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gyoza and okonomiyaki class

The class was about 2h30, and time flew by so fast! Ayuko and her husband are such a fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tokyo, Japan
Incredible sushi!

We did the sushi making class and it was simply fantastic. Ayuko is unbelievably skilled and... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Singapore, Singapore
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Japanese Cooking School in Tokyo - learn how to make sushi, Bento Box, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pan cake) with us! Instructed by English speaking instructor. Our classes provide you intimate, cozy and friendly atmosphere, guided by a Japanese...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2-4-3 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Kanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
+81 80-5001-9395
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The class was about 2h30, and time flew by so fast! Ayuko and her husband are such a fun, knowledgeable couple chefs! They made sure we had a great time, while cooking in a very laid back environment. I searched for many classes before picking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We did the sushi making class and it was simply fantastic. Ayuko is unbelievably skilled and knowledgable. We had the best time learning from her and hearing her experiences. The sushi we made was incredible too - really fresh and tasty ingredients plus Ayuko was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank M8915BXkatiew
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We did the sushi class including the hour instruction on how to filet and prepare fish for sushi. Especially the cutting of the fish is recommended. Not only for sushi but it also comes in handy in other dishes. Ayuko and Shugo are knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mvisser008
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We weren't sure what to expect with this class, but it was AMAZING! We learned the history of sushi and got to spend time with Ayuko and her husband in their home, learning what goes into making the perfect sushi over some sake. I went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank starfari
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Great class with small groups in Ayukos little apartment. Ayuko is very knowledgeable so when showing the ingredients she also focuses on what can be used if you don’t have access to the right ingredients at home. We made okonomiyaki and gyoza and there was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DennisFoldager
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Our fish cutting and sushi class was awesome! We each got to make two pieces of horse mackerel sushi ourselves, all the way from the full raw fish (head and eyes still on!) to the nice pieces of nigiri. Ayuko and her husband Shugo were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

My wife, son (11 years old) and I recently visited Tokyo and wanted to learn to make sushi. We are all foodies and know are way around the kitchen. We took the sushi making class taught by Ayuko and her husband Shugo. The class was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elliot R
Reviewed 26 December 2018

My husband and I attended the sushi class with Ayuko, and had an absolutely wonderful time! We have (unsuccessfully) tried making sushi at home, and now know where we went wrong and how to make multiple types of rolls properly!! The directions were very easy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jet30346853048
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took this class early in our trip to Japan, and really enjoyed both making delicious sushi (yum!!) and learning more about the history and how to enjoy it. Buddha Bellies were great hosts! We had sake at the end of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 167kristinl
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Ayuko and her husband have such a great sushi making class. Me and my husband went for his birthday and loved every minute of it! They were so welcoming and easy to learn from! We can’t wait to make sushi at home!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting
with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day
Japanese education. The area has kept its college town
feel with several university campuses. If you head
towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and
sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores
for students and anyone interested in literature and
the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and
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Response from kitchenbuddha | Property representative |
Hi Please kindly see our website to check the menu but we also do a custom made menu lesson as well. in that case, please kindly email us directly! Thanks
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Response from Linda d | Reviewed this property |
simply mail Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo kitchenbuddha gmail. com :)) .Tripadvisor will not allow me to write the address x