There will be an interpreter available to translate the sushi chef’s lecture into English. There are five courses to choose from: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Master and Sake Pairing. The lectures will let you enjoy sushi to the utmost and are not strict, formal settings.
No matter which course you choose, you can enjoy a relaxing approximately two hours where you speak with a skilled chef while eating sushi. This is your own private course with no other tourists that you can enjoy with friends, family or your partner.
In sushi restaurants, counter seats are special since visitors get to meet and exchange words with sushi chef. Also, visitors will be able to see the chef’s excellent knife skills and technique of making sushi. Since there is a limited number of seats at the counter, the participants are also limited to party of 7 (minimum: 2).
Please kindly refrain from distracting chef from sushi making while he/she is hard at work. No particular dress code is required, but it is better to avoid flip-flop sandals. No photo-taking without permission of the restaurant. No photo-taking of other customers. Since the smell of the ingredient is one of the constituents that generates delicate flavors of Edomae sushi, smoking during the lecture is not allowed. Wearing a strong perfume is also considered inappropriate in sushi restaurants. Considerate manners for other customers will be greatly appreciated.
After you settle the payment, an interpreter will take you to a selected sushi restaurant which is located within 30 minutes of the meeting place. Please take counter seats and then start by ordering your drink. It might be a good idea to try chef-recommended Japanese sake that goes well with sushi.
You might find it a bit inconvenient that a priced menu is not provided. The prices are subject to change depending on the availability of the ingredients. Sometimes there is less fresh fish due to rough sea conditions. Sushi chefs select ingredients of the day, make nigiri sushi (hand-rolled sushi) and makimono (nori-rolled sushi). This is called omakase style. The food description of the day will be provided in 12 different languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, Thai and Japanese)
The chef will carefully make sushi while seeing how the customers like the sushi they are serving. When serving, the chef will explain a bit about ingredients or certain method of sushi making. This might be best timing to ask questions to the chef. However, chatting away and leaving the food uneaten is poor etiquette since it is best to eat just served sushi before it gets cold. Sushi is best eaten when served at body temperature, so try to finish the food within 10 seconds of it being served.
Now you have learned some history and traditions of Edomae sushi. If you would like to try other items, additional orders can be placed at this time. It will cost around 500 – 2,000 yen per piece. After you pay for the drinks and any additional orders, the course comes to the end. Have a safe trip back to your hotel. The interpreter will escort you to the nearest station. We hope that you will enjoy your rest of your journey.
＊Please note that it may take more than 30 minutes to travel to the restaurant in some cases.
＊＊Payment is only accepted in cash. No credit cards. You will be responsible for the cost of your transportation.
＊＊＊Unfortunately, the online booking system is not available, so status of booking can’t be checked immediately. We first have to check the booking status and then arrange an interpreter. After that, we will send you a confirmation of your application. Advanced application is always welcome.