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Host: Teresa

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$60-$72 per person

Traditional Japanese meal in a modern, central Tokyo apartment

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Teresa

Teresa’s lifelong love of cooking began in childhood. Her mother was a passionate home cook who would take Teresa with her from restaurant to restaurant. Along the way, the mother-daughter duo would collect the best recipes from the top chefs. Teresa is excited to share her love of food with her Traveling Spoon guests.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) Teresa is a young, ambitious woman who works in the corporate world by day, and by night, cooks incredible dishes using the classic recipes she helped her mother collect. Located in a modern, high-rise building in the hip, trendy Shibuya ward, an afternoon with Teresa offers a rare peek into the life of a young Tokyo woman. Your dinner may include dishes such as takoyaki, a tasty Japanese snack, karaage, an incredibly delectable fried chicken made with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce, and Japanese rice and seafood rolls.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Teresa will teach you how to make traditional home cooked Japanese dishes such as takoyaki (octopus balls) or gyoza (Japanese dumplings). Please indicate your selection when making your reservation.

Notes: Many Japanese households request that you leave your shoes at the door.
Teresa is only available to host on weekends.

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Traveler reviews

Teresa was a great host and a wonderful cook. She is one of the youngest hosts we have done Traveling Spoon with, which was fun, because it felt like we were going to a house party with a friend in Tokyo. She also invited a few of her friends over, all of whom speak impeccable English, so we were able to learn about Japanese culture, cook a variety of delicious local foods, and got some excellent recommendations on what else to do in Tokyo.
- Dorna

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Teresa

$60-$72 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $60 $60
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 $72
Alcohol
$15 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $60 $60
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 $72
Alcohol
$15 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Teresa

Teresa’s lifelong love of cooking began in childhood. Her mother was a passionate home cook who would take Teresa with her from restaurant to restaurant. Along the way, the mother-daughter duo would collect the best recipes from the top chefs. Teresa is excited to share her love of food with her Traveling Spoon guests.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) Teresa is a young, ambitious woman who works in the corporate world by day, and by night, cooks incredible dishes using the classic recipes she helped her mother collect. Located in a modern, high-rise building in the hip, trendy Shibuya ward, an afternoon with Teresa offers a rare peek into the life of a young Tokyo woman. Your dinner may include dishes such as takoyaki, a tasty Japanese snack, karaage, an incredibly delectable fried chicken made with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce, and Japanese rice and seafood rolls.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Teresa will teach you how to make traditional home cooked Japanese dishes such as takoyaki (octopus balls) or gyoza (Japanese dumplings). Please indicate your selection when making your reservation.

Notes: Many Japanese households request that you leave your shoes at the door.
Teresa is only available to host on weekends.

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Traveler reviews

Teresa was a great host and a wonderful cook. She is one of the youngest hosts we have done Traveling Spoon with, which was fun, because it felt like we were going to a house party with a friend in Tokyo. She also invited a few of her friends over, all of whom speak impeccable English, so we were able to learn about Japanese culture, cook a variety of delicious local foods, and got some excellent recommendations on what else to do in Tokyo.
- Dorna

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $60 $60
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 $72
Alcohol
$15 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $60 $60
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 $72
Alcohol
$15 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

    If you have a question about an experience, create a reservation and include your note in the field "Write a note to your host". Once you request a booking you can continue to message your host directly to ask any specific questions. You can always cancel your booking and receive a full refund as long as you cancel 48 hours in advance.

    Your card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking. Typically hosts respond to bookings within 72 hours. In the event your host is unavailable on your selected date and your host rejects your booking your credit card will not be charged.

    Your host's detailed contact information, including their phone number, address, and direction notes, will all be provided immediately upon successful confirmation of your experience (after your hosts accepts your booking and your credit card is successfully processed). This information will be emailed to you to the email address you used to sign up, and will also be visible on your Traveling Spoon profile.

    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

    Your safety and security are our top priority. To ensure this, Traveling Spoon personally vets 100% of all hosts, including an in-person host visit, to ensure each host and experience meets our strict quality requirements.

    Hosts typically respond to booking inquiries within 72 hours. If for some reason you have not heard from your host or if you have any questions you can always contact us at reservations@travelingspoon.com.