Restaurant Story- Beginners Guide

If you have just started playing restaurant story then this is the guide for you, with tips and help for the game you can learn how to make the most amazing restaurant!


Make sure you think of a good name when you first start, otherwise it will cost you 10 gems to change it at a later date. You can create your name by going to main (at the bottom left) messages then profile and click change to change the name.


You will need to create a storm8 ID to play this game, this is how you add neighbours who can send you items you request, tip you and gift you. You have to provide players with your ID to add you, there is no add me button and they can’t add you using your restaurant name!

To create the ID go to main, social then click invite friends and click the sign up button, it is best if it is short and easy to remember as other players will have to type it in to add you.

You can also connect to facebook to add your facebook friends!

And if you play another teamlava game, for example, bakery story you can use the same ID to make it easier!


To be able to add neighbours you need to know their storm8 ID, the easiest way to find this out is from the visitors that write on your wall, they may leave a message saying ‘hey add me….’ or if you view someone’s wall they may have left a message saying ‘thanks for visiting, please add me….’ but you can get players to add you by writing your ID on their walls or your own wall too.

How do I write on my wall?

Go to main, then messages and the first tab is wall, there you can leave a message for other players to see when they visit!

How do I visit a player?

Go to main, then social and you have the choice of community (people who you aren’t friends with yet) and neighbours (players who you are friends with) click visit to visit someone

How do I write on a players wall?

When you visit a player, next to their name at the top is the wall button, click that to post a message!

How do I get to the top of the community list?

You may have noticed the stars next to the players name, the amount of stars is about how sociable you are in the game, when you visit and tip players your star level increases. The more stars you have the more likely you will make it to the top of the list and more people will add you!


You can gift your neighbours once a day, but there is a max on the amount of gifts you can recieve in a day!


You can tip players by clicking on the tables in their restaurant, you can tip 3 tables a day in a community players restaurant and 6 in a neighbours


In this you will find the tabs for: tables, chairs, wall decor, floor decor, wallpaper, tiles, ovens, counters, chests/expansions


There are loads of different tables and chairs to choose from, when you first start the game you should stick to the cheapest so you can get as many places to sit as possible. You need a table and a chair together to make a suitable place for a customer to sit. You may have noticed the heart at the top of your screen, that is about the happiness of the customers- you are trying to achieve 100 but this can decrease if there aren’t enough places to sit or any food avaliable to eat.


These are items that are hung on the wall of your restaurant, they aren’t the most important thing to spend money on when you first start the game but as you increase the items will get better and more expensive.


These are items that stand on the floor, they again aren’t the most important thing to buy during the early stages of the game. Most of the items you get as prizes for completing goals are floor displays so can be found towards the end of the floor decor tab.


Wallpaper comes as individual strips so you can mix and match colours and the wall doesn’t have to be all the same colour!


These again come as individual tiles!


With every level increase in the game you get the chance to add more ovens to your restaurant, with different recipes to create.

How do I create a recipe?

Click on the oven, click on the recipe you want to make- they all have times when the recipe will be done by so pay attention to that and a price it will cost to make the recipe. For most of the ovens you need to prepare the ingredients, to do this you will see a picture of an ingredient in a circle you tap on it twice then another ingredient will appear and you do the same again. Now the recipe will be cooking.

How do I cancel a recipe?

After you have done the steps above if you no longer want the recipe to cook then click on the oven twice and a menu will come up, click start a new recipe to cancel it.

What happens if I leave an item cooking for too long?

It depends how long the item has been cooking, if it is an hour item and you have left it for 3 hours then it will be ruined and you will have to throw it away, you will lose the money it costs to make the recipe and will have to start again, but if an items cooking time is 5 hours and you leave it 9 hours it should be find! But try not to leave it too much longer, it will be ruined after 10 hours.

There are loads of  different ovens that are unlocked as you level up, some require you to build them so you have to collect parts (there is a symbol of a hammer in the corner of these items pictures)

How do I build an oven?

Once you have brought the oven it will appear as a box, click on this and it will open up the menu to show you what items you need, you can either buy for gems or ask neighbours for items- you can only request from a neighbour once a day so if it needs many different things and you have lots of neighbours you can spread out the requests to cover all of the items.

Once you have all the pieces click the build it button and it will turn into the oven!


You need counters to place your food on so that customers can buy it, if you don’t have another counters then a pop up message will tell you that you can’t place the item, you really should have a counter per oven.

If you have 2 or more of the same food on different counters and you need a counter to place something, all of the same item will usually be placed on one counter.


Chests cost gems to buy and contain special items that otherwise wouldn’t be avaliable, they come in many different themes- browse this tab to see them all.

Expansions are how you increase the size of your restaurant, you can buy them with coins or gems and you can find them in this tab or by clicking on the arrows on the floor outside your restaurant. They increase dramatically in price each time so it can take a long time to get a massive place!


Coins are what you use to buy most products and what customers will pay you in.


Gems are what you use to buy premium items, you can get them from levelling up, making a recipe a certain number of times or you can buy them for real money.

Both coins and gems can be purchased for real money, but if you play the game well it is possible to not spend a penny of real money on it!

I think that is most of the game covered, if I think of anything else I will update this post 🙂

If you have any questions- feel free to post them in the comment section below

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I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!

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