Professional Yakitori-Making Class & Tasting in Shinjuku

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Gluten-free, Rain or shine, Near station, With lunch, Learn etiquette, Personal chef, Private Experience
Learn how to make authentic yakitori chicken skewers in a culinary school in Shinjuku, Tokyo! Then, enjoy an assortment of skewers skillfully prepared by a pro chef and see how yours compare.
Learn to make Japanese yakitori chicken skewers step by step: watch a pro cut the chicken, then you’ll grill and season it! Prepare and enjoy 4 juicy skewers (2 with tare sauce and 2 with salt)
Guests who want to make their skewers gluten-free can opt to season them with salt only
Enjoy a meal by a pro chef, consisting of 5 skewers, a grilled rice ball (yaki onigiri) and a soup with chicken broth
Learn in an authentic kitchen using professional tools at a culinary school that trains professional chefs in Tokyo
This school is conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from several main stations in the Shinjuku area!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Flavorful, soft, and with the perfect grill, yakitori chicken skewers can be glazed in tare sauce or seasoned with a pinch of salt. You can find them in most izakaya bars, but ubiquitous as they may be, preparing them well is no easy stunt, requiring a certain amount of skill and a lot of chicken knowledge. Indeed, a saying goes that learning to skewer yakitori takes three years, and mastering how to grill them takes a lifetime. Luckily, this class is here to help you start. An instructor who has dedicated their life to the craft will teach you how to prepare authentic skewers from start to finish, from chopping the different chicken parts to assembling the pieces onto the skewers and seasoning them to ensure the signature burst of flavor in each bite. Additionally, you'll get to see how the pros do it by watching your instructor cook assorted skewers with side dishes for you to enjoy. Be sure to work up an appetite — you'll feast on delicious chicken masterfully served in different ways! Itinerary: -Introduction: Greet your instructor, change into an apron, and learn an overview of yakitori making (20 minutes) -The instructor will break down the chicken into pieces while explaining the procedure (please note that the chicken might be prepared in advance on certain days) (10 minutes) -Prepare the chicken and assemble four skewers following the instructor’s demonstration (40 minutes) -Grill the skewers, two with tare sauce and two with salt, and eat them before they get cold! (40 minutes) -Your instructor will prepare five skewers (the exact ingredients vary depending on the day, but are typically thigh, chicken wings, neck, chicken and scallion, and innards), a grilled rice ball, and soup with chicken stock. Enjoy their masterful dishes and see how yours compare! (40 minutes) -After eating, enjoy a pleasant chat with your instructor, receive a certificate, and take photos (30 minutes)
Ingredients and utensils to make yakitori skewers & yakitori meal prepared by you (4 skewers in total, 2 with tare and 2 with salt)
5 yakitori skewers, a grilled onigiri rice ball, and soup prepared by your instructor
Complimentary tea
Uniform rental (might be unavailable for children)
Certificate of completion
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Alcoholic drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The venue is conveniently located near Shinjuku Station (on the Western side), but we recommend arriving ahead of time as it is easy to get lost in the area. Detailed location will be provided upon booking.
The venue is on the B1 floor (underground).
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking. It is possible to change the tare sauce for salt to make all ingredients gluten-free.
The kitchen will be hot, so guests are encouraged to participate in light clothing.
It is possible that the chef will cut up the chicken beforehand instead of in front of guests. If this is the case, it will be informed in advance.
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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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
¥ 24,200
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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