The BEST Episodes of Kitchen Nightmares (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Network: FOX

Gordon Ramsay's British series gets made over for American Television. In this series, Ramsay will hit the road to help many a struggling restaurant find the path to success in just one week.

Amy's Baking Company

#1 - Amy's Baking Company

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired May 10, 2013

star 8.12
215 votes
Mill Street Bistro (2)

#2 - Mill Street Bistro (2)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 8, 2013

star 7.93
123 votes

#3 - Yanni's

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 15, 2013

star 7.81
130 votes
Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room

#4 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 15, 2013

star 7.80
153 votes
Levanti's Italian Restaurant

#5 - Levanti's Italian Restaurant

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 1, 2013

star 7.80
133 votes

#6 - Peter's

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2007

Gordon Ramsay visits a family-run Italian restaurant in Babylon, NY that's being run into the ground by Peter, the hot-tempered manger and co-owner.

star 7.79
598 votes
Greek at the Harbor

#7 - Greek at the Harbor

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2011

Chef Ramsay visits The Greek at the Harbor, an eatery in Ventura Harbor, Cal., and observes poor service and variable food quality.

star 7.77
106 votes
Le Bistro

#8 - Le Bistro

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2010

Chef Ramsay travels to sunny South Florida, where he encounters a dreary situation. Le Bistro, a small French restaurant, is barely surviving, and the head chef, Andy, has no idea why. He doesn't believe there is anything wrong with the food, service or dining experience. When Chef Ramsay finds out that he and Chef Andy share similar culinary training, he is in disbelief. Can Ramsay cook up a plan that will get through to the stubborn chef and revive this sinking ship?

star 7.77
359 votes
Mill Street Bistro (1)

#9 - Mill Street Bistro (1)

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 1, 2013

star 7.75
124 votes

#10 - Dillon's

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2007

Chef Gordon Ramsay is hitting the big city in an attempt to revamp an Indian restaurant called Dillon's and make it one of the hottest venues in town. Ironically Dillon's is located right near Chef Gordon Ramsay's own restaurant.

star 7.74
500 votes

#11 - Trobiano's

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 25, 2008

Chef Gordan Ramsey visits an Italian restaurant in Great Neck, New York, that is a half-million dollars in debt, but a confrontation over kitchen cleanliness and the food between Ramsey and the owner leaves the future of the eatery uncertain.

star 7.73
269 votes
Prohibition Grille

#12 - Prohibition Grille

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 26, 2013

Chef Ramsay is in for a challenge when he heads to Everett, WA, to visit the Prohibition Grille. Professional belly dancer-turned-restaurant owner Rishi is struggling to keep her business afloat and is in desperate need of help. As a result of her lack of prior restaurant experience, Rishi leaves control of the kitchen in the hands of her head chef, who is constantly preoccupied and gives little focus to the restaurant. Constant complaints from customers have Rishi worried, but will she take Chef Ramsay’s advice?

star 7.70
179 votes

#13 - Pantaleone's

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2014

Ramsay helps a Denver pizzeria owner who believes he makes the best pizza in town despite taste test results proving otherwise.

star 7.69
337 votes

#14 - Revisited

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 2014

Gordon Ramsay revisits some of his greatest challenges on this all-new special episode. Back in Boston’s north end, Ramsay catches up sisters Rita and Lisa from La Galleria to see if this duo has kept up his improvements. In Hanson, MA, Ramsay checks in on the Olde Hitching Post to see if owner Tom has fulfilled his promise to hand over the reins to daughter Andrea. Then, at the Prohibition Gastropub in Everett Washington, Ramsay pays a visit to Rishi, the professional belly dancer-turned-restaurant owner, to see if she’s given up dancing and shifted focus to running the establishment. Find out if Chef Ramsay’s guidance was taken seriously or if his advice was tossed in trash in the all-new “Revisited” Season Finale episode.

star 7.69
139 votes
Sushi Ko

#15 - Sushi Ko

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 14, 2010

Chef Ramsay visits Sushi Ko in Thousand Oaks, Cal., a failing second location of a family-owned eatery. Problems include debt, a breakdown of the family dynamic, and a relative who has lost his passion for cooking.

star 7.66
265 votes

#16 - Oceana

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 20, 2011

In the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares, has Chef Ramsay met his match? The culinary master visits another restaurant struggling to keep its doors open. Find out if Ramsay can help pull the establishment from the brink of failure on the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares.

star 7.66
219 votes
Zayna Flaming Grill (1)

#17 - Zayna Flaming Grill (1)

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired May 2, 2014

Chef Ramsay heads to Redondo Beach, Calif., to try and save Zayna Flaming Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant plagued by substandard food and owners playing the blame game.

star 7.65
197 votes
Zayna Flaming Grill (2)

#18 - Zayna Flaming Grill (2)

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 2, 2014

Chef Ramsay heads to Redondo Beach, Calif., to try and save Zayna Flaming Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant plagued by substandard food and owners playing the blame game.

star 7.64
152 votes
Burger Kitchen (2)

#19 - Burger Kitchen (2)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2011

Chef Ramsay pays a visit to Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles in order to revamp the bland menu and to revive the tired establishment with a fresh look and a renewed vibe fit for the hip Hollywood crowd.

star 7.63
268 votes
Mangia Mangia (2)

#20 - Mangia Mangia (2)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 25, 2014

Ramsay travels to Woodland Park, Colo., to save Mangia Mangia, an Italian restaurant saddled with tension between the owner and her staff, and problems with the food, atmosphere and service.

star 7.60
135 votes
Park's Edge

#21 - Park's Edge

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 3, 2012

Chef Ramsay visits Atlanta, GA, to help the owners of contemporary American restaurant Park’s Edge refresh their menu and service. Although the owners of Park’s Edge take pride in their diverse menu and innovative dining experience, Chef Ramsay is shocked by the restaurant’s lack of cohesiveness in the kitchen, inattentive service and disorganized management. Find out if Chef Ramsay’s advice will be enough to help the restaurant regain its elegance and stylish flair.

star 7.58
199 votes

#22 - Chappy's

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired May 3, 2013

Chef Ramsay heads to Chappy's, a Cajun-style restaurant in the heart of Nashville where he meets owners John (Chappy) and Starr. The couple's original restaurant in Mississippi was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, forcing them to move. However, since opening in Nashville, Chappy's hasn't found the same loyal customer base they once had. Find out if Chef Ramsay can help turn this restaurant around.

star 7.55
155 votes
Lido di Manhattan Beach

#23 - Lido di Manhattan Beach

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 4, 2010

Chef Ramsay visits a Lido Di Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, CA. Lisa Hemmat grew up in and around the food service industry and inherited the entrepreneurial spirit from her parents. Shortly after graduating with a business degree from USC Marshall School of Business she secured a loan (with her parents as co-signers) and purchased Lido Di Manhattan in June of 2004, at the ripe old age of 23. Having been left with a strong staff, including a veteran cook in the kitchen, Lisa felt secure and confident in her decision to become the next great Los Angeles restaurateur. Five years later, Lisa is struggling to pay her bills and has come to the harsh realization that she is barely making ends meet. Chef Ramsay gives Lisa a lesson in restaurant business 101.

star 7.55
365 votes
Old Neighborhood

#24 - Old Neighborhood

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 2014

Ramsay helps the owners of Old Neighborhood in Arvada, Colo., transform their restaurant.

star 7.55
266 votes
Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern

#25 - Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 25, 2013

Chef Ramsay confronts the stubborn owner of the Olde Hitching Post in Massachusetts, who refuses to let his daughter and eatery co-owner have any control.

star 7.53
146 votes