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Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience

1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-943-6313
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Hidden among market street shops is a welcoming and calming restaurant/bar. Before the restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
foxegurl266
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Okinawa, Japan
Wonderful and informative class

It was such a great time to stay in Naha and this class was the highlight of our trip! Not many... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
g0zirachize
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Bangkok, Thailand
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This is a tour program where you can learn Okinawa's unique food culture and Okinawan cuisine through the market walking tour and cooking. The food market tour and class take approximately 3 hours (3:30 to 6:30PM). On the food market tour at the Naha Public Market located nearby, you will learn about locally grown products and select ingredients that will be used in the cooking class. Upon returning to our studio, you will prepare a four-course menu consisting of a classic appetizer, main dish, soup and dessert. Our classes are facilitated by a bilingual Okinawan food enthusiast and instructed by professionally trained chefs. The classes are a fun, social, hands-on experience where you will prepare various dishes in a teamwork setting under the thoughtful guidance of our chef instructors.
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1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden among market street shops is a welcoming and calming restaurant/bar. Before the restaurant opens for dinner in the evening, you can participate in an wonderful and intimate cooking experience. My friend and I joined a fun Canadian couple to learn how to make Okinawa...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It was such a great time to stay in Naha and this class was the highlight of our trip! Not many Okinawan people speak English and not many English tour programs were there, but people at Taste of Okinawa spoke perfect English during the tour....More

Thank g0zirachize
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

At the end of our vacation in Okinawa we took part of the cooking class with Zoey. Before cooking we visited the Makishi public market in Naha with Rina. It was very interesting to see what kind of various things you can buy there. Rina...More

Thank Jasmin W
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Jasmin, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our walking tour and making Okinawa Soba with Zoey and Rina! It is great to hear that you found our class fun and informative. We hope...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

This was one of the most memorable experiences of our two week trip. This is not just a class. This is a memory. You are person, not a number. From the trip to the market to the hands on experience.More

Thank michaelD9678CI
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are deeply touched to hear that this was the best cooking class you've ever taken! We hope you will have fond memories of your visit to Okinawa forever, and hope to meet you again...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I went to Okinawa to visit friends & they took me to this class. There were 5 of us - 3 adults, an 11 yr old, and a 6 yr old. Everyone was able to participate & the market tour was interesting. We got to...More

Thank Gina G
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Gina, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our class and found the market tour fun and informative! It's our aim for everyone who visits--young and old--to enjoy our class, so we are very pleased...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience! Rina was very patient and we had a lot of fun. You can really tell that she enjoys sharing her knowledge of Okinawan cooking and culture. I recommend this to anyone traveling to or staying in Okinawa. You won't regret...More

Thank Nairi M
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Nairi, Thank you very much for joining us at Taste of Okinawa. We are so happy to hear that you had a fun and informative experience. We hope to meet you and cook with you again in the future! Best regards, Tomoaki, Rina, Zoey,...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 4 to try it out. Mind, actually blown, the teacher spoke english and was very pleasant. She walked us around the Makishi market and shown us the most traditional food ingredients with brief history behind them along with a...More

Thank Rick P
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Rick, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very happy to hear that our program blew your mind! Thank you so much for joining us, enjoying our beer, and cooking with us! We hope to see you again! All best wishes,...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Thanks Tomo-san and Rina-san specially accommodating our group of friends a morning session (usually their class is held from 4-7pm) on our own so that we could best utilize our really short span of stay in Naha. Friendly cozy vibe - we definitely enjoyed both...More

Thank Lexusharrier
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Lexusharrier, Thank you very much for visiting us and cooking with us in the morning! We really enjoyed meeting you and introducing you to Okinawan food culture. We hope to see you again when you return to Okinawa! Best wishes, Tomoaki, Zoey, Rina, and...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My parents visited me from the States and I wanted to show them Okinawan/Japanese cuisine in a fun setting. This was the perfect answer. We made delicious dishes after a fun market tour. Zoey the chef was an amazing teacher. She was charismatic and informative....More

Thank acuppajoe69
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear acuppajoe69, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you could introduce your parents to Okinawan food culture! We are looking forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, Tomo, Zoey, Rina, and the Taste of Okinawa Team

Reviewed 26 June 2017

What a great place! This was a superb introduction to the local food of Okinawa - we visited the local market, bought fresh ingredients and learned about the local specialities. The cooking course was excellent - small group and patient instruction, all at a good...More

Thank LE W
TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear LE W, Thank you so much for visiting us and cooking with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot about Okinawan cuisine. We hope to see you again in Okinawa someday! Warm wishes, Tomoaki, Zoey,...More

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Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there is a minimum age but if kids like food and cooking it would be a fun family outing.
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