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Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience

1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-943-6313
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Delicious, easy, and fun

After touring Kokusai market we cooked a delicious four-course meal. Our fellow classmates were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nell D
Wonderful experience!

I had a great time, walking through the market, learning about the different ingredients for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chrisolite
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Learn about Okinawa's unique food culture and Okinawan cuisine through a historic market walking tour and cooking class. The program takes approximately 3 hours (3:30 to 6:30pm). On the food market tour at the Naha Public Market located nearby, you will learn about locally grown products and select ingredients used in the cooking class. Upon returning to our studio, you will prepare a four-course menu consisting of a classic appetizer, main dish, soup and dessert. Our classes are facilitated by a bilingual Okinawan food enthusiast and instructed by professionally trained chefs. The classes are a fun, social, hands-on experience where you will prepare various dishes in a teamwork setting under the thoughtful guidance of our chef instructors.
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Hours Today: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-943-6313
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After touring Kokusai market we cooked a delicious four-course meal. Our fellow classmates were tourists from all over the world, and we had a great time sharing stories over our meal.

Thank Nell D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a great time, walking through the market, learning about the different ingredients for the meal, cooking the three dishes, and of course eating at the end. Rina was a terrific teacher, she was very patient and friendly. The restaurant space is chic and...More

Thank chrisolite
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the market and then made a three-dish course. Our host was Okinawan, she was very kind and answered all our questions. There was 3 other people appart from our group, and the atmosphere was very nice. I had never cooked Okinawa noodles (or...More

Thank Antoine R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taste of Okinawa is both a cooking lesson and a food experience, and you cook it yourself. The owner took us on a tour of the food markets, and explained about the unique foods available and a brief history of the island and its relationship...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a cook myself, pretty daunting at the thought of having to prep all ingredients from scrap. The session started with a visit to the local market, definitely a big help knowing where we could buy them from. Rina was highly motivating, esp to the...More

Thank genewan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting cultural experience, making food and experiencing local market culture , food introduction‧ Recommended for friends and family experiences.

Thank rieslingchu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rina Matsuo was amazing. The whole experience from start to finish is wonderful. Never a dull moment and you truly learn a lot about the culture. I learn so much while enjoying a wine and cooking.

Thank travelingpanda1105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I had a fantastic time with Rina and Taste of Okinawa! The staff were all professional, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. We were there during the tail end of a typhoon, so some of the shops in the marketplace...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice cooking experience including a trip to the local market. The cook's involvement was perfect, she only intervened when needed. And the result was excellent because she had measured everything in advance and more importantly had prepared the broth. The result was fabulous (even for...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cooking class and excellent facility. Rina, our host was very friendly and enthusiastic about Okinawan cuisine and taught us how to cook some Okinawan dishes. Our son who is 8 years old loved it too and ate all the food. We also loved the...More

Thank Caroline S
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37Mountain
April 27, 2018|
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Response from TomoakiGoeku | Property representative |
Hello there. Please contact us through email (reservation@tasteof.okinawa), visit our website at tasteof.okinawa, or call at +81-98-943-6313.
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danigross88
April 4, 2018|
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Response from TomoakiGoeku | Property representative |
Hello, Danigross88! We have two set menus consisting of traditional Okinawan cuisine and can adapt our menu for vegetarian or vegan diets. We hope to see you soon.
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3leaflilac
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there is a minimum age but if kids like food and cooking it would be a fun family outing.
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