Tokyo Cooking Class
Let's make your own sushi! /3 kinds of sushi, Japanese omelette, miso soup

Sushi   Ota Nerima Tokyo
★★★★★ 61

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 3 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

-Sushi (temari, nigiri and gunkan-maki)
-Japanese omelette
-miso soup

*Temari zushi is ball-shaped sushi with a topping of fresh seafood, or vegetables.
*Nigiri zushi is hand-formed sushi with a topping of seafood, etc.
*Gunkanmaki is nori wrapped style sushi, making a small space with the rolling nori on the top of the rice ball and enabling sushi chef to place salmon roe, sea urchin and other things which are something fluid there.

*We use salmon, tuna, egg, cucumber, shrimps, etc for ingredients but they will change depending on the season.

*If you're interested in Japanese sake, plus on fee is JPY 700 per person, please pay on arrival.

~Schedule~
Thursday lunch & dinner
Friday dinner
Saturday lunch & dinner
lunch: 11:00-13:30
dinner 17:00-19:30
*Please choose lunch or dinner session.

  • Rice

    Rice

    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

  • Sake

    Sake

    Japanese popular alcoholic drink must be Sake, or called Nihonshu, made from fermented rice. The foundation of good sake is quality rice, clean water, koji mold and yeast. Premium sake differentiates itself in quality of ingredients and production process, so that flavors ranges light and crisp to richer, fruity notes.

Cooking Class Information

Sushi is very popular all over the world. Let's make your own sushi together! The taste which you made must be special.
Our sushi class includes three kinds of sushi (temari, nigiri and gunkan-maki), Japanese omelet and miso soup. Not only enjoying to make sushi but talking and food.

Japanese omelette is very thick and use a special pan. And you can learn how to make authentic miso soup. It's absolutely different from instant one. You will know culture and sushi history, too.

*Please note that my room doesn't suite for little kids. I set up over 10 year old.

*1-3 people are acceptable.

*Solo male participant is not acceptable.

I will meet you at the station so please read my email and reply after booking.

*Harry Potter Museum in Tokyo is about 20 minutes walk from my place.

*If you plan to go to teamLab Borderless at Azabudai Hills (from 9 Feb, 2024), Oedo line connects Nerima (my station) and Roppongi without transfer.




About Host


host-Emi

Emi

★★★★★ (61)

Emi is passionate about cooking traditional Japanese home-style dishes.
After years of learning from three renowned chefs, she became a culinary expert who can prepare almost any authentic Japanese dish or Washoku.
She recently decided to run her own cooking class to share her passion for food and Tokyo life with fellow foodies.
A Tokyo native, Emi enjoys meeting travelers and learning about other cultures.
She adores food from every corner of the globe but is also passionate about Japanese cuisine and teas, in addition to cats, photography and hiking!
She has a deep interest in nutrition science and values using the freshest, top quality ingredients. Your healthy and well seasoned meal is guaranteed to be fresh.
She serves her meals on fine dining tableware, cutlery and utensils, so have your cameras ready for a fun photo journey of Japanese cuisine.

The Harry Potter museum in Tokyo will open on 16 June in 2023. It's about 20 minutes walk from her apartment. If you plan to go there, please include her sushi class!

*Emi’s home in Nerima, she can accept only 1-3 guests:
Meeting location: Meet Emi at Nerima station and then walk for 10 mins from the station to her home. Emi will meet you at in front of the ticket machines of the station. Please note that Nerima has two stations - one station (Oedo line) has 1 exit and the other one (Seibu-Ikebukuro, Yurakucho and Fuku-toshin lines) has 2 exits. Please let Emi know in advance which line you will use, she will send the picture of the meeting point. Or please let her know where you’re staying, so that she can suggest the best route.


Area



The closest station

Nerima station




How to get to the station?

From Shinjuku Station: 20mins




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

Liza, France

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Mrs Emi was wonderful. She's very welcoming and knows how to put us at ease. The sushis she made us make and her miso soup and japanese omelette were delicious! We had the best last dinner in japan we could imagine.

Apr 2024


Charlotte Fraygefond, France

★★★★★

Thank you for the course and all you teached us! You explained it well, and itwas nice to try those 3 dishes! ありがとうございました!! Charlotte and Adam

Apr 2024


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot :)


Charlotte Fraygefond, France

★★★★★

Thank you for the course and all you teached us! You explained it well, and itwas nice to try those 3 dishes! ありがとうございました!! Charlotte and Adam

Apr 2024


Lucas NETO, France

★★★★★

This experience was marvelous !!! Sushi were really delicious !!!

Jan 2024


host-Emi

Response from Emi
It was an enjoyable time for me too! :)


Amanda, United States of America

★★★★★

Our experience with Emi was amazing!! This was a fantastic chance to learn about a number of types of Japanese cuisine in a real apartment in a lovely area outside central Tokyo. I have been wanting to know how to make sushi for a long time and will certainly take the insights I gained from Emi to give making sushi a go at home! The Japanese omelet and miso soup were also lovely and I'm looking to work them both into my regular diet. Sign up, you won't regret it! Thanks Emi!

Dec 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thank you too, Amanda. I could know about your town too and enjoyed talking with you!


Vincent, France

★★★★★

Emi was a perfect host to us! She has great expertise and shows respect to the art of cooking. Going to someone else's house can be scary sometimes, but Emi made us feel very comfortable, with interesting conversations and good music.

Dec 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
I didn't know you thought "scary" but it was very nice to read "very comfortable". :D


Tricia , Phillipines

★★★★★

One of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo was the Sushi-making class with Emi. Emi welcomed my daughter and I into her humble home. She taught us 3 kinds of Sushi, Miso soup and Tamagoyaki. We had great conversation because she could speak very good English. She guided us through the whole sushi-making process. We had a really good dinner with the food we made! Arigato gozaimasu, Emi!

Nov 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot! You two were friendly and I enjoyed talking with you!


Beatrice , France

★★★★★

Thanks Emi for being such a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. I learned a lot!

Sep 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Talking with people like you is always welcome!


Sue, Australia

★★★★★

We really enjoyed our time spent with Emi in her home. The whole experience from being met at the station to being walked back again was delightful. I hope we will be able to make the sushi, miso soup and Japanese omelette when we return home. Thankyou Emi. It was a truly hands-on class and we learned so much.

Sep 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
I too enjoyed talking with you. :)


Lee, United States of America

★★★★★

Emi’s class was wonderful. I went with two friends and we had a great experience. Emi is a natural teacher. She’s kind, funny, and an expert! We learned to make three kinds of sushi including tamogoyaki nigiri and temari. We helped with the rice and miso soup and ate it all up for lunch. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make sushi and this was a perfect start. I HIGHY recommend this class!

Sep 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thank you and I hope you found nice Japanese dishes!


Nicolas, France

★★★★★

I went to Emi’s sushi cooking class with my daughter. Emi explained well and we had a good time, sushis were a success and we even had talks and music about Gibhli’s cartoons.

Aug 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thank you and I was happy that you liked the video which French students sang "Spirited Away" in Japanese :)


Max, Netherlands

★★★★★

The sushi making experience with Emi was a blast! She really made us feel at home and it was very nice talking with her about Japan, culture and food. We learned a lot and we even bought ourself a tamago pan when we got home! Emi, thank you so much for you hospitality. Good luck with your YouTube cooking career! Max & Johnny from the Netherlands

Aug 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
You bought a tamago pan! ;D Enjoy making omelettes. I enjoyed talking with you too!


Ivan, Singapore

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Emi was marvellous! We enjoyed learning how to make sushi, tamagoyaki and miso soup from scratch, over jazz music and light hearted conversation with Emi! Would highly recommend this local experience :) thanks Emi — Food was oishi!

Aug 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks for teaching me about food in Singapore! You are a nice couple too :)


Ivan, Singapore

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Emi was marvellous! We enjoyed learning how to make sushi, tamagoyaki and miso soup from scratch, over jazz music and light hearted conversation with Emi! Would highly recommend this local experience :) thanks Emi — Food was oishi!

Aug 2023


Francis, Netherlands

★★★★★

We had a fantastic experience with the cooking class with Emi. During the class, we learned how to make three different kinds of sushi, a Japanese omelet, and a miso soup. Everything was good prepared. All the dishes were incredibly tasty. After the class, we received the recipes to use at home. We also had enjoyable conversations with Emi, and I genuinely can recommend taking a cooking class with Emi.

Aug 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Your talk was fun and very interesting too. Thank you for sharing your experience!


Sara, Romania

★★★★★

An amazing experience! Emi made us feel like home and taught us how to make very tasty japanese food, the sushi was one of the best I've ever tasted :) She is a great and fun host, really recommend trying out her class!

Jul 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
I spent a fun time with you two!


Mike Dolson, Canada

★★★★★

An exceptionally fun and unique experience. We learned a lot and look forward to attempting to make sushi at home.

Jul 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Your talk was interesting too!


Jason A Safranek, United States of America

★★★★★

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. You truly shared your talents with us and made us feel very welcome. With your guidance, we had a delicious meal that we were proud of. I will highly recommend your cooking class to anyone I know heading to Tokyo.

Jul 2023


Jason A Safranek, United States of America

★★★★★

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. You truly shared your talents with us and made us feel very welcome. With your guidance, we had a delicious meal that we were proud of. I will highly recommend your cooking class to anyone I know heading to Tokyo.

Jul 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot!


Jason, United States of America

★★★★★

For my 16 year old son Julien’s inaugural visit to Tokyo, his intentions were quite unlike my own first trip as an adult, filled with mainstream tourist spots like Mount Fuji and Tokyo Tower. His fascination lay deeper within the veins of Japanese culture - he was eager to go to the “Fast and Furious” car meet and master the art of crafting authentic Japanese sushi. As an American, I was initially baffled. It's akin to attending a 2.5-hour-long class just to make a burger - slap on a bun, grill the meat, sprinkle some condiments, and voila! Yet, when a teenager's wish is on the line, it takes on a life of its own. My wife had shortlisted a couple of options after her research. We were torn between a 100-year-old sushi shop and an actual Japanese home. In the end, we opted for the home experience, wanting to keep it as authentic as possible. Our host was Emi, a native Japanese woman with an ironically western-sounding name. Her friendliness and prompt communication made the rendezvous seamless. Accessible via metro, her home was inviting, and she was incredibly gracious to open her doors to us. She had everything prepared for our sushi-making adventure. We were about to embark on creating three types of sushi: Nigiri, Futomaki, and Hosomaki. Emi showcased the art of sushi making, and it's crucial to emphasize 'art' because the craft was akin to food sculpting. The approach resembled those adopted by master chefs in upscale sushi restaurants, profiling the patrons to determine how 'firm' the rice should be shaped. The rice was prepared from scratch within 10 minutes, and then Emi guided Julien through the art of 'cutting' into the rice, heaped in a large bamboo bowl. The rice vinegar, sugar, and salt added couldn’t simply be stirred in - there was a precise method to it. The delicate process of molding the rice began with the carving of a hole as a starting point, but I won't spoil the magic behind that trick. It was a unique technique designed to affect the shape and firmness. Once done, Emi illustrated how to artfully place the seafood on top. And there you have it, the art of sushi making - a seductive dance that leads to a final delicious ensemble, heightened with the correct dosage of wasabi. But Emi didn't stop at sushi. She also walked us through preparing miso soup and a "Japanese Omelet," or Tamagoyaki. I dare say they were the best we’ve ever tasted. We were so enamored with the process that we ordered a special pan from Amazon upon our return home and have tried our hands at it since. There’s even talk of hosting a sushi party for friends, guiding them through the process we learned in Japan. Emi’s class was an unforgettable experience, which we have taken back with us. For those intrigued by the idea of diving deep into the culture and discovering a culinary art, I highly recommend looking her up. It’s fun.

Jun 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks! You are a nice father and a good boy. :)


Ovidiu, Romania

★★★★★

Thank you Emi ! The atmosphere was very cosy and comfortable. I learned a lot and the end-products were delicious thank to Emi's guidance.

May 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot! Please enjoy making sushi for your family!


Christine , Austria

★★★★★

We loved everything about it! Thank you so much!

May 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot!


Francis, Netherlands

★★★★★

We booked this cooking class to learn the basics of making some Japanese dishes and we got what we expected plus a lot more. Emi was a great host and made us feel welcome in her home and made sure to explain all the techniques in great detail. We ended up making a wonderfull meal that was very tasty. We recommend this course to everyone who enjoys Japanese food and wants to learn more about the food and culture.

Apr 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
You reminded me many things about travelling in your country. It was a good time, really.


Rémi, France

★★★★★

We had a great cooking experience with Emi. She shared with us her knowledges and interesting stories. She helped us in every step so we made amazing sushis! We recommend warmly.

Apr 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Me too, I enjoyed having you all. Your talk was interesting. Thank you!


Rémi, France

★★★★★

We had a great cooking experience with Emi. She shared with us her knowledges and interesting stories. She helped us in every step so we made amazing sushis! We recommend warmly.

Apr 2023


Kale, Australia

★★★★★

Thanks for the great experience! It was heaps of fun!

Apr 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Me too, you both were nice and funny!


Sean Dullage, United Kingdom

★★★★★

Dear Emi san, Gabriella and I really enjoyed meeting you and taking your sushi making course. We will try it at home. Can you please send us the recipes with the portions of vinegar, sugar and salt for the rice, and the miso soup recipe as that was also very nice. Thank you very much. Gabriella and Sean

Mar 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thank you for coming to my class! I sent the recipes, please find them. Her talk was very interesting and now Hungary is on my list to travel. My English friends are in UK too, I want to meet them. Thank you again!


Linda, Australia

★★★★

Emi was a great host and I learnt a lot. Emi met me at the station, which was very helpful as I would have gotten lost finding her house. I enjoyed talking with Emi, the food was delicious and I recommend her class.

Mar 2023


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thanks a lot! I also enjoyed talking with you.


Rob, Canada

★★★★★

This course was AMAZING and I thoroughly recommend it! I truly cannot say enough nice things about Emi; she was so kind, friendly and welcoming. She invited us into her home and taught us so much about sushi and Japanese culture, in a fun and cozy setting. It truly was the highlight of our time in Tokyo!

Feb 2023


Nat, United States of America

★★★★★

Our sushi class with Emi was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!

Dec 2022


Amy, United States of America

★★★★★

I enjoyed my lesson with Emi-san! Together we prepared miso soup, rolled egg omlette, and sushi 3 different ways. Emi speaks very good English and made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this class for anyone who wants an introduction to preparing Japanese sushi.

Aug 2022


Kim, Australia

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Emi was the best. Her hospitality was exceptional! We enjoyed learning how to make sushi, miso soup and tamago. Emi is very professional and we would recommend her to all our friends and family when they visit Japan.

Feb 2020


Caroline, United States of America

★★★★★

We had a wonderful time welcomed into Emi’s home to learn how to make several types of sushi as well as Japanese omelet and miso soup. We’d all highly recommend to others. Emi is a gracious, friendly, and informative host.

Jan 2020


Victor, Israel

★★★★★

Dear Emi, Thank you so much for a lovely morning and a relaxed, cozy home atmosphere, and especially for the knowledge, you passed on to us. It was delicious!!! Highly recommended

Jan 2020


EVA, Malaysia

★★★★★

Great experiences cooking with Emi! She taught us very details and patiently. We also can communicate her very well since she can speak English fluently. All the foods are well-prepared and clean. and the Sake also taste so great! Great experiences overall, highly recommended :)

Aug 2019


Martina, United States of America

★★★★

I was traveling on my own so it was difficult for me to find a class, but Emi was able to offer me a class with two others. Which was very thankful. Emi was well prepared and everything was very clean. This class is perfect for beginners! And I like to mention she offered a lovely tea as well. However if you look for a bit more advanced sushi making, this is not the right class for you.

Jul 2019


Dan , Phillipines

★★★★★

My family and I had a wonderful time learning the basics of sushi making with Emi. Highly recommended. Thanks Emi.

Jul 2019


Alex , United States of America

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Emy was amazing. She was very welcoming, warm and friendly. We were both very happy with our experience. Thanks Emy!!

Jul 2019


Kathleen, United States of America

★★★★★

We all had a great time with you. You were delightful and the kids loved the hands on class that you gave us. It is one of the memories of Japan we will truly cherish. Thank you so much…

July 2018


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Hi Kathleen, thank you for a nice review! Me too, I enjoyed having you. Am happy that you all had fun. :-)


Julie, Canada

★★★★★

We had a great time with Emi, she was very kind and welcoming and patient with us. :) Thanks again!

Jun 2019


host-Emi

Response from Emi
Thank you, Julie! Enjoy Japan and Korea!


Billy, United States of America

★★★★★

We learned a lot about Japanese cooking with Emi and it was really nice to get an idea of what life is like in Japan at her home is a residential Tokyo neighborhood. It was also great to be able to ask her all the random questions about Japan we had accumulated during our stay. The food was great too!

Jun 2019


Ella, United States of America

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Emi was fantastic. It was so fun learning how to make the different types of sushi and Japanese food. We had great conversation with Emi too, about both Japanese culture and American. If you are in Tokyo you should most definitely join Emi for her cooking class.

Jun 2019


Kara, Phillipines

★★★★★

We had a wonderful time at Emi’s kitchen. Emi was such a gracious host and very knowledgeable about japanese cuisine. She taught us how to make different kinds of sushi. It was a very nice experience

Jun 2019


Ella, United States of America

★★★★★

Had an amazing time making 3 types of sushi, miso soup, and Japanese omelette with Emi. Not only was the food delicious, Emi was also so sweet and conversational. A very gracious host. Recommend this experience to anyone looking for a fun, intimate, and unique thing to do while in Tokyo!!

Jun 2019


ROBERTO, Italy

★★★★

Hi Emi, it was a nice experience coocking sushi and japanese omelette together, We will try it when we will be back to Italy!

May 2019


Teresa, United States of America

★★★★★

We so enjoyed our sushi lesson with Emi in her home. Not only did we make a fabulous meal (sushi, Japanese omelet and miso soup), but we learned about the Japanese culture and what it's like to live in Tokyo. Thank you Emi for a wonderful experience! I bought an omelet pan at the Kitchen Street and can't wait to try making it!

May 2019


Teresa, United States of America

★★★★★

We had a great time at our sushi class with you. We learned a lot about making sushi and learning about the culture and seeing a Japanese home. I was able to find the small towels I was looking for at the kappabashi. Thank you for a wonderful sushi lesson and sorry about the mixup at the train station.

May 2019


Ana Linda, Mexico

★★★★★

Thank you Emi, it was a great experience!! Hope to visit you soon!!

Apr 2019


Marco morando, Italy

★★★★

Lovely experience cooking sushi with a Japanese master class. She speaks English fluently.

May 2019


Tomi Onadeko, United States of America

★★★★★

Emi was a fantastic teacher! We had the best time learning about and making varieties of sushi dishes. Great experience overall. Would highly recommend!

Mar 2019


Tomi Onadeko, United States of America

★★★★★

Emi was a PHENOMENAL instructor! We had such a great time learning about Japanese home style cooking, making Japanese cuisine and talking about life in general. I would highly recommend this experience and learning from Emi!

Mar 2019


Alex, United States of America

★★★★★

Our class with Emi was one of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo. We had a wonderful experience learning about and preparing sushi, having interesting conversations with our fellow classmates while eating and drinking the delicious results of our practice. My shrimp cutting skills might still need some work but this class should not be missed if you're spending some time in Tokyo and looking for a next-level experience.

Mar 2019


karina, Israel

★★★★★

Emi was amazing! Very welcoming and professional! We made Sushi that was delicious and the side dishes were incredible as well. Finding her studio was very simple and the instructions she gave us were easy to follow. In short, it was a great experience - i recommend it with all my heart!

Mar 2019


Nishreen , United States of America

★★★★★

Emi was an excellent host and a wonderful coach! The food was fresh and delicious, her space was neat. Definitely my favorite Japanese experience to date. Highly recommend!

Feb 2019


Mara, Romania

★★★★★

It was great!! Thank you!

Jan 2019


Joshua, Australia

★★★★★

Our cooking experience with Emi was amazing! We arrived early and she was extremely hospitable. Her kitchen was spacious and clean, and Emi spoke English almost perfectly. She was thorough in explanations and processes, and took her time. The experience was amazing as we were not rushed, and as a result the food was great! The sake paired with it was also perfect. Highly recommend this as a must do for anyone in Tokyo - Josh & Asha

Jan 2019


Tobias, Germany

★★★★

Food was great and Emi a very nice host! Only a bit more entertainment and background info on food would be great! Thank you soo much!

Jan 2019


Kowhai , Australia

★★★★★

We had a fantastic lesson, we learnt a lot and emi was very comfortable and clever

Jan 2019


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FAQ about Let's make your own sushi! /3 kinds of sushi, Japanese omelette, miso soup | Cooking class by Emi

  • How to get to the place where Let's make your own sushi! /3 kinds of sushi, Japanese omelette, miso soup being held?

    Please go to Nerima station which takes 20 mins from Shinjuku Station. Then Emi (host) will pick you up there!

  • How much does it cost to join Let's make your own sushi! /3 kinds of sushi, Japanese omelette, miso soup?

    It costs 8500 per person.

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

    Up to 3 people can join Emi's cooking class.

  • How long is this cooking class by Emi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

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    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

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