Tokyo Cooking Class
Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians)

Vegetarian Gyoza Soba   Tokyo
★★★★★ 15


Pick Up


3 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Gyoza(Japanese dumplings),miso soup,seasonal green vegetable with sesame paste, soba(buckwheat) noodle salad, Japanese dessert.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Cooking Class Information

In this class, you will learn how to make Japanese gyoza. I’ll teach you how to wrap it properly and show you how to cook it perfectly!
Also I’ll show you how to make soba salad ,miso soup, green vegetable with sesame paste which are traditional Japanese dishes.
Also vegetarian&vegan gyoza options are available.

Please sign up the class with minimum 2 people.
If you would like to take one-to-one class
please pay extra 8000 by cash in the day.

Starting time: 11am(may change pls contact me)
Finishing time: 2pm

About Host



★★★★★ (15)

Hi, my name is Takako. I grew up in a Sushi restaurant in Japan as my dad is sushi chef. I’ve been interested in cooking since I was little and I'm still passionate about cooking everyday.
I lived in London for 20 years and taught Japanese cooking to my friends.
I am experienced with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, macrobiotic and of course traditional Japanese food, so please let me know your interest.
My home is near Inokashira Park, which is world famous for cherry blossoms and autumn colours; as well as the popular town of Kichijoji. I can also recommend you fantastic restaurants in the area.


The closest station

Mitakadai station

How to get to the station?

From Shibuya 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

Oliver, Germany


It was a wonderful experience at Takakos home, in a very small group and intimate atmosphere. Takako is such a lovely person, she explained everything to us calmly and patiently and was able to give us exciting insights into Japanese cuisine.

May 2024

Quentin, France


Great experience of cooking class ! We spend a wonderfull moment with Takako. And of course it was yummy :) We recommand at 100%

May 2024


Response from Takako
Thank you so much for joining my class. You all made gyoza really well and we had a great time! I hope you will practice making gyoza when you go back home and cook for your friends and family.

Veronika, Slovenia


A lovely experience. Basic Japanese cooking class, suitable for beginners :) Takako taught us to prepare gyoza, miso soup, a soba salad, and vegetables in sesame sauce, which were all great. Even better was her hospitality - we cooked at her house, and sat down to lunch after together, she provided us with two gyoza-making implements, as well as her own miso mix to take home, and even helped us get a taxi after we’d neglected to bring umbrellas. She’s also an incredibly interesting person. Highly recommended!

May 2024


Response from Takako
It was lovely having you guys! Enjoy cooking gyoza and other dishes for your family and friends. Please let me know when you come back to Tokyo again. Keep in touch.

Alina, Germany


The class tonight was amazing!! So informative and fun and of course tasty! Thanks again :-)

Feb 2020

Humphrey Hendrix, United Kingdom


Hands down the best experience I had in Tokyo. The class was really informative and easy to follow - Takako was very encouraging and made getting stuck in easy. Takako was a wonderful teacher, the class culminated in a lunch with her family who were delightful. Her husband escorted us to the station via a tour of the local town which is a must see in my opinion. Would highly recommend. Thank you for making the start of my trip so memorable!!

Dec 2019

Pieter, Australia


It was a fantastic experience we learnt how to make delicious gyoza, miso soup and a very tasty side dish with spinach and peanut butter. The lunch at the end was wonderful and it was nice to eat with your family. Thank you very much for the experience.

Dec 2019

TULSI, United Kingdom


We booked the veggie gyoza class with Takako and it was truly an unforgettable experience. From the moment we arrived she made us feel so welcome and calm! From talking to her about her life to making the best Japanese dishes to meeting her fantastic daughter Lana, it was a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend this if you are looking for something authentic and cosy in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. It was the best day of our trip! Love and hugs to you Takako, can't wait to meet again! xxxx

Nov 2019

Esthi , Denmark


Takako is a wonderful host, a great teacher and a true cook (she even ferments her own miso!), and making gyozas together with her in her beautiful home was kind of a zen experience to us. Arigato, and a hug also to Lana!

Jul 2019

Leila Dafner, Australia


We had such a wonderful cooking experience and very much enjoyed Takako's company. The food was delicious and she did a great job answering all of our questions about the ingredients and general questions about life in Japan. Highly recommend!

May 2019

Marla, United States of America


Had a wonderful experience! Takako was an excellent host and teacher. If your looking for how to eat and cook nutritious meals, this is the class to take. Takako has a vast knowledge of nutrition and diet practices. 5 stars

Apr 2019

Felicity, Australia


Our experience with you and your family was amazing! Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Cheers the Aussie women

Apr 2019

Diana Sarmiento, United States of America


Hi Takako, we had a great time today, starting from the walk through the park and to your lovely home. We were impressed by how prepared you were and your encouragement through the whole process. We enjoy cooking proper Japanese gyozas along with a wonderful salad dressing for a salad and miso soup. The process was well explained and we are now confident that with a bit of practice we will be making gyozas in our own home as good as you do. We are looking forward to book ourselves in another cooking class next time we are back in Tokyo. Thanks for everything, it was so great to meet you.

Dec 2018

Ernie Meer, Netherlands


We learned to cook gyozas, Takako explained it very very good ,the environment and the house were lovely , thank you very much again Takako !!!

Nov 2018

Yuki , Singapore


Takako san is a good teacher, speaks fluent English and I enjoyed learning at her lovely home. She prepared her lesson well and instruction was cleared. I am very happy and I'm sure every students will feel comfortable with her lessons too.

Nov 2018

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Response from Takako

FAQ about Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) | Cooking class by Takako

  • How much does it cost to join Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians)?

    It costs 9800 per person.

  • How to get to the place where Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) being held?

    Please go to Mitakadai station which takes 20 mins from Shibuya station. Then Takako (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by Takako?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.

  • Is Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) has a vegetarian option.

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

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

  • Is Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) available for vegans?

    Yes, Homemade gyoza(Japanese dumplings) and Soba Salad Cooking Class (meat or vegetarians) has a vegan option.

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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