This game is very, very addictive. With the constant flicking back and forth between dining room and kitchen, there is never a moments rest.
First, the dining room. Your job there is to greet people at the entrance, take there orders, serve them, and then clear the dishes away afterwards. Keep the customers waiting at any of these junctions will make Gordon Ramsay irritated, and will decrease your rating.
The kitchen is always busy. Three different parts to the kicthen, preparing the food, cooking the orders, and then sending them to the hot plate. Like in the TV show, all food must be sent out at the same time, fail that, and Chef Ramsay will make you start the whole order again.
You really get to experiance all parts of a dinner service, slowley builing up all you need to do from just starters with two basic ingredients, to using the whole kitchen, saucepans, cookers, 6 different ingredients, reciped which require more than one ingredient, and all with different cooking times.
While this is happening, you need to ensure customers are not kept waiting by accuratly timing when to take orders and when to leave customers waiting a while. Also, each different type of customer has different behaviours, for example, retired people have more patience than society gals, who get bored quickly but are kept busy for longer.
All in all, a suprisingly good game. On the PC or Wii I think it would be better, and look more aetshetically pleasing, but is still a good DS game, and one I would recommend.