Tokyo Cooking Class
Handmade Udon & Wagyu Aburi Sushi/Nigiri Sushi/Maki Sushi with Tempura

Sushi Tempura Udon   Ota Tokyo
★★★★★ 10

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

・Handmade Udon from raw materials
・Wagyu Aburi Sushi (Sushi with Japanese
baked beef )/Nigiri Sushi/Maki Sushi
・Tempura (Seasonable vegetables )

  • Tempura

    Tempura

    Tempura (天ぷら) is a classical Portuguese dish brought to and popularized by Japan, consisting of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. Tempura is a typical home-style cooking in Japan. It is often referred to as a representative dish to Japan. Although there are various theories, it is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu, the general of the Edo period, liked tempura so much that he allegedly died from eating too much.

  • Udon

    Udon

    Udon (うどん) is a type of thick wheat flour noodle. It is similar to Italian pasta, but much thicker. It has been eaten all over Japan as an easy-to-eat popular meal, and a substitute meal for rice dishes. Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as "kake udon", in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region.

  • Nigiri Sushi

    Nigiri Sushi

    Sushi (寿司, 鮨) is a Japanese dish of specially prepared vinegared rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, combined with a variety of ingredients (ネタ neta), such as seafood (most commonly and often raw), vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient is "sushi rice", also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi (酢飯).

Cooking Class Information

In this class, you will be able to enjoy Handmade Udon from raw materials which is traditional noodles in Japan. Everybody steps on the material. It’s very fun. Seasonal vegetable Tempura matches Udon very well. In addition to these menu, let’s try Wagyu Aburi Sushi (Sushi with Japanese baked beef). Especially, this is very rare Sushi. For your information, all materials are from Japan. All drinks such as Japanese sake, beer and soft drinks so on are free of charge. At the end of class, my wife Keiko writes the visitor's name in calligraphy on colored paper with the photo of memories as a souvenir.
【Opening day & time】
Friday & Saturday 11:00-13:30 or
17:00-19:30
Sunday 11:00-13:30
*If you have a preferred day and time,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
【Meeting place】
At the Central Exit of JR Omori Station
at 11 am (or 5 pm), Taka is waiting for
you.
Please find the bag with our logo of
“homecoming TAKA”.


What you will do


Meeting place and time

1. Meeting place and time

At 11:00 am (or 5:00 pm), gather at the Central Exit of JR Omori Station. Please take JR Keihin Tohoku Line to JR Omori Station. Look for Taka who has a bag with the logo of "homecoming TAKA". 8 minutes walk to his home. Along the way, pass by the side of the shrine and walk in the quiet residential area.

Introduction of today's program

2. Introduction of today's program

Once you arrive at his home, he will explain today's program. Handmade Udon → Japanese food Cooking(Sushi, Tempra etc.) → Lunch(or Dinner) → Souvenir

Handmade Udon

3. Handmade Udon

First, handmade Udon. Enjoy the process from material to completion. Everybody steps on the material like dancing with music. This is very fun.

Cooking such as Sushi and Tempra so on

4. Cooking such as Sushi and Tempra so on

Then, cook Sushi and Tempra together as the main menu for lunch(or dinner). Wagyu Aburi Sushi is especially rare and delicious. In addition, his wife Keiko takes on some Japanese small dishes.

Lunch (or Dinner)

5. Lunch (or Dinner)

Enjoy conversation and lunch(or dinner) slowly. All materials and drinks are from Japan. Beer, sake, shochu and soft drinks are free of charge. Everyone drinks, eats and drinks!

Souvenir (Calligraphy)

6. Souvenir (Calligraphy)

After meals, Keiko will write the visitor's name in calligraphy on colored paper and bring it back as a souvenir.

Commemorative photo

7. Commemorative photo

It is a lonely time zone. His couples are teary. He will take a commemorative photo. After that, Taka will take you to JR Omori Station. He looks forward to seeing you again for the next reunion.


About Host


host-home c. TAKA

home c. TAKA

★★★★★ (10)

Hello.My business name is "homecoming TAKA,Tokyo". My family stayed in Malaysia, the United States, Mexico and China for 15 years due to my business. We experienced different cultures and kindness from local people, as a result, we could have a lot of really good memories. Since I retired in April 2018, my family wanted to give back to foreigners visiting Japan from now on. After thinking in various ways, although it is a general private house, I decided to create opportunities for foreigners to experience Japanese culture and OMOTENASHI(hospitality) mind. It is also one of the purposes for us to make friends all over the world through this activity. From the next visit, you will be a member of our family!


Area



The closest station

Omori Station




How to get to the station?

From Shinagawa Station: 5mins




Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!



Exact location provided after booking.


Reviews of Cooking Class

Jing, Australia

★★★★★

We ended our Japan trip with a cooking class with Taka and Keiko and it was definitely a highlight of our trip! Taka and Keiko warmly invited us into their home and treated us as friends rather than just guests. We got to learn how to make lots of Japanese foods the traditional way and are keen to try them ourselves back at home. Will highly recommend this cooking class for anyone who wants to have a fun time spent learning more about Japanese cooking and culture.

Nov 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Thank you Jing-san! We are looking forward to seeing photos you will cook Tempura at your home. Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Mathilde, Denmark

★★★★★

Great food - fantastic company Cooking with Taka and Keiko was such a good and fun experience. Not only was the food really tasteful and fun to make but the company and hospitality was beyond our expectations. We were welcomed with open arms, curiosity and openness about Japanese life, food, language and much more. Visiting Taka and Keiko in their cozy home felt familiar – almost like visiting relatives.We can highly recommend anyone who wants to learn how to cook a few tasteful Japanese dishes and experience Japanese hospitality at its finest to join “Team Taka”. We are looking forward to keep in touch and to come back in the future!

Oct 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Mathilde-san, You are the first guest recommended by member of Team TAKA. I am very glad of this relationship. Let's keep in touch! Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Noémie and Matt, France

★★★★★

Our cooking experience was very entertaining and insightful, our host was very fun and knew perfectly how to maximize our time. We highly recommend you join team Taka !

Oct 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Noémie-san, Matt-san, Thank you for visiting my home the other day. I heard from you that there was a big event on this trip in Japan. From now on, you will be busy, but be careful about your health. Let's keep in touch! Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Shannon Hruza, United States of America

★★★★★

What a fantastic experience! I cannot tell you how above and beyond Taka and Keiko went to help us feel at home and we learned so much -- Udon noodles, tempura, and sushi (fish and wagyu). The calligraphy was also a very special touch. Taka really knows how to teach technique all the while explaining the history. We will definitely be back and highly recommend doing this class. It really was the highlight of our trip!

Oct 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Shannon-san, Thank you for enjoying the experience of Japanese food and culture. Although I was worried about whether or not you could arrive safely in Kyoto due to the typhoon, I and Keiko were relieved to hear that you had arrived safely. We would love to see you in the near future. Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Sonia, Colombia

★★★★★

As a Food as Medicine educator and coach, this was one of the most inspiring, fun, delicious and nourishing food experiences in Japan. Yotaka-San & Keiko-San shared their most precious culinary secrets and life experiences generously with us and welcomed us as if were part of their family. We have a lot of gratitude and respect for this beautiful couple.

Sep 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Sonia-san, Thank you for visiting my home. I was happy to have a great dinner together. You were taking various notes very seriously. I was very impressed. After you return to the United States, please try to cook Japanese food. Me and Keiko are waiting for cooking photos. Best regards, Taka


Jean-Charles, France

★★★★★

That was the highlight of my stay in Tokyo, I had such a fantastic time : thank you Taka and Keiko ! It wasn’t just a cooking class, it was a friendly experience to learn more about the country, to talk with locals who have travelled the world and welcome you in their lovely home. Taka welcomed me at the train station, Keiko was waiting for us to return. We talked to know a bit more about each other, they explained to me how much they enjoy meeting people from all over the world and share Japanese food and culture with them. They clearly explained to me every step of each recipe (which were also printed out). The food was excellent and I’m glad we did Wagyu beef sushis because it’s rather rare to find that in restaurants. It was also super fun to make Udon noodles from raw material, with music ! The tempuras were excellent. I’m soon having a Japanese diner party at my place and I can’t wait to cook those recipes, I hope I’ll do well :) I also tasted Japanese drinks ! After having diner, Keiko drew my name in Japanese calligraphy on a beautiful board with golden edges, which I’m now keeping in my appartment as a souvenir. Taka and Keiko also gave me some gifts before leaving. Thank you for being so welcoming and generous and helping me out eating with sticks (I’m doing better now but not an expert yet !), you made me feel like home. I’ll definitely come again when I get the chance to be back in Tokyo. In the meanwhile, take care, and I hope we meet again soon.

Aug 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Jean-Charles-san, You are the first visitors from France for us. Thank you for studying French culture in various ways. For us, it was a very enjoyable time. Keiko and myself are looking forward to seeing photos of Japanese dinner party at your place! Please keep in touch from now on. Best regards, Taka


Genymphas, United States of America

★★★★★

This cooking experience with Taka and Keiko was the highlight of my visit to Tokyo! It was a wonderful opportunity to not only learn how to prepare a home-cooked Japanese meal (including souvenirs to help re-live the experience at home) but also enjoy insightful cultural conversations in a beautiful home with welcoming hosts. Taka picked me up from the station and made me feel like a part of the family for the entire evening. I particularly enjoyed the enthusiasm with which he shared his experiences living in various cities within Japan and around the world. Keiko was an incredibly patient executive-chef and kindly answered all of my questions while we prepared the various courses of the meal. After sitting down to eat, they happily explained a number of Japanese customs and were excited to learn about my own cultural traditions. I’m happy to have had such a personalized dinner with such a warm family and look forward to the opportunity to cross paths again!

Aug 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Genymphas-san, Thank you for the comments that will be helpful for the guests who will visit in the future. I and Keiko can not forget activities with you in the future. From now on, please give us a long relationship. Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Adina, United States of America

★★★★★

Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, fun, clear instruction, easy to chat with ... We learned so much about Japanese cooking, the origin of the ingredients, our hosts, their beautiful homeland! Taka and Keiko were so easy to be with, it felt like visiting old friends. Their kitchen was the perfect layout for this type experience. Taka's cooking class was so well planned that it flowed naturally from one dish to the next. At the end of the lesson, there was a lot of food to eat - and we enjoyed every bite!

Aug 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Hello Adina-san, Thank you for the helpful review. We also could enjoy with you very much. Let's be a good friend forever! Best regards, Taka & Keiko


Maximilian, Germany

★★★★★

We have attend a cooking class with Taka and his wife Keiko. They are super lovely and welcoming people. If was a honour for us that we could attend the cooking class in their house.  In a nutshell: It is a must have when you are in Tokyo. You don't only learn how to make Sushi,Tempura and Udon noodles but you can talk to locals who have seen the world and showing you what Japan is really about: Great people and great culture.  It was a great experience and we recommend the course for everybody who is interested in Japan and Japanese cuisine.  Thanks a lot for having us and hope to see you another time. Alex,Soren and Max

Jul 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Max-san, You are the first visitors from Europe for us. Thank you for studying European culture in various ways. For us, it was a very enjoyable time. Thank you very much. Taka


Maximilian, Germany

★★★★★

We have attended a cooking class with Taka and his wife Keiko. They are super lovely and welcoming people. If was a honour for us that we could attend the cooking class in their house.  In a nutshell: It is a must have when you are in Tokyo. You don't only learn how to make Sushi,Tempura and Udon noodles but you can talk to locals who have seen the world and showing you what Japan is really about: Great people and great culture.  It was a great experience and we recommend the course for everybody who is interested in Japan and Japanese cuisine.  Thanks a lot for having us and hope to see you another time. Alex,Soren and Max

Jul 2019


host-home c. TAKA

Response from home c. TAKA
Alex-san, Soren-san, Max-san, approved you as a member of Team TAKA. Thank you for your future relationship. Regards, Taka


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FAQ about Handmade Udon & Wagyu Aburi Sushi/Nigiri Sushi/Maki Sushi with Tempura | Cooking class by home c. TAKA

  • What is the maximum capacity of home c. TAKA's cooking class?

    Up to 4 people can join home c. TAKA's cooking class.

  • How to get to the place where Handmade Udon & Wagyu Aburi Sushi/Nigiri Sushi/Maki Sushi with Tempura being held?

    Please go to Omori Station which takes 5 mins from Shinagawa Station. Then home c. TAKA (host) will pick you up there!

  • How much does it cost to join Handmade Udon & Wagyu Aburi Sushi/Nigiri Sushi/Maki Sushi with Tempura?

    It costs 6800 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by home c. TAKA?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.


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