When start up your Tamagotchi Restaurant, you’ll first need to enter the date and time. Then you will be asked where in Japan you’d like to open up your restaurant.
The selections, in order are:
• Hokkaido
• Tokyo
• Aichi
• Kyoto
• Hiroshima
• Okinawa
After you have promptly selected your location, you will be asked to give your restaurant a name. It will be a selection through the usual Hiragana alphabet, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. Once you have done that, you will be ready to receive guests!   

The first thing you will notice will be people walking by in the street. This is also where you can always see your restaurant sign. Having the sign out in the street means your restaurant is open for business. During the closed hours, there won’t be a sign in the street.

ere are Kuchipatchi (in a red suit), Mametchi (in a blue suit with apron and wooden spoon) and Memetchi (with a chef’s hat).
Tamagotchi Restaurant
To view the front of your restaurant, press the C button. This area is also where you will be able to display certain items (such as good luck dolls and shamrocks) to bring you luck in drawing in customers. It is also where the stars you will earn your restaurant will be displayed. For instance, in the picture above, you can see 2 stars.

For staff, you will have three. There are Kuchipatchi (in a red suit), Mametchi (in a blue suit with apron and wooden spoon) and Memetchi (with a chef’s hat). • Kuchipatchi: Chinese food. • Mametchi: Japanese food. • Memetchi: Western food.

The restaurant will constantly need one of the three to be in  attendance. Placing the chosen figure in the middle of the restaurant  will activate some sort of sensor inside, and the unit will recognize  which figure it is that has been placed inside and display that chef on  the screen above.

Inside the restaurant, you will first notice the
cash register.  Pressing it will show you how much money you have in it, and it is also  what you will need to press to get money from customers you have  already served.

Then you will notice the
phone on the  right. Pressing it will ring up the geisha who runs the food supply  store. From her, you can purchase items in 3 categories: Seasonal foods, Region Specific foods and Good Luck items.  Once you have selected the item you want, she will come over to your  restaurant with your item and then you will be prompted to press the  cash register to pay her. Having a full fridge means more ingredients,  and happier customers, and most importantly, getting paid more for your  dishes. Because even though you might not have a certain ingredient in  your fridge (your chef will check the fridge before cooking any meal  automatically and make a happy or sad sound accordingly) your chef will  still cook it, but the customer will pay less for it.

Then  sometimes the phone can ring to alert you to a customer wanting to place  a take-out order. And sometimes customers will call in to make  reservations. You can either accept their reservations and open up your  restaurant at the designated hour, or turn them down. If you accept the  reservation but forget to open up on time, the next time you open, you  will receive a very angry call from the customer.

The other buttons you will notice are the bottles on the ingredients counter. From left to right, they are:

Soy Sauce
Tabasco Sauce (hot)

These  are the ingredients you will need to press when cooking. As the  customer orders something and your chef begins to cook, he will call out  for certain ingredients over his head. You will need either some basic  Japanese knowledge to be able to read them in time to be able to press  the correlating ingredients, or have a good memory to be able to  recognize the symbols and match them to the ingredients. Each ingredient  bottle is labeled, so it won’t be too difficult to match them to the  screen.

After your dish is done, the customer will sit down and  eat his meal, and then you will need to press the cash register to get  paid. Depending on how many stars your restaurant is, and which menu the  customer ordered from (special star menus will cost more ingredients,  but get you more money as well) you will be paid accordingly.

As for the icons, there are 7 functional icons with the 8th one being the attention one.

First icon is your open and close option. This selection will let you open and close your restaurant each day.

Second icon is the status screen. There are 5 submenus inside.

Popularity: This is the popularity of your restaurant, measured by 8 stars. The  more customers you serve and upgrade your restaurant, the more popular  you will become

Happiness of Staff: This is the  happiness screen measured by 8 stars. Keeping your staff happy is  crucial, as they are the backbone of your restaurant. You must have them  practice their skills often to keep them happy.

Target Number of People: This is the screen which will show you a number. This is the number of  people you will need to serve before your restaurant can receive an  upgrade and earn stars. Each time you serve a customer; this counter  will go down by one. When you reach 0, you will get your upgrade. The  sign out front on the street will get larger, and you will earn a star  at the front of your store. You will also get a star menu. Customers who  come in can request to order from the star menu, and pay you more than  the usual menu’s prices for the more advanced dishes you will prepare.  Please note that take-out orders will not count.

Name: This is where the name of your restaurant will be displayed.

Location: This is where the location of your restaurant will be displayed.

Third is the practice screen. This selection will ask you to place any of the  chefs inside and have them hone their skills by cooking for themselves.  It is very important that you keep your chefs busy, as their happiness  depends on it.

Fourth is the game screen. There are 2  games you can choose from. First one is where the master chef will call  one of the chefs to step up and he will give them a recipe and ask you  to follow it precisely. This game is very tricky, as the recipe is read  extremely fast, so if you aren’t able to recognize the ingredients  called out that fast, you may find this a hard one to win. Second one is  a much simpler game. You are charged with handing out your business  cards, but you must avoid the goats and only hand them out to the  Androtchis.

Fifth is the customer list screen. This selection will let you view all of the customers whom you have served at your restaurant.

Sixth is the treasure chest. There are 4 submenus inside.

Seasonal Foods: This selection will show you the seasonal foods you have inside your fridge.

Region Specific Foods: This selection will show you the region specific foods you have inside your fridge.

Good Luck Items: This selection will show you the good luck items you have inside your chest.

Cauldron: This is a very interesting feature. You will be asked to mix your own  special sauce by mixing in any random ingredient you want. Once the  meter to the right fills up, it will then be time to stir up your  special sauce. You can do this by pressing the A button. You must come  and stir your sauce daily to make it more delicious. Then, every once in  a while, a professional taster will come in to your restaurant and ask  to taste your sauce. If she likes it, she will reward you with a  handsome amount. After she leaves, your cauldron will be emptied, and  you can try out another sauce.

Seventh is the map of  Japan. This will show you where your restaurant is located. There might  be the possibility that with time, you can open up another restaurant in  another location, but this isn’t confirmed as of yet.

Eighth is the attention icon.

As  a last note, throughout the day, random events can occur. You may get  visitors at the door, and when they knock, you must answer the door by  pressing B. It could be Mametchi’s family coming to visit him, or  Memetchi’s little sister coming to cook with her. Or it could be a  friend coming by to drop off a little gift (such as a good luck item).

Big thanks to Tamenagerie partner RA of tamazone.com for the contribution. :o)