Osaka Kitchen
Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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No.1 cooking class between Osaka station and Namba station. Basically 2-3 participants, so that you can decide the menu! Vegetarian and vegan customer is welcomed! Only sightseeing? How about to look inside of local kitchen during your stay in Japan? It's more than just a tourist experience!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Rajiv A
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Yoko greeted us at the metro station and showed us some sights on the way to the kitchen. We learned to cook a lovely menu including Osaka style okonomiyaki. She was very knowledgeable about local foods and cooking techniques. Over lunch she also gave us some helpful travelling tips for the rest of our trip. I would definitely recommend this experience and will use what I have learned in my own cooking!
Written November 3, 2022
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Olivia W
London, UK25 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Meeting and making lunch with Yoko was a fantastic experience and a great way to start our trip in Japan. We learnt so much about Japanese flavours and food culture, and made a delicious lunch of sushi rolls, gyoza, miso and two salads. Yoko was so lovely and interesting, answered my endless questions - like whether it’s true sushi shouldn’t be eaten with chopsticks - and had loads of great advice for a few days eating and drinking in Osaka. Thank you Yoko!
Written March 7, 2020
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Lucy K
Nijmegen5 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
My cooking workshop at Osaka Kitchen was a very authentic experience and one of the highlights of my trip in Japan. Yoko is a great teacher and chef, and also a very kind and inspiring person. She welcomes you in her kitchen and gives you the perfect chance to learn more about Japanese culture by experiencing it yourself! Very interesting to see how Osakan people live, and besides from learning a lot about Japanese/Osakan cuisine (Wagyu beef with wasabi sauce, highly recommend it, it was perfect!), I also am very glad to have met Yoko and talk with her about our different cultures, common interests, etc. Thanks again, my last day in Japan could not have been spent better!
Written February 20, 2015
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Dear Lucy Thank you very much for your comment. It was really wonderful to welcome you to my kitchen. And I am really glad to know that you like"Wagyu". This is definitely the best recommendation! I appreciate again for choosing osaka kitchen for your final night destination. Looking forward to seeing you again! YOKO Osaka kitchen
Written June 20, 2015
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DaveIn703
Arlington, VA26 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Our class with Yoko was a highlight of our trip to Osaka. Osaka is a food city and Yoko taught us how to take some of that food culture home with us. The class was fun and her recipes are easy to reproduce at home. Also scheduling and coordination for the class was easy, even though we had to do things very last minute due to travel plans being changed because of the Kyushu earthquakes. If you are in Osaka, I recommend making time for Yoko's class.
Written May 12, 2016
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Kristine S
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I met Yoko-san at the train station she specified on the dot, on my first day in Osaka, and she was gracious enough to tour me around her pretty neighborhood in Temmabashi even in the rain. It was a nice prelude to the cooking in her home kitchen, which was very cozy and neat. She had a custom menu laid out before us - roasted wagyu, okonomiyaki (the local specialty), salad, egg roll, and miso soup. She mostly did the cooking and explaining (the history and origin of ingredients and dishes as well as the special cooking implements you must use with them), letting me chop vegetables and try out the tamago pan. I was impressed that she makes her own miso. It was over in about an hour and we sat down to eat it all and conversed like friends, so you really get the experience of a homemade Japanese dinner. There were also loads of pictures and videos taken. You have to pay a little bit extra for a tailored menu but I thought it was worth the whole experience. Maybe I should have asked for some food for takeaway!
Written April 19, 2016
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NickE2
The Hague223 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
After Yoko picked us up at Temmabashi station, we directly were captured by her presence. During the walk she vividly explained the backgrounds of Osaka. Once at the apartment we first got explained about the 5 basic tastes with umami as the least known one. Umami enhances the flavor, but by tasting it we directly knew what it was about.
We started with okonomiyaki and Japanese omelet baked in a rectangle pan. Various techniques were demonstrated and exercised. Carefully explaining step by step, with some side dishes along the way, we came to the point of tasting. Guided by a good sake It turned out to be delicious, which was mainly the work of Yoko of course. In between the cooking Yoko answered all our questions and more. About the French shop names, the way Japanese perform calculations, why are there no litter boxes in the street, and so on.
We had a great afternoon and gladly recommend this cooking class to anybody.
Thank you, Yoko.
Written October 21, 2015
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Adam K
Osaka, Japan1 contribution
May 2015 • Family
My family and I booked a class with Yoko and it was an enlightening experience. We requested a lesson on how to make oyako-don and chawanmushi. We knew Yoko would be good, from all of her stellar reviews. What we didn't expect was how savvy and well versed she was in the history of the dishes as well as in cooking techniques. In addition to our requested dishes, she taught us how to make sunomono salad. Our menu was rounded out with a wonderful sake tasting and a delicious gelatin dessert.
Yoko was so hospitable that she even gave my family directions on how to get to Shin-Osaka station and saw us off to the train station. I would highly recommend this cooking class to anyone who is in Osaka and wishes to learn how to cook authentic Japanese cuisine.
Written June 13, 2015
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Dear Adam san Thank you so much for your feed back. It was really nice time with yours specially with your grandma. I enjoyed so much with your families nice atmosphere and I am glad to know you like my "summer special" dessert! Wish your happy and healty days for all of your families. May Japanese cooking be with you! Yoko Osaka kitchen
Written June 30, 2015
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Laura L
14 contributions
To learn more about the culture and food, I booked my class with Osaka Kitchen. And I am more than happy I did.

Yoko is a wonderful hostess and I have learned so much about Japanese Cuisine and the food was delicious.

We cooked in Yokos apartment a three course menu. The highlight for me was making Sushi, because I have never done that before.

I felt more like a friend than a guest and Yoko made this evening a very memorable experience for me.

I highly recommend this event.
Written May 6, 2015
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Dear Laura Thank you very much for your feedback. I am really happy to welcome you to my kitchen, too! It was so fun for me and I also feel like to be with my old friend. And i was really amazed to your very well organized cooking skill. As you already know, making sushi is not difficult than you imagine! I wish you will have wonderful foodie days wherever you are. Thank you again for choosing Osaka kitchen. May sushi be with you! Yoko Osaka kitchen
Written June 30, 2015
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angela7marino
New York City, New York177 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Yoko was extremely responsive via email on what our cooking options would be. Since one of us was a pescatarian it was perfect to confirm what we were making would fit our needs. She met us on the day of right on time and the directions was perfectly easy to find. She lead us through a shrine area and taught us a bit about the culture and local area. After a short walk we arrived at her apartment. It was so perfect for the two of us and what an amazing private experience! For a little extra you can cook additional items so we ended up making the sushi, okonomiyaki and gyoza. We also did a couple appetizers. Each dish was incredible and Yoko taught us the history and reasons as to why certain ingredients were used. All and all it was the perfect way to experience Osaka and I would recommend this to everyone.
Written March 20, 2019
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Garnett888
Edinburgh, UK21 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We spent a wonderful, inspiring, delectable, fun evening with Yoko slicing, frying, rolling, laughing and eating!! So much fun!!! This cooking class was by far our favourite adventure in Japan over the last 10 days. We have wonderful memories and recipes to bring back home to Canada. In fact, after our class, we even went to a Japanese kitchen supply store to make sure we had the right frying pan to make omelettes, Japanese-style. Yoko was super organized and very sensitive to our vegetarian diet. She planned a delicious and very beautiful meal for us. She gave us a real appreciation for the detail and beauty involved in Japanese cooking - If it looks beautiful, it tastes so much better!! We learned a lot about Japanese food, culture and everyday life from our very entertaining host, Yoko. Guaranteed this will be an experience you will treasure!
Written August 1, 2018
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Osaka Kitchen is open:
  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Mon 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM