Izakaya Food Cooking Class in Kyoto

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Learn to make authentic izakaya food and gain Japanese cooking techniques. During this cooking class in Kyoto you'll make a number of dishes that go perfectly with a glass of sake or a beer.


Be welcomed to the class with a complimentary cup of green tea and a friendly hello from your cooking instructor
Learn about basic ingredients used in Japanese cooking like dashi soup stock, soy sauce, sake, and more
Learn how to make some authentic Japanese dishes, eat them, and make some more before eating again!
Over the course of making a number of dishes you might find at a local Kyoto izakaya, you’ll learn lots of different Japanese cooking skills and tips on ingredients
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals

Experience Details

Japan is home to a wild drinking culture, but a night out is best accompanied with food. At a typical Japanese-style izakaya bar or pub, izakaya food is almost essential to go along with your glass of sake or beer to make it taste even better. You’ll find university students in local bars after class with a drink and a snack, or groups of salarymen eating and clinking glasses in izakaya after a long day at the office. Izakaya culture is a big part of Japanese society, as well as the delicious izakaya food that goes along with it. With a seasonal menu, learn how to make your own delicious izakaya food during an Izakaya Food Cooking Class in Kyoto. This izakaya food cooking class is a great opportunity to learn how to make a number of tasty dishes you’ll find in a local Kyoto izakaya pub! During this afternoon cooking class in Kyoto, you’ll immerse yourself in Japanese dining culture while you learn to make a number of different authentic Japanese foods, which you’ll typically find served as both home-cooked meals and in restaurants or izayaka settings. This izakaya food cooking class has two parts. Firstly, you’ll cook 2 or 3 dishes and then enjoy eating them while they’re hot and tasty. Next, you’ll head back into the kitchen and make another 2 to 3 dishes before sitting down again to eat in round two! During this Izakaya Food Cooking Class in Kyoto, you’ll experience a cozy atmosphere just like an izakaya restaurant, but be able to learn lots of new cooking skills along the way making Japanese 6 dishes in total, including a tasty dessert. We also offer vegetarian replacements! Menu: -Vinegar marinated bellows cucumber(蛇腹きゅうりの酢の物) -Grilled chicken and burdock meatball(鶏ごぼうつくね) -Pumpkin soup with white miso and soy milk(南瓜の白味噌スープ) -Deep-fried chicken fillet with salted plum and shiso leaf (ささ身梅しそ揚げ) -Japanese style dashi soup based beef pasta(牛肉の和風パスタ) -Hojicha tea flavored sorbet (ほうじ茶ソルベ)


Samue aprons to wear (working clothes for Buddhist monks)
Recipes in English
Ingredients provided for making all izakaya food
Utensils, tools, and equipment to make various Japanese dishes
Complimentary green tea

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The cooking studio is located in Downtown Kyoto. The exact location and a guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.


This cooking class uses a seasonal menu, which is subject to change.
For vegetarian customers, fish can be replaced with vegetables and other ingredients.
Halal guests: We don't use Halal meat, however, we can remove the alcohol components/ingredients.
Other dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please let us know.
Children under 5 are free of charge.
Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Upon booking, you can expect a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the experience location.

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

The bustling Downtown area of Kyoto is the heart of the city, loaded with hotels, artisanal shopfronts, specialty restaurants, and hidden bars. With pleasant surprises around every corner and alleyway, before the Kamo-gawa River to the east lies the beautiful old town architecture of Pontocho, nestled in alongside the local izakaya and lively club scene. The enormous Teramachi and Shinkyogoku shopping arcades run north to south, intersected by the famous Nishiki Markets (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), while delicious department store basements bubble below with tasty regional samples.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals