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Our Dining Table

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  383 ratings  ·  97 reviews
BOYS’ LOVE COOKED TO PERFECTION

Eating around other people is a struggle for salaryman Yutaka, despite his talent for cooking. All that changes when he meets Minoru and Tane—two brothers, many years apart in age—who ask him to teach them how to make his delicious food! It’s not long before Yutaka finds himself falling hard for the meals they share together—and falling in
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by Seven Seas (first published January 24th 2017)
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Loving someone is also about carrying the pain of losing them

I just cannot unlove this series... because I am so into it now, I just cannot go back.

The characters are so damn honest and pure that you just want to know them in real. The relationship is so pure between the characters that you start to analyse your life all of a sudden while reading this that if you really have someone like this in your life. If not, your life has been living a lie. Because you know we all need this kind of
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Amanja
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Our Dining Table by Mita Ori is a super adorable manga about one young man who meets another young man because of his even cuter little brother.

It is a boys' love story which is a subgenre of manga and anime about male/male relationships that are written by women, for women. It's an oddly specific category that is usually more cute than sexy, more romantic than erotic.

As with almost any manga I read I borrowed it from my boyfriend because he reads far more of it (and of romance) than I do. He
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Silvia
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That was so adorable I'm so soft ...more
Aleksandra
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
the sweetest, the cutest BL (m/m) oneshot manga about family (both found and blood-related), it's about food and the joy of eating with your loved ones, it's beautifully drawn story featuring the sweetest kid and a lovely romance between a salaryman and a college student (both of them are 23 years old).

Highly recommend! Bring joyful energy into your 2020 reading life!
Laura
oh this was so cute! a sweet story about a young man befriending another young man and his little brother. found family trope continues to be the best trope
Cristina
The first manga of 2020 was a wonderful discovery that I devoured in an afternoon.

Our Dining Table by Mita Ori is a tender look into family dynamics and a meditation on the joy brought on by sharing meals and time with those we love.

Shy salaryman Yutaka and university student Minoru meet by chance in a park through Tane, Minoru's younger and lively brother. Their encounter triggers a series of apparently small events that will change their lives.

I've really loved Mita Ori's gentle touch in
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Patty
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, manga
AMAZING!!!! Absolutely amazing. This was one of my most anticipated from last year and I was sad I couldn’t get this in stores at the end of 2019 -_-. I finally got a copy and what a beautiful and emotional-ish read <3
Wiz
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHY AM I READING EMOTIONAL MANGA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT???? IM CRYING MY EYES OUT!!! This was a PHENOMENAL READ! It totally captured the essence of how eating a meal together with loved ones can warm your heart. This hit me so hard and I didn’t see it coming. I could relate to Yutaka and seeing him endure everything in his life hit me right in the feels. Do yourself a favor and read this please. Also shout out to Xio for mentioning this manga to me so it could emotionally wreck me. I’ve ...more
Sherry
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet feel-good story. Which doesn't mean that there were only happy moments. Seeing how Yutaka was treated in the past was awful but the kindness Tane and Minoru and their father show him felt so good. But their family, too, suffered from a blow in the past.

The manga doesn't heavily focus on Minoru's and Yutaka's love story. I generally don't mind that at all, but in the end, it felt a bit... rushed? Now that I think about it, it kind of feels like a bit of an afterthought, like an add-on?
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Shelby
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like the art. The story is cute, but I think it could have benefited from having a second volume... even in the afterword, the mangaka mentions all the things she wasn't able to fit into the story.
Sophie
What a sweet and lovely story. That was everything I had hoped for and even better. Just wonderful. <3
Christina
This will officially always hold some special place in my heart. Both the story of these characters as well as the characters themselves. The story itself is wholesome enough, but the characters themselves are just as wholesome, and it just makes the whole story so fuwa fuwa..! fluffy!
I fell in love with Yutaka and Minoru and even felt love for Tane and the dad too. It's too bad that Yutaka never found love in his family that raised him, but I'm so happy he spent ten years confirmed as a family
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Louise ✨
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
tw mention of dead mother due to sickness, mention of dead parents

Our Dining Table is a beautiful story about grief, losing people you love and food.
I didn't expect mental health to be a big part of the plot but I loved it. It deals with depression, anxiety and how loneliness ca affect you.
Yutaka has lost all is family when he was little and even though he had a privileged life with distant relative he never felt like be belonged and he associated food to bad memories.
Minoru had lost his
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Jordan Lombard
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title/Author/Artist: Our Dining Table by Mita Ori
Series/Standalone: standalone
Genre/sub-genre: contemporary romance
Book Format: paperback
Length: 236 pages
LGBTQ+ Orientation: Gay
HEA/HFN: Yes
Abuse/Rape: No
Violence: None
Ratio of Sex/Plot: No sex.
Well written/Editor Needed: Well written
Art/Illustrations: This was done with standard manga art, but it was well done and the artist was able to differentiate between the two similar-ish leads that I could tell them apart, which doesn't always happen for
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Natalie (bookofbee)
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one-shot but as with most one-shots, especially those with romance, I was left wanting more. The romance always tends to feel rushed with one volume so even just one more volume I think would have benefited it.

This is not to say I did not enjoy it but ugh, you know? I love these characters and would have loved to see the romance come about more slowly. Mainly because I did not want to let these characters go. Especially Tane, a sweet, excitable 4 year old boy. He brought
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Ije the Devourer of Books
This is such an adorable story with a gentle romance and a cute child. Yutaka is estranged from his family. Being adopted he never truly felt welcome. As a child he used to eat all on his own and this habit continues into his adulthood. He doesn't relate well to colleagues at work and he has no friends.

All this changes when he meets a little boy, Tane, in the park who enjoys food and friendship. Minoru, his older brother invites Yutaka to share a meal and a new relationship develops between the
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Prince_Of_Books
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jessica
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one-shot was adorable - I loved it so much! The characters are developed, the art’s lovely, Tane is just so precious. The only bad thing I can say is that it’s too short! I’d have loved to know more about Yutaka and Minoru, and it would’ve been nice to see Yutaka resolve his family issues, but this was still a really good story! Definitely recommend if you like food manga and soft, fluffy BL ...more
Nitya
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Cute and fluffy with some dark undertones about loss and cruelty — but I wish it had been longer, maybe by a volume more, to explore the relationships among the characters a tiny bit more. Definitely a good pick for those who are uncomfortable with the typical explicit boys’ love manga, especially since this one is very family-friendly.
Jennifer Lavoie
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely sweet, slow boys’ love story about two guys just getting by and a little brother. I loved the slow start to Yutaka and Minoru’s relationship. I also love that there wasn’t this push for making Yutaka be part of his adopted family again. Sometimes we find our own family and that’s okay. The ending was super sweet and I did cry. It’s definitely a favorite. One of the best I’ve read in a long time.
Xiomara
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of the stars in the universe for this Manga!! I would like to thank Wisdom for pushing me to catch up with her legit FIVE MINUTES AFTER I TOLD HER I WAS GOING TO READ IT!!!! This is an essential beginners manga
Kelsi
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want more!!! This manga was adorable and packed a punch considering the short length. It had me almost tearing up at some points and then squealing the next page!

Tane-kun is the cutest and most annoying little brother! And I love the little epilogue of him that the author included.

Seriously, this deserves another volume! Mita Ori is now on my list of authors to look out for!
Ralitsa
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I think that loving someone is also about carrying the pain of losing them.
robbie p.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boys-love
bitch this was so good
Shelly
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, lgbtqia
One of my fave manga releases of the year (yes it's only January but I'm calling it)!
Dylan
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This manga was completely adorable. It's the most wholesome love story. Please read it.
Lance
4.5 stars. Our Dining Table was such a cute and wholesome manga that just made me feel good, and that's exactly why I picked it up.
Kary
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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⋆✩ Mary ✩⋆
This manga was so sweet and lovely to read. Honestly, got a bit tearful at some scenes like when Yutaka was talking about his childhood and when he was having a chat with Minoru’s dad.

I love all of their relationships with each other, it was so pure. I think Minoru and Yutaka just completes each other and they’re both so cute together. iwannacry

I do wish it was a bit longer, I wanna see more of their relationship when they’re older. Also, I kinda wanted Yutaka to have that closure with his
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