Hello! I'm Sato. I’m a cooking teacher. I teach Japanese home-style dishes for foreign visitors @ my apartment in Shinjuku,Tokyo.
Are you into cooking Japanese food? Do you wanna feel more familiar with Japanese culture through cooking? If you are one of them, why don't you join my class? In my class, I'll introduce not only standard home-style dishes, but also will introduce various kinds of Japanese food such as WESTERN-STYLE JAPANESE DISHES, JUNK FOOD, SPICY FOOD, EXOTIC FOOD and so on.
You would be totally surprised at the variety of food you cook, but eventually you would feel very close to Japan!
Hello! I'm Sato. I’m a cooking teacher. I teach Japanese home-style dishes for foreign visitors at my apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Are you into cooking Japanese food? Do you wanna feel more famil ...
Hello! I'm Sato. I’m a cooking teacher. I teach Japanese home-style dishes for foreign visitors @ my apartment in Shinjuku,Tokyo. Are you into cooking Japanese food? Do you wanna feel more familia ...
This class was a highlight of our time in Tokyo. Sato san is a great cook and teacher and a genuinely fun person to spend time around. His instructions and recipes were accessible and easy to recreate and the end products were delicious. We made pork gyoza and miso ramen, both dishes that we enjoy but had never thought we could make ourselves. Throughout the lesson Sato shared a wealth of kitchen tips and tricks as well as stories about his life, family, culture, and community. We highly recommend Comburger to other home chefs and look forward to cooking something different with Sato next time we're in Tokyo!
Sato was such a fantastic host and creates such a wonderful experience! This was by far the best meal we had in Tokyo and how fun that we made it ourselves! Great experience for post grads travelling abroad and well worth it. We can’t wait to go back soon!
The Chef was very welcoming and friendly - The atmosphere with the other students was brilliant - We prepared and ate a very Japanese food, I enjoyed very much - Arigatoo gozaimasu
The cooking class with Sato was a great experience! He is a very nice person and the dishes we cooked with his help were delicious. Special mention for the miso soup. Definitely recommended if you're in Tokyo and want to taste real japanese home style cooking.
The chef answered all my questions. Very informative, fun and delicious evening.
My friend & I took the cooking class with Sato which brought us to his very cute little place. Sato is so funny & very good teacher! We learned how to cook Chicken Teriyaki, Miso soup & Japanese Salad! We had a great time with Sato as he is super friendly & very funny! At the end of our class, he took us to his friend's gallery, a manga artist! We would definitely take another class when we come back to Tokyo!
Host Sato was really wonderful. His English was excellent and even though something went wrong with our reservation, he adjusted the program and made sure everything was fine. The food was delicious and Sato-san explained everything perfectly. Greatly recommended.
Me and my boyfriend really loved it! We learned really useful techniques from the expert himself. We felt at home and the cooking environment was great too. We learned to cook delicate Japanese food mixed with western style. We also made Japanese junk food. Who would’ve have thought that it may look difficult to make but really it isn’t. The entire cooking class we were all laughing, sharing personal stories as if we were an old friend from college. It was really an awesome feeling! An overall 5 star experience. Many thanks sensei Sato!
Sato was an incredible host and teacher. He was extremely friendly and easy to get along with, we felt like we were cooking lunch with an old friend. The food was amazing and felt authentic while also aimed at an appropriate level for us (as we haven't cooked Japanese cuisine before). We would highly recommend this class to anybody!
Sato is a great cook and an even better host, he made us feel very welcomed in his home. On our first trip to Japan, my wife, son and I joined Sato for dinner. Together we cooked a wonderful meal and shared a lot of laughs. This was a highlight of our trip and we highly recommend it to others.
Sato is a very nice guy, interesting and funny, and of course knowledgeable in Japanese cooking. We learned with Sato not only how to make gyoza and curry, but also about Japanese culture. Sato allowed us to experiment with almost every element of food preparation. If you have a favorite menu, it is important to note this when ordering in the free text. The food was delicious, and at the end of the meal Sato even accompanied us to the grocery store to buy some cooking utensils that we used. Since the apartment is relatively small, the workshop is for a few people (up to 3 in my opinion). For us it was excellent and we even got a private lesson!
The recipe for our first bento was easy to make and tasted really good. Going to make this at home again. The tour he gave is interesting. He guides us into small ally's with all different restaurants and gives you a local insight of the neighborhood. After the picnic, we went to a high building that gave us an amazing view of Tokyo. In the end, he even gave us advice about shopping places and things you must see if you already there. Book him if you want a memorable day out!
Cooking a meal with Sato offers a unique experience that is disappearing in our times. We are offered the opportunity to learn to get more familiar with new ingredients and food while working with Sato, by helping him prep, cook and present a Japanese home-cooked meal. Sato is offering recipes that not only offer comfort, but are also delicious and beautiful. This is not food that we would find necessarily in restaurants. This is food that has been cooked daily over several generations, and which has been passed on to him from his grand-grand-mother to his mother. And what he has learned from these generations, he passes on to us his students. This is a style of meal we want to bring home and share with our friends. Sharing the meal prepared together is a real treat and reward, one of the best time we had in Japan.
Very nice and memorable experience with Satoru Endo. He was very friendly and professional! We have made a great cooking class and a lovely dinner
What an amazing experience! Sato was so welcoming through the whole process. We (I was a solo traveller with another solo traveller also in the class) were welcomed into his home and taught beautifully traditional meals including miso soup and teriyaki chicken. The process was so easy while guided by such an experienced person and while I do not enjoy cooking all too often myself, I had an absolute blast! And everything was suuuper delicious. At the start of the process while purchasing tickets I was asked if there were any foods I could not or didn't want to consume and Sato went above and beyond to make sure that my requirements were met while still making a beautiful and traditional meal set. I will surely come back if I find myself in Tokyo again. Highly reccomended. Thanks Sato!
This was one of the highlights of our stay in Tokyo. Satu is friendly, fun and very knowledgeable about all things food and Japan.
This was really one of the highlights of my day in Japan. We had an amazing time with Sato-san learning how to make two of my fav: Gyoza and delicious ramen with his special miso recipe. , amongst other things. Sato san really made the experience a wonderful one, we learned a lot about Japanese culture beyond just food. I would highly recommend this class to everyone :)
Cooking with Sato was a wonderful experience and I would recommend the class to everyone who wants to gain insides into traditional Japanese food you will be able to cook at home. Sato explained in excellent English every step and let me also prepare things on my own. He also prepared copies of all recipes I took home with me. While eating the delicious food at the end of the class we talked about life and exchanged views on our countries and I think you can talk with Sato about everything for hours! He is an excellent chief, host and simply a lovely person. As the other reviewers already stated: this class is 100% recommendable! :)
Evening cooking class with Sato was one of the most pleasant experiences during our 3 week travel through Japan. Sato has such a good sense of humor - we were laughing whole time. Got lots of advises and information about Japanese food products and culture, were taught how to make delicious ramen and gyoza (super delicious recipe!), decorated table with beautiful Sato's dishes and even went to a small street trip - this evening was a full bouquet of tastes and feelings. Thank you our wonderful host Sato - shall visit him again when back to Tokyo!
Please do yourself a huge favor and book an authentic cooking experience from Sato! He is such a kind and gracious person. This is an intimate and fun experience that shouldn’t be missed. We feel like we made a real friend in Japan! Thank you, Sato-San for such a great experience. One of our favorite things on this vacation!
Our cooking experience with Sato was honestly one of my favorite things we did in all of Japan. Sato is a fabulous host, he met us outside of the train station, walked us to his home and gave us a brief tour of popular and favorite spots along the way. His home was so welcoming and we cooked, ate and drank for hours! I assumed he'd kick us out right at time but he didn't. He is such a kind soul. We miss him already! Do yourself a favor and meet Sato and he'll make you feel right at home!
Sato's place was very warm and cozy. It was a very good opportunity to understand real Japanese homecooking! If you want to learn real homecooking which the Japanese make everyday, you should go to Sato's class. His recipes are very simple, delicious and healthy. Most of all, you can use it easily! That is why I strongly recommend his class!!
Shortly after I arrived to Tokyo, I learned how to make Kara-age with Sato San. His instructions to find him at the The Shinjuku Station were simple and accurate. He gave me a copy of the recipes and walked me through the processes. I love his stories and his charming kitchen. We made his famous miso soup along with other salads. He also taught me tricks on how to cook rice. I loved ignoring so much I went back to learn how to make bento boxes and I even brought two friends. We had a blast and learned so much! I highly recommend booking this experience. You’ll leave full, educated and with a new friend in Tokyo!
Sato san is an ultimate chef, an awesome teacher and a wonderful person! I had great time cooking a tasty and authentic Japanese meal with him and I learned so much! I would love to and I likely will take a part in his class again. If you're visiting Tokyo and you need to choose one cooking class, this should be it. I recommend this class 100%.
This was one of the best things I did on my recent trip. Sato-san is very welcoming and will make you feel at home in his little apartment. This is a small group, intimate, session working together in Sato's kitchen. We cooked some common foods that Japanese would make for their families on an average day. It was great to learn about what people normally eat and drink and not just when they go out for occasions at restaurants. Sato is very open in sharing his family history and their traditions through food. I learned a great deal and would recommend this for anyone looking for good food and recipes they can easily take home and replicate.
Sato's class was amazing! He shared so much history behind the food he makes and why he cooks and is a lovely person to talk to. On top of that, he was a great teacher, and helped us to create some delicious gyoza, miso soup and other sides. I would highly recommend his class!
The cooking class with Sato was brilliant fun. We were welcomed into his home (in a cool neighbourhood in Shinjuku) and were shown how to make several Japanese “junk food” dishes (okonomiyaki, chikuwa fritters and pork yakisoba). He was well prepared - the ingredients, utensils and recipe cards were ready to go when we arrived. All the dishes were really tasty and will be easy to re-create now that we have returned home. After lunch Sato took us on a guided tour of nearby neighbourhoods (that aren’t in the guide books). Sato is a warm host, a great cooking teacher and an all-round awesome human. We booked this tour for our first day in Tokyo, it was the perfect introduction to Japan. Thanks Sato!
Cooking with Sato was an amazing truly japan experience! He explained us so many things about Japanese cuisine, ingredients and tools, and about Tokyo and Japanese culture as well! It was all very interesting! We had a really good time and a great dinner! We definitely recommend to cook with Sato in his cozy flat, he has been a great chef and great host :)
Sato was great, very friendly and knowledgeable about Japanese cooking. We made miso, teriyaki chicken, fried fish and veggies - all delicious and all in casual Japanese style. He gave us lots of tips about Japanese cooking and Japan in general. Would highly recommend a course with Sato!
Satoru Endo thankyou very much for your cooking class. You accommodated all my requests happily, and your passion of Japanese cooking and culture was very evident. Your instructions and communication was very clear and it was nice to get a handout with the recipes we cooked. The tour around Shinjuku was an added bonus to the class and the group photos were an added treat. Thanks very much for sharing everything with us.
It was freezing cold in Tokyo on the 3rd day of the New Year when the city was pretty quiet (with the locals still on holiday and most tourists on their way home). After having a bowl of hot soba noodles inside the Shinjuku station, I met up with Sato-san at the designated meeting point – the quivering Sato-san was holding the Comburger signboard, waiting for me, the only student that morning (Lucky me - it was a private one-to-one cooking class!!! ) Weird that I followed a stranger to his place without hesitation? Well, I did Muay Thai training in Thailand (so I believe I am more dangerous, LOL) and, of course, I trust my intuition……. The recipes that morning were: okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), yakisoba (stir fry noodles), chikuwa tempura (deep fried fish cakes) with wasabi mayo dipping sauce. As a fan of Japanese cuisine and frequent visitor to Japan, I was not initially impressed by these recipes but Sato-san did manage to add characters and originality to the dishes, I must say I had the best okonomiyaki which I would be delighted to replicate in my own kitchen. The stir fry noodles with yuzu vinegar and the chikuwa tempura were also awesome. Comburger is definitely a hidden gem for people who would like to take a look at what and how locals cook on a daily basis. As a bonus probably, you would be amazed by the background of Sato-san who speaks with an American accent, was educated in the US, and worked as a photographer. Sato-san also designs innovative recipes for local restaurants.
Cooking and going on a tour with Sato was a wonderful experience. The hours spent with him went beyond a simple learning and teaching exchange, thus Sato made us feel immediately comfortable in his small but cozy kitchen and it was like dining with friends, casual and pleasant. Sato is an experienced cook who will reveal his own secret recipes while sharing personal experiences that led him to choosing cooking as a profession. He s also very patient and will answer all your questions. After a delightful an tasty lunch, we went on a guided tour, discovering some of the neighborhood non touristic alleys, took a close look at Godzilla, strolled through Tokyo ‘s market place, a treasure land for collectors and anime funds. On my demand we made a short stop at a supermarket, I wanted to get accustomed to local products and ended the tour at the most elegant department store. I highly recommend this class and tour, if your are interested in non conventional but exciting and casual discovery.
My wife and I took the cooking class and it was one of our highlights in Tokyo. Sato is not only an amazing chef but he also takes very good care of all organization. If you are looking for a great overall experience you should go with Sato as your host. 5 stars! Cheers Kadir
Satki speaks great English! Comes from a long line of cooks. The food we made with him was simple, easy to execute, but robust in flavor. He even took us to a grocery store and suggested some igredients for us to take back home with us.
I will try not to repeat similar experiences in this review which you can find from other users who wrote their own above or below. Comburger is a Japanese home-style cooking class that you will learn how to make easy, delicious, and authentic Japanese home-style food taught in English or Japanese by Sato-san. You will have the option to choose a 10:30 AM morning class or a 6:00 PM night class at his small apartment in Shinjuku. Due to the size of his property, a maximum of three people is allowed for each session and it lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. You will learn around 2 to 3 recipes each lesson chosen by Sato-san and the menu for each day is different. For example, I made burdock salad, deep fried chikuwa, and teriyaki chicken. Please do note that you may not have the option to choose the recipe that you learn. Sato-san will send you an email to confirm your booking and provide you the details of how and where to meet at the East Exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. He will greet you with a warm smile with your name written on a placard and you will have fun conversations with him to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while guiding you to his apartment. Sato-san is extremely friendly and thoughtful to his students. For example, he brought an extra umbrella for me because it was raining that day. In terms of the learning experience, I had many chances to do various types of hands-on work such as frying. Sato-san not only taught me the basic recipes, but he also gave me tips to processes that require special care. You are given the recipes with all the necessary and extra details provided afterwards. In my opinion, the best part of the lesson was how Sato-san created a fun, personal, and friendly environment at his place. This made me felt like I was actually visiting an old friend's home instead of an actual lesson. For example, he always filled me up with joy and excitement! In addition, I learned a lot of different perspectives of the Japanese culture through the conversations we had. For example, we discussed about some of Sato-san's family history while having our food which allowed me to understand the Japanese culture in a more personal and deeper view. Sato-san's passion to teach people about Japanese food and his culture had really filled me with joy. I learned a lot about Japanese culture through our conversations. I recommend Comburger to anyone who wants to learn more about Japanese culture and meet a passionate teacher! Fun Fact about Comburger: In my opinion, it is worth mentioning about how Comburger was named. Sato-san's dream is to bring joy to everyone around the world by cooking rice burgers. Comburger was created because "com" means rice in Vietnamese. Hence, the title contained Sato-san's dream and passion. I can really feel his passion and joy during his lessons!
Booking Sato's class was one of the best decisions we have made during our trip to Japan. Due to some rainy days we had chosen to book a cooking class quiet spontaneously and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The dishes were delicious and Sato such a nice host. We can't wait to try the recipes at home. Thanks Sato!!
Why would you want to learn how to make sushi, leave that to the experts behind the sushi bar at your local Asian Restaurant. However, if you want to know and want to learn what Japanese eat on daily basis, if you want to know what families eat at home, if you want to know how to prepare and enjoy these dishes, then COMBURGER, is the place. Sato is your host in his Shinjuku apartment, you and two others will be treated to a fantastic experience. A cozy, environment, all hands on, really simplistic with the objective of a truly healthy Japanese meal. Do not miss it if in Tokyo! My fun event was making an awesome bento box meal. Yes, Bento box, but nothing like you will ever get a chain restaurant or store bought. A Miso soup like no other, and teriyaki chicken that really "shines". Teriyaki means shine!!! The other delicacies in the box are so easy to prepare and will be a knock out homerun at any dinner party. Even the rice was prepared in the true traditions of Japanese cooking.
Sato was an incredible person both when showing us the ropes of the cooking and telling us about himself and his experiences, with a great sense of humour and a wealth of life experience. The food was absolutely delicious and we learned each of the steps along the way in detail, getting hands on to create four dishes and then eat together in Sato's cozy apartment. On top of all that, he went above and beyond and helped us out at the supermarket when we asked for advice on which ingredients to buy to take home. I cannot recommend this enough. Fantastic.
We met Sato and first impressions didn't disappoint. We walked a short distance back to his apartment (To be welcomed into his home was a real treat) where he had prepared the ingredients, recipe sheets and everything that we would need to cook with him. The option was there to be hands on or to sit back and watch. He explained everything as we went along. The food was beautiful and the was a lot to eat. Don't fill up before the lesson. After he cleaned up after us, he took us to some places that where interesting and as a tourist we would never of found. He picked up our bus fare and escorted us back to the train station when the tour was over. For a fun and casual cooking experience we would recommend Sato.
A kindy and nice person that shares with you the japanese traditions plats. A happy moment!
Lovely atmosphere, really enjoyable night. Very laid back. Sato answered all our questions and even helped us to book a reservation for a restaurant during our time in Tokyo! Food was great, we made oconomiyaki and left feeling very full!!
Sato changed the menu for me. He was the perfect teacher and host. Thanks for the best Okonomiyaki ever! I look forward to cooking this back home in Australia.