Cooking Class: Exploring Japanese Cuisine

In this hands-on class wih Chef Shinya, you'll explore the culture and flavors of Japan across six courses of exquisite and authentic cuisine. 

Chef Shinya will begin with several delectable dishes, including ultra-soft and handmade udon noodles with a warm and salty dipping broth, and a steaming fresh bowl of spinach ohitashi. Next, you'll learn how to create an intricate tamagoyaki; a spongy Japanese favorite with layers of fried egg. You'll also learn how to prepare fresh broiled seasonal fish and Japanese sweet red bean parfait for dessert. 


Handmade Udon Noodles 

With wheat four, water and sea salt

Warm Dipping Broth 

With soy sauce, mirin, sake, water and dashi

Spinach Ohitashi 

With warm dipping sauce and sesame seeds


With eggs, brown sugar, sea salt, dashi and vegetable oil

Broiled Seasonal Fish 

With soy sauce, sesame seeds and brown sugar

Japanese Sweet Red Bean Parfait 

With seasonal fruit, organic vanilla ice cream and matcha syrup

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsAsian, Japanese, Couples, Date Night, Valentine's, Group
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Shinya

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20 Feb 2023

Chef Shinya was a wonderful and very knowledgeable host. We took the gyoza class and learned so much! I do recommend having a snack before, as we didn’t eat until 9pm. The only suggestion I would have is for the class to be a little more interactive for all participants. Really enjoyed meeting Chef Shinya!

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16 Jan 2023

My partner and I really enjoyed this class! Pros: learned several general cooking tips, the food was fantastic, the Chef was great at breaking down big steps into small pieces, the lesson feels doable at home, and the chef adjusted the recipe to my pescatarian diet once I brought it to his attention. Cons: We did not eat until 9:30 PM, it was a large group for a smaller kitchen so we all watched people rotate cooking instead of being involved in each step, and the chef did not ask about dietary restrictions ahead of time. Overall, fantastic class, just eat a snack before you arrive. :)

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03 Oct 2022

Such a great class with a lovely and very knowledgeable chef! Chef Shinya’s teaching style is very easy to follow and the sushi he taught us to make was absolutely delicious. Great energy all around. I would definitely recommend his class and would take another myself!

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Seattle

Chef’s Place


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Chef Shinya
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Chef Shinya is a Japanese chef who specializes in traditional dishes from his home country enhanced with local flavors and ingredients of the West Coast. His combination of both classic Japanese techniques and native ingredients makes for dishes that are truly unique. Chef Shinya has lots of industry experience, having worked as both a culinary instructor and chef trainer. He also formerly owned a restaurant that earned three stars from Seattle Times. 

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