Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Chef

From US$ 120 per person

Cook a standard Japanese meal together with a local chef. Learn to cook real home-style Japanese sushi, during this 2.5-hour cooking class.

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Duration 2.5 - 5 hours
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  • Learn to cook Japanese food with a local chef
  • Cook in a cute apartment
  • Experience real Tokyo life
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Cooking local food is the best way to get to know Japanese culture. Learn how to cook these meals at a little cute apartment in Shinjuku. The menu changes depending on the day of the week. You will cook one of the menus below with 2 to 4 items. The weekly menu schedule is below: SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUEDAY (Morning class : 10:30AM-1PM / Evening class : 6PM-8:30PM ) Standard meal days - Menu: teishoku, donburi, obento, tonjiru and rice ball WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY (Morning class : 10:30AM-1PM / Evening class : 6PM-8:30PM ) Heavy food days - Menu: curry rice, okonomiyaki, gyoza, ramen, rice burger, kara-age, yakisoba. SATURDAY (Morning class : 10:30AM-1PM / Evening class : 6PM-8:30PM ) Real home-sushi day - Menu: temaki-sushi, bara-chirashi-sushi. An optional short trip (1PM-3:30PM) takes place everyday after the morning class. You will go to several amazing places which are not found in your guide books.
  • Free drink (Japanese barley tea)
  • Meals
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    Shinjuku station east exit police box 3-38-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan

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    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Satoru-san was a great teacher who was happy to share his life story and why cooking is so important to him, as well as answering our questions and making fun conversation in the appropriate moments. Also, it was very interesting to visit a local's home and see what delicious Japanese food can be made at home! We didn't only watched the cooking but also participated in the process, chopping, seasoning, prepping, and so on, while learning about the ingredients, the recipe and their place in Japanese cooking, making it all the more fun.

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    January 26, 2020

    Tokyo is a fantastic place for food, but Sato enhances the food experience to another level! Sato opens his home to you to give you a true appreciation of Japanese culture as well as the deliciousness of Asian cuisine! His friendly and open personality puts you at ease from the moment you meet him. He’s willing to share his story and history which creates an atmosphere of trust. The class becomes more than just a cooking class, rather it’s cooking with friends! The absolute star attraction however is the food! We made Ramen and Gyozas which were just out of this world. Sato gives great, simple tips that you can take home with you. If food is something you love (and surely that’s why you’re coming to Tokyo?), an evening with Sato is highly recommend! Thanks so much Sato for an incredible night!

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    January 16, 2020

    Lovely experience with a kind host!

    Sato planned a great evening for us! He met us at the nearby Station and we walked to his amazing flat that is full of interesting items and stories. He talked about his love of food and experience and particularly his family's influence. Together, we prepared the meal which was authentic and delicious, and we took lots of pictures. We had a lovely conversation about many different topics, including our stay in Tokyo, and he was also kind enough to provide us with recommendations for our journey.

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    August 9, 2019

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