Cooking Joy - Delicious Journey Strategy Guide

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Energy

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Energy

Energy is the number of lives you have as you play.  If you run out of Energy, you will have to wait until it is restored before you can play a level.

 

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  • If you fail to reach 3 stars on a level, you will lose one Energy
  • One Energy is restored every 30 minutes
  • Reaching 3 stars on a level restores Energy
  • You can also receive Energy as a Daily Task reward

 

Earning Gems

You can earn one gem per star earned on each level.  If you earn 3 stars on a level, you will receive 3 gems.

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey MoviesWatching videos will occasionally reward one gem

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Experience Level Indicator BarLeveling up your XP will reward you with 6 gems

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Mystery CaveMystery Cave - once per day you can visit the Mystery Cave for a chance to win a gem and coins

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Daily TaskDaily Task - once per day you can receive a random number of gems by completing the Daily Task.  A minimum of 2 gems are awarded for completing the task.

Mystery Cave

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Mystery CaveOnce per day, you can visit the Mystery Cave to play for a chance to earn Coins and Gems

 

Daily Task

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Daily Task

The Daily Task provides you with the opportunity to increase your XP, earn coins, earn gems and energy. It's probably the best way to earn gems and you should definitely complete this daily if you are a regular or even occasional player.  You must complete both tasks in order to receive the daily reward.  The tasks change every 4 hours, so you can wait until there are easier tasks.   You can only receive gems and the surprise reward once per day.  But even if you recieve your daily reward,  you can continue to complete other tasks to receive your XP and coins every 4 hours.

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Daily Task Bonus

As you play, you'll find that certain restaurant levels are better than others when it comes to completing many of the tasks.  And it's always a good idea to grind through previous levels in which you always get 3 stars; that way you don't lose energy.

Because getting gems is so slow, we actually wait until there is an upgrade task before upgrading food or kitchenware, and intentionally hold off playing new levels until there is an "Unlock 3 new levels" task.    Some levels consistently have at least one or two VIPs appear.  We've included other tips in the list of possible daily tasks below:

  • Earn 3000 coins 50/100
    • Watching movies and earning Coins in the Mystery Cave counts towards the total
  • Serve 3 VIP guests 50/100
  • Spend 5000 coins to upgrade food 100/200
  • Beat your best score in any 3 levels 50/150
  • Earn 400 coins on tips 50/100
  • Complete 60 orders 50/100
  • Complete any 4 levels 50/100
  • Unlock 3 new levels 50/100
  • Spend 5000 coins to upgrade kitchenware 100/200
  • Invite 5 friends to play 100/200

Restaurants

One really nice aspect of the game is that you can open new restaurants using either Coins OR Gems.  That's nice for those of us that are better at grinding through previous levels to earn coins and xp and don't have a lot of Gems.

There are 40 regular levels and 20 Challenge levels per restaurant.  You can earn one Gem for each star completed per level, up to 3 Gems for 3 stars.  You also receive bonus Gems after completing every 5th level.

Visit each of our Cooking Joy Restaurant pages to view a breakdown of a restaurant's Levels as well as upgrades and their cost.

Restaurants
Coins To Unlock
Gems To Unlock
Image
XP to Unlock
Cruise Ship
0
0
1
0
Tiki Bar
50000
20
2
10
Green House
75000
30
3
12
Sea World
75000
30
4
14
Cave Restaurant
100000
45
5
16

Kitchen, Food and Service Upgrades

 

  • Kitchen upgrades make your kitchen equipment cook faster and burn slower, and can increase the quantity that can be cooked or prepared.
  • Food upgrades increase the price of the food.  Upgrade food items that are ordered most often first.
  • Delay making kitchen or food upgrades until it is included as a Daily Task

 

Passing Levels

Cooking Joy Delicious Journey Three Stars

  • Near the end of a level, when you only have 2-3 more guests left to serve, begin filling up all the cooking slots.  That way, food will be ready to serve as the remaining guests arrive. 
  • If you meet the minimum goal but didn't get 3 stars and are really close, you will be offered an opportunity to get one more guest in exchange for watching a movie.
  • Guests arrive with a certain amount of patience, which can be viewed in the green status bar next to them. 
  • Serve guests ordering only one item first.
  • If guests order more than one item, their patience increases each time they are served one of their items.

Experience Levels (XP)

As you play, you gain points toward your experience level (XP).  Each time you reach a new XP level, you will receive Coins and Gems as a reward.  Higher XP levels also unlock other restaurants.

How to earn XP

  • You can earn XP by playing levels
  • Upgrading Food, Kitchen or Service items
  • Completing tasks
Experience Level
XP Level Points
Coin Reward
Gem Reward
Daily Bonus
1
0
0
0
50
2
60
300
4
60
3
150
300
4
70
4
180
300
4
80
5
220
400
5
90
6
270
400
5
100
7
330
400
5
110
8
400
400
5
120
9
480
500
5
130
10
570
500
6
140
11
720
500
6
150
12
885
500
6
160
13
1065
500
6
170
14
1260
600
6
180
15
1470
600
7
190
16
1770
600
7
200
17
2090
600
7
210
18
2430
600
7
220
19
2790
600
7
230
20
3170
800
7
240
21
3570
800
7
250
22
3990
800
8
260
23
4430
800
8
270
24
4890
800
8
280
25
5370
800
8
290
26
5995
800
8
300
27
6645
900
8
310
28
7320
900
8
320
29
8020
900
8
330
30
8745
900
9
340
31
9645
900
9
350
32
10575
900
9
360
33
11535
900
9
370
34
12525
900
9
380
35
13545
1100
9
390
36
14770
1100
9
400
37
16030
1100
9
410
38
17325
1100
9
420
39
18655
1100
10
430
40
20020
1100
10
440
41
24020
1500
10
450
42
28120
2000
10
460
43
32320
2500
10
470
44
36620
3000
10
480
45
41020
3500
10
490
46
45520
5000
10
500
47
50120
10000
10
510
48
54820
15000
10
520
49
59620
20000
10
530
50
64520
25000
20
540