Japanese cooking workshop with sushi and sashimi from Amsterdam Cooking Workshops on a black table

Japanese cooking classes

Attend our Japanese cooking classes and cooking workshops, and learn how to make sushi, sashimi, miso and other well-known Japanese dishes
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Sushi rolling in Japanese cooking class of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

Japanese cooking class

A Japanese cooking class with traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi and miso soup takes about 3 to 3.5 hours.


During our Japanese cooking workshop you will first learn about the taste, smell, history, use and combinations of the most important ingredients from Japanese cuisine.

 

Then you will learn how to make an authentic miso soup, how to roll sushi and prepare sashimi. Important elements are sushi-grade fish and the perfect preparation of Japanese sushi rice .


Last but not least, you will enjoy the delicious dishes that you have cooked yourself, enjoy your meal!

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  • Both Japanese private cooking classes as well as open group cooking classes are possible for a maximum of 14 people.
  • The minimum group size for an Japanese private cooking class is 10 people. Please contact us via email if you're interested.
  • Japanese cooking workshops are taught in English only.


  • As an individual or couple you can sign up for an Japanese open group cooking class. Please see below for upcoming dates for open group Japanese cooking classes. You can book and pay online. Are there no dates or just a few dates available? This means unfortunately that the open group cooking classes are fully booked already.


  • The group size for a Japanese open group cooking workshop is max 14 people. This ensures that there is enough room for personal guidance and asking questions.
  • We always take into account everyone's dietary requirements and allergies.

    The group is divided into small groups of 2 people. Each group cooks 2 Japanese dishes. At the end of the cooking workshop a full Japanese meal is cooked, enjoy dinner!


Our mission

Our mission is to make Japansese cuisine accessible to everyone. We often notice that our guests think that:


  1. Japanese cuisine is extremely difficult;
  2. Japanese cuisine is only for advanced cooks;
  3. Japanese cuisine takes a long time;
  4. Sushi rolling is extremely difficult.


  • With our 3,5 hour Japanese cooking class we want to show you that Japanese cuisine can be very accessible, even for novice cooks.
  • We are happy to show you how you can make miso, maki, temaki, nigiri, onigiri and sashimi in less than 2 hours.
  • By making use of ingredients that are available everywhere.
Sushi and sashimi from the Japanese cooking classes of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops on a black plate

Learn how to prepare sushi and sashimi in less than 2 hours

Japanese ingredients of the Japanese cooking class of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops on a black table

1. Key ingredients of Japanese cuisine

Authentic Japanese cooking starts with the right ingredients. However, you may find many variants and brands of certain ingredients in Asian supermarkets. We explain which ingredients and brands are best to use, and why we use them.
Japanese fresh tuna fish being cut with a sharp knife for the Japanese cooking class of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

2. Fresh fish

Fresh 'sushi grade' fish is extremely important for good quality sushi and sashimi. Fish from the supermarket and often from your local fishmonger are unfortunately a no-go in most cases. We explain what 'sushi grade' fish means and where you can order the right quality of fresh fish.
Sushi rolling using a sushi mat at the Japanese cooking class of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

3. Sushi rolling

After the sushi rice is cooked and the fresh fish is prepared, it's time to roll! We teach you step by step how to roll sushi in a professional way. Of course we take your dietary preferences and possible allergies into account when composing the menu. Sample menu:

  • Miso soup
  • Maki, Nigiri and New Style Sashimi
  • Yakitori
  • Japanese curry
  • Miso glazed eggplant
  • Grilled mackerel
Japanese cooking workshop with sushi and sashimi from Amsterdam Cooking Workshops on a black table

4. Enjoy your dinner!

After preparing each course, you will enjoy a nice dinner with your colleagues, family or friends. Take a seat at the table and be surprised by the interplay of scents and colors on your plate. We will share recipes and locations where ingredients can best be purchased afterwards.

We use multiple locations for our Indonesian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cooking classes:


Bilderdijkstraat, Amsterdam (West)

We host private cooking classes for groups from 10 up to 25 people, team outings, and open group cooking classes at Bilderdijkstraat 175h in Amsterdam (Gallery 3). During the day this is a lunch restaurant, and in the evening we use this location for our cooking classes. Expect a relaxed restaurant setting. This location is available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. From Wednesday to Sunday from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.


Beukenplein, Amsterdam (Oost)

We also host private cooking classes for groups from 10 up to 18 people, team outings, and open group cooking classes at Beukenplein 18h in Amsterdam (Sterren van de Hemel). This location is daily available from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

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