Kitchen Nightmares

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2007 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
80 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Chef Gordon Ramsay is hitting the big city in an attempt to revamp an Indian restaurant called Dillons and make it one of the hottest venues in town. Ironically Dillons is located two blocks away from Chef Gordon Ramsay's own restaurant.

Watch Full Episode

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
  • Gordon was taken advantage of.

    I get the feeling that Gordon was used on this one! The owner clearly wasn't broke if he could afford to hire a top chef at the end!
  • Omg how to watch?

    Teach me please
  • Dillons...

    After watching this episode, either I will never eat in New York City again or just will not eat at an Indian restaurant...

    Best line in the show... (The owner talking about Gordon) "At first I thought he was crazy but now I know he is a passionate man."

    This is a very insightful look into what makes a restaurant so damn bad. I can't help but wonder if some of the scenes were set up but the cockroaches were REAL. It was a nasty kitchen; how could anyone who worked there think otherwise? I want to know where the Board of Health was!

    Gordan can be manipulative; he was belittling manager Martin to his face and it was painful to watch as the man just took it. At least in the end Martin fought back but to quit was just an admittance of guilt for not taking control.moreless
  • Ramsey's Curse (Dillon's)

    Dillion's in New York nearly served everything. It was Irish, then it became Irish/Indian/American. Add Chinese and you could have a Worldwide Cuisine Restaurant! Martin, the owner, sued Gordon Ramsey and he lost! He also lost Dillion's, which was sad since Andrew knew what he was doing. Ramsay even visited the Indian Restaurant and had a great meal! I wish Dillion's would reopen at a better location when they closed because of (probably) economic reasons. Ramsay even came back a year later and thought of eating in the basement where it was dark and roach infested. It was even by Ramsay's restaurant.moreless
  • good episode...

    This was another solid episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon goes to New York, just a few blocks from his restaraunt, to help a failing Indian restaraunt. I thought it was halarious how close he was to his restaraunt. The other funny thing was that Dillons had three managers and few customers...why did they need that many? The place was disgusting and crawling with bugs. Eww! It just makes me wonder what the restaraunts are like that I eat in. Anyways, Gordon turned the place around, like usual, and the place seemed to be working well with new, good food. Overall, another solid episode.moreless

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • On the original signage, the restaurant's name is spelled "Dillons." On the signs Gordon had put up before the relaunch, the name shown below the new name (Purnima) is spelled "Dillions."

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      - Denmark: May 13, 2008 on TV3
      - Slovakia: September 4, 2012 on JOJ

    • Since the airing of the episode, head chef Vikas Khanna has received a stake in the restaurant. Also, as Manager Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn states, Gordon Ramsay has not returned to the restaurant since finished taping.

    • This episode was initially barred from airing in the New York area based on a lawsuit filed by former Dillons Restaurant Manager Martin Hyde over "Kitchen Nightmares" alleged setting-up of certain scenes in the show to make the restaurant look worse.

      The case was subsequently thrown out of court before the initial airing of the episode.


    • When Gordon Ramsay was walking down the street in his industrial cleaning outfit, music that was a rip-off/emulation of Ray Parker, Jr.'s theme for 1984's Ghostbusters was used to highlight the fact that he looked somewhat like the movie's heroes in their ghostbusting uniforms.