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Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience

1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
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Went for the beer, stayed for the cooking

I visited the craft beer bar in the same establishment first and found out they do cooking classes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kmillerviolin
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Vancouver, Canada
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The highlight of our trip to Okinawa

It was our honeymoon trip to Okinawa and my wife booked this activity. This was our 4th trip to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
daviddang500
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Hong Kong, China
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This is a tour program where you can learn Okinawa's unique food culture and Okinawan cuisine through the market walking tour and cooking. The food market tour and class take approximately 3 hours (3:30 to 6:30PM). On the food market tour at the Naha Public Market located nearby, you will learn about locally grown products and select ingredients that will be used in the cooking class. Upon returning to our studio, you will prepare a four-course menu consisting of a classic appetizer, main dish, soup and dessert. Our classes are facilitated by a bilingual Okinawan food enthusiast and instructed by professionally trained chefs. The classes are a fun, social, hands-on experience where you will prepare various dishes in a teamwork setting under the thoughtful guidance of our chef instructors.
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“market tour” (5 reviews)
“craft beer” (3 reviews)
“doughnuts” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the craft beer bar in the same establishment first and found out they do cooking classes during the day. I'm so glad I signed up! The walking tour and cooking experience (you get to eat everything you cook, plus lots of samples on...More

Thank Kmillerviolin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was our honeymoon trip to Okinawa and my wife booked this activity. This was our 4th trip to Okinawa and we wanted to experience something more 'local.' For that purpose I would say this is the best activity in Naha to know Okinawan food...More

Thank daviddang500
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Reviewed 6 days ago

my husband and I joined this incredible cooking class on a recent visit. We learned so much on the walking tour and during the class with our amazing guide Rina and chef Zoey. Anyone visiting Okinawa should join!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this program when we were having a dinner at their restaurant. It was the most enjoyable experience in Naha, where we learnt Okinawa's food culture during the walking tour and enjoyed cooking too. The chef was very experienced and answered lots of questions...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Rina was such a nice guide, and we enjoyed every moment of the class! A quick tour at the market was really interesting, and tasting some of Okinawan food ingredients wouldn't have been possible without her! We will definitely try to cook Okinawan soba and...More

Thank Hyunjin P
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Hyunjin, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed the class. It is great to hear that you liked to try the different foods with Rina on the walking tour, and we are happy to know that...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We loved everything! The food we cooked, going to the market, the atmosphere and the staff. Such a special cooking class. Rina and Zoe were lovely. It was my girlfriend's birthday the next day and she got gifts from both of them! I would recommend...More

Thank Sebastian N
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Sebastian, Thank you very much for joining us! We really enjoyed having you. It is so great to hear that you had a great time exploring the market and cooking with Rina and Zoey! Happy birthday to your girlfriend, and we hope to see...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This was a perfect experience! Great instructors all around and we really enjoyed the walk through the markets.

Thank Z7064OSerics
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Z7064OSerics, Thank you so much for your kind message! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the market tour and cooking class. We hope to see you again someday soon! Best wishes, Tomoaki, Zoey, Rina, and the Taste of Okinawa Team

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Rina was a great instructor. I especially enjoyed going into the markets and learning about all the ingredients that we were going to use while cooking. We had a good variety of food, from soup, vegetables, meat dish to dessert. Rina explained the cooking process...More

Thank 354bonnie
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear 354bonnie, Thank you so much for joining us! Rina is so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cooking class and learning about our food culture. We hope to see you again someday! Best wishes, Tomoaki, Rina, Zoey, and the Taste of Okinawa Team

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a great experience to add to your travels in Naha, Okinawa. Informative regarding local Okinawan history and every day life. Loved it!

Thank Kristy M
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Kristy, Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you learned a lot about our history and food culture! Please join us again someday! Warm regards, Tomoaki, Zoey, Rina, and the Taste of Okinawa Team

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Hidden among market street shops is a welcoming and calming restaurant/bar. Before the restaurant opens for dinner in the evening, you can participate in an wonderful and intimate cooking experience. My friend and I joined a fun Canadian couple to learn how to make Okinawa...More

Thank foxegurl266
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TomoakiGoeku, Owner at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear foxegurl266, Thank you so much for joining us for our cooking class! We are so happy to hear you had fun on the market tour and in the class. We hope you will be able to make your own Okinawa soba at home someday!...More

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Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there is a minimum age but if kids like food and cooking it would be a fun family outing.
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