Food Education | 食育
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.
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.
GROUP CLASSES / DINING EXPERIENCES
DEMONSTRATION, DISCUSSION & TASTING
$95 per person
Explore the culinary and cultural history of ramen, through a three course ramen tasting experience. Learn how the addition of tare (seasoning) can drastically change the way ramen broth presents itself. Understand the nuances of ASSARI (light/refreshing), KOTTERI (rich/milky), and MAZEMEN (stirred noodles) as they change in texture and flavor. Unlock the secrets of professional ramen restaurants, while picking our chef-instructors brain. Class runs approximately 1 hour, and can replace dinner for most people.
$45 per person
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 YUBIKI, YAKISHIMO and KOBUJIME. Class runs for approximately 1 hour, light dinner.
$45 per person
Venture through different Japanese pickling methods, from the bright and crisp ASAZUKE to the nutty, often cheesy KOJI-ZUKE. We will walk through proper knife skills, types 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! Class runs between 1-1.5 hours, and is a light dinner.
$40 per person
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 CHAWAN-MUSHI. Students take home cured eggs from class! Class runs for approximately 1-1.5 hours, and is a light dinner.
$35 per person
Learn the philosophies and recipes behind YUJI Ramen's mottainai style broth. Students will learn how to prepare impressive bowls of ramen at home, gain an understanding of complex broths and seasoning. In class you will be learning from our chefs to create tare from scratch, as well as the science behind noodles and broth production. Be prepared to take notes! This class is information dense and ends with a half-bowl of ramen that you may have seasoned to your liking. Class runs for approximately 1 hour, light dinner.
$35 per person
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. Guests will taste a variety of fish alongside our blended 6-grain rice. Class runs approximately 1 hour and replaces a light dinner.
$125 per person
Using only the best seasonal American, Atlantic Ocean fish and local produce, Chef Daniel Lee will create a pescatarian, multi-course menu to best represent how Brooklyn and Japan intersect. Price inclusive of sales tax and hospitality. This dinner is BYOB (Bring your own bottle), so feel free to bring whatever you like to drink. No corkage fee. No substitutions (we cannot accommodate vegetarians or vegans for this dinner). Dinner will run for approximately 2.5-3 hours. Come hungry and with an open mind! Conversation is always welcome!
HANDS-ON PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
COME JOIN US IN THE KITCHEN
$75 per person
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. Class runs approximately 1.5 hours and replaces dinner.
Hands-on Sushi Class FOR KIDS
$180 for two adults and one child
Join us in the kitchen to make nigiri, temari, 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! Please email us to request this class. Runs for approximately 1.5 hours and can replace dinner.
Private Sashimi Class
$85 per person
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. Runs for 1 hour and can replace dinner. Please email us to request a date.
$100 per person
Learn to make ramen noodles from scratch. Working hands on with our chef, guests will learn to make ramen dough, and prepare noodles to eat during class, as well as to take home. Class runs for approximately 1.75 hours and can replace lunch or light dinner.
$100 per person
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, while using 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. Class runs for approximately 1.5-2 hours. As the fish is yours to take home, there is no food included.
Head to Fin (whole-fish breakdown and cookery)
$225 per person
OSAKANA invites you to join us in this comprehensive class. OSAKANA's General Manager, Jonathan will teach you how to butcher fish and create a multi-course meal in out kitchen. We will discuss how to properly identify quality fish, how to determine which parts of the fish to use for cooking or sashimi, and how to make sure there is no waste (mottainai) in any part of our cooking. The class will culminate in a complete meal. This class runs approximately 3 hours and culminates in a complete meal with leftovers to take home. Best for 1 or 2 people, please contact us to reserve a date.
Private classes are also available by request
We offer fun, hands-on classes for corporate or private events for all occasions