Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"There are many reasons to fight, especially in a shōnen series. Perhaps a loved one is in danger or your homeland is threatened, sometimes there are those who simply travel around testing their strength against other fights around the world and sometimes it is simple as fighting for food. However rather than fight due to starvation, the combatants in Toriko hunt their prey down simply to enjoy their deliciousness. While Toriko Part 1 and Part 2, the reviews of which can be found here and here respectively, may have been slightly undercooked, is Toriko Part 3 the delicious entrée fans have been waiting for?"