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“Very interesting dining concept!”
Review of The COOK

The COOK
Ranked #245 of 17,076 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Century Park
Description: ORIGINS at The COOK, the main restaurant, features live show kitchens and a gourmet delicatessen with seating for 365 people, including an outdoor patio. ORIGINS offers the unbeatable combination of authentic dishes, sourced from their homelands and from nature, fresh, sustainable and delicious, prepared by talented chefs whose origins give them an innate understanding of these cuisines: real food, real people. ORIGINS is a feast for the senses with à la carte and buffet offerings drawn from 13 kitchens featuring the best, most authentic versions of dishes from around the world.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

They have about 15 odd kitchens where you can pick any dish from any counter as a large buffet spread. They also do a la buffet where you pay for just what you eat - but its very confusing and they dont really explain very well how its meant to work! The staff dont speak very much English and can be a bit difficult sometimes. The food itself was simply fantastic!

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Some good stuff, but no better than a Chinese buffet in the states. They serve buffet or ala carte option, but the buffet option is $48 used, not including drinks .

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Thank Stanley P
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

You have a swipe card, you go around and make your choices and the food comes in no time directly to you on your table.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Take the dinner buffet to be able to sample everything at a decent price. If you stay at the kerry center you will have breakfast here every morning. I have found that they will happily cater to any dietry requirement.

Thank davo_asia
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Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Went in at 9.15pm for dinner. No explanation of how odd swipe card system worked. No atmosphere as almost empty. Brought wrong drink order. Food pretty poor. Beijing Duck cold, fatty and no pancakes. Pork skewers and Shanghai noodles average. After an excellent meal at the Meet it was very disappointing

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Thank BodgerDogSproxton
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