Japanese Ideas

Japanese cookery classes for all and local catering

Our latest review

Hiroko was really helpful and informative, even before the class. She helped to arrange the dinner party cooking class as a gift for my sister and was really accommodating.
On the day hiroko talked us through what we were making and ensured we all had a go at doing everything (kneading Chopping, stirring, arranging). It was very well organised and really made us feel like we could replicate the dishes at home. She was also really helpful and offered us some tips on Japan for our holiday later in the year. Overall I feel the cooking class is value for money and we made some really tasty food that we will definitely be making again! Thanks so much for a lovely day.

Emily McManus

East Dulwich

February 2019

Hiroko is a lovely person who was very welcoming when we arrived at her home to attend both a sushi making class and a dinner class. She was an excellent teacher who got us involved and gave very helpful advice and answered all our questions. The classes were very well laid out and we got to take the recipes home with us to keep up the practice. I would recommend Hiroko to anyone who wants to learn about Japanese cooking not only the technical parts but the culture and presentation that goes along with it. We really enjoyed ourselves!

Matthew Shipman


November 2018

My husband and I attended the sushi making class and we found it to be a wonderfully homely and authentic experience. The session was well though out and provided a complete hands on and dining experience.

Ami Wainwright

November 2018

Unable to comment on value for money as it was a gift, but we had a lot of fun learning how to make Sushi under Hiroko's helpful and patient guidance. Thoroughly recommended!

Davide De Focatiis


September 2018

Such a brilliant morning spent with Hiroko. A very knowledgeable and inspirational Japanese cook, I've learnt loads and very excited about cooking my own Japanese food very soon once I've sourced the ingredients. I am already looking at buying another class with Hiroko so I can learn lots more. She is a lovely and chatty person and will put the most nervous or amatuer cooks at ease. Recommended A.

Bonnie Kipling


August 2018

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