Family-Friendly Cooking Class in Osaka: Make a Tempura Meal

Organized by Max Uenishi
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 13 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Has a gift, With recipe
Join bilingual local host Max in central Osaka for this tempura cooking class where you will master the art of deep-fried Japanese comfort food.


Learn how to make tempura and enjoy a delicious meal with a great view of Osaka in this cooking class with Max, a Japanese-American host and restaurant owner
Learn to make three kinds of tempura (shrimp, vegetable, and kakiage tempura) and complete your meal with rice, miso soup, seasonal dessert, and green tea
Central location just a 30-minute train ride from Osaka Station and Osaka Castle
Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and halal-friendly options can be accommodated! Let your host know your preferences upon booking
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Do you want to make the crispy tempura you've had at Japanese restaurants? Take this cooking class to learn the tricks of the trade. Tempura is a deep-fried dish of battered vegetables or seafood (usually fish or shrimp). In this class, you'll learn from friendly host Max, a restaurant owner and Japanese food enthusiast who will teach you how to perfect your tempura-making skills to enjoy this comforting food anytime. Max's class is not just about cooking, it's about experiencing the full spectrum of Japanese cuisine. Participants of all ages and cooking skills are welcome in his spacious kitchen, with a great view of central Osaka. You'll learn to cook four dishes, including three types of tempura: shrimp, two types of seasonal vegetables, and kakiage. You'll complete your meal with miso soup, rice, a seasonal dessert, and green tea, which you'll enjoy in a cozy meal together while soaking in the views of the city. Max, your Japanese-American bilingual host, will guide you through your cooking efforts, ensuring you learn and have lots of fun! As a takoyaki restaurant owner whose family runs a tempura restaurant in Tokyo, he's your go-to person for all questions related to Japanese food. A proud resident of Osaka, he also enjoys sharing his recommendations and travel tips. Experience Flow: - Meet your host at the meeting point and head to the venue - Arrive at Max’s kitchen and get an overview of the recipe - Make your meal: three types of tempura, rice and miso soup - Pair with tea and seasonal dessert - Enjoy your meal!


A cooking instructor who is bilingual in Japanese and English
Ingredients and utensils to make a tempura meal
Recipes and souvenirs to take home


Transportation to and from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at Matsuyamachi Station Exit 3 (about 25 minutes from Osaka Castle/20 minutes from Osaka Station by train). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Please inform the host of any dietary restrictions upon booking.
Please make sure to arrive on time. The host will be waiting for you at the meeting point up to 15 minutes before the experience starting time.
If you are late, please notify the host. You’ll have to go directly to the venue (5-7 min walk from Matsuyamachi Station).
Please note that the kitchen is in a shared building, so stomping, shouting, running, and any other loud actions are strictly prohibited.
Children aged six and under can participate for free.
For safety, children under 16 years of age cannot fry anything themselves.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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Earliest available date: July 27, 2024
¥ 6,500
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals