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Kota'S Kitchen (Xietu Road)

Shanghai Stadium
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XieTu Road 2905, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6481 2005
18:00 - 01:00
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

For the traditionalists I am sure this is not your authentic Japanese restaurant however the food is truly delicious. We had a varied mix of Mushroom and Cheese skewers, Tofu, and the amazing Mushroom and Truffle hotpot. My favorite dish was a Egg croquet. Wow. Japanese fried rice really good too. Good atmosphere although I am not a great fan... More 

Thank Graham N
Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

They have quite a lot of experimental japanese dishes here! But thing is they allow smoking inside the restaurant which is quite annoying. Food is good if you can ignore the smoke.

Thank Spoiltbytes
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

***The place has changed hands and is now Aki's Kitchen. The new owners kept most things the same so, read on! I have lived in Shanghai for four years and Kota's (Aki's) is one of my go-to restaurants, especially for a date. The staff all speak a little Japanese and you can place orders in Japanese. This combined with the... More 

1 Thank Nicholas B
Lijiang, China
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

An awesome place that seems straigh outt of a Tarantino movie I want to rave about this place but all that needs to be said is Beatles+awesome Izakaya food+Sohu, Sake, Highballs=Win!!!. Highly recommended are the tsukune (chicken meatballs) the chicken skewers with wasabi, and oh my god the fried camembert with a plum sauce its amazing. Also the staff is... More 

2 Thank David R
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

A little gem in Shanghai! Love love this place! Yummy izakaya and nonstop Beatles make this place unique. Excellent service and an awesome variety of yakitori and Japanese whiskey. Definitely a must when in Shanghai!

1 Thank Deepa84
Cranford, New Jersey
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

LOVED this place. Great Japanese BBQ menu of skewers and small dishes. The tofu and avocado salad was fantastic, as were the quail egg and pork belly roll up skewers. A steady soundtrack and video collection of the Beatles made for a good toe-tapping quiet singalong for me. Small and cozy, it felt like something one would find in Brooklyn.... More 

1 Thank FINNasty
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Beatles and Japanese bbq - Sounds weird but works very well. The kitchen locates just opposite to ChangShu Lu Metro station, 15 mins walk from Jing An Temple. Easily found. Very nice deco with Beatles music. Food is fantastic! I had a Apple sake - YUMMY! The Japanese style pork belly was amazingly good! We also had bbq blue cheese... More 

Thank Carysik
Hong Kong, China
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299 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Had dinner in Kota’s kitchen and its’ branch Le Voyage. Good place for drinking beer and enjoying varieties of charcoal grilled skewers. Baked oyster was delicious. Sashimi was also available. The restaurants were liked by expats and local Japanese, but playing Beatles music for the whole night.

Thank GGHolliday
New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I just fell in love with this place. It had everything you would expect from a place that only has the Beatles playing and grilled meats. I had the ramen with white broth and loved it. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Barbecue
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Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: XieTu Road 2905, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Shanghai Stadium
  • Neighbourhood: Shanghai Stadium
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6481 2005

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