Kitchen Nightmares (US)

The BEST episodes of Kitchen Nightmares (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/17/2022Network: FOX
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Amy's Baking Company
star
8.18
225 votes

#1 - Amy's Baking Company

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/10/2013

Gordon heads to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he visits Amy's Baking Company and meets husband-and-wife bistro owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo, who reveal a shocking contempt for customer feedback.

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Mill Street Bistro (2)
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7.98
129 votes

#2 - Mill Street Bistro (2)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/8/2013

In the dramatic conclusion to the Mill Street Bistro saga, Gordon's disagreement with proprietor Joe Nagy erupts into one of his most intense confrontations yet.

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Yanni's
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7.81
135 votes

#3 - Yanni's

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/15/2013

Gordon visits Greek restaurant Yanni's in Seattle, where he clashes with defiant owner Peter, a chef who is so set in his ways that he hasn't allowed any changes to his menu since the business opened in 1984. His own family are concerned that the restaurant is becoming trapped in the past, but Peter is determined to stick to his guns.

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Peter's
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7.78
621 votes

#4 - Peter's

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2007

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.

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Greek at the Harbor
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7.77
115 votes

#5 - Greek at the Harbor

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2011

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

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Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
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7.75
161 votes

#6 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/15/2013

Gordon visits family-owned restaurant Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room in Monrovia, California. Within minutes of his arrival, Gordon is caught in the crossfire of an argument between owner Sam, his wife and their children, all of whom are feeling the pressure of working in the restaurant seven days a week.

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Dillon's
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7.74
523 votes

#7 - Dillon's

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2007

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.

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Mill Street Bistro (1)
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7.73
128 votes

#8 - Mill Street Bistro (1)

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/1/2013

Gordon heads to Norwalk, Ohio, in America's farming heartland, for the first of two visits to the Mill Street Bistro. There he encounters Joe Nagy, one of the most pretentious restaurant owners he has ever met.

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Le Bistro
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7.73
368 votes

#9 - Le Bistro

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/11/2010

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?

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Levanti's Italian Restaurant
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7.72
138 votes

#10 - Levanti's Italian Restaurant

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/1/2013

In Beaver, Pennsylvania, where he finds a brother-and-sister team who are unable to work together in a positive manner at an Italian restaurant called Levanti's. Their relationship is so fractured that they are failing to save their father's business from being overwhelmed by competition from other local eateries. The situation has become desperate and dad Tony is now in danger of losing his life savings.

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Trobiano's
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7.71
277 votes

#11 - Trobiano's

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/25/2008

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.

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Prohibition Grille
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7.70
184 votes

#12 - Prohibition Grille

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/26/2013

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?

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Pantaleone's
star
7.68
349 votes

#13 - Pantaleone's

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/2014

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

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Sushi Ko
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7.65
272 votes

#14 - Sushi Ko

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/14/2010

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.

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Oceana
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7.65
225 votes

#15 - Oceana

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/20/2011

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.

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Revisited
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7.65
146 votes

#16 - Revisited

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/12/2014

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.

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Zayna Flaming Grill (1)
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7.63
210 votes

#17 - Zayna Flaming Grill (1)

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/2/2014

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.

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Burger Kitchen (2)
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7.63
278 votes

#18 - Burger Kitchen (2)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/2011

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.

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Zayna Flaming Grill (2)
star
7.58
166 votes

#19 - Zayna Flaming Grill (2)

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/2/2014

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.

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Park's Edge
star
7.57
207 votes

#20 - Park's Edge

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/3/2012

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.

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Mangia Mangia (2)
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7.55
148 votes

#21 - Mangia Mangia (2)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2014

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.

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Lido di Manhattan Beach
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7.54
373 votes

#22 - Lido di Manhattan Beach

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/4/2010

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.

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Old Neighborhood
star
7.53
283 votes

#23 - Old Neighborhood

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/2014

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

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Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern
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7.52
151 votes

#24 - Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/25/2013

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.

La Galleria 33, Part Two
star
7.52
233 votes

#25 - La Galleria 33, Part Two

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/2/2012

In the last episode of "Kitchen Nightmares," Chef Ramsay traveled to Boston's North End to visit La Galleria 33, a restaurant run by sisters Rita and Lisa. He quickly discovered the establishment to be fraught with issues. Rita smokes and Lisa drinks on the job, and their unprofessional behavior has lost them the respect of their staff. The food, which is prepared by Rita's ex-husband Doug, is horrific. Chef Ramsay finds it to be frozen, bland and evidently made without passion.

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