This is a review of the Escape Room “Undercooked” offered by Omescape in Sunnyvale, CA, USA.
  • ⭐️ 9/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

I created Daylight Robbery, a frantic, non-linear, grab-as-much-loot-as-you-can, TERPECA-nominated Escape Room. I have watched 1000s of escape roomers leave my game breathless and overwhelmed, but I have never experienced this myself.

I have now played Undercooked, and I totally get that feeling I have seen of “where do we even begin!?”

Undercooked sets you in the scene of replacing the head chef of a new restaurant that wants to maintain its great reputation. There’s a huge menu which you must recreate, as the guests want everything! All of the tools and ingredients are in the kitchen, your nemesis is the ticking clock – you don’t want a bad TripAdvisor review!.

The ingredients and tools may need to be prepared, modified, discovered, turned on. Sometimes you will get a special order which you must deliver in a short time limit, adding to the already-frantic nature of the game.

The puzzles are extremely varied, and due to the nonlinear nature you can reassess these puzzles if you get stuck.

We played this as a team of 5 experienced players, every single one of us didn’t stop. There’s frequent occasions you must work together to tackle the puzzles, I mean create the culinary masterpieces.

This game is a lot of fun, it’s borderline stressful trying to get everything done in time! Undercooked is one of those few escape rooms that you can genuinely replay. I think I saw about 20% of the solutions to the puzzles, and as a team we didn’t crack each one. If I’m in LA again, I’m going to head to this r̶e̶s̶t̶a̶u̶r̶a̶n̶t̶ escape room, to try and overcook it.

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson