Be the restaurateur of your dreams.
Make the customers happy to get more tips.
Visit other restaurants and meet your daily goals.
Do you ever dream of opening your own restaurant? Perhaps there’s a nice theater café that’s waiting for your expertise. Whether you’re a food lover or a restaurateur, you can put your time management skills to the test with Cooking Diary: Tasty Hills.
In Cooking Diary: Tasty Hills, you are the sole heir of your famous grandfather chef’s restaurant. It’s your job to elevate not only the food but also customer service. This way, you’ll get more tips and money. You can then use the funds to make your restaurant better.
The game seems to be anchored well on this story. It is present at different levels, and the characters it introduces are all related to the tale. The story is also well crafted, so it doesn’t feel as if it’s an afterthought or a forced addition to the game.
The good news is you don’t need to be tied to the story if you don’t want to. You can always skip it and get on with the gameplay, which is not at all different from the time management games.
In every level, you have a goal, which is to raise a certain amount of money. You also need to serve an X number of guests. The higher levels you play, the more customers you need to serve. Fortunately, you can get hire an assistant. In the more advanced levels, you can join guilds and look for other helpers there.
You can also use the funds to upgrade your restaurant’s menu or décor. The game will give you some recommendations, although you’re free to choose your preferred upgrade. You also have the option to speed up the delivery of these goods by using gems or diamonds. You also need them to purchase some big-ticket items.
The game is no doubt fun, and you’ll probably love the fact you don’t get stuck in one scenario. As soon as you complete a certain number of levels, you can open or buy another restaurant. You can also visit other restaurants, increase your chef levels, or spin the wheel. All these will give you rewards, including coins and diamonds.
However, you may not appreciate how you may have to start from scratch each time you open a restaurant. Whether you like it or not, things can also get monotonous or routine. And with so many levels to play, it’s not impossible to get antsy and think, “Will this process ever end?”
Furthermore, the game tends to force you to spend money. For one, you will use your diamonds, and they don’t come often as rewards. If you want to speed up the gameplay, you may have no other choice but to buy loads of them with real money.
Despite these setbacks, Cooking Diary: Tasty Hills is a cute and enjoyable time management game. It gives you a pretty good idea what it entails to run a restaurant and make it popular.