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Host: Yasue

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$65-$72 per person

Japanese food and wine pairings with a local in her Tokyo apartment

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

Meet Yasue

Yasue lives in a luxury apartment with a stunning view in Shinagawa, the heart of Tokyo. A Tokyo native, Yasue looks forward to sharing the stories about Japanese culture as well as authentic Japanese cuisine with you. She is a woman of many talents - table setting design, food presentation, color coordination, floral arrangements and wine tasting being a few amongst them. However, her deepest passion is cooking and hosting parties at home. Yasue has a cooking license, and is a qualified sommelier. Her greatest joy comes from planning menus for her guests and seeing them enjoy her food over tasty wines that she has paired. Hosting to her is about love and dedication to good food. Yasue is also an avid traveler - her dishes are inspired by her travels. Experience her creative, interculturally-inspired dishes such as Japanese style bagna cauda (dip for vegetables made from garlic, miso and olive oil) as well as traditional Japanese home style dishes in her beautiful apartment in central Tokyo.

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: (2-4 guests) Yasue will meet you at the station and you will together walk six minutes to her apartment. Enjoy a view of the city from her 34th floor apartment while enjoying a welcome drink, followed by a glass of wine, beer or shochu. Your gourmet dining and wine pairing experience with Yasue includes a dining at a beautiful table setting with unique Japanese dishware. Yasue offers a seasonal menu that may include dishes such as takikomi-gohan (Japanese style pilaf), miso soup made with authentic dashi, chicken teriyaki, tofu with handmade tsukudani (seaweed in sweetened soy) or Japanese style bagna cauda. Your Japanese dishes will be paired with wine that Yasue chooses for your meal, if you choose alcohol option.

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) Join Yasue in her clean kitchen where you will wash your hands, roll up your sleeves and learn to cook 4-5 Japanese dishes from scratch in a hands-on cooking class. The cooking portion of your experience will last about 1 1/2 hours before you sit down and share the meal you helped prepare with Yasue. Menus are seasonal so Yasue will inform you about the menu for your experience after your booking has been confirmed.

Notes: Please note that wine pairings are included in the cost of your experience.

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.
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Takikomi-gohan
  • Miso soup
  • Tofu with seaweed tsukudani
  • Japanese style bagna cauda

Traveler reviews

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Yasue

$65-$72 USD

per person
100%
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  • 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 $65 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $65 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:30pm-3:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Yasue

Yasue lives in a luxury apartment with a stunning view in Shinagawa, the heart of Tokyo. A Tokyo native, Yasue looks forward to sharing the stories about Japanese culture as well as authentic Japanese cuisine with you. She is a woman of many talents - table setting design, food presentation, color coordination, floral arrangements and wine tasting being a few amongst them. However, her deepest passion is cooking and hosting parties at home. Yasue has a cooking license, and is a qualified sommelier. Her greatest joy comes from planning menus for her guests and seeing them enjoy her food over tasty wines that she has paired. Hosting to her is about love and dedication to good food. Yasue is also an avid traveler - her dishes are inspired by her travels. Experience her creative, interculturally-inspired dishes such as Japanese style bagna cauda (dip for vegetables made from garlic, miso and olive oil) as well as traditional Japanese home style dishes in her beautiful apartment in central Tokyo.

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: (2-4 guests) Yasue will meet you at the station and you will together walk six minutes to her apartment. Enjoy a view of the city from her 34th floor apartment while enjoying a welcome drink, followed by a glass of wine, beer or shochu. Your gourmet dining and wine pairing experience with Yasue includes a dining at a beautiful table setting with unique Japanese dishware. Yasue offers a seasonal menu that may include dishes such as takikomi-gohan (Japanese style pilaf), miso soup made with authentic dashi, chicken teriyaki, tofu with handmade tsukudani (seaweed in sweetened soy) or Japanese style bagna cauda. Your Japanese dishes will be paired with wine that Yasue chooses for your meal, if you choose alcohol option.

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) Join Yasue in her clean kitchen where you will wash your hands, roll up your sleeves and learn to cook 4-5 Japanese dishes from scratch in a hands-on cooking class. The cooking portion of your experience will last about 1 1/2 hours before you sit down and share the meal you helped prepare with Yasue. Menus are seasonal so Yasue will inform you about the menu for your experience after your booking has been confirmed.

Notes: Please note that wine pairings are included in the cost of your experience.

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.
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Takikomi-gohan
  • Miso soup
  • Tofu with seaweed tsukudani
  • Japanese style bagna cauda

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $65 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $65 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $72 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:30pm-3:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
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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