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“Best in China” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Kitchen Coco Park

The Kitchen Coco Park
144 Min Tian Road, FUTIAN | CoCo Park Entertainment District, Shenzhen 518048, China (Civic Center)
0755-25313860
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Ranked #4 of 2,804 Restaurants in Shenzhen
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Description: 2014 That's PRD Shenzhen "Restaurant of the Year" The first independent international fine dining restaurant in Futian; the heart of Shenzhen's CBD. The Kitchen opened in 2009 and provides an exciting mix of international dishes in a cosy and sophisticated, fine dining restaurant environment in the heart of the new CoCo Shopping Park entertainment district in Futian Central Business District. Close by Shangri-la, Marco Polo, Sheraton, Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotels. Our bistro style menu features many famous offerings from around the world including French, Italian, and Tex-Mex dishes made with imported meat, bathed in our wonderful mix of sauces with accompanying fresh vegetables. Also on offer are succulent steaks and burgers using prime Australian and US Angus beef plus a great value brunch; and with our open view kitchen you can watch our Executive Chef Justus Jennings and his award winning team of chefs in action.
Shanghai
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best in China”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have been in China 13 years and this is the best restaurant I have eaten at in PRC. Easily this restaurant would compete in SF, NYC, HKG, etc. It was packed when I was there. I had a salad with Chicken on it (forgot the name), and it was out of this world.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheKitchen, Owner at The Kitchen Coco Park, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Best in China is a big call!! - but we won't argue with you!

We are just happy that you enjoyed the experience so much and look forward to you visiting again.
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Guangzhou, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great location, above average food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Came down to Shenzhen for few days, coco park area is great for going out with friends. We had dinner at the kitchen, the food is not great but above average, nothing special but good to have before going out !

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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atlanta
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Western style food in Shenzhen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a little slice of heaven when you are traveling so far from home. The Dover Sole was some of the best fish I have ever eaten. BUT the BEST thing was the shrimp and mango salad - it is an absolute MUST! so incredibly fresh you just cannot stop eating it!! I will actually crave this when I get home!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheKitchen, Owner at The Kitchen Coco Park, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for your great review Catwoman - we are glad you found the prawn & mango salad purrrfect!

We hope to see you again soon.
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Shenzhen, China
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“A Little Taste of the USA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

China has great Chinese food. China does not have great Western food as a rule just like the USA does not have great authentic Chinese food as a rule.

The Kitchen is owned and run by a San Franciscan and he does a great job. We go there about once a month when we don't feel like cooking American food in our apartment. So far, we have been pleased. The burgers and wraps are great. His pasta dishes and fish and chips are really good too. We generally go for lunch and an early dinner since the area around it is a big bar scene and that's just not our scene.

The Kitchen is hidden back behind the bus terminal at Coco Park and so you will have to look for it, bit it is worth finding. The owner has opened a new Kitchen north of the city and it seems to be doing well as well.

In the end we have two standards for judging an Western restaurant in China: 1) Is is superior for China? The answer here is an absolute yes. 2) Would the place make it in the Baton Rouge to New Orleans belt? The answer here is probably, which means (to us anyway) it is worth our time and money to go and enjoy having someone else cook for a change.

Visited September 2013
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TheKitchen, Owner at The Kitchen Coco Park, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind words - it has always been our goal to be considered good enough to be located in renowned restaurant areas such as Baton Rouge and not just be considered good because there is not much other western food around.

We value your opinions and patronage - see you again soon!
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good western food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was brought here after a business meeting - and warned that it might be a bit noisy as its in an area full of nightclubs. And yes, it did get a bit noisy but not too bad.

The food was western (which can be very hit and miss in Shenzhen), and was very good. There's a reasonable selection of decent wine as well - including one of my favourites - a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (but I can't remember which it was now).

Service was pretty good - not too much waiting. But a word or warning: the place is small, so I can imagine it filling and becoming crowded very easily. All in all - a pleasant evening and meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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