Authentic Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class

Prepare renowned Japanese food, try sake and see if you can discover umami during this authentic experience

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)
3 hours


  • Enjoy learning the authentic Japanese cuisine "Washoku"
  • Savor delicious sake paired with the dishes
  • Beginners & international participants are welcome


Discover the elegant world of authentic Japanese cuisine! You will learn how to make authentic and seasonal Japanese dishes. The class covers the following: how to use cooking utensils, how to make "dashi" (bonito broth-/"kombu" seaweed-based broth), and how to cut and prepare ingredients. The recipe of the day changes with each season. Our English-speaking chef welcomes cooks of all skill levels as well as international participants in our Japanese cuisine cooking class!  


"Tokitarazu", a traditional Japanese restaurant situated in the trendy Tokyo neighborhood of Hiroo, offers you a unique opportunity of learning the basics of authentic Japanese cuisine with their friendly, English-speaking professional chef, in their Toki LAB cooking class experience.

Whether you are a traveler or a resident, and regardless of your cooking skills, the staff of Toki LAB welcomes you warmly and introduces you to the simple-looking yet sophisticated and delicious world of "washoku". You will not only learn about ingredients used and how they are prepared, but also get to enjoy the meal you prepare, paired with sake, carefully chosen to make the best match with the dishes cooked.

Recipes are yours to take home, so you can replicate this delightful culinary experience and share it with your family and friends! 

Every week: 

Beginner to intermediate level
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Class duration: 15.00 - 17.30 (2.5 hrs)
Price: 7,500 yen
Capacity: Maximum number of participants is 8 
Minimum number of participants per class is 2

Advanced level
Class duration: 11.30 pm - 14.30 pm (3 hrs)
Price: 8,500 yen
Capacity: Maximum number of participants is 8 
Minimum number of participants per class is 2

Class outline:

  • Chef Introduction / Descriptions of the recipe of the day, ingredients and utensils: 15 min
  • Basics of Japanese Cuisine: 10 min
  • Hands-on cooking class: 95 min
  • Layout and Presentation: 15 min 

Important information

Included in price

  • All ingredients
  • Apron rental
  • Drink (sake)
  • Printed recipes (recipes in English available)

Not included

  • Transportation to/from Tokitarazu

Minimum number of participants per class is 1. 
Maximum number of participants per class is 8.

What you need to bring:

  • Curious appetite! 

Know before you book:

  • Cancellation: 2 days prior to the day of your cooking class – 40 %,
    1 day prior – 50 %,
    On the day – 100 %,
    No-show – 100 %

Starting point

The meeting point is at "Tokitarazu" Japanese restaurant. 

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Organised by Tokitarazu

3 Reviews

4-6 of 12 Reviews


Jun 04, 2019

It was a great experience. I have learned a lot about new ingredients and techniques. The instructor was very nice and clear. The quality of the ingredients was very good that's why the food was excellent.


Mar 29, 2019

Had an amazing experience with very lovely people! I would definitely recommend this cooking class!


Jan 08, 2019

Great introduction to washoku cooking

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