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Address: Shirkawa Street, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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The most authentic way to discover Kyoto cuisine

My husband and I took a cooking class at Emi’s to get to know some autumn dishes and typical Kyoto ingredients. Emi was very open to our suggestions as to the menu. She picked us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I took a cooking class at Emi’s to get to know some autumn dishes and typical Kyoto ingredients. Emi was very open to our suggestions as to the menu. She picked us up in front of the Kyoto University for Art and Design (not far from the famous Philosophers Path) and brought to her lovely, little house.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Emi was such a lovely person. She gives us a unique experience about the Japanese kitchen at her place. You can choose different dishes and get a nice hand-out with a overview of the Japanese ingredients with all recipes. Strongly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Emi offered a fun and instructive cooking class. We did simple but really really good recipes, the whole family had something to prepare and we actually learned a lot ( our kids are 6 and 8). We highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I had a private course by Emi san. She was perfect from de begining. Speaking very good english and also a few words of french and Italian... She is open minded and curious. We cook together, told me about lots of japanese cooking things how to make dashi, how to prepare sesame sauce, many many things that I could learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Sure, you can see temples, eat amazing food, wander historic alleys, but nothing gave us a better sense of Japan than spending the afternoon in a kitchen with a charming and knowledgeable Kyoto resident and foodie, learning about ingredients, cooking up a lovely sampling of food, and being in her personal kitchen. It was just my husband and I on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Emi's cooking class was one of a kind. She opens up her home and kitchen to you, and shares traditional Japanese recipes. She's very thoughtful in explaining and not only is the food presented beautifully, but it tastes amazing too. We did the class as a couple and enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

My wife and two children (11 & 14) feel very privileged to have attended a private cooking class with Emi. We learnt so much more than simply how to prepare four dishes. The knowledge we gained about the numerous sauces and basic stocks are applicable to many other dishes. Our understanding of numerous Japanese ingredients was also strengthened. Emi is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We met Emi at the steps of the nearby university and walked to her home for the class. We had arranged ahead of time to make 3 vegetarian dishes and a dessert. Emi had all the recipes written down for us and plenty of reference books as well. The whole class lasted about three hours, including eating our dishes. She's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had the best time with Emi at her lovely home in Kyoto. My boyfriend and I were lucky to be the only students that night, and learned so much about Japanese cooking. Emi accommodated our request to make sushi and had all the gorgeous ingredients waiting. We even learned to make fresh wasabi from scratch. You can spend the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Did the vegetable/fish four dish dinner option with Emi. AMAZING. We learned so much about Kyoto foods. Everything was delicious. Emi is organized, very warm hearted, well prepared, and so so helpful. I hope to do it again!

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