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Host: Yuki

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$72-$214 per person

Learn to cook haute Japanese cuisine in the heart of Tokyo

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

Meet Yuki

Yuki is one of the main instructors that you might meet during your culinary experience. Depending on the date you choose and the size of your group, Chie, who manages the chefs will assign one of her professional cooking instructors for your class. She wants travelers to fully experience real Japanese cuisine so she puts lots of effort in choosing instructors who are experienced home cooks with extensive knowledge about Japanese food, ingredients and culture. Each chef offers clear and detailed explanations so that you have a good understanding of Japanese cooking. You will learn tons of interesting Japanese cooking techniques not taught in recipe books!

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.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) Your cooking instructor will greet you with a warm smile and welcome you into the cooking studio. You will be served a refreshing drink of your choice and while you sip on your drink, your instructor will give you a rundown of the class. You can choose between two cooking class options. The first is a wagyu kaiseki class – traditional Japanese haute cuisine that includes dishes such as wagyu steak, accompanied by a variety of colorful side dishes. The alternate option is a sushi making class in which you will learn to roll two types of maki, hosomaki, a thin roll, and California roll, seven pieces of nigiri (hand shaped sushi) and miso soup. In the kaiseki class, you will learn to cook 8-9 dishes and in your sushi making class, you will learn to make nine kinds of sushi as well as miso soup from scratch before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. You will receive recipes that you may take home to recreate the dishes you learned in Tokyo.

Notes: *Please note that for vegetarians, meat and fish can be replaced with vegetables and other ingredients. *Due to the structure of the counter which you will be using for both cooking and eating, your instructors will not be sitting down and eating with you after cooking, but they will chat with you as you eat.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • A. Wagyu kaiseki cooking class
  • B. Sushi making class

Traveler reviews

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Yuki

$72-$214 USD

per person
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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
Cooking Experience + Meal
$214 $106 $72
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$214 $106 $72
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
9:30am-12:30pm 2:00pm-5:00pm

Meet Yuki

Yuki is one of the main instructors that you might meet during your culinary experience. Depending on the date you choose and the size of your group, Chie, who manages the chefs will assign one of her professional cooking instructors for your class. She wants travelers to fully experience real Japanese cuisine so she puts lots of effort in choosing instructors who are experienced home cooks with extensive knowledge about Japanese food, ingredients and culture. Each chef offers clear and detailed explanations so that you have a good understanding of Japanese cooking. You will learn tons of interesting Japanese cooking techniques not taught in recipe books!

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.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) Your cooking instructor will greet you with a warm smile and welcome you into the cooking studio. You will be served a refreshing drink of your choice and while you sip on your drink, your instructor will give you a rundown of the class. You can choose between two cooking class options. The first is a wagyu kaiseki class – traditional Japanese haute cuisine that includes dishes such as wagyu steak, accompanied by a variety of colorful side dishes. The alternate option is a sushi making class in which you will learn to roll two types of maki, hosomaki, a thin roll, and California roll, seven pieces of nigiri (hand shaped sushi) and miso soup. In the kaiseki class, you will learn to cook 8-9 dishes and in your sushi making class, you will learn to make nine kinds of sushi as well as miso soup from scratch before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. You will receive recipes that you may take home to recreate the dishes you learned in Tokyo.

Notes: *Please note that for vegetarians, meat and fish can be replaced with vegetables and other ingredients. *Due to the structure of the counter which you will be using for both cooking and eating, your instructors will not be sitting down and eating with you after cooking, but they will chat with you as you eat.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • A. Wagyu kaiseki cooking class
  • B. Sushi making class

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$214 $106 $72
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$214 $106 $72
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
9:30am-12:30pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
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.

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    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.

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    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").

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