Cooking Sun Tokyo
Cooking Sun Tokyo
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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Cooking Sun Tokyo is a Japanese cooking class for international travelers. We are located in Shinjuku area near JR Shinanomachi station. Classes are twice a day; Sushi class and Wagyu Kaiseki class. We welcome couples, friends, families, single travelers from around the world and of any skill level!
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Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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capykyu
Hong Kong, China339 contributions
Family
We attended an udon making lesson with our two teenage children. The tutors were very friendly and professional. To our pleasant surprise, apart from making udon from scratch, we were taught to make a number of side dishes. We got to taste the food that we made at the end of the lesson. The udon was far superior to the shop bought ones. You can also buy the necessary equipment to make the recipes again at home. Very enjoyable for the whole family.
Written August 20, 2022
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phingersphil
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
Couples
My wife and I booked this class last minute, the night before, and it surpassed any expectations. The staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and worked really hard to make everything work. Highly recommended!!
Written January 8, 2020
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Hello, Thank you very much for your warm comments. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our class! Please try to make some and share with your family! Best regards, Chikako
Written January 21, 2020
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RoyYipHK
2 contributions
Couples
I was having a great sushi class here. The teachers are nice and supportive. Worth spending time here.
Written August 2, 2018
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jwongcsp
San Diego, CA22 contributions
Family
Hire a Taxi to bring you to this cooking class. It is in a residential area and could be difficult to find if you don't know your way around. The school is up one flight of stairs. (no elevator) The people speak English which is a PLUS+. We prepared a 9 course meal. All courses were delicious but small by American standards. (maybe that is why so many Americans are over weight) In Japanese they say, HARA HACHI BU (Eat until you are 80% full). The instructor, was a pleasant Japanese woman that lived-in Southern California for 5 years. The class was well organized and flowed in a logical manner. They give lots of hands on assistance. It is amazing how they make it look so easy. After all of the food is prepared and right before eating you have the option to purchase a small bottle of Sake for $5.00 USD to enjoy with your meal. I'm glad I did. It gave a nice finishing touch to a great meal. Counting me, our class had a total of 7 people. I think they can fit 8-10 people in this class. We met some nice people that enjoy taking cooking classes when they travel. This was such a positive experience we will continue the practice of signing up for cooking classes that are highly rated by Tripadvisor.
Written April 21, 2018
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Lorraine H
Montreal, Canada123 contributions
This review is long overdue. I went to Japan last year, and did this activity in April of 2019. Warm, friendly, qualified instructors, who made everything seem so simple. I still make Japanese dishes back home in Montreal. I knew if I didn't learn how to make Japanese food I would regret it, and now I don't. Highly and unreseveredly recommended.
Written February 8, 2020
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Sheue Chee B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia157 contributions
Solo
Location easy to find using Google map
I was by myself but still enjoyed the class with miki-san a lot

She also showed me the Brand’s/bottles of condiments used and I can buy them just nearby at the mini stop, with reasonable size plastic bottle which I can carry home!
Written January 16, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review. I also had fun having you at our Kaisei class! Hope you enjoy cooking at your home! Miki
Written January 28, 2020
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zab2go
Norwood, MA255 contributions
Couples
I always make it a point to take a cooking class when traveling abroad and Cooking Sun is one of the best around. The women running the class were knowledgeable, patient and informative. They guided us through each step of the class while teaching us why things were done a certain way, how they used to be done and how they're done now.

Everyone shared a hot plate with one other person so everyone had lots of hands-on time and a chance to practice. Instructions were clear and the instructors would jump with hands-on instruction as needed.

I took this class with my husband and brother we all enjoyed the whole experience including eating our delicious meal at the end. There were 7 of us in the class, having such a small group made it easy to get to know each other and the instructors.

Eat a small breakfast so your stomach doesn't growl all class but be prepared for a small feast after class!

Next time I'm in Tokyo I'll need to sign up for the Sushi class!
Written June 14, 2019
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Stacy C
Chicago, IL210 contributions
Friends
I took this class as part of a small group tour I was on. The instructors were wonderful. They educated us on traditional Japanese ingredients and walked us through every step of the sushi making process. And at the end we got to eat our creations!
Written January 2, 2019
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Thank you for the warm message. Did you enjoy the first sushi making? Please try to cook again if you have a chance. Best Regards, Cooking Sun Tokyo Team
Written January 13, 2019
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timianschwicker
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
Couples
I went for a sushi cooking class about a month ago with my boyfriend at cooking sun.

I can't recommend this enough, it was very insightful and has inspired me to cook Japanese food now that we're home again from our trip.

We had Maiko and Itsoku as our instructors and they were the nicest people, which really made it a pleasant few hours. They also spoke English very well and told us many things about Japanese culture, while instructing us in the art of sushi.
Written July 31, 2018
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Dear Dimian, Thank you very much for your review. I feel like "food connects us all!" Please come back anytime you visit Tokyo. We look forward to it :) Warm regards, Cooking Sun Tokyo Instructor MAIKO
Written August 25, 2018
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Jerry E
Hudson, MA81 contributions
Friends
The hosts at Cooking Sun Tokyo are phenomenal in both welcoming their students as well as educating on the basics of Japanese cooking.
We attended the Wagyu Beef cooking course - which was actually a 9-Course meal all prepared by the students. Each of us prepared our portion of each course with plenty of guidance and assistance from our instructor. Most of the ingredients are prepped in-advance, with some minimal chopping/cutting required - but really it's more a matter of following the recipes and learning about the ingredients and their place in Japanese cooking.
The location for the school could be challenging - we took a taxi to the course which was a good call as it is in a suburb/residential area and not easy to find. However on departure we walked to a nearby JR station (maybe 5 minutes walking) and found an easy connection to Shibuya.....
Overall I highly recommend this course - it's a morning or afternoon well-spent and you will learn a lot about Japanese cooking and culture in the process.
Written July 22, 2018
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  • Sat - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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