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Izakaya Style Cooking Class provided by Cooking Sun

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Izakaya Style Cooking Class

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2 adults
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Experience Japan’s culinary traditions firsthand with a half-day ‘Izakaya’ cooking class in Kyoto. Your chef-instructor leads you through the steps to prepare five or six popular izakaya dishes, which are similar to bar snacks or tapas in other countries. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the meal of delicious foods that you helped to make. A recipe booklet and apron are included for you to take home.
  • Includes cooking class with a master chef, ingredients, and a hearty meal
  • Delve into Japanese cuisine beyond the typical sushi and teriyaki offerings
  • Learn to make dashi, a soup stock that is key to many Japanese dishes
  • Apron and recipe booklet provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Cooking Sun, 679 Funayachō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8466, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dinner
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • English-speaking cooking instructor
  • Apron
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Yumay C wrote a review Mar 2020
Mountain View, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I wanted to not just eat good Japanese food, but learn the skills to recreated them at home and this class delivered on this promise and more. We realized that the food we made in this class, though not as beautifully crafted as the Michelin star restaurants due
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Date of experience: March 2020
nataliyausc wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had so much fun at Cooking Sun Izakaya class! We made 6 different dishes including dessert using traditional Japanese ingredients and seasonings. Our chefs spoke very good English and were engaging and easy to follow. The space is very clean and everything is convenient and
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DaveW402 wrote a review Jan 2020
Austin, Texas, United States33 contributions18 helpful votes
I did the afternoon class and loved it. The delicious dishes we prepared are remarkably simple to put together, and you get a hardcopy of the recipes to take with you. Note that you make a substantial amount of food and eat it in three rounds. I would encourage you not to eat a
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Date of experience: January 2020
NERREDA H wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
My 11 year old daughter and myself joined this cooking class- it was wonderful. Learnt a lot about Japanese ingredients. We cooked many dishes and all of the recipes will be able to be cooked easily at home in Australia. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thanks Cooking Sun.
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Renae wrote a review Dec 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania15 contributions2 helpful votes
We LOVED our izakaya cooking class with Cooking Sun. We arrived a bit late (chose to walk from Gion, bit of a hike) and it was no issue for the hosts, they settled us right in and were so lovely throughout. The whole experience felt so authentic, they really want us to use these
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Felicity A
Fantastic way to end our stay in Kyoto
I have never been to a cooking class whilst travelling, however after attending this class I will be trying to find
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What a Great Experience!
We did a private cooking class for 3 of us that included tempura vegetables and sashimi bowls (plus miso soup and r
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Looking for a cooking class? Look no further!
This was so good!! Tasted amazing and we learnt so much about Japanese cooking. We were 8 people age 18-64 and ever
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Bento class
Amazing experience and amazing teacher. Really enjoyable and easy to learn. Very recommendable. Thank you Koko!
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Must Do Cooking Class
Thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Easy to follow recipes and tips and a great sense of achievement making a bento box
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Amazing experience
The class was amazing and very fun. We really learned A lot about the Japanese kitchen and ingredients. The teacher
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A meaningful, satisfying holiday activity
Great set up, including take home instruction sheet. It was so much better than schlepping around the touristy site
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Custom Lesson - Sushi Knife Skills / Sushi Roll / Dashi / Nishiki Market Tour
My wife and I went to Cooking Sun in Kyoto, and we had an excellent time. The studio is located nearby Nishiki Mar
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Wonderful class and great instructors
We came to this class to learn to cook tamagoyaki and we learned so much more. The instructors gave many useful tip
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Great cookery school
We spent a fantastic afternoon at the cookery school making 6 dishes. All ingredients and instructions were provide
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Nicola E
A fun morning preparing a delicious lunch
I had never done any Japanese cooking so it was all new to me. Loved making the egg roll and sushi.The spinach and
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Leanne S
Great Bento Box class
We cooked so many dishes for the Bento Box and learned new techniques including how to make sushi. The kitchen was
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Lovely, knowledgeable hosts, pleasant venue, great food!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Bento Box cooking class. The recipes and our hosts were easy to follow and charming. Live
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Bento Box
We enjoyed our bento box class, the recipes were easy to follow and the teachers were very patient and their instru
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A really great cooking class
When we decided to go to Japan on our family holiday we asked the kids what they wanted to see and do. Our 9 year o
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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