Cooking Fever - Chinese Restaurant Strategy Guide

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Chinese Restaurant Strategy Overview

The Chinese Restaurant in Cooking Fever is one of a few restaurants that offer an automated cooking machine.  You should definitely buy the machine for this restaurant because automated cooking machine makes completing this restaurant easier and much more enjoyable.  You won't have to worry about cooking or burning your food and can focus on keeping your customers happy.  The automated cooker becomes available around level 21-27 and is a limited-time special offer.  So if you don't purchase it within the 72 hour period, you won't get another chance to buy it later.  We recommend that you don't play beyond Level 20 until you have 40-70 gems saved up for the machine.  Unless you need to increase prices to pass levels with 3 stars, save up your gems for the machine and don't upgrade the cooking pans beyond Level 2.

Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability

We were able to acheive 3 stars by upgrading 58% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below. 

Kitchen Item Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Availability
Teapot 1200 2000 + 7 gems
$2500 + 12 gems Immediately
Green Tea 2200 + 10 gems $3000 + 15 gems * Immediately
Shrimp Frying Pan 1500 2500 + 5 gems
$3000 + 15 gems Immediately
Shrimp 1500 2000 + 5 gems
$2500 + 10 gems Immediately
Tabletop 1800 4000 + 10 gems
$5000 + 20 gems Immediately
Plates 4000 + 15 gems 5000 + 25 gems $6000 + 35 gems Immediately
Food Warmer 1000 1500 + 5 gems
$2000 + 10 gems Immediately
Soy Sauce 1500 2000 $2500 + 10 gems Immediately
Lettuce 1500 2000 $2500 + 10 gems Immediately
Fish Frying Pan 1500 2500 + 5 gems
$3000 + 15 gems Level 6
Fish 1500 2000 + 5 gems
$2500 + 10 gems Level 6
Rice 1500 2000 $2500 + 10 gems Level 9
Chicken Frying Pan 1500 $2500 + 5 gems 3000 + 15 gems Level 16
Chicken Wings 1500 2000 + 5 gems
2500 + 10 gems Level 16
Soup Pot 1500 3000 + 8 gems
$3500 + 15 gems Level 23
Seafood Soup $2200 + 10 gems * * Level 23
Mooncake 0 15 gems * Level 25

Interior Upgrades 

We were able to acheive 3 stars by upgrading 71% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below. 

Interior Item Quantity Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Extra Clients Customer Waiting Time Tip Amount Increase Tip Time Increased
Tables 4 1200 1500 $1800 + 6 gems * x * x
Bar Stools 2 1200 1500 $1800 + 6 gems * x * x
Television 1 * 800 * * xx * *
Vase 1 1200 + 5 gems * $1800 + 6 gems * * xx *
Bonsai Tree 1 900 1200 1500 * * X *
Speakers 2 700 800 1000 * * * x
Bonsai Pot 1 900 1200 1500 * * X *
Painting 2 1200 + 5 gems 1500 + 7 gems * * * xx *
Sculpture 1 2500 + 10 gems 3300 + 14 gems * * * xxx *
Clock 1 1200 1500 1800 + 6 gems * x * x
Karaoke Machine 1 4000 + 15 gems * * x * * *

Level Guide

Use this level guide to help develop your playing strategy. 

Number of Guests - This number can be an indicator of how much people will order and what they may be ordering.  After Level 15, a low number of guests might mean that they will be ordering multiple menu items or it could be an indicator that there won't be enough earnings to get 3 stars unless you hand out treats or increase the price of the popular items.  A high number of guests might be an indicator that many guests will be just ordering beverages or an add-on item instead of the main dishes.

First Orders - These are the first food items that customers will be ordering when the Level starts.  There is a slight delay before the first customer shows up, so use this information to prepare their orders in advance and get a jump start on the level.

Popular Foods - These are menu items that are ordered often during the level.  Prepare these items in advance and store them on your Tabletop or on warmers so that they are ready to hand out as soon as they are ordered.  Upgrading these items before starting the level can also increase your level earnings.

Noteworthy - This is extra information that might be helpful during the level.

 

Level Minimum Goal Number of Guests First Orders Popular Foods Noteworthy
1 230 17 Shrimp and Tea Shrimp $20 Completion bonus
2 255 18 Shrimp and Tea Shrimp Upgrade Tea to Level 1
3 280 18 Shrimp and Tea Shrimp Upgrade Shrimp Pan to Level 1
4 300 18 Shrimp and Tea Shrimp *
5 320 16 Shrimp and Tea Shrimp $150 Completion bonus
6 330 18 Shrimp, Fish, Tea Shrimp Fish now available
7 350 16 Shrimp, Fish, Tea * *
8 360 16 Shrimp, Fish, Tea * Upgrade Fish Pan to Level 1
9 375 15 2 Shrimp, 5 Fish, 1 Tea Fish Rice now available
10 390 17 3 Shrimp, 2 Fish, 4 Tea * *
11 410 16 5 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 2 Tea * *
12 420 18 2 Shrimp, 2 Fish, 2 Tea * *
13 430 19 4 Shrimp, 2 Fish, 2 Tea * *
14 455 19 3 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Tea Shrimp *
15 460 22 3 Shrimp, 2 Fish, 2 Tea Shrimp *
16 475 19 4 Fish, 3 Tea Fish Chicken now available
17 490 20 3 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 3 Tea Shrimp Upgrade Tea to Level 2
18 495 23 1 Chicken, 4 Tea * *
19 515 18 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 3 Chicken, 2 Tea * Upgrade Chicken Pan to Level 1
20 520 19 2 Shrimp, 1 Chicken, 4 Tea Chicken *
21 525 21 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea Chicken Upgrade Fish Pan to Level 2
22 535 22 3 Fish, 4 Tea Fish *
23 545 21 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 1 Soup Chicken Soup now available
24 555 21 3 Fish, 3 Tea, 1 Soup * *
25 565 19 3 Shrimp, 3 Tea, 3 Soup * *
26 575 23 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 2 Tea Tea *
27 595 19 2 Shrimp, 4Chicken, 1 Tea, 2 Soup * Upgrade Soup Machine to Level 1
28 600 21 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 2 Soup * *
29 610 21 1 Shrimp ,2 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 3 Soup Soup *
30 630 19 2 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 2 Tea, 4 Soup Chicken and Soup *
31 635 22 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 3 Soup * *
32 660 22 1 Shrimp, 2 Fish, 1 Chicken, 1 Tea, 4 Soup Soup and Fish *
33 665 21 4 Fish, 1 Chicken, 1 Tea, 3 Soup Chicken *
34 670 27 1 Shrimp , 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 1 Soup * *
35 695 22 1 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 3 Tea, 3 Soup Soup *
36 705 19 3 Chicken, 3 Tea, 3 Soup Chicken *
37 710 25 2 Shrimp, 1 Fish, 2 Tea, 2 Soup * *
38 745 23 2 Shrimp, 2 Fish,  2 Chicken, 1 Tea, 2 Soup * *
39 760 21 1 Shrimp, 4 Fish, 2 Chicken, 3 Tea * *
40 765 24 1 Chicken, 2 Tea, 4 Soup * *

Strategy Notes

  • Fish cooks quickest, then shrimp.  Chicken is slow to cook   
  • Try to have at least two of each meat type pre-cooked on the cooktop or warmer   
  • Kitchen and Interior upgrades are expensive - save up before purchasing this restaurant
  • Automatic cooking machine becomes available at Level 21 for 40 gems.   

Restaurant Tasks

Task XP Coins Tips
Don't leave a single customer angry during a level 10 100 *
Upgrade your green tea pot to level 1 30 70 *
Upgrade your shrimp stove to level 1 20 810 *
Purchase an extra tabletop space 20 80 *
Serve 2 shrimp in 4 seconds 30 100 *
Upgrade your fish stove to level 1 25 90 *
Don't leave any dishes or ingredients behind at the end of a level 30 120 Towards the end of the level make and serve only the dishes that have been asked (don't make anything in advance)  Make sure to serve tea last so it will not fill up automatically until the level is over.  It's ok to heave mooncakes behind.
Serve 2 cups of tea in 7 seconds 30 120 Serve two cups of tea one after another as quickly as possible.  To be able to do this TEAPOT must be upgraded to level 2
Upgrade the fish and shrimp dishes to level 1 30 100 *
Collect the money of 4 people from left to right 30 80 *
Upgrade your green tea to level 1 20 70 *
Serve 4 shrimps in 10 seconds 40 150 Prepare enough shrimp dishes in advance (some shrimp can be left on food warmer too)  Wait until enough clients order shrimp at once and serve them really quick.  Shrimp can be with or without any additional ingredients (sauce, rice and salad)
Fill the whole tabletop with different dishes 40 150 The item TABLETOP in the KITCHEN UPGRADES must be upgraded to level 3.  Place all 6 plates on the tabletop and make a different dish in each one of them.  Dishes are considered different if they have at least one different ingredient
Upgrade your plates to level 1 30 100 *
Serve 4 chicken wing meals in 6 seconds 50 200 Prepare enough chicken wings (unlocked at level 16) dishes in advance (some chicken wings can be left on food warmer too)  Wait until enough clients order chicken wings at once and serve them really quick.  Chicken wings can be with or without additional ingredients (sauce, rice and salad)
Serve 500 clients 30 150 *
Upgrade every ingredient to level 1 50 200 *
Serve 10 mooncakes 30 120 After level 25
Make every single dish 40 180 This task can only be completed after all ingredients are unlocked (at level 23).  Combine ingredients in every way possible.  It's not necessary to do this in one level.
Purchase 7 upgrades that increase tips 30 170 Items in the INTERIOR UPGRADES window that increase tips:  Bonsai Tree, Vase, Bonsai Pot, Painting, Sculpture.  Upgrading the same item twice will be considered as purchasing two upgrades.
Upgrade your soup stove to level 2 30 120 Level 17
Serve 100 soups 10 150 *
Upgrade every interior item to level 1 60 250 *
Serve 1000 main dishes 50 200 *

Images

Cooking Fever -Chinese Restaurant Purchase Screen Cooking Fever - Chinese Restaurant Status Screen 

Questions, tricks or tips?

If you have any questions or want to share some strategy tips for the Chinese Restaurant in Cooking Fever, please share them in the comments section below.  We'll post the questions and the answers on this page.

How do I complete the Don't leave any dishes or ingredients behind at the end of a level restaurant task?  Towards the end of a level make and serve only the dishes that have been asked for (don't make anything in advance).  Make sure to serve tea last so it will not fill up automatically until the level is over.  It's okay to leave mooncakes behind.

How do I complete the Make every single dish restaurant task?  This task can only be completed after all ingrediens are unlocked (at level 23).  Combine ingredients in every way possible.  It's not necessary to do this in one level.

How do I complete the Fill the whole tabletop with different dishes restaurant task?  The item TABLETOP in the KITCHEN UPGRADES must be upgraded to level 3.  Place all 6 plates on the tableop and make a different dish in each one of them.  Dishes are considered different if they have at least one different ingredient.