Become a Sushi Chef in a Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo (Private)

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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 50 guests
Pescetarian, Private Experience
During a private sushi-making experience with a pro chef, you’ll witness a fish cutting show, taste real wasabi, make sushi rice from scratch, and create a feast of nigiri sushi and sushi rolls.
Learn about the history of sushi and Japanese dining etiquette
Fish cutting show: watch the chef butcher a whole fish, and cut horse mackerel sashimi
Make shari (sushi rice), nigiri sushi (8 pieces), and hand-rolled sushi (tuna or crab)
Try honwasabi (real wasabi) which is rare and quite a luxury
Chat with the chef as you dine on your handmade sushi feast
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
In an in-depth, private sushi-making class, go behind the counter and learn how to make sushi from start to finish with a professional sushi chef. The lesson begins with historical and cultural background. After hearing about the history of sushi and learning about the proper Japanese dining etiquette and table manners, you’ll feel comfortable walking into any sushi restaurant in Japan. This sushi-making class starts with the fundamentals, and one of the most crucial elements of making delicious sushi is the shari (vinegared sushi rice which is shaped into perfect oval beds for the fish toppings). If you want to make nigiri sushi at home, you must first master making shari. Then, the chef will start the fish cutting show, breaking down a whole fish into manageable pieces. The incredible finesse and smooth execution is something to aspire to, but that’s for another day… After the fish has been butchered, everyone can roll up their sleeves and follow along with the chef, making delicate morsels of nigiri sushi and hearty temakizushi (hand-rolled sushi) that are filled with either tuna or crab. After all your hard work, you’ll be rewarded with a sit-down meal of your handmade sushi. As you eat, the chef will chat with you, telling you stories and answering your questions. And at the end of the class, not only will you take away fun memories and commemorative photos, but you’ll also receive useful souvenirs and a certificate. Perhaps the best souvenir of all, however, is the new sushi-making skills you can use to wow your friends and family back home.
8 pieces of nigiri and one hand-rolled sushi
Whole fish cutting show
Horse mackerel sashimi cutting show
1 soft drink per person
Souvenirs (photo, ukiyo-e coaster, sushi design serviette, certificate)
An interpreter is not provided
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet at the restaurant in Tsukiji. Details will be shared upon booking.
Please note that the staff's English skills are limited.
Experience Location
The early-morning bustle and the spectacle of seeing whole fish expertly carved right before your eyes, combined with an array of local delicacies, make Tsukiji Market a must-visit in Tokyo. While the Tsukiji Fish Market’s auction was relocated to Toyosu in October 2018, many of Tsukiji Outer Market’s street vendors and restaurants remained. Some shops and restaurants have been in business for over 100 years! And since the seafood sold at Tsukiji Market is delivered directly from Toyosu Fish Market, Tsukiji Market is still one of the best places in Tokyo for fresh seafood.
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Earliest available date: October 15, 2022
¥ 14,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals