Capri, a Los Angeles restaurant was featured on Season 4 of Kitchen Nightmares. Keep checking in to see the latest news. As an owner of a hood cleaning company I find this program fascinating.
Learn what happened at The Capri when Gordon Ramsay visited it and what has transpired since Gordon’s departure.
Capri Kitchen Nightmares Episode Recap
This episode of Kitchen Nightmares features Gordon Ramsay visiting Capri in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California.
They entertain guests, but they are so lazy that they do not do any work. During service they sleep in the car.
Gordon arrives at the restaurant, and is not impressed by the exterior and the interior.
Jeff greets him and tells him that the restaurant closes during the day, but opens in the evening to serve dinner.
Gordon, while waiting for his meal to arrive, inspects the dining area and is shocked by how filthy and run-down it looks with taped flooring and stained booths.
Jim claims he cleans the restaurant, but he admits that he doesn’t like it and hasn’t cleaned it in a while.
The meatballs were bought in and then microwaved to heat up. The pizza is very dry and crumbly.
Jim can’t tell Scarpello how old the frozen chicken is because it smells and looks dull.
Gordon spots bits of gum under the table, and Colleen informs him that the tables have never been cleaned underneath.
The walk-in found rotten and precooked foods, as well as a fridge containing a warm sauce that was too dangerous to be served.
Jim and Jeff go back to the kitchen and start to cook, but diners are not impressed.
Gordon’s encouragement encouraged Jeff to jump back into dinner service. He also tried to help Jim get the kitchen on track.
The situation gets worse when Gordon discovers the chicken hasn’t been safely defrosted. He tells Jim to remove it from the menu.
Instead, he announces that there is no chicken in the restaurant and many diners leave.
Soon, Jim and Gordon are involved in an argument. Darian, the pizza chef, reveals that they are childish. They will cry when things don’t go their direction.
The rest of the customers complained that they had to wait for hours to be served, and they got frustrated and left.
After the twins have spent most of the night cleaning, Gordon arrives in time to open the restaurant for lunch with Colleen and Darian.
Jim and Jeff arrive at a full dining area, where Gordon has introduced their new lunch menu. They then sit down to try it.
The twins hear him tell them that they made $300 and realize it would increase revenue to have a lunch every day.
Gordon shows them how to make meatballs at home, and Jim takes to the streets to brag about his meatballs.
Gordon and his team spent the night working overnight to transform the restaurant. It is now one of the most significant makeovers in show history.
Capri Kitchen Nightmares Relaunch
Jim helps in the kitchen to expedite the relaunch and the restaurant is packed. The food is quickly made its way out of the kitchen.
Gordon takes them outside to give them a pep talk. The kitchen makes it right and customers love the new food they get.
Gordon and the twins talk with Gordon after the service. They tell Gordon that it was a success.
Gordon and Gordon are both surprised by a certificate of appreciation from the local Chamber of Commerce for their meatballs.
The twins reported to local media eight months later that their business had grown by 20%.
Yelp reviews of the show are generally positive. The pizza and meatballs were well-received and the twins are loved by customers.
This was my favorite KN restaurant. The food was okay, the pizza was not my favorite, and the service was fine. But they seem to be doing well. The Kingston Cafe in the town was closed, as I found out. It had been there since before Old Pasadena opened.
Holy macro. It was shocking to me that the restaurant was closed at the beginning of the episode. I went here to clarify. It’s amazing to discover that they are open. Amazing.
This was my favorite episode of KN. They were funny and they have a great heart. I wish them all success.
Yes. Yes. I agree. They reminded me of a very loving shire folk, and I could see how they melt Nodrog’s icy heart. God bless Jim and Jeff, and long live Jim! Hmmm. Quite endearing. It was a pleasant episode, and I will watch it again.
As I write this, I am watching the episode (May 20, 2015), and because I am planning a trip in So-Cal (Disneyland rocks! I will have to find out the distance to Disney. You can’t visit Disney without seeing Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum. This was the first thing I thought of when I saw the episode. They are actors, it seems. They were not there when Tim Burton remade Alice. I loved the movie. These two characters would have been far better than CG. They are honest and seem like decent men, unlike the arrogant sob’s on the show. I loved the boxing match!
This episode was among the best I have seen of Kitchen Nightmares! I thought they would return to their old ways, as they did in previous episodes of Kitchen Nightmares. But I was shocked at how happy and content they are that Gordon gave them his advice and continue their success! These men are a credit to me and I wish them continued success! This is one of the most amazing turnarounds I have seen in Kitchen Nightmares! We hope to see them again in a future episode. 🙂