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Our Dining Table

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,479 ratings  ·  320 reviews

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 lo
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by Seven Seas (first published January 24th 2017)
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Sarah It's not fetish-y at all. In this case, "boys love" is the translation of the Japanese term "shonen-ai/shounen-ai." It's an entire genre of manga (Jap…moreIt's not fetish-y at all. In this case, "boys love" is the translation of the Japanese term "shonen-ai/shounen-ai." It's an entire genre of manga (Japanese comics) that features romance between men.

There is a long history and large variety of stories in this genre. You can find everything from cute, wholesome stories to emotionally-charged drama; teen first loves to adults with baggage finding healing with one another. If you're looking for comics with gay romance this might be a good option.

Also note: Shonen-ai is not explicit, while "yaoi" is gay romance that is explicit. Our Dining Table is not explicit in any way. (less)

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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 rela
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 r
That was so adorable I'm so soft 🥺🥺🥺 ...more
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 po
The Artisan Geek
"I think falling in love with someone... means also accepting the pain... of losing them."
CRYING MYSELF A RIVER GAAAH. I loved this one-shot so much. It's beautiful.

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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!
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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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
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, lgbtq, manga
A soft, sweet, single volume love story. Yutaka is a young office worker who eats store bought food alone in a park every day- until Tane, a boisterous little boy, runs up and cutely talks him out of half his lunch. His much older brother Minoru scolds Tane, but the pair end up inviting Yukata over to teach them how to make onigiri. This connection ending up being exactly the kind of nourishment all of these lonely boys desperately needed.
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 alre ...more
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, favorites, own
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
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“I think falling in love with someone…means also accepting the pain…of losing them.”

Mita Ori’s Our Dining Table is a full-course meal of love shared and the ache and kindness that further intensifies love’s meaning.

Hozumi Yutaka, a twenty-three year-old salaryman living on his own, has difficulty sharing meals with people because he’d always experienced rejection from his own family. His meals and weekends start looking up when he meets the Ueda brothers: Minoru and Tan
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was super cute and so wholesome, I love it so much. The characters are so pure and honest that you wish they were real. And the relationship was great, and the progression of it was done really well. Also, the father and brother were amazing because they were so amusing and provided a lot of relief to the sad moments. I wish that all of these characters were real because they all give you a warm feeling. This book talks about grief, feeling empty and not belonging, how to move on, death, fa ...more
Diana Bautista
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
“I think falling in love with someone…means also accepting the pain…of losing them.”

Jordan Lombard
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
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
I'm crying in the club. This was such a cute story, I absolutely loved it! ...more
Melissa | melisthereader
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, manga
My heart is so full. So. Darn. Cute.
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Yutaka is a salaryman who self sufficiently cooks for himself. He’s not close to coworkers or his family. One day eating in the park a little boy wants his rice ball! Such starts him on a road to finding love and a family to belong to.

This is a great introduction to boy’s love manga. It’s a one shot without sexual content. And it’s a sweet look at friends becoming more. Minoru was very down to earth with Yutaka which caused their friendship to flourish. Tane,of course, also forced many an intera
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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
edit 6 /01/2021: updating my rating for 5 stars, this was as good than the first time i've read the manga a year ago and once again it made me cry

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
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 Stars

This book was cute and it had some very sweet moments. Tane was portrayed as the cutest child ever and I just wanted to hug him so bad. I wish we could have seen more of Yutaka and Minoru interacting alone though. If you're looking for a quick and cute read, then you should give this a chance!
What a sweet and lovely story. That was everything I had hoped for and even better. Just wonderful. <3
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. ...more
Sherry is on hiatus for health (selfcare) reasons
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? (v
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
In this book, I love Tane so much! Why he is so funny? He's so adorable. He twists the word in a funny way. I can’t stop laughing when he twists the word from Yutaka to Yukata, Onigiri to Oginiri. And don’t read this book when you’re hungry. Because it involved Onigiri, Udon, tomato with Kimchi (I never tried it before) and etc. ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
this was so soft and nice!!! it was so sweet and a mlm manga without a creepy age gap??? whom??

my only problem with this manga is that i read it at 4am to help me sleep and it has just made it harder to sleep because i can’t stop thinking about it RUDE
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely. This was a charming and delightful manga. Really adorable and low key and gentle. It's all about sharing food and found family. ...more
I WANT MORE. Omg this was so good and cute and I'm sad it's so short. I'm crying!!! ...more
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, fantastic
So adorable!!
So charming and wholesome. I love all the relationships in here, between Yutaka and Minoru, and between Tane and everyone.
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