Panic Restaurant (Video Game) – TV Tropes

Chef Cookie serving up some beatdowns.


Panic Restaurant is a 1992 NES Platform Game by Taito.

You play as Chef Cookie, owner of the famous Eaten Restaurant. One day as he heading in, he finds out his restaurant has been taken over by the mysterious and evil chef Ohdove. Ohdove has now littered the restaurant with anthropomorphic food running amok. Cookie has to brave six stages and put a stop to Ohdove and get his restaurant back.

The game plays like a standard platformer as Cookie runs and jumps. He defends himself with his frying pan, but can acquire powerups like forks, throwable plates, and a spoon he can swing to attack enemies. Beating the enemies awards him with coins, which Cookie can play with in the slot machine bonus game at the end of every level.

Also of note: The Japanese version of the game is slightly different from the International Versions. While the game is mostly the same, it stars a completely different protagonist from Cookie: a younger kid-like chef protagonist who uses his head to attack enemies instead.


This restaurant contains examples of:

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Ohdove has taken Cookie’s restaurant for his own.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: European box art of the game is fairly neutral while American box art depicts angry chef chasing after chicken.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Your enemies. Gangs of rowdy food characters run amok in the stages and attack Cookie.
  • Big Bad: Ohdove, an evil chef who took over the Eaten Restaurant.
  • Raising the Steaks: Walking chickens are also part of the enemy lineup.