Tokyo Kitchen Japanese Cooking Class

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Tokyo Kitchen Japanese Cooking Class

Tokyo Kitchen Japanese Cooking Class
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Japanese restaurants are not the only way to enjoy Japanese food ! Sushi, Tempura and beyond. Learn how to make tasty Japanese home dishes in friendly atmosphere.
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Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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Najmin N
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We had a sushi class with Yoshimi in January 2020. From the very start she was extremely friendly and welcoming and made us feel completely at ease.

She met us at Asakusa station and took us to her kitchen. Along the way she pointed out some of the local sites like Asahi HQ and gave us some recommendations of what to do in Tokyo.

The lesson itself was very informative, from Japanese food science to how to hold chopsticks, Yoshimi is very well informed and made us appreciate the intricacies of Japanese food. The class was hands-on and we were very pleased with the sushi we had created.

I would highly recommend Yoshimi's cooking class! So worth it and you get recipe cards to take home with you!

Thank you Yoshimi and see you next time for an okonomiyaki class!!
Written February 1, 2020
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SherryWallace788
Roanoke, VA2 contributions
Solo
I took a cooking class with Yoshimi and it was excellent! She taught me how to make several Japanese dishes including some outstanding tempura. She also taught me a lot about table etiquette and serving food in Japan. I would highly recommend her classes and when I go back to Japan, I will definitely take another one with her.
Written February 20, 2020
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Sharon S
Prairie Village, KS4 contributions
Couples
The sushi making class was one of the best experiences we had in Tokyo. We not only learned how to make magnificent sushi but also other great side dishes and miso soup. We learned how to set a table properly Japanese style along with some etiquette tips. Lunch was a feast and already paid for! I recommend this class with great enthusiasm. It was really fun!
Written February 19, 2020
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Lockie H
Asheville, NC222 contributions
Friends
My husband I like to take a cooking class in every country. Cooking classes are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the real customs of the country awhile sampling delicious local cuisines. We’ve been to the Cordon Bleu in Paris, classes in New Orleans, and many other places, but this experience in Tokyo Kitchen was by far my favorite!

What makes this class outstanding:
100% hands-on from the start! You put on aprons and Yoshi puts you to work! Unlike many other cooking classes where we played a passive role (occasionally chopping or prepping), we made our own dishes, under Yoshi’s tutelage.
Yoshi met us at a central location and we walked to her kitchen together.
Before cooking, Yoshi treated us to a culinary and cultural lesson (everything from proper chopstick etiquette to the Japanese words for different food textures. This really made us feel as if we understood not only the food, but the delicious culture surrounding the food and customs.
The class can be customized and scaled. We were on a business trip with several others form America and Canada. We ended up being an intimate party of 3, but Yoshi remained flexible.
Yoshi was informative, and we kept the class on schedule (we were meeting others in our party at an assigned time after the class) but she took the time to answer questions and go on tangents when needed!
Highly recommended!!
Written February 18, 2015
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write the review ! I am very happy to know you found the class fun and informative :-) I had a really good time with you three too and hope to have you again in my kitchen someday !
Written February 24, 2015
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TravelPJT
Kingston, NY86 contributions
Couples
We love gyoza and couldn’t think of a better way to learn how to make it than from a local expert— and Yoshimi Daido was the perfect teacher. Warm, friendly, creative and smart, Yoshimi set up a 2 1/2 hour session to outline how Japanese food is unique, from ingredients to textures, spices to presentation. First she gave us a lesson in how to properly hold chopsticks (my husband is half Japanese and was doing it wrong as was I!), and reviewed proper dining etiquette which was fascinating.

Then we set to work making a super delicious lunch of pork ramen, vegetable and pork gyoza and cold spinach with sesame dressing. Yoshimi explained every step and we chopped, diced, mixed, formed the gyoza and plated the meal in the most striking way. After preparing the food, we sat at her dining table overlooking the Sumida-gawa River with a direct view of the Sky Tree, enjoying the food and conversation (she speaks perfect English).

It was a wonderful morning, and we left with recipes, a sweet video of our work and the promise that we’d tell all of our friends to take her class when they come to Tokyo. Don’t miss this engaging intro to classic Japanese cooking!
Written June 9, 2019
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Kirsten4444
Chicago, IL27 contributions
This is a very belated review, but I loved my cooking class with Tokyo Kitchen in 2016. I met great people from around the world and the meal we cooked was authentic and easy to replicate, have cooked it many times at home. This experience was once of my favorite ways to experience and remember Tokyo.
Written December 29, 2016
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BorjaGarcia
Loughborough, United Kingdom39 contributions
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I attended the sushi and miso soup cooking class with Yoshimi. She is a grate host. Polite, knowledgeable and entertaining. Classess are in small groups, which makes it a very nice yet informal experience. Booking was simple and the joining instructions clear enough. Perhaps Some better instructions on how to get to the tube after the session would be a good idea.

The activities include an introduction to Japanese gastronomy and table manners, cooking lessons and eating the food prepared, which is very nice and helps to make is a complete morning. In general it is well worth to book. I would only give some constructive feedback on time management. Lessons are advertised as being four hours (10 AM to 2PM). I felt the cooking itself was rushed. Specially during the preparation of the soup and the sushi. Yoshimi did not alwais wait for everyone to be finished before moving on. That was despite finishing at around 1.40 PM after having quite. Long post-meal chat. That is to say, there was ample time to do the lessons more slowly. After all, this is a cooking lesson and one signs up for it to learn to cook. Some more attention to this would be nice. Other than that, I will gladly recommend this activity!
Written November 12, 2016
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Thank you so much for your review ! I'm very sorry that you felt rushed. As written on my website, classes are from 10AM to 1PM or earlier (not 2PM !) depending on what you cook. Some guests have other booking after the class and I always try to finish classes no later than 1PM so that they can leave for the booking or stay to chat. We finished the class (intro, cooking and eating) by 1PM but we did have a long chat after the class on the day. And I am very sorry for not telling you it's up to you to stay or to leave after the class. I'm glad that you enjoyed the class overall and hope to see you again someday ! Best,
Written November 14, 2016
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Seederekrun
Hong Kong, China22 contributions
Couples
Wow, I didn't expect much with the class but I was impressed with Yoshimi-San. It was well organized and started with a brief introduction to Japanese dining etiquette and commonly used ingredients. We wished we had this lesson at the start of our trip! We highly recommend taking advantage of this experience. Now we plan to make great Katsu and curry at home.
Written August 28, 2016
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natalonios
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Couples
We signed up for the mosaic sushi class, which turned out to be so much more than a cooking class. Yoshimi, our gracious host, met us at an easy to find and centralized location, dressed in a kimono and holding an identifying sign. The apartment she led us to was cozy and incredibly inviting. We started off by learning about dining etiquette, different textures and tastes in Japanese cuisine, and the seasonality of different foods. All such information and recipes were provided on beautifully printed materials. Though my husband doesn't normally cook, Yoshimi did a great job engaging him in fun and creative ways. Once finished, we sat down to enjoy the meal we prepared before heading back into the sweltering heat. I highly recommend this class to anyone; you might surprise yourself!
Written July 28, 2016
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TravelDaveT
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK17 contributions
My 18 year old granddaughter and I, along with a very nice lady from the US, booked this class in late July this year and we learned such a lot from our host and teacher, Yoshimi, during the session. Aside from the cookery instruction where we learned how to make Miso soup, Katsui curry and a spinach side dish which was delicious, we also learned the appropriate etiquette for eating with the Japanese people, the correct way to present the food at table and to use chopsticks in the proper manner, which my granddaughter mastered easily but sadly not me. Yoshimi was charming throughout and her English was excellent and if she is reading this I apologise that it's taken me so long to write a review. The class was a memorable part of a great trip to Tokyo and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone with an interest in Japanese cookery. I almost forgot to mention that finally we all sat down formally to eat together and the results of our labour tasted delicious.
Written September 3, 2019
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