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The Kitchen at... Cooking Studio

Former French Concession
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Address: 101 Building 75, 1295 Fuxing Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200031, China
Phone Number: 021-64332700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A hands-on 90-minute cooking class of two to three recipes in a...

A hands-on 90-minute cooking class of two to three recipes in a well-equipped kitchen. Reservations must be made in advance, and there is an additional cost for ingredients.

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Good option for corporate party

Went to Kitchen at for corporate event, people were split into groups and each group was responsible for making one dish only. There were lion head meatballs, deep fried spring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2013
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Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I tried the chinese style cooking class there once and we made a delicious crab casserole and a fried rice dish. We felt very good afterwards and shared the meal with a few other students in the class. The chef was very good and nice and the facility was spacious. We are thinking of going back again... More 

Thank HKLouise
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Went to Kitchen at for corporate event, people were split into groups and each group was responsible for making one dish only. There were lion head meatballs, deep fried spring rolls, dumplings with meat and pumpkin. There was not much teaching involved, more of barking orders by grumpy chefs to a group of people who split tasks. I did take... More 

1 Thank Mannayakasha
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We booked in to do a dumpling class and ended up cooking something that really wasn't a dumpling. The menu was a pork and turnip cake and a taro roll. The pork cake was actually a huge piece of steamed dough that we couldn't eat there and then and had to be brought back home and fried. This would not... More 

4 Thank tombillinge
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very enjoyable, well organized, very clean premises, all together a fun experience. Wish we had had more time to eat what we cooked but that was our problem, not the "Kitchen's". Only one suggestion, do not include ingredients that cannot be found in the country your customers come from! Highly recommended!

Thank Mireille L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My friend and I reserved two different classes at The Kitchen At - one a wok class with two dishes and one a dumpling class. The two dishes in the wok class. battered crab and pork liver, were taught by the "chef" - owner. He did not seem to want to be there. He ruined the battered crab dish with... More 

3 Thank Mermaid528_12
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

I and my friends have been attending classes at "the Kitchen at" for 3 years now and from day one have had only wonderful, memorable experiences. We send friends and relatives whenever they visit as it is such a pleasant and unique experience. We've learned to cook everything from Hong Shou Rou (a Shanghainese braised pork dish) to Ossobuco, to... More 

2 Thank moninika
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Went to this cooking class twice, the oven not working, no introduction of raw food at all, the so called chef has no idea in answering question, no service at reception, nobody answer phone in office hours, I don't think the chef is a real chef, better to learn from cook book,

2 Thank Biwoe
thekitchenat, Owner at The Kitchen at... Cooking Studio, responded to this review

We operate 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday and the office is closed on Sunday and Monday. If one calls on Monday, there is no office staff available for inquiry. Our office hours are posted on our website and all printed programs. All instructors teaching in our studio are professional chief cooks from 5-star hotels or high-end restaurants.... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Thje cooking class by Miranda and her staff was phenomenal! To begikn with, the layout of the kitchen was excellent, and it was absolutely spotless! The utensills, and the all the ingredients were plcaed in a very orderly manner,such that it was a pleasure just to see it. The translation by Miranda was excellenbt, the class was tops. We prepared... More 

Thank fritzy5443
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

I only had a few hours free in Shanghai and I wanted to find a cooking class to learn about the real chinese food; not the Canadian variation we know here as Chinese food. The Kitchen at Cooking Studio was VERY accomodating and offered me a private class on the day of my choice but also slightly earlier than their... More 

3 Thank Annie_Boulanger
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

I had the fortunate joy of watching a private cooking class last month. I was amazed at how much fun the student was having, as well as her husband, who also chose to take a back-seat and observe. The couple was from the States, and they couldn't stop smiling. The head chef teaching did not speak any English, but that... More 

1 Thank vagabond_for_life

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.