Aina's Kitchen

Aina's Kitchen
アイナ食堂 Aina Cafeteria
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Aina's Kitchen
Region Alola
Debut The Guardian's Challenge!

Aina's Kitchen (Japanese: アイナ食堂 Aina Cafeteria) is an anime-exclusive location in the Alola region. It first appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!. Aina's Kitchen is located in Hau'oli City on Melemele Island.

Aina's Kitchen is run by Abe with the help of his daughter Mallow, and is a popular place to eat. One of its best menu items is Pinap Juice.

In Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, Aina's Kitchen's popularity led Abe to be interviewed on Alola TV by Anna. However, Mallow stormed out during the broadcast, having had enough of preparing all of the food for her father.

In Sours for the Sweet!, Aina's Kitchen was entered into the Alola Bread Festival. As a result, Mallow took part alongside her brother Ulu, who had returned from his cooking travels in order to participate. They ultimately won the competition.

In A Recipe for Success!, after enjoying serving Pokémon at Oranguru's café, Mallow decided that from now on, Aina's Kitchen will now serve both people and Pokémon. Taking a step towards her dream, Mallow invited her classmates and their Pokémon to a tasting party in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!, where she unveiled her latest dish: Berry-topped Poni radish, which was well-received.

Trivia

  • The line revealing the restaurant's name in The Guardian's Challenge! is changed in the dub to refer to "Mallow's restaurant". However, the English closed captions and the Pokémon official website for Asia still refer to it as "Aina's Kitchen", leading several dubs based on the English dub to retain the reference. Later episodes continued to avoid referring to the restaurant by name by referring to it as the Family Restaurant.
  • A picture of the restaurant was shown in a newspaper Jessie was reading in Kicking It from Here Into Tomorrow!.

Name origin

ʻAina is Hawaiian for meal.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 艾納餐館 Ngaaihnaahp Chāangún
Mandarin 艾納餐館 / 艾纳餐馆 Àinà Cānguǎn
  Danish Aina's køkken
  Indonesian Aina's Kitchen
  Italian Cucina di Aina
  Korean 아이나식당 Aina Sikdang
  Malaysian Aina's Kitchen
Spanish   Latin America Restaurante de Aina
  Spain La Cocina de Aina
  Thai ครัวของร้านไอนา Kruakongraan Aina
  Vietnamese Aina's Kitchen



Anime-exclusive locations in Alola
Aina's KitchenAlola TVBamboo HillBewear's denClawmark HillManalo StadiumOranguru's place
Pokémon Paradise ResortPokémon SchoolStarfall HillTreasure IslandViren StadiumViren Tower
Anime-location templates
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