Tokyo Cooking Class
Make Shoyu Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza with a Ramen Chef in an actual restaurant!

Ramen Gyoza   Meguro Tokyo
★★★★★ 30

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

3.5 hours

Max 9 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

Shoyu Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza - all from scratch! This is a full on, intensive cooking class for any ramen lovers out there!

Ramen or ラーメン (as you might have already seen all over Tokyo!) is essentially noodles and soup - a staple dish in Japan.
Picture a steaming bowl filled to the brim with slurp-worthy goodness. It's a symphony of flavours and textures that dance in your mouth.
The springy noodles, bathed in a savoury broth that has been simmered to perfection, hug tender slices of succulent meat.
And let's not forget the toppings! From marinated eggs that ooze golden yolk to crunchy veggies and fragrant spices, every bite is an adventure.
Ramen is the best comfort food, a warm embrace on a chilly day, and a culinary journey that will leave you craving more.

Gyoza (Dumplings)
These little dumplings are like flavour-packed treasure chests, boasting a tantalising blend of juicy meat or veggies wrapped in a thin, delicate dough. They're perfectly pan-fried to achieve that irresistible golden crispiness, while the inside remains wonderfully juicy and bursting with umami goodness.
Dip them in a tangy soy-based sauce, take a satisfying bite, and let the explosion of flavours transport you to the bustling streets of Japan.
Gyoza is the ultimate crowd-pleaser, whether you're enjoying them as a snack, appetiser, or even a meal.

  • Ramen

    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

    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

Welcome to our intensive, hands-on Ramen Cooking Classes, where we dive into the authentic world of ramen-making together!

It's like a culinary work experience right within a real ramen restaurant - an adventure you won't forget!

You'll learn from a ramen chef and another talented culinary expert. Together, we'll explore the art of crafting mouth-watering ramen from scratch in the lovely ambiance of a fancy restaurant in Meguro, Tokyo. 

The best part? You'll receive a comprehensive recipe booklet, unveiling the secrets behind restaurant-quality ramen.

Oh, and don't worry about language barriers – we offer classes in both Japanese and English, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience for everyone!

This class usually takes about 3.5 hours, so get ready for a lot of learning about ramen and doing a lot of cooking!


About Host


host-Andrew

Andrew

★★★★★ (30)

Konichiwa! My name is Andrew Baba, but you can call me ramen sensei! I've been a ramen 'Otaku' (having a ramen obsession) since a young child and through years of trials and tribulation, I am now teaching people how to make ramen. I am half Japanese as you might tell from my family name and am fluent in both English and Japanese so be great to have some language exchange and hopefully give you insight into the Japanese ways alongside teaching you about ramen.
I am excited to share my knowledge of ramen with you and help you become a ramen master too! Don't worry if you're a beginner - I'll guide you through every step and we'll make sure to have fun along the way. Plus, if you're interested, I can share some interesting facts and stories about Japan and its culture. So, ramen calm and let's make your first bowl of ramen!


Area



The closest station

Meguro Station




How to get to the station?

From Meguro Station: 10mins




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

Nathan, United States of America

★★★★★

Amazing experience!! So glad we were able to take his class this trip.

May 2024


Ivan, France

★★★★★

Our cooking experience was awesome! Andrew is a very nice and knowledgeable person. Me and my son have enjoyed every minute of it. As to the outcome : the ramen and gyoza we've made were fantastic : beautiful and yummy. This course has been a very positive experience during our trip to Tokyo.

Apr 2024


Mark Norton, United States of America


I arranged to take Andrew's course, but needed to change and tried to arrange an earlier date. I got no response from him, so I found another provider and informed him that I was canceling both the new earlier and original date. The earlier date was not accepted, and we clearly canceled by email for the later date by email 4 days before the event. We never got a response to the cancelation email. WE WERE CHARGED. I have been writing to AirKitchen about this, and it seems Andrew charged us. This guy is a fraud.

Mar 2024


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Mark, Thanks for sharing your experience, I am sorry that the money was charged. I believe you have a full refund from AirKitchen now? I do also appreciate that we were delayed in replying to you as it's a busy period with the cherry blossoms and everything at the moment so I do apologise. Just wanted to express, if you wish to cancel a class, you would need to contact the company that you paid your money to; i.e. AirKitchen. There's not much I can do with payments if those payments are sent to AirKitchen rather than myself and I only receive them a month, thereafter. I've contacted AirKitchen and sorted this for you now so you have received 100% of your money, but just wanted to give you a heads up! If you're ever in Tokyo again in the future, it would be great if you could consider us again as I'd be keen to rectify this unfortunate process that you had! All the best, Andy


Lina Acevedo Ruiz, Canada

★★★★★

This class was a major highlight of our trip to Japan, we are so glad we made time for it. It’s clear you’ve put a lot of time and effort into the setup of the class - this really comes through in the quality of the experience. And the food of course turned out deliciously, and we enjoyed getting to try two types of ramen. Thank you!

Feb 2024


Lina Acevedo Ruiz, Canada

★★★★★

This class was a major highlight of our trip to Japan, we are so glad we made time for it. It’s clear you’ve put a lot of time and effort into the setup of the class - this really comes through in the quality of the experience. And the food of course turned out deliciously, and we enjoyed getting to try two types of ramen. Thank you!

Feb 2024


Alvin, Australia

★★★★★

After a quick lesson on the different types of ramen and its elements, we got straight into cooking. Even in a class of 8, we managed to be kept busy pretty much the whole time. Unfortunately this meant that not everyone got to cover each step of the process, but given how much we collectively achieved, it would've been unrealistic. We received recipes after the class, so we didn't have to take notes (not that we had the time!). The ramen and gyoza we cooked were delicious. In between instructing the class, Andy managed to snap some photos to send to us.

Feb 2024


Doon , Australia

★★★★★

Our cooking glass was amazing! Super insightful, the class helped us understand and appreciate the craft of making Ramen. We learnt so much and cannot wait to recreate it at home. Thanks again!! ☺️

Feb 2024


Viktoria, France

★★★★★

5 stars experience! Thank You!

Jan 2024


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you Viktoria for leaving a review, it was lovely to meet you!


Susanna, Australia

★★★★★

Really fun morning with Andy learning the art of ramen and goyoza cooking. Andy is a organised but relaxed and engaging host and I would highly recommend this experience to others.

Jan 2024


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Susanna, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! Lovely to meet you as well :)


Charlotte, Australia

★★★★★

I would highly recommend Andrew’s cooking class to anyone interested in learning how to cook popular Japanese dishes like gyozas or ramen. Andrew was lovely and welcoming, highly recommend.

Jan 2024


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thanks for the review Charlotte, much appreciated :) It was great meeting you and glad to hear you enjoyed it, so!


James, United States of America

★★★★★

The ramen and gyoza class with Andrew at Baba Ramen was outstanding. I’ve taken a number cooking classes during my travels over the years and usually walk away feeling they were too elementary and I didn’t learn enough. I chose this class because the words “intensive” and “come prepared to cook” were mentioned. Andrew was thorough, descriptive and an excellent teacher. From the start he advised he would assign everyone in the room to a task and no one would be left standing around. This was most true! I was exhausted and full of knowledge (and Ramen/Gyoza) when I left. I highly recommend this class. Great instruction, that exceeded expectations, in a quaint and well organized restaurant kitchen.

Dec 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thanks for this lovely and detailed review James, much appreciated! It was great meeting you and hopefully see you again, next time you come to Japan All the best for now!


Andrew, Germany

★★★★★

I prepare a lot of Japanese food at home, but ramen has always been something that has seemed somehow intimidating for a home cook. Andrew's lesson completely demystifies the process and shows that it is possible. I'm still amazed at how much we got done in three hours - not just ramen with stock and noodles made from scratch, but also gyoza and karaage. And to top it off, it was delicious! Some of the best ramen I've tasted - and I've tasted a lot. I can't recommend Andrew and his ramen cooking lesson enough.

Nov 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thanks Andrew, the demystifying of ramen is exactly what I want to achieve so it's lovely to hear you say that! Great meeting you and thanks again!


Simon Boittin, United Kingdom

★★★★★

Thanks again Andrew for the class, very knowlegable, awesome venue, great time and good food!

Nov 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for writing the review Simon, I do appreciate it!


Etienne, France

★★★★★

We envoyer a lot the course: Andrew is a great cooker. Our ramen were delicious ! Amazon experience

Nov 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thanks for the review Etienne, glad you enjoyed it and it was great meeting you as well! All the best


Carl Chen, Canada

★★★★★

Incredible experience. If you like cooking and like to learn more about Japanese culture and --- of course, RAMEN, this is an absolute must-take-class! Andrew taught the class with passion and love. I really had a great time.

Oct 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Carl, Thanks so much for leaving a review and for your kind email as well! Let's stay in touch and let me know if you need anything in the future, ramen related!


Maria, Australia

★★★★★

Had a great time cooking with Andrew. It was very informative and the food was excellent. Exceeded my expectations.

Oct 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for the review Maria, it was lovely meeting you! :D


Kimberly, United States of America

★★★★★

Loved, loved, loved this class! Thank you, Andrew for a wonderful Japanese experience! My husband and I are actually making your recipe today! Fingers crossed it turns out as amazing as your recipe! Your class was the best I’ve ever taken❤️

Sep 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was so nice meeting you as well! Hope you're settling into Japan and send me some pictures of the ramen if you made it - I'd love to see it!


Micha Molko, Israel

★★★★★

The whole class was a great experience! It was fascinating to get involved in all the different stages and components for creating a delicious bowl of ramen. Andrew did a great job of keeping everyone involved and keeping the cooking expectations to a good but still fun level

Sep 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Micha, Thanks for the review mate, much appreciated! Great meeting you and glad to hear you enjoyed it. If you make some ramen in the future, please do send me some photos and feel free to get in touch if you need some advice or anything!


Kimberly, United States of America

★★★★★

Loved, loved, loved this class! Thank you, Andrew for a wonderful Japanese experience! My husband and I are actually making your recipe today! Fingers crossed it turns out as amazing as your recipe! Your class was the best I’ve ever taken❤️

Sep 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you Kimberly, so very kind of you and it was lovely meeting you :)


Oliver, Germany

★★★★★

We (2 guys with limited ramen cooking experience) had a great time with Andrew his colleague and 5 other guests. The class was a lot of fun with Andrew keeping us busy preparing numerous ingredients for our Ramen and Gyoza. In comparison to other classes I've visited in other countries the fact that Andrew is cooking professionally makes this one special. Clear recommendation!

Sep 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Oliver, Thanks for the review again, I do really appreciate it! It was great meeting you as well and let me know if you do make some ramen - send me some pics!


Casey Daniel Flouch, Australia

★★★★★

How good!! Our time with Andrew was fantastic. My partner and I hit it of like we were old friends as soon as we met. Very well spoken and made everyone included for the day. The food was amazing and can’t believe I was part of cooking it with everyone.

Aug 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Casey, Thanks for leaving a review, much appreciated! I had a blast with you guys as well, if you ever come back to Japan please do get in touch!


Lara, Switzerland

★★★★★

Guys, this cooking class is an absolute MUST for your Tokyo trip. I can't describe enough how much fun I had & how incredibly delicious our ramen was - we even made two different broths and we also could take some Ramen and Gyoza home! Andrew just gives the instructions so you really learn how to do everything from A-Z yourself which I think is great! I'm looking forward to impressing my family and friends with my new skills. Anyone who doesn't take this course is missing out! A little tip: ask Andrew if you can make a chicken paiton broth, it was sooooo good. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart Andrew for my absolute Tokyo highlight!

Aug 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Aw thank you for the lovely, detailed review Lara - it was so nice to meet you! I also had a friend of yours book in with me already so thank you for referring my class :)


Jennifer Evans, United Kingdom

★★★★★

We had a fabulous day cooking at the restaurant with Andrew. The small group of 6 worked really well. We did all the preparing and cooking for the ramen and gyoza from start to finish so it was 4 hrs of full on cooking but Andrew and his assistant were so patient, calm and organised throughout it all. Loved making the noodles. He was full of information about the dishes and good tips on ingredients substitutes we could get in the UK if needed. We were all given very detailed instructions and recipes for recreating the dishes at home, which we will definitely do. I would highly recommend Andrews class, you can read a recipe and follow instructions when making something but actually cooking it and discussing all the different steps and learning about the dish and ingredients was fabulous.

Aug 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for the detailed review Jennifer, you guys were great also! If you do make some ramen back at home, please do send me some photos - be lovely to see them!


Nessa, United Kingdom

★★★★★

This activity is a must do when in Japan! A very hands on class as you will make everything from scratch and best of all you get to sit down and enjoy a delicious bowl of ramen and gyoza at the end. We were a family with 3 teenagers and Andrew was excellent at coordinating us all and ensuring we were kept busy! We can’t wait to cook ramen and gyoza when we return home.

Aug 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thanks for the great review Nessa, you have a lovely family and hope you had a good rest of your stay in Japan! Send me some photos if you guys ever make some ramen! :)


Lien, United States of America

★★★★★

My family of four took Andrew’s Ramen and Gyoza class earlier this week (Aug 1). Andrew’s passion for Ramen and the techniques involved shine through. In his class, you learn how to make, not 1, but two types of Ramen. He will split the class in 1/2 and each 1/2 is responsible for making one type of Ramen. He does go into the layering and composition of the Ramen and how restaurants do it and how we are doing it differently (mainly due to time constraint). You also will learn how to make the Ramen noodles from scratch. In addition, you will learn how to make gyozas. The 3.5-4hr course goes by super fast and as others have noted, it is truly an immersive and a very much hands-on experience. At the end, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor and walk away with a tremendous appreciation for what is entailed in making these “oishi” bowls of ramen and gyozas. Definitely one of the highlights from our Japan trip. Thank you Andrew for sharing your passion and craft. Gotta say, we’ve never wielded an iron brand before, so branding the eggs was very different as well. Also learned a new technique to get a very clean peel of an egg. Super excited to try our learnings at home. There are other ramen classes being offered, but if you truly want a hands-on experience from an instructor who speaks English, but has the Japanese understanding of the art of making Ramen, look no further.

Aug 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for the lovely, detailed review Lien, it was so great to have you and your family at the restaurant! Hope to see you guys in the future and hope you enjoyed Japan as well!


Mia, United Kingdom

★★★★★

Andrew was a wonderful ramen sensei. We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class. We made the ramen noodles, broth and gyoza from scratch. It was authentic and delicious. Well worth the time. There was even enough to take home. Highly recommended.

Jul 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for the lovely review Reza!


Jeremy, Canada

★★★★★

Bring two very important things to this class: a big appetite (come hungry) and a willingness to get elbows deep in this. Immersive "hands-on" class. While the lesson is 4 hours in length, the time will fly by with you being busily engaged in the various complex facets of making authentic ramen. Andrew's infectious enthusiasm and energy makes the class all the more enjoyable. He'll start with a brief history of ramen and describe the complex construction before you all dive hands first into the practical task of making it. The end of the day will see you eating your very own delicious bowl of ramen and gyoza that YOU made!! I highly recommend this class with Andrew. You will not be disappointed, you'll gain a greater appreciation for this delicious soup and you will not leave hungry!! Itadakimasu!

Jul 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Thank you for the in depth review Jeremy! Great to meet you and hope to hear you've made some ramen for your wife one day! haha All the best


Angela , United Kingdom

★★★★★

We had a great cooking class with Andy today. He made the class very hands on and we got to make everything from scratch. Would definitely recommend :)

Jun 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Amanda, Thank you for writing a review - it was lovely to meet you and glad you could take a whole bowl of ramen home with you as well :) All the best and hope you enjoy the rest of Japan!


Washington Navarrete, United States of America

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Andrew was the highlight of our trip. Andrew was a great host and was not lying when he said we would be busy the entire time. From preparing ingredients to actually cooking them, Andrew was patient and thorough with his instruction. We would self identify as beginners and still managed to have an amazing end product while learning about all of the things related to making ramen. Our gyozas were delicious and we are excited to try cooking this for friends someday! My partner doesn't like soy sauce, which presents a big problem, but Andrew was able to whip an alternative soup base that was just as delicious. We weren’t expecting that at all, but it speaks to Andrew’s dedication to providing us with the best experience possible. It also speaks to his knowledge of ramen! We highly recommend this class to anyone thinking about it!

Jun 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Washington, Sorry for the delayed reply, I didn't know I could reply to these reviews! haha Thank you so much for this detailed review as well, it's much appreciated! Great meeting you both and hope you enjoyed the rest of Japan :)


Vallie, United States of America

★★★★★

Andrew is an incredibly well spoken, patient teacher! As someone who has attempted making homemade ramen, Andrew took time to ask which areas (broth, aromatics, egg, char siu, and noodles) I wanted more explanations for. I came away with a much better understanding of what makes each component shine. I'd definitely recommend Andrew to anyone new or familiar with making ramen, as I greatly believe he has knowledge to offer for all experience levels.

Jun 2023


host-Andrew

Response from Andrew
Hi Vallie, Thanks for this awesome review by the way! It was great that you had already tried to make ramen and I hope I could help your next tackle at making ramen :) Send me pictures, if you do please - be amazing to see your progress!


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FAQ about Make Shoyu Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza with a Ramen Chef in an actual restaurant! | Cooking class by Andrew

  • How to get to the place where Make Shoyu Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza with a Ramen Chef in an actual restaurant! being held?

    Please go to Meguro Station which takes 10 mins from Meguro Station. Then Andrew (host) will pick you up there!

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

    Up to 9 people can join Andrew's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Make Shoyu Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza with a Ramen Chef in an actual restaurant!?

    It costs 18500 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Andrew?

    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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