Very nice people, easy to become friends. Very small group (max 5, but I got a private class). English is quite good.
reviewed by Sibe jan K | Sep 2017
No overseas holiday is complete without trying your hand at learning how to cook some of the local cuisine. This class teaches you how to make the three parts of the ramen broth, and then how to combine them into a delicious ramen. You also learn and make your own gyoza, from the filling to making and folding the dumplings, and finally how to cook and fry them perfectly. Highly recommended.
Ken was a great teacher not only with the cooking but culture associated with Ramen and Gyoza. The school is well set up and easy to find. Added bonus was a lesson and tasting session on Japanese Shochu.
We loved this class! We attended on our first day in Japan, and got a great intro to the local food culture, along with many great recommendations for food shopping and restaurants to try. Learning about the many intricacies and small details involved in making ramen was a lot of fun as well. Finally, our hosts were warm and welcoming, and very patient with our clumsy cooking skills. Thank you so much for this lovely experience!
I would highly recommend this class to anyone. I learned so much about preparing authentic Japanese Ramen and Gyoza and where to source the ingredients.
We travel at 1-2 times a year to Japan for 12 years but this was one of the best experiences we have tried. I am so excited to try another class when we return this fall!
We really enjoyed our cooking class. Very good teacher and fantastic hosts. Would highly recomend!! The Gyoza and ramen were very tasty. We will definitely be trying to make them both again at home in ireland. どうもありがとうございました Shane and Lauren
My daughter and I learned so much about the history of ramen on the island and it was very interesting. Also loved the tips on cooking. Didn’t realize how precise timing is in making ramen.....now we know what really good ramen tastes like. Thank you, Ken (who is very personable) for giving us an excellent cooking class!
This class was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend!
Great instructor. He provided clear instructions and demo for each step just before we did it ourselves. Had lots of knowledge, so could answer follow up questions for those of us with a little more cooking experience. I would take another of his classes if I were still in Tokyo.
Absolutely loved this cooking class. Small intimate group of lovely people and our hosts were so knowledgeable and helpful. Learned how to make perfect gyoza and ramen - and then got to sit down and enjoy eating it all together with an ice cold Asahi. Highly recommended for those who want to learn in a fun environment.
Great teachers. Great course they pack a lot in! It’s the real deal ramen and gyozo. Get to eat it too One of the best things I did in japan
One of our favorite experiences in Tokyo.
This was a wonderful activity for my family of four. The hosts were very nice and knowledgable. There was another group of 4 and two groups of 2 in the class but we were set up so that we only cooked within our group. The food is delicious and the directions were printed out for us. pens were also given in case we wanted to take notes. The hosts gladly answered any questions and made sure that we understood the techniques. I would recommend this class to everyone!
We would do this over and over again! We had so much fun!! We can’t wait to go home and try to make gyoza again!
Great class! Ken was an enthusiastic teacher. We learned so much about gyoza and ramen, while feeling confident we could re-make the recipes at home. If you only have a few days in Tokyo I highly recommend this class. Highlight of our trip!
The presentation of the final dish was beautiful and the teacher very patient and kind. He would solve all my doubts and explain every step. Thank you for having me!
Next time we visit will try a new lesson.
Exceeded expectations. Highly recommended.
Good explanation, steps, tasty food and overall exactly what we had hoped for. Would highly recommend
The instructor was very informative, speaks good English. The food was delicious.
Great class, a highlight of our trip. They were fun, informative and very nice teachers! The food tasted delicious. Highly recommend them!
Great hosts, entertaining as well as educating and most importantly a delicious meal at the end 😎
We took the class with our 10 year old daughter, and everything was set up so we could work together as a threesome, which worked out beautifully for us. Everything was prepared for us and organized perfectly. The explanations were very clear and easy to follow, and we loved that they shared the great photos with us afterwards. I highly recommend this course!
The class was very fun for adults and kids. Chef was engaging, spoke perfect English and the whole experience was just great!
We were able to learn a lot about traditional Japanese cooking, and how to exactly modulate the amount of every ingredient we put in to end up with the best taste. We were also taught how to cook the Miso pork and how to fry the Gyoza perfectly. Amazing course! would definitely do it again.
Massa and Yumi are the nicest hosts ever, and their cooking class is nestled right in the heart of Asakusa. The class is 40% listening and 60% cooking which is the right balance for me personally. I really enjoyed learning about each ingredient/process and then trying my hand at prepping my meal. I feel so confident about what I learned that I've tried recreating the meal a couple times at home now! So yummy. For those who'd like to know, you'll be preparing shoyu ramen. If you're looking for that thick, pork bone one (tonkotsu), you might want to ask Massa and Yumi if they offer that class. Solo travelers: come hungry or bring a tupperware! I went alone and got a massive plate of gyoza all to myself. I'd love to take another class with them the next time I'm in Tokyo. The hosts are really friendly, the atmosphere was cozy, and the food was really yummy.
Staff was helpful, knowledgeable and could all speak very good English! My whole family had a lot of fun!
We really enjoyed learning about the varieties of ramen and their regions of origin. The teacher was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
One of the best cooking classes I’ve ever done! I had so much fun and the food was absolutely delicious, and I can’t wait to try these dishes at home.
The class was so much fun! We learned so much about Tokyo style ramen and the process of making it perfect. The Gyoza making was also so fun. Massa and his wife are amazing teachers. The food is DELICIOUS!
Clear instructions, well organized and a very lovely meal to eat at the end - we can now make gyoza and ramen at home! Great experience for tourists and expats!
Wonderful experience, great company, and delicious food. Hosts were knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommended!
Musa was a really good teacher and easy to understand.
Learning how to make ramen and gyoza is no small feat but Chagohan Tokyo is supremely talented and patient with its students. Chefs offered step by step guides and visuals to keep the class moving forward to the ultimate reward, eating a delicious Japanese meal!
We learned a lot from this class and really enjoyed this experience!
We had an excellent time learning how to cook with your guidance. The atmosphere was welcoming and the in depth explanations for the recipe was wonderful. Absolutely planning on signing up for more classes!
Thank you Masa! You are a lovely host.
I always made ramen via the instant method though now I can make it from scratch and boy it was super easy!
The team is available and very kind. The class was very clear and understanding. We had a lot of fun and it was delicious! Thank you to everybody!
The teachers was very helpful in showing how to make ramen and gyoza. The class was hands on, plus detailed recipes and procedures were provided. We had no idea that ramen was so involved! Everything was delicious, and we really enjoyed our class.
Insegnante eccellente, molto attento e disponibile. I piatti proposti vengono spiegati minuziosamente e l'insegnante ti segue nella realizzazione. Il tempo è volato. Una volta preparati i piatti, si mangia tutti insieme e vengono offerte gratuitamente le bevande. Lo consiglio a chiunque
Thank you for a lovely time. I can wait to try everything at learn at home.
One of my favourite things about Japan is the food, and ramen in particular. So I signed up for this course to see how to cook it. Turns out that it’s bloody difficult! However the chef and his wife were very patient and talk you though every stage. A really good, fun course and highly recommended.
The hosts were very friendly and accommodating even though I was 20 minutes late. I attended alone It was mainly couples there. I was paired with one half of a couple and one of them was vegetarian who was alone. This made things all little bit awkward but the couple were very friendly. We made a delicious meal of ramen and gyoza and sake. A fun experience and a nice way to chat to other tourists.
The team at Chagohan gave us a fantastic cooking experience. Masa is extremely knowledgeable and struck the right balance between fun and educative. We really enjoyed our experience and now have recipes for gyoza and ramen that we plan to use when we get home!
The teacher was super helpful and nice and he stayed with us after the class for a bit to explain about knives, sharpening stones and other equipment. The class itself was informative and the food came out delicious. Would recommend!
The class was very well prepared and the amount of students was just right. The teacher as well as his wife are lovely people and knowladgable around cooking, food shopping and Japanese table manners which I enjoyed the explanation a lot. The results of the cooking class were great! I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks again!
Thanks Maasa for a great hands on experience making Tokyo style ramen. Fresh ingredients and hands on !
Wonderful class, loved the instructors.
Well organized. Very kind and friendly teacher. No stress at all but so much fun. I strongly recommend!
Very good! We enjoyed especially the gyoza part
Friendly hosts and we learnt a lot. Fabulous experience!
El chef y su esposa fueron maravillosos. La clase fue muy detallada y agradable. El resultado final fue un delicioso Ramen. Muy recomendado.
Masa and his wife was very nice! Everything was well organized and the food tasted great
the instructor is a very nice chef. Everything is being explaned in detail and the instructor is open for all questions concerning Ramen. Enjoying ones own Ramen together at the end of the class was a perfect roundup and it was delicious!
Masa was extremely nice and thorough in his instruction. He also provided a copy of the recipe and instructions so that we could reproduce the steps at home.
We loved our entire experience. The instructors were incredibly welcoming and informative. In such a short time, we learned so much about Japanese cuisine and culture!
Great hostess. Great class. Thanks
We enjoyed the class so much! First we thought it was a bit far from where we were staying (Shibuya), so it would cost us too much of our precious time in Tokyo to travel there. But it was definitely worth it! Beautiful studio in a lovely neighbourhood. And the best part? Enjoying your own meal with the group :)
The hosts were so friendly and explained everything was very clear!
The class was funny, inspiring and the food we made was delicious! Recomended to everyone
Hosts were absolutely lovely and welcoming people. They carefully led us through ramen cooking in an understandable and well structured way. It was as delicious - definitely a 10/10!
Great class! Learn the in’s and out’s of ramen making. Secret to a great ramen starts with great stock. Learned how to make the stock from scratch. Then made all the components and assembled. But nothing beats the tasting part of learning.
we really spend a lovely night. We liked the cooking items, it was very professional. the teacher and the assistant were very nice! we learned many things and we spent a really interesting time. we would attend an other class with them!
It was such a great class we learned a lot about the basis of Japanese cooking.
The class was alit of fun, it was just me and my girlfriend, the hospitality was great and the food was delicious
Very well organized and it was a pleasure to eat our self- prepared lunch. Very nice setting Thank you
Warm welcome and very authentic cooking with a lot of tips and tricks hope to make perfect ramen and Gyoza. Thanks a lot to the owners for the friendly class.
Great cooking class - Masa and his Wife were incredibly welcoming, and as I was vegan they went to special lengths to ensure I had a vegan recipe and didn’t miss out on the experience. I would highly recommend doing this class if you would like a taste of Tokyo!
Excellent cooking class , I find it so helpful to learn how to make dishes In country, taking away the mystery and learning the special little flavour tricks to get the authentic taste to recreate back home. Masa and Jinku are delightful hosts and teachers. Highly recommended, can’t wait to come back to Tokyo to do another!😀👌👍
The school is very nice , the people so kind and professional. The ambient confortable. Good
This cooking class was wonderful, worth every penny. I would do it again, and recommend it to anyone.
This cooking class was wonderful, myself and three sisters were on Tokyo for 2 days and went to this cooking class and we absolutely loved it!!! So much fun and the couple who’s runs this are AMAZING!!! 100% recommend.
I thoroughly recommend going to Chagohan Tokyo and doing one of their classes. Masa and Junko are a great team. Fun, friendly vibe and they guided us through the process of making Asakusa Classic Ramen and Crispy Gyoza. The food was delicious and all fresh natural ingredients. It was one of the highlights of my visit to Tokyo. Easy to find and get to too. Don’t hesitate book your class today.
Masa and his wife are excellent teachers and walked us through every step of creating our own delicious ramen and gyoza. Along the way they answered all our questions around the history of ramen or questions about ingredients. Overall, highly recommended!
This has been one of the best experiences of my trip. My son and daughter-in-law did it November and recommended it to me. I would recommend it anyone wanting to learn to cook Japanese food. The hosts/instructors were excellent and most accommodating. Do it, how will not be disappointed.
We made some of the best ramen and gyoza I’ve ever had in this class. Instructions were easy to follow and we had fun every step of the way. Highly recommended.
Super friendly and cute husband & wife cooking class! They have a whole dedicated cooking studio so it was definitely more spacious compared to any other Japanese places/home, clean, cute, and convenient. The cooking class is located around the tourist spot so it was also great to look at traditional Tokyo culture. Overall, the cooking class was really fun to learn how Japanese people would make their own soup stock or food bases, mingle with local Japanese people & other international tourists, and take photos to keep the memories together. I feel like ramen and Gyoza class is more practical than sushi class so that is why I chose this class and I am really grateful that I did! If you want to feel the more local culture and do something fresh & unique in Tokyo, I would highly recommend this cooking class. We made great memories. :)
Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. junko and Masa( apologies for the misspelling ) were very hospitable and clear and informative instructors. The outcome was delicious and relatively easy to replicate at home. I would highly recommend it.
Loved the class we learnt how to make the stock both chicken and fish and how to prepare and put together a ramen dish, we also were taught about the Gyoza how to mix the filling and fold the wrapper before cooking, overall a great experience with lovely people running the course I would highly recommend it. It was topped off by a delicious lunch which we had prepared ourselves and photos given to us of our class.
So happy I chose this company. I really felt looked after. The explanations were very thorough and I enjoyed the whole experience completely. I will definitely come back when back in Japan.
It was a really good 2 hours learning and preparing the food! Master’s English was good and had a lovely chat while we shared our creations. The ramen was the best ramen I’ve ever had!! Delicious 😊
We learnt to cook ramen and gyoza and had a great time! The class was very interesting and the teacher very nice. We recommend this experience!
it was amazing to learn how to cook ramen! 100% recommended!
Instructors are an amazing couple and very helpful from beginning to end. Enjoyed the class and the meal immensley!! Great location near the Sensoji Temple. Thank you again
My partner and I loved this class. The hosts were very knowledgeable and friendly and guided us through the cooking process in an easy to follow manner. The chicken/fish broth ramen and gyoza were delicious! Would highly recommend this class.
Teachers are very kind and polite. They are great hosts, and they speak a good english. Moreover the kitchen itself is very nice and modern. They learnt us how to cook Japaneese food with ingridents we can find in our country. Everything is provided to make you spend a very good moment. The food we made was particularly delicious, as expected :). To add on your "to do list" in Tokyo!
We were treated as special guests prior to our arrival - including detailed instructions to get there from our hotel. Upon arrival they couldn’t have been more gracious hosts. The class itself was outstanding. Great hands on involvement and detailed information on preparation. The food was delicious! We try to take a cooking class on every international trip to learn the cooking methods and more detail about ingredients and preparation. This is one of the best I’ve ever taken.
Loved Masa and his wife’s class. Best part of our trip so far.
Had a great time at Masa‘s cooking class. Not only were we able to cook fresh Ramen and Gyoza but also learned a lot about Japanese cuisine and sake. The whole vibe was very relaxed and welcoming. Really was a fun experience and I would definitely come back on my next trip to Tokyo.
Amazing experience in a nice location with a attentive teacher
10/10 would cook with Masa-San again
Thanks Masa-san and Junko-san for the entertaining and friendly guidance!
Mas is a real foodie and speaks perfect english and junko is so classic. Great class and great conversation afterwards with a lot of sake ...
It was my first cooking class in Japan and I enjoyed it!! Having come from Bali, this is an eye opening experience for me. The couple who taught me were really friendly and patient too. The location is also strategic and close to the kitchen street. Thank you Mr.Masahito and Mrs.Junko!
We had such a great time in this one-on-one class, cooking Ramen and Gyoza from scratch. The traditional skills were conveyed in a easy to understand and hands on manner. Within days of arriving back home we had cooked up a fabulous meal. The teachers were very knowledgeable and did their best to help us with our stay. Can't wait to go back again.