How to Raise Best Taste Score in Dave the Diver

A guide on how to get a high Best Taste score in Dave the Diver

Dave the Diver Best Taste cover

Best Taste is a ranking mechanic in Dave the Diver that determines the rank of Bancho’s Sushi through the Cooksta app. The more diverse and satisfying the dishes are in the menu of the sushi bar, the higher the Best Taste score will be. Read ahead as we explain how the Best Taste ranking works and how to raise the score higher in Dave the Diver.

How to Raise your Best Taste Score

Dave the diver How to Raise your Best Taste Score

The Best Taste score is simply the score of an unlocked dish that has the highest satisfaction or taste score among all dishes. This means it only accounts the score of one dish and it is not an accumulated or average taste score of all the unlocked dishes in the sushi bar’s menu.

Dave the diver - Raise your Best Taste Score by enhancing dish

Raising the Best Taste score is done by enhancing the dish so that its taste score becomes the highest among the menu. Each dish has a different base taste score, which increases with every enhancement level up to the maximum level of 10. Simpler dishes can only reach certain taste scores and may not be able to fulfill the requirements to rank up in Cooksta, so it’s best to invest in the more advanced dishes when aiming to get the Best Taste.

Raising the Best Taste score is important to reach the higher ranks in Cooksta, which in turn unlocks more benefits for the sushi bar and more recipes. The maximum needed Best Taste score to reach the highest Cooksta rank, Diamond, is 375 points.

Best Dishes to reach Best Score

Dave the Diver - Best Dishes to reach Best Score

The lowest dish that could be made to reach the Diamond rank Best Taste requirement is the Humboldt Ink Pasta (level 10: 375) which is unlocked by completing the “Bancho’s Ordeal? Pasta Contest!” VIP Mission.

The easiest dish that could be made to reach the Diamond rank Best Taste requirement is the Stellate Puffer Nicogori (level 10: 381) which is unlocked by leveling up the following staff to level 5:

  • Billy
  • Carolina
  • Charlie
  • Davina
  • Itsuki
  • Jandi
  • Kyoko
  • Masayoshi
  • Raul
  • Yone
  • Yusuke

The main ingredient, Starry Puffer, can be found within the shallows in multiple spawn points, and they can also be grown from the fish farm. Agar can be harvested in the shallows or from the Sea People village farm, while Soy Sauce can be obtained from pots or procured by dispatched staff.