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Sushi Making Class with Pro Chef in Tsukiji, Tokyo (Private)

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 50 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese
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Pescetarian, Private Experience
Learn the ropes from a professional sushi chef during a private sushi-making experience that teaches the fundamentals of sushi, as well as dining etiquette.
Highlights
Learn about the history of sushi and Japanese dining etiquette
Make nigiri sushi (8 pieces) and hand-rolled sushi (tuna or crab)
Taste real wasabi, which is rare and difficult to grow
Watch the chef’s horse mackerel sashimi cutting show
Enjoy the meal while hearing stories from a professional chef
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join a professional sushi chef for a private hands-on sushi-making class. First, you’ll learn all about the history of sushi, and the proper dining etiquette at sushi restaurants, so you can dine out like a local in Japan. With the Japanese table manners and faux-pas out of the way, you’ll get started with the sushi cooking class. Guests will get the chance to observe the chef’s skilled knifework as they break down a horse mackerel and slice sashimi. From then on, everyone will get the chance to participate, making perfect, bite-sized nigiri sushi and temakizushi (hand-rolled sushi) containing either tuna or crab. During this cooking class, you’ll also be able to taste real wasabi. You’ll find that it’s quite different from the imitation product you may be used to. Real wasabi (not the stuff that comes in a tube or is served at conveyor-belt sushi restaurants) is notoriously difficult to grow, thriving in shady beds of running water. As such, many people abroad haven’t had the opportunity to try real wasabi, and it’s quite a luxury in Japan. As you sit down to a meal of sushi you personally made, you’ll also get to hear stories from the chef and learn more about their background. At the end of the experience, you’ll come away with newfound skills and photos to commemorate the experience, as well as other souvenirs to take home!
Inclusions
8 pieces of nigiri and one hand-rolled sushi
Sashimi cutting show
1 soft drink per person
Souvenir (photo, ukiyo-e coaster, sushi design serviette, certificate)
Exclusions
An interpreter is not provided (please note that the staff's English skills are limited).
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet at the restaurant in Tsukiji. Details will be shared upon booking.
Remarks
Please come wearing casual clothes
Please note that the staff's English skills are limited.
Please be aware that this experience is only in Japanese.
Booking requests will be accepted up to 6 months in advance. On the first day of each month, a new month will become available for booking.
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 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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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals