9 Best Cooking Classes in Osaka

Osaka Cooking Class : Sushi, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and more!

Delicious homemade Ramen noodle and Gyoza dumpling

Food is a top tourist attraction in Osaka, and Osaka’s signature dishes such as Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki have become popular worldwide today. If you are planning a trip to Osaka and wish to have the unique and delicious food experience, I’d highly recommend you to join one of Japanese cooking classes held at many locations in Osaka!

Cooking class has become a top activity among tourists today. It’s not only that you can taste authentic homemade Japanese dishes but also learn the skill for how to cook your favourite Japanese dishes, take secret recipes home, mingle with local teachers and learn Japanese culture in an unique way.

Cooking classes are suitable for all types of travellers including single, family, group, couple, kids, elders, etc, and now many cooking classes are Halal-, Vegan-, gluten-free-friendly. It’s also one of the best activities for a rainy day.

Instead of having ordinary dining experiences, why not to join a cooking class and have more unique and quality time while travelling! In this article, I have listed the best cooking classes available in Osaka today! Let’s check them out 🙂

1.  Healthy Ramen & Gyoza  (halal/vegan opt available)

Who said Ramen is unhealthy food?? Ramen (noodle dish) and Gyoza (dumpling)  could be healthy dishes when you home cook! Make these two popular Japanese dishes with healthy ingredients based on the secret recipe by the local teacher. Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal options are also available!

2. Sushi Cooking Class

Have a quality experience at the “Nigiri Sushi (hand-shaped Sushi)” cooking class in the heart of Osaka City! The class is held with the small group (no more than 8 participants) and allows guests to learn how to make authentic Nigiri Sushi and Miso Soup from scratch.

3. PRIVATE Rolled Sushi Making

Sushi cooking class in Osaka

Maki Sushi (rolled sushi) is a type of Sushi which is suitable for home cooking. An authentic private rolled Sushi making class with traditional Japanese cooking outfit is hosted by Maiko Kitchen,  the top rated cooking class located near the famous Dotonbori District in Osaka. The English speaking teacher will make sure you enjoy this unique cooking experience in the heart of Osaka and gain new cooking skills.

4. Takoyaki Making

Takoyaki in home-cooking style
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Takoyaki (Octopus Ball) is the most famous local dish from Osaka! Through the class, you can learn how to make Takoyaki from scratch based on the original recipe and the technique of shaping Takoyaki balls by the local home-cooking dish teacher.

5. Gyoza Dumpling from Scratch

Popular home cooking dish, Gyoza dumpling
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Gyoza (Japanese pan-fried dumpling) is one of the most common home-cook dishes in Japan, and it’s very easy and fun to make! Make and taste mouthwatering Gyoza with the crispy skin and juicy inside! The class also offers delicious side dishes such as Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese Omelette) and Miso Soup.

6. Okonomiyaki Making

Along with Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki is another most significant dish from Osaka which is popular worldwide. Okonomiyaki can be make with simple ingredients and customised as you like ( with vegetables, seafood or meat). After cooking, enjoy it with a can of beer which is included with the price!

7. Handmade “Teuchi Udon” Class


Udon (Japanese wheat flour noodle) is one of the most popular Japanese dishes. Let’s make Udon noodle from scratch including kneading the dough by feet and cutting. It’s one of the most enjoyable hands-on cooking experience!

8.  Japanese Lunch Box “Obento”

Have a fun and cute food experience in Japan! Make a colourful and well-balanced Bento Box including Onigiri (rice ball) and Tamagoyaki (rolled omelette), then hit the nearby park for delicious picnic after the cooking class!

9. Artistic Sushi Making Class

Cute and unique Sushi art
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Japanese cuisine values not only about the taste and flavour, but also the presentation and how the dishes look. You can learn the modern Japanese culinary arts through this artistic Sushi class by making cute and colourful photo-worthy Sushi dishes.

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Thanks for reading! Which cooking class in Osaka do you want to join most?? If you are seeking for more travel information/fun things to do in Osaka, I’d recommend you to check out these listed articles below, too!

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