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Vivario

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Amazing Food at his new restaurant!

This amazing chef has just started a restaurant and I had the pleasure of dining on one of its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alyxxm
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Amazing doesn’t begin to cover it

Marcelo is absolutely one of a kind, and I couldn’t possibly be able to say enough good things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abbeyarr
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My Japanese Cooking Classes are designed to help bring back home the taste, techniques and beauty of Japanese Cuisine you felt in love in Japan. An opportunity to further deepen your Japanese experience. I have 4 different classes: Mini Okonomiyaki...more
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322-703 Yorozuyacho, Shimogyo-ku | 602-0872 Kyoto, Kamigyo Ward, Komanocho561-4- 105, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8199, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This amazing chef has just started a restaurant and I had the pleasure of dining on one of its first nights ever open! I have a lot of dietary restrictions but Maru was able to make me the most amazing chicken ever despite all of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marcelo is absolutely one of a kind, and I couldn’t possibly be able to say enough good things about him. Besides being one of the friendliest, most passionate, most knowledgeable people I have had the pleasure of meeting, his food is INCREDIBLE. I will remember...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best time spent in Kyoto was spent in the kitchen with Marcelo. He's a wonderfull teacher speaks perfect english and will teach you skills that you can use once you're back home. He's also a fountain of knowlage about Japanese history. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MarceloSakuma, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! Omg, I'll do the dishes first then start the history lesson lol. Jokes aside I am very happy you visit in Kyoto was upgraded by my class, timely, now I have a new space available near the Imperial...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Meeting Marcelo and taking his cooking class was one of the absolute best moments of my recent trip to Japan with my best friend. Marcelo is a super-friendly guy and a patient, knowledgeable teacher who makes learning Japanese cooking seem fun and accessible (and if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MarceloSakuma, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Rachel, I had as much fun teach you girls as you had learning the Okonomiyaki, and, you two are Karaoke superstars as well :) Sorry for ruining all other okonomiyaki for you but I could not have place my special recipes on better hands than...More

Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

From first introduction to final meeting, Marcelo is a wonderfully upbeat host and teacher who is Very good at his craft and imparts his knowledge with an ease of understanding even the most incompetent of cooks (like myself) is able to understand and duplicate. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marcelo S, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Dear Chris, thank you so much for your review , indeed you pulled a very important fact that even I take for granted: I have been living in Kyoto for a decade now and do have an intimate knowledge of the city’s history, culture and...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

A foreign cooking class is something I have always wanted to experience and I was lucky enough to get that chance to do just that when me and my group met Marcelo in Kyoto. Just visiting the Kyoto fish market early in the morning and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marcelo S, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Dear Aileen. Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback brings me enlightment on how to conduct my classes and maintain your experience always enjoyable and fruitful. I am at this time expanding the classes and will eventually offer them not only at...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Marcelo the chef is so cheerful and so helpful. My favourite part was going to the fish market in the morning and picking out our fish which we then prepared for sashimi after. I will never forget it. Thanks so much Marcelo, I wish you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marcelo S, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Jet! Thank you so much for the pictures! They have been printed and given to Tsuji-san at the marked as I promised you, he absolutely loved it. I am very happy you cherished the marked visit besides all that rain and crazy karts being...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

My name's Albert. I'm a professional chef from Canada with limited experience working with seafood. I sat down at Marcelo's bar at K-House and soon got to talking with him. He sold me on the idea of getting up first thing in the morning to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marcelo S, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Dear Albert, what can I say, your words are immensely kind, I cannot express how happy this makes me. Just like you, as a chef I am my worst critic and a perfectionist so I always thrive to hear my students feedback to tune my...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the lesson! We woke super early to head to the markets and pick our fresh fish..then spent a few hours learning all the in and outs of sashimi preparation Along with sumeshi for our hand rolled sush and ate it all! Yum!!! Marcelo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marcelo S, Owner at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear Mags, thank you so much for your review. Indeed that day with all the rain couldn’t be more perfect to be spent on our class, even the fish market turned out extra special. You guys are so lucky, Mr Tsuji does not pose for...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

When we arrived at our hostel we saw Marcelo's flyer in the lobby for a sashimi cooking class and we couldn't resist! The price was amazing and my partner and I saw that this was a good opportunity to learn to prepare and make sashimi...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leigh S
Marcelo S, オーナー at Vivario, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Leigh, thank you so much for participating my class and for your lovely review, please do take this piece of Japanese culture back home with you!

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