Kyoto Cooking Class
Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch

Ramen Gyoza   Shimogyo Uji Kyoto
★★★★★ 19


Pick Up


3.5 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

●In this class you can:
・Make Ramen (I use my mother's recipe for Ramen soup)
・Make Gyoza with homemade skin (Japanese dumpling)
・Make side dish
・Taste your own creations

  • Ramen


    Ramen is a noodle soup dish and perhaps one of the most popular Japanese dishes. There are many flavours of ramen, such as Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, Miso ramen, Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen and so on. Common toppings are Chashu (braised pork), Negi (green onion) and Nori (dried seaweed).

  • Gyoza


    Gyoza is a dumpling using wrapping thing dough to hold the inner ingredients. Most commonly, minced pork, cabbage, Garlic and Leek. The origin of Gyoza is from China but it has evolved uniquely in Japan and now quite different from the Chinese one.

Cooking Class Information

●In this class you can:
・Make Ramen (I use my mother's recipe for Ramen soup)
・Make Gyoza with homemade skin (Japanese dumpling)
・Make a side dish
・Taste your own creations

●Meeting place
We will meet at Tanbaguchi station (丹波口駅), which is two stops from Kyoto station, by San-in Honsen (山陰本線). From there, it's a short, 3-minute walk to my kitchen studio.

※Starting in August 2024, class will be hosted in our new location!
From Kyoto station to the meeting place "Matsugasaki station (松ヶ崎駅)":​
・By train...17 minutes (Karasuma line)

●Meeting time:

●Please note:
・Participants must be older than 10. Because this class requires the use of a knife, I ask that children be at least age 10, and are able to use a knife.
・Only people who are participating in the class may attend. No spectators, please.
・If you have any specific dietary restrictions, kindly inform me before you book. I may or may not be able to accommodate your needs.
・I may choose to cancel bookings that are only for one person in a class.
・I also have other classes below:
 Handmade Udon & Tempura
 Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha

About Host



★★★★★ (19)

All cooking classes by Nariko

Konnichiwa! I’m Nariko and I offer Japanese cooking classes out of "Nariko’s Kitchen".
Insta: narikos_kitchen

I was a child who always liked to help my mother in the kitchen. I gained more interest on cooking when I lived abroad as a Japanese language teacher and had a chance to do cooking sessions as part of my job. I taught Japanese cooking in Malaysia as a cooking instructor and conducted classes for individuals and companies, and also gave cooking demonstration at cultural events. After coming back to Japan, I started my own cooking class in Tokyo in 2019. The next year I was nominated for best activities and tours in Japan 2020 by Tripadvisor.

Come join me and try a hands-on cooking class offered in a Japanese home!

I also have other classes below:
・Ramen & Gyoza
・Handmade Udon & Tempura


The closest station

Tanbaguchi Station

How to get to the station?

From Kyoto 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

Simon, Germany


We had a wonderful time with the cooking class with Nariko. Bonus points for considering availabilty of ingredients in other countries and answering all the questions of the curious participants! Thank you Nariko!

May 2024

Grace, Australia


Our cooking experience with Nariko was fantastic, she was so informative and friendly. We would highly recommend her cooking classes.

Jan 2024

irit, Israel


Thank you Nariko for a wonderful expirience.

Apr 2024

Colleen, United States of America


We had a wonderful time with Nariko learning gyoza, ramen and pickled cucumbers! She was patient and kind while making us feel at home in her lovely kitchen. Would heartedly recommend!

Dec 2023

Jai Patel, United States of America


Our Ramen and Gyoza cooking class with Nariko was fantastic! She met us at a nearby train stop and walked us over to a beautiful flat. Nariko was very hospitable and guided us perfectly through the entire cooking class. The Ramen, Gyoza, and cucumber side dish were all amazing! Not only learned how to make these items, but learn some cooking techniques along the way. Thanks Nariko for a great class!

Oct 2023

Aaron, Australia


Nariko was an excellent teacher and so welcoming. Nariko took the time to explain everything and her English is amazing. Thank you Nariko!

Oct 2023

Jacquelyn, United States of America


We had a wonderful experience cooking with Nariko. Very knowledgeable and recipes were excellent. Nariko is a great host!

Sep 2023

Renee, United States of America


Our cooking class with Nariko has been our favorite experience thus far during our time in Japan. Not only were the other guests friendly and fun to cook with, but Nariko was so lovely and welcoming, we felt right at home. The food portions definitely made for the perfect feast. Nariko was extremely generous, and went above and beyond in letting us try her sweets and plum wine, and in sending us the recipes after the class. Our favorite part was just chatting and getting to know Nariko. We are SO happy we partook in this experience of a lifetime, and that we were able to meet Nariko and the other guests.

Sep 2023

Tamara, United States of America


We really enjoyed our cooking experience with Nariko. She explained everything clearly, shared cultural insights about Japan and gave us some great tips about sourcing ingredients. Delicious meal!

Sep 2023

Lukas Zurstrassen, Germany


We had a very fun and delicious time at Narikos Ramen and Gyoza cooking class. You learn how to cook traditional Ramen and Gyoza from scratch, including the dough for Gyoza and the broth for the ramen. On top we learned how to make a cucumber salad. Nariko speaks perfect english, better than we did, and answered all our questions, not just about the food but also about japanese lifestyle and language. On top she is a super interesting, kind and open person who gives you the feeling of knowing each other for longer than three hours. We had a super fun time, laughed and learned a lot and enjoyed our first self cooked japanese diner. We can recommend Narikos cooking class 100% Thank you Nariko for this wonderful evening!

Aug 2023

Radu, Romania


Thank you! :)

Jun 2020

Louisa, Germany


We absolutely enjoyed the three- hour ramen and gyoza cooking class. Nariko was an amazing teacher. Her english is great and the food turned out to be super tasty! We will definitely be back for another class. Thank you Nariko! It for sure was one of our highlights of our Japan experience. :

Mar 2020

Ariel, United States of America


Nariko is such an amazing teacher. She is very nice and patient. She went out of her way to help me improve my Japanese as well. I would book her class again!!

Feb 2020

Anthony Harding, Australia


We loved our experience cooking with Nariko. It was a great cultural experience. Lots of great information about the food we were preparing. And then a wonderful meal at the end. A fantastic hostess. Thank you Nariko!

Jan 2020

Arifin, Indonesia


Our cooking experience with Nariko was marvellous.In short, Nariko is a wonderful host.

Dec 2019

Alex, United States of America


Thank you Nariko for being a great teacher and host. I appreciate the effort you put into the class and your patience. I hope to take another class in the future when I return to Japan.

Dec 2019

Matthew , Canada


Nariko is a Japanese language teacher, so her English is excellent. I attended the Udon & Tempura class, which was super delicious. She was very friendly and helped us if we needed it. Her instructions were clear and the work was actually a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend it if you want to learn some great local recipes. I'll be going back again for another class next time I'm here!

Nov 2019

Spencer, United States of America


We had a great time at Nariko’s class. The end result was delicious, she gave clear instructions, and preparation freedom. Nariko was flexible with last minute and constraining planning, which was appreciated and unexpected. Great overall cooking experience in Japan! Recommended to anyone passing by Tokyo.

Oct 2019

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Response from Nariko

FAQ about Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch | Cooking class by Nariko

  • How to get to the place where Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch being held?

    Please go to Tanbaguchi Station which takes 5 mins from Kyoto Station. Then Nariko (host) will pick you up there!

  • How much does it cost to join Home style Ramen & Homemade Gyoza from scratch?

    It costs 14000 per person.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Nariko's cooking class?

    Up to 6 people can join Nariko's cooking class.

  • How long is this cooking class by Nariko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3.5 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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