OSAKANA invites you into our kitchen + classroom to learn how to prepare fresh fish and local ingredients using Japanese methods and a Mottainai (no waste!) philosophy. We offer a variety of topics in group and private settings.
Food Education // Shoku Iku
Demonstration, discussion & tasting
Ramen Tasting Class
Explore the culinary and cultural history of ramen, through a three course ramen tasting class. Learn how the addition of tare (seasoning) can drastically change the way ramen broth presents itself. Understand how the nuances of asari (light/refreshing), kotteri (rich/milky), and mazemen (stirred noodles) as they change in texture and flavor. Unlock the secrets of professional ramen restaurants, and bring them home to your own kitchen. $95 per person
Sashimi at Home
This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to take raw fish home and make sashimi yourself. We will explore several techniques used in preparing raw fish in Japanese homes. Participants will get to taste several types of fish with various preparations such as such as yubiki, yakishimo and kobujime. $45 per person
Japanese Style Pickling
Venture through different Japanese pickling methods, from the bright and crisp asazuke to the nutty, pungent nukazuke. We will walk through proper knife skills, type of equipment necessary, and the various seasonings one may use. Whether you want a satisfying crunch, or a more involved, and nuanced fermentation, there is an outlet for all palates. Students will bring home pickles from class! $45 per person
Eggs on Eggs
The mystery of the soft-boiled egg… There are so many ways to cook eggs, as they are likely the most versatile protein. We will walk through several Japanese techniques that are very easy to apply at home including Ajitsuke Tamago, Onsen Tamago, Dashi-tamago and Kin-tamago. Students take home cured eggs from class! $45 per person
Ramen at Home
Learn the philosophies and recipes behind YUJI Ramen's mottania style broth. Students will learn how to prepare impressive bowls of ramen at home, gain an understanding of complex broths, seasoning, and of course noodles. $40 per person
Japanese Preparations of Fish
Increase your fish vocabulary by attending this class. We’ll be going over a variety of Japanese seasoning and curing techniques for fish that you can do at home. Preparations include Miso, Sake Kasu, and Shioyaki. Get answers to all your questions about how to easily roast fish at home. $35 per person
Hands-on Private & Semi-Private Classes
Come join us in the kitchen
Hands-on Sushi Roll Class
Students will work hands on with our chefs to make temari, oshi-zushi and temaki-zushi using seasonal ingredients and the highest quality raw fish. Students will learn not only the art and history of sushi, but also advice for buying and preparing raw fish safely at home. Guests arrive as sushi students, and leave as Sushi Masters. $75 per person
Hands-on Sushi Roll Class FOR KIDS
Join us in the kitchen to make nigiri, temari, hoso maki and temaki sushi using seasonal ingredients and the highest quality raw fish. This class is meant for kids, so there are no knives involved, all ages welcome, kids must be accompanied by adult! $180 for two adults and one child.
Private Sashimi Class
During this class, we explore several ways of preparing raw fish in Japanese homes. Students will be tasting several types of sashimi, with different techniques applied, including yubiki, yakishimo and kobujime. We will also talk specifically on "what is sashimi grade?" and how to buy your own fish for sashimi. This is a great class for anyone looking for the confidence to prepare their own sashimi at home, or someone who just wants to explore their passion for eating sashimi further. $85 per person
Private Ichiju Sansai Class with Founder Yuji Haraguchi
Chef and Founder of YUJI Ramen, Yuji Haraguchi invites you into the OSAKANA kitchen to make Ichi-ju Sansai (japanese breakfast). Yuji will talk about the best uses for seasonal offerings, and walk you through preparing your own Ichiju Sansai meal, hands on in our kitchen. Chef Yuji will share his unique perception of American ingredients, and how they best apply to Japanese recipes. This class will be held on Saturdays, at 9AM. $95 per person
Hands-on Fish Butchery
Learn to butcher a whole, locally caught fish, hands on in our kitchen. You'll learn from our chefs the safest and best practices for breaking down a whole fish, as well as how to use every part. At the end of class, you'll take home your fish, with the knowledge and confidence to safely prepare it for sashimi and cooking. $100 per person
What to bring and wear to class;
For any of our “Demonstration” classes, street clothes are fine. For health and safety reasons we ask guests that join us for "hands-on" classes to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you feel comfortable moving around the kitchen in.
All of our classes are BYOB.
If you have any questions about your class, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Classes are also available by request
we offer fun, hands-on classes for corporate or private events, for all occasions