At the Shokugeki, Ikumi wows the audience with her A5 grade beef, while Soma draws jeers for using discounted beef from the supermarket. Ikumi completes her A5 Japanese Beef Roti Don first and the judges were impressed with the taste of her beef. Soon after, Soma presents his Chaliapin Steak Don to the judges and after initially refusing to taste it, the judges eat his dish and could not stop eating resulting in a unanimous win for Soma. Soma critiques Ikumi's dish pointing out that she misunderstood the concept of making a donburi by placing too much emphasis on the beef and not the donburi as a whole as the judges were too full from eating the beef that they didn't finish the rice. With Soma's victory, Ikumi joins the Don RS, while Soma declines to join the club as he only came to the club to develop a new donburi dish.