Kati Allo Update – Kitchen Nightmares – Open or Closed?

Is Kati Allo still open?

Current Status: >> CLOSED <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 7 | View All Season 7 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: April 18, 2014
Kati Allo Address: 2906 172nd St Flushing, New York 11358

Episode Recap

Kati Allo, a Greek restaurant in Flushing, New York owned and maintained by Husband and Wife team Manny and Christine featured on Season 7 of Kitchen Nightmares.

At the very beginning of the episode it is obvious that the couple’s marriage is not in the best shape. There were good number of comments and reviews on their strained relationship especially on their disclosure that they were on the verge of getting a divorce.

Gordon Ramsay, as usual, starts with asking the couple how they ended up in the restaurant business,

Manny (the husband) explains that he had bought the restaurant when he had come to the barbers shop for a haircut right next door. The couple also explains as to how all of their children have worked in the restaurant at one point or another and currently only their daughter Evelyn worked in the restaurant one day a week as a waitress.

They also revealed they are in huge debt and had to sell their house to finance the restaurant.

Gordon decides to order food during lunch service. He orders pastitisio gyro platter and a pork dish.

Gordon is clearly not even close to being impressed with any of the foods. Thoroughly disappointed with the dish served Gordon explains how the sausage was garlicky and greasy and the pastitsio was very bland.

Gordon then sits down to explain to the staff of his dining experience at the restaurant. Gordon asks Manny of the sausage, regarding how it was prepared whether it was fried. Manny rather carelessly doesn’t answer to the point and says it’s an old recipe that they used to prepare the sausage.

Gordon then asks Evelyn (their daughter) about their problems, She bursts to tears and claims that the restaurant has ruined her family and that her parents were in fact on the verge of divorce.

Gordon then joins them on dinner to try out what they had to offer for dinner. Manny, in order to check if the chicken is grilled cuts deep into the chicken, which an experienced professional would not do, which ticks off Gordon immediately.

Gordon then finds out that there is another kitchen downstairs and the kitchen is maintained in a run down state. Manny blames it on inexperienced staff and wants to hire good staff to fix the issues.

Gordon then heads to their home and talks to them about their business and family. After a brief conversation, the couple agree to better both their business as well as relationship.

Gordon then teaches them to prepare a sea bass dish then goes on to give a huge makeover to the restaurant overnight with all of its furniture, table cloths and crockery replaced. When the new restaurant is revealed, Christine is too ecstatic and screams on top of her voice

Kati Allo Update - What Happened Next?

Gordon’s makeover of the restaurant got mixed reviews, with some people liking the changes and some people not.

Unfortunately, the restaurant closed down in April of 2014. Initially, the stated reason for closure was a temporary break to make renovations.

However, the restaurant never reopened after its initial closure, so Kati Allo pretty much was already done by the time the Kitchen Nightmares episode aired.

While there were some positive review of the standards of food being served at the renewed restaurant, there were also complaints about long delivery times.

Another Greek restaurant called Kalamaki opened at the old Kati Allo location in July, 2014. The reviews for the new restaurant are mainly good and most regulars from Kati Allo have become customers there as well.

As of 2021, Kalamaki is still open and doing well. It has a 4 star review average according to the Kalamaki Yelp page.

So it appears that even though Kati Allo has disappeared, the Greek food tradition remains at the location.

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Last updated: 2021-11-23 07:19

13 thoughts on “Kati Allo Update – Kitchen Nightmares – Open or Closed?”

  1. I was impressed and proud of how desperate the owners were to take Gordon Ramseys advice. The reaction of the New restaurant renovation was exciting & how Greatful they were for the new look! Too bad they closed & didn’t keep with what they learned! All in All I give that episode a 9 out of ten!!!!

  2. I feel bad for the daughter.. the renovation that Ramsay did was beautiful especially the wood work on the counter.. you won’t make it far if u don’t learn to listen to someone that obviously knows what their talking about

  3. I believe what I’ve read in the past is the sad truth. That is that all the restaurants(or most anyway) are really planning on selling so they try to get on the show for a free makeover. If you look up the follow up stories on most, they sell right after the air date of their show. I suppose both sides know the real score but it still makes for a good show. It still took a lot out of watching it once I learned this.

    • Except not every restaurant get’s a physical makeover. Most do, but not all. And all “reality shows” are scripted, chopped up and edited for maximum drama. This series is the same script every episode…restaurant in trouble, go to the rescue…do the bleeding heart thing with people…have a re-opening where everything starts out good…get’s bad and then magically the music changes and everything is wonderful again. I watch for the comedy of it all.


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