This just gives you an appreciation of what you have and to enjoy the simple things in life, like food. I want to live my life to it’s fullest and I want to be just like the grandma.
Well, this was very long so I’ll end it here even though I could say a million more good things. Would recommend to anyone.


10/10 would download and play again

I have had this game on multiple devices and played it multiple times all the way through, so yes there is an end and it is not a game that goes on forever. Although you can continue making money and food and feeding your customers for as long as you wish, even after the story is over. There are a few in-app things you can buy that help, but only 3 things and I bought them all just to support the developers. My only complaint is that the frenzy mode happens a lot and sometimes you can run out of food if you aren’t careful. Overall I love this game and will continue playing it for as long as it’s around. Please download and follow the story! You won’t be disappointed that you did!


GAGEX Co.,Ltd.
255.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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In-App Purchases
  1. Daruma $0.99
  2. Lucky Cat $0.99
  3. Lucky Deities $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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