"What a wonderful day spent learning all about sushi..the ingredients, their origins and the various preparation techniques. Nari and Yoshie welcomed us into their beautiful home and taught us so much in just a few hours. They were friendly, relaxed and passionate about sushi, it was a real inspiration. We opted to make tempura as well, which was delicious and added extra crunch to our California and Temaki rolls! Altogether it was an unforgettable experience; the icing on the cake of course, were the huge mouthwatering platters of sushi to take home as well as a goodie starter pack to practise our new found skills! We could not recommend this course highly enough! Thank you Nari and Yoshie"
"This course was a birthday gift for my husband, which both he and I enjoyed immensely. We learnt many things about the art of sushi making that we had not known before like certain ways of eating the sushi. The way in which both of you explained and demonstrated the processes made it easy to follow and remember. We will be buying a rice maker very soon to repeat the great experience you gave us. "
"We really can not recommend Nari & Yoshie's course enough...their expertise, hospitality and friendliness made learning so much fun. Being in a small group made for a really personal & memorable experience, and we learnt so much in such a short space of time. The variety and amount of sushi we were able to make was incredible, it looked beautiful and tasted amazing!!Thank you for your time Nari & Yoshie we had the best afternoon!"
"Thank you so much for such an amazing experience yesterday.
I think your happy positive attitude really made the day very special and very memorable for us. We will be recommending your services to all of our friends."
"My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon making sushi with Nari and Yoshie. The course is extremely well run. It's the perfect mix of professionally thought-out structure and a relaxed, informal environment that insures you both learn and enjoy the experience. Nari and Yoshie are obviously very passionate about sushi and teaching. They make a great team as well as gracious hosts. The course is extremely good value, providing you with all the information, confidence and enjoyment to make sure you leave ready and excited to start making sushi in your own home. Along with a generous goodie bag of ingredients, equipment and compressive course notes you'll be talking away a big tray of delicious sushi to impress and share with your friends and family. More importantly though, you'll be leaving with an even bigger smile. We'd both thoroughly recommend this course, so much so we'll probably be back again sometime soon to have do Nari and Yoshie's Japanese cooking course".
"It was truly an great afternoon, although i spent barely three hours with you guys, but because of those three hours, my all rest of the day just gone great. The sushi making course is simply incredible value of the money. I was so amazed how quickly i began to make sushi like professionals, besides there was a lot of stuff to carry home with a big smile on the face. In short words, All I want to say about Narihito and yoshie, that You were truly one of the best peoples i've ever met. Your kindness, true affections, and 110% effort in your students is what makes you unique.I will look forward to book myself for japanese cookery course too.
Thank you Again"
"The sushi course was a birthday gift and it was one of the greatest gifts ever. The course was very professional, well-prepared and full of fun. Nari and Yoshie explained every detail of sushi-making art and proved it’s not that difficult. Everyone can try it at home. Thank you Nari and Yoshie for making this evening very special!"
"We very much enjoyed our sushi course on Sunday afternoon. It has been fun to learn the preparation of various sushi and sashimi in a relaxed atmosphere. Narihito & Yoshie have been extremely helpful with comments on where to buy ingredients and how to prepare tasty pieces. Finally, when we enjoyed our sushi at home it was delicious and we hope we can repeat this success on our own going forward…"
"What a wonderful way to spend a cold Friday afternoon. I learnt lots about sushi making and Narihito and Yoshie were a delight - very patient and informative. I would highly recommend this course and am now off to buy a rice maker and get making sushi at home!"
’A fantastic experience, would highly recommend for the personal nature and the information learned. Thank you soo much Nari & Yoshi!!’
'Thank you Nari and Yoshie for a fantastic afternoon learning to make Sushi. You made us feel very welcome and both of you explained everything so well and clearly without making it scary! Our friends were most impressed when we took the platters of Sushi back for our dinner last night, and were full of praise and compliments. We both feel quite confident that we could make Sushi at home now. :-)'
'The course was a birthday present and Joe says it is the best present he's ever recieved! The teaching was detailed and fun and we definitely appreciated being able to taste things along the way, as our stomachs were rumbling at all the delicious fresh ingredients! The kitchen was warm and sunny and lovely, as were our teachers! It was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon and we learnt so much. The sushi we took home was delicious; it was great to taste it so fresh and our friends were impressed. And the goodie bags were really impressive too; now we feel confident about giving a try ourselves at home! We will definitely be recommending this to our friends and coming back to try the Japanese cookery course. Great value and a really personal service.'
"The sushi course on Saturday was fantastic and I will recommend it to everyone. The class was so well taught but also 'hands-on' so after a few hours with you both I feel confident to try it at home. My flatmates were really impressed and we enjoyed eating it all as soon as I walked through the door. Thank you so much, I felt like I achieved something on a dreary January afternoon!"
"Wow, what a truly great experience. I never would have thought that in one morning I would be able to make the perfect California Roll or cook light & crispy tempura to perfection. A visit to Nari & Yoshie's welcoming home with plenty of room in the kitchen to learn soon had me thinking otherwise. Your visit is planned with military precision but delivered with a lovely smile and leaves you confident of being able to make Sushi in your own home, the leaving pack certainly helps with a few of the ‘hard to find’ essentials included. We had a few friends round in the evening to sample all of the delights that we produced that morning. Everyone was shocked & impressed at the same time, a great evening to end a great day. Thank you so much!"
"Narihito&Yoshie were the epitome of friendliness and professionalism from beginning to end of a densely and expertly organised session in which we learned a wide range of skills and related knowledge. In addition to this we were given many helpful tips such as the origin of certain goods and how to make certain things from scratch amongst other things; ensuring that our further sourcing/purchasing would be well informed. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and were absolutely delighted with the sushi we made. We would definitely recommend it to anyone. "
Thank you very much! It was the most pleasant and wonderful process of learning in my life! ))) Excellent sushi school! Magnificent courses sushi! With beautiful, friendly, benevolent and smiling teachers. I had a great time and learned how to make my favorite dish. I'd love to go back to this school for training and to get higher qualification ! )))
Спасибо огромное! Это был самый приятный и замечательный процесс обучения в моей жизни!!! ))) Отличная школа суши! Великолепные курсы приготовления суши!!!С прекрасными, доброжелательными, и улыбчивыми учителями. Я прекрасно провел время и научился делать моё самое любимое блюдо. С удовольствием вернулся бы снова назад эту школу на повышение квалификации! )))
"Narihito's and Yoshie's sushi course was brilliant. Not only was the lesson very accessible and fun, it also showed me the huge amount of skill and precision that Nari and Yoshie have when it comes to making sushi. To get the opportunity to learn some of their techniques was an honour and a privilege. Not to mention, the sushi was absolutely delicious. After having been to the class, I can't wait until I can try making sushi for myself. Thanks again for the lesson."
"Thank you for the wonderful and supremely well organized course. We had a fantastic afternoon. We shared our bounty of sushi with friends and family when we arrived home from the course and all were impressed with our work. We have since made sushi at home at least 6 different times and even taught our 14 year old how to make sushi at home."
"The sushi course was bought as a Christmas present and went down a treat! We both had a wonderful time, learnt loads and really enjoyed the delicious sushi. Nari and Yoshie were fantastic - they were both very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We fully recommend the course to anyone who loves sushi as much as we do! Thanks again for a brilliant experience!"
“As a keen cook and lover of Sushi, this course was a great way to learn how to create our own sushi master pieces. The course was in a friendly, and informal setting which created an excellent environment for an interactive session. Advice on where to source fish and other products was also invaluable. We really enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to trying out our new skills at home.”
"We had an unforgettable and very enjoyable afternoon making sushi in Nari and Yoshie's home. The class was very well organised and informative but also fun and friendly. The teachers are true sushi professionals, very skilled and can answer any questions you have. After three hours of sushi making, you are presented with lots of items to help you carry on making sushi at home not to mention a delicious and beautiful sushi platter to share with you friends!"
"Thank you to both you and your wife for an excellent day on Saturday making Sushi, I cannot express how much fun I took away from the school and Sushi making experience.
As I mentioned on Saturday learning to make Sushi was something I had been talking about for a few years and I am so glad that I took the final step and learn't how to make Sushi with two fantastic teachers.
The process was easy to follow, clearly explained and you answered any questions I had clearly and precisely; I would have no hesitation in recommending your school and I still have a huge smile on my face today. Friends and family that have tried the Sushi have remarked how great it is and my wife was so impressed she asked me twice is I had stopped to buy it on the way home, how cheeky. Once again thank you so very much for a fantastic experience learning to make Sushi, I just now need to buy some equipment and practice what I have been taught."
"I booked this sushi course as a surprise for my husband's birthday. I didn't know what to expect but it was brilliant! We learnt so much and got to taste other kinds of sushi we had never tried before. The whole experience was great and Nari & Yoshie made us feel very comfortable and were very patient with us. We can't wait to use our new skills and tools to make fresh sushi at home. Thank you!"
"Thank you again very much for today – It was an amazing experience learning and taking part in making all the different kinds of sushi – something which we will always remember and we will recommend to all our friends"
'I was thrilled to be given a sushi making course for my birthday and it really lived up to expectations. We had a great afternoon and made more sushi than we had imagined! Thanks Narihito&Yoshie!
"You were great hosts, fab teachers and charming company. We learned lots and I'm now a master of the Californian Roll! We would cheerfully recommend you to family, friends and anybody wanting to spend a great afternoon making delicious food in a little Japanese haven in Golders Green."
"We had a great time making sushi with Nari and Yoshie. The course was brilliantly organised, informative and fun and the sushi was delicious. The way the course is organised means you are always busy making or eating sushi and achieve a lot in just a few hours. Nari and Yoshie are great teachers, very knowledgeable and patient and we'll definitely be trying out their recipes at home very soon."
"The sushi course by Yoshie and Narihito was of a very high standard. The course covered all the aspects of Sushi making I needed to know to make it at home. Both Yoshie and Narihito were very friendly and hospitable, and made sure all of my questions were answered. They explained everything very well and ensured everything was covered. The sushi I made was extremely tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I would definitely recommend this to any sushi lover. "
"My wife bought me this sushi course for my birthday and it was the best birthday present EVER. Nari and Yoshi are fantastic teachers and I can't wait to try out everything I learned. Highly recommended"
"We had an amazing time with Nari and Yoshie. The course is so well run, with the right balance of doing and learning (and eating), and they do not compromise on the quality of ingredients. Their instructions are very clear and they are evidently teaching from lots of experience. When you are going through their course you can feel their genuine passion for what they do, which makes it the experience all the more enjoyable. Our friends also had a great time sampling our creations when we went home with our sushi! The course may be more pricey than those out in the wider market but it’s definitely worth it."
"I had a very enjoyable afternoon with a relaxed approach to learning about sushi and the techniques required to make good sushi. Even with out much confidence or skill in the kitchen you can learn a lot in a short space of time as sushi making is very fun and flexible. It might take a few rolls to get things right but with good teaching skills, explanations and with Narihito and Yoshie being organised and prepared it was a very informal and enjoyable experience. Everyone should give it a go and after all practice makes perfect!"
"this course is very well thought-out. everything was generously explained and elegantly executed, with plenty of hands-on experience for the students. nari and yoshie tagged to ensure seamless transition and comprehensive coverage. it was amazing how productive we were! and we were sent home with an excellent selection of sushi paraphernalia, to ensure the show can go on, in addition to the sushi we had prepared which was - and perhaps this is the main point - absolutely delicious."
"Josh and I had a fantastic day and really enjoyed every bit. The course was easy to follow and everything was explained clearly. I loved the hands on approach and I would now feel confident tackling making sushi myself on a regular basis. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in food. Our friends and family were so impressed with the platters we took back on Saturday night, and everyone enjoyed that part of the course!"
"As we are sushi lovers, we decided that it was high time for us to learn how to make them.. Nari and Yoshie are the perfect teachers. Patient, friendly, and very dedicated. We had a really time with them, and sincerely recommend their course - birthday presents or else! Invite friends to the After-party, the platters are massive..! ENJOY."
"I have always loved eating sushi, so when my partner offered me a sushi course with Nari and Yoshie, I was delighted. I had high expectations but the course was even better than I expected. Nari and Yoshie are great teachers, really patient and helpful. I spent a fun afternoon in their welcoming house, and impressed my partner when I brought my sushi home. It was delicious and there was plenty to go around. I now can't wait to invite friends over and have my first sushi party! Thank you!"
"Nari & Yoshie were so welcoming, patient, encouraging and kind. We could not recommend your course highly enough. A sushi course with Nari & Yoshie makes a perfect gift or just a fun few hours learning a new skill. The take home platter is HUGE and definitely worth arranging a sushi party for after the course! 10/10!"
"Yoshie and Nari are the most charming and welcoming hosts and teachers, and you will feel at ease with them straight away.
The content of the course itself is amazing and taught in a way that makes it fun, interactive and accessible.
The sushi tastings and the sushi dinner that you get to take home is outstanding, made all the better because you've made it yourself.
Please go a try the course, if you love sushi or if you just like to meet lovely people then this course is the best value both financially and socially."
"Nari and Yoshie welcomed us into their beautiful home and offered us a lovely cup of Green Tea. We were both made to feel at home from the off and given our Sushi chef coats/apron and shown to the kitchen area where we started off by learning to cook Tempura Prawns, which tasted amazing. Yoshie then taught us how to cook a Japanese style omelette to later go on our sushi, followed by the best part, making the sushi! At first it seems so difficult to do but Nari's calm and simple teaching techniques made things so much easier. I can't say we'd confidently be able to make sushi on our own yet, but fortunately at the end of the lesson we were given an extensive note book detailing everything we'd been taught... I can see Christmas and Birthday parties having party sausages and boring sandwiches quickly replaced with a huge tray of Sushi in the near future."
"I cannot recommend this course enough for anyone who enjoys good food. We had so much fun learning everything you need to know to create your own delicious Sushi in just three hours. Nari’s and Yoshie’s professional, friendly and patient way of teaching, together with the familiar environment of their private kitchen and the small group size made it a very relaxed and stress-free experience. On top of all that, everyone got to take home a huge tray of self-made Sushi (make sure to invite friends for dinner, you won’t be able to eat it all by yourself!) and a starter kit with everything you need to make Sushi at home. Just perfect, full stop."
"We all really enjoyed the afternoon , it was extremely well run , informative , interesting and most important of all delicious . We all surprised ourselves with the quality of the Sushi you helped us produce. Thanks for a great afternoon."
"We had great fun making delicious sushi with you yesterday. Your teaching style is informative and encouraging. The sushi course is well timed and delivered in a very smooth fashion, whilst you openly shared your expertise and knowledge. We are looking forwards to making sushi at home for our friends and family. Thank you again - the on line resources are most welcome."
"This afternoon my husband and I attended Nari and Yoshie's Sushi School and while we sit here, rubbing our tummies, completely satisfied with the meal we have just shared with family, we would like to share a few thoughts on our experience. Firstly, both Narihito and Yoshie are a wonderfully natural couple who welcomed us greatly into their home. We shared our course with another couple and the dynamic between all of us worked really well. Everything we learnt was demonstrated by either of our lovely teachers and they then attentively watched on as we tried to copy as best we could! As the lesson went on we were treated to a few of the sushi which was a real treat. We have always been keen sushi eaters so it was very rewarding to get a hands on approach to preparing our own generous amount to take home. It was fascinating to learn more about this 'art' and we left feeling much richer in knowledge. It was delightful to meet Nari and Yoshie and such a treat to spend a few hours learning everything to go home equipped to try it for ourselves. THANK YOU BOTH FOR A VERY SATISFYING AND POSITIVE EXPERIENCE - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL!"
"We had a lovely afternoon making sushi with Nari and Yoshie in their beautiful home. We’d never made sushi before but Nari and Yoshie made it feel very easy and we had lots of fun! The friends we invited round to help eat it that evening were all very impressed. The ingredients were really high quality (especially the fish) and the end result beautiful and tasty. I went to the course thinking I’d be pretty bad at making sushi, but Nari and Yoshie were so helpful and organised that it was hard to go wrong, they made us all feel very relaxed and confident! By the end we had created 4 huge platters of beautiful, delicious sushi, amazing! This was a really interesting, fun course, and I’d highly recommend it. Thank you Nari and Yoshie!"
"Alex and I loved the sushi course. Narihito and Yoshie were amazing teachers and really made the whole experience fun as well as educational! We were happily busy for the whole session, and they made us feel comfortable as soon as we walked in the door. It was overall just such a great experience that we would strongly recommend it to anyone! And of course, the sushi was delicious as well!Thanks so much it was a great afternoon that we wont soon forget!"
"We've just gorged on the sushi we made together, Narihito and Yoshie. We shared it with family. And everyone agreed: it looked stunning and tasted delicious! Loads of friends have splattered my Facebook page with approving comments on the photo of our sushi trays. You're amazing people, sharing you know-how and good vibes with us. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Worth every penny. And we're confident enough to make it ourselves, now. (In fact, we've already had several invitations to make sushi for people!) We feel completely energised by your company.The only way I can think of improving it is to tell more people what you guys are doing.
One of the best birthday presents ever. Thank you so much."
"Thank you for a fantastic course! It was informative, very well organised with plenty of practice making various kinds of vegetarian sushi. You really made the course individual for us and mum and I enjoyed it very much. The sushi was tasty and thank you for the starter kit-we definitely will be making more! Thank you and your efforts and extensive preparation were obvious."
"Nari and Yoshie were incredibly helpful and friendly, teaching traditional sushi making techniques in a hands-on and informative way. The small classes (of no more than four) mean Nari and Yoshie are able to make sure every student not only understands but feels comfortable practicing the sushi making methods taught. We left with our free started kit feeling confident enough to make our own sushi in future (which we will). Highly recommended!"
"You were both very good and positive teachers so it was easy for both of us to try and make some wonderful sushi, our family couldn't wait to try it all when we got home. We felt relaxed straight away and not afraid to have a go. You were both very knowledgeable about the traditions and respect required to make good sushi and it was lovely to go away with a starter kit to try at home. We will recommend you to all our friends."
"This is a great course, the real thing to do if you want to learn all about sushi properly. The course is perfectly organized and there are no breaks or silent moments throughout the 2.5h it takes. You learn and practice everything from the start (rice preparation) to finish (rolling, packing and eating:). The ingredients used are genuine and of high quality and the variety of sushi prepared includes maki of all sizes, nigiri, sashimi and te-maki. The course is very hands-on, you get plenty of time to try everything including fish cuts and the time is packed with practical advice. The starter pack received at the end together with the certificates (and all the lovely sushi of course!) is a great finishing touch. The course may look a bit pricey versus some other sushi courses you may come across, but if you are after quality, you do get great value and experience for your money here so definitely go for it and look no further."
"As far as the course goes, I can`t think of any improvements you could make - it was pretty perfect - we learnt so much in a few hours, but never felt rushed or overwhelmed - having the course details printed to take home means you can concentrate on the practical skills without worrying about forgetting something later. Will be recommending you to friends!"
"We had a fantastic afternoon with Nari and Yoshie at their lovely house making a huge amount of sushi! The course provided a great insight into creating all the popular types of sushi and the differences involved in making each type. Nari and Yoshie were very patient with us in answering lots of questions and providing handy hints to improve our technique. As complete novices, this was really helpful and extremely enjoyable. The time flew by and we were soon on our way home with enough sushi to feed a small army. The goody bag is great with all the information provided during the course written down to be re-discovered again at home....practise makes perfect!"
"Thanks for teaching me how to make Sushi. My girlfriend sent me to learn how to make her lunches for work, but I was very grateful to her for making me go. It had been a mystery to me but you two both demonstrated it so simply and with smiling faces. With the help of the starter kit I will definitely be making Sushi at home."
"Once again I'd like to thank you so much you and your wife for this great experience . As a chef ,I was impressed by your professionalism and well organised sushi session . I've learned a lot and in a good ambiance , I recommend to anyone who loves sushi like this fantastic way to feel comfortable with the technic and also improve the knowledge with plenty details."
"' We had a very warm welcome by both Narihito and Yoshie when we arrived! Then, onto the lesson, we were thoroughly taught on the history and types of sushi, the slicing technique of salmon for different uses, cooking of sushi rice, making of tamago, rolling of sushi etc etc! The whole lesson were really enjoyable and we learnt a lot! We were really surprised to see that we had so many sushi in the
end to pack home! Yummy!!!!! The whole experience was just great great great! ICHIBAN! '
"Thank you so much for a wonderful Sunday afternoon. It was the perfect family activity for a sushi loving family. Both my 17-year old and my 11-year old commented on how much fun the workshop was and how the time just flew. We were all very pleased with our handiwork which we enjoyed for dinner."
"First of all I have to say that I was looking to learn somehow advanced course of sushi because I always had a passion with the Japanese culture and I was experimenting on trying to make sushi by myself just by watching videos online but then I saw the Nari&Yoshie website and with the information that they give on the website made me think that would be a good environment to learn sushi and it was! Nari and Yoshie made me feel completely comfortable to try and ask questions. I even asked if they could teach me specific sushi rolls and they are kindly enough to teach it to me and give me a book explaining it. Everything is organized and easy to follow the whole procedure. I recommend to anyone and thank you again. I hope that a lot new ideas for me will come from this course."
"We simply cannot overstate how good this course was. We arrived 25 minutes late but were made to feel very welcome, given traditional Japanese aprons and ushered into the kitchen of your lovely home. We hadn't anticipated such a high level of attention to detail and now feel thoroughly geared up to make our own sushi at home. The course was very relaxed, never felt the least bit forced and was highly informative. The course notes too are extremely useful and contain pretty much everything we covered in the three hours of the course (which flew by!) Our daughter bought us this as a Christmas present and we can honestly say it is one of the best presents we have ever received. We would definitely recommend this course to anyone with an interest in food, and sushi in particular. Can still barely believe we actually made all of the delicious (and stunningly impressive-looking) food we brought home with us! Thanks again for a wonderful Saturday afternoon, guys,"
"Thank you Nari and Yoshie for a truly memorable afternoon! You gave us all the technical guidance we needed (who knew rice required so much attention?), while we had the fun of getting hands-on to produce several different kinds of sushi (some more effectively than others). Making our own snacks along the way, and chatting about ingredients and Japanese traditions, the three hours were over too soon. Your attention to detail was much appreciated - from the take-home hamper of basic sushi ingredients and tools, to the pretty trays and even the plastic grass dividers needed to produce an impressive and authentic take-home sushi platter. We had a fantastic evening with friends afterwards eating the fruits of our labours. We will definitely be making more sushi at home, with the added confidence that we can get back in touch with you if we need any further advice - athough your recipe booklet is very comprehensive! Once again, many thanks."
"I booked Narihito and Yoshie's sushi course as a Valentine's Day present for my boyfriend (we are both sushi addicts). Narihito sent through a beautiful gift card which I gave to my boyfriend in December and we waited for the next two months for Valentine's Day to arrive with growing excitement and expectation. Narihito and Yoshie did not disappoint. The lesson was comprehensive and professional and throughout each stage you got a fantastic understanding of the skills necessary to make sushi on your own. They were excellent at 'demystifying' the art of sushi and making it accessible for the every day chef. Not only did they give us the amazing experience and knowledge, but we were delighted when at the end of the session, they presented us with a bag containing all the physical items necessary to recreate the experience at home (with the exception of fish of course). After the course, we invited friends around to enjoy the two huge platters of Norimaki, Futomaki, Hosomaki, Uramaki, Nigirizushi, Gunkanmaki (battleship sushi) and Temarizushi - yeah... we made all that! We all agreed it was some of the most delicious sushi any of us have ever had. The entire experience was delightful and I have already recommended it to all of my friends that share a passion for this wonderful culinary art form. Most of all, we can't wait to use our new-found skills to make sushi in our own home!"
"We loved attending Narihito and Yoshie's sushi-making course and would highly highly recommend it! They are both excellent teachers who impart their impressive knowledge in a very professional but also very friendly and warm manner. The three hours flew by from the moment we stepped into their comfortable home and were given our Japanese shoes, aprons and sushi kits. We learnt an incredible amount at exactly the right pace and are feeling confident enough to be planning to make sushi at home for guests this weekend. We cannot recommend this course strongly enough - just make sure that you invite friends around afterwards as you will walk away with huge amounts of delicious sushi! Thanks very much to Narihito and Yoshie!
"I would highly recommend taking a sushi course with Nori and Yoshie! If you are a sushi lover, like us and want to know the secret of how to turn raw fish into yummy, fresh, melt in your mouth tasty treats, then I’d hop a long to Nori and Yoshie's Sushi making course. Nori and Yoshie taught us the essential techniques of how to make a perfect combination of sushi pieces. We were also taught the history and cultural background during the cooking and cutting process. By the end of the day we were given a sushi kit to take home and of course our own finished sushi pieces which we were very impressed with - sushi never tasted so good! Nori and Yoshie are wonderful teachers. Thank you!"
"'Nari and Yoshie are excellent teachers and the time flew by as we tasted and created a variety of different sushi. Not only are they expert sushi chefs, they are also highly knowledgeable about the history and etiquette of sushi. We left Nari and Yoshie's house with new found knowledge, skills and a lot of sushi and we are definitely going to use our new skills making sushi for ourselves!'"
"We would not hesitate to recommend Nahrito and Yoshie's Sushi course. Very well organised. A great variety of different sushi to make and good techniques. Nahrito and Yoshie are very friendly and accommodating and have had a lot of experience running this. They definitely know their stuff. Best thing is the individual attention and participation because of the small class size. We were only 3. If you like cooking or sushi or just want to try something different, then give it a shot you won't regret it. "
"I attended the Sushi Course this Saturday, and thouroughly enjoyed my time with Narihito and Yoshie. They were very knowledgable and their passion for healthy, tasty and beautifully presented food was evident throughout. I would definitely recomment this course!"
"I had a great time on the sushi course, I didn’t know what to expect as it was a Christmas present and I was not told anything apart from where to turn up and what time. At first I was apprehensive but soon felt very comfortable due to Narihito and Yoshie who are clearly massively knowledgeable about sushi and explain it with such passion that I was totally swept up in it – barely noticing the time passing. Everything felt like it happened seamlessly, no awkward stops or gaps and all the equipment etc was ready for us to use every time we needed – it was so well thought through. I felt like the pace was just right and I was so proud of what I made – certainly I didn’t expect to make such a lot of sushi and take it home on such a nice platter with the goody bag too – a huge plus point at the end because I feel with this I could actually attempt it on my own now! I would highly recommend this course.
"We would thoroughly recommend Narihito and Yoshie's sushi school. We had a private lesson with them on a Sunday, and from the moment we arrived they made us feel really at home and the setting was very personal in contrast to some commercial schools. They are very knowledgeable about the subject, answering all our questions about how sushi is eaten and made in Japanese homes, not just in the restaurants. They de-mystified the whole process and we left feeling confident it was something we could now do for ourselves at home, even to the detail of where to buy the necessary ingredients. We are looking forward to making our own sushi for the first time - thanks to Narihito and Yoshie."
"Thank you so much for a wonderful sushi making experience. We had so much fun and enjoyed every second, from the warm welcome at the start to the huge sushi platters and goody bag at the end! The course was well organised and very methodical and taught at a very good pace. Having the chance to slice the fish with a proper sushi knife was an experience! Much harder than it looks! We left feeling very happy, very inspired and much more confident in trying to make our own sushi!Thank you Nari and Yoshie!"
"We're both big sushi fans but annoyingly where we live in Kent we're limited to supermarket sushi so we really wanted to take a course.We couldn't have been happier with our decision to learn with Nari and Yoshie. It was such a nice atmosphere, a small group of 4 of us making sushi in a traditional Japanese home, and Nari and Yoshie themselves were both so enthusiastic and knowledgeable (how much we enjoyed our sushi platter at the end of the day is the perfect testimony to that!). Despite having a lot to get through in 3 hours, the course was organised so well that you never felt rushed and although the techniques were new to us, they were broken down and explained so well that they never seemed daunting.We're both very excited about making our own sushi now and we'd definitely recommend this to anyone who appreciates sushi at its best!"
"We both wholeheartedly recommend sushi school - fantastic food and excellent teachers! Both Nari and Yoshie are extremely friendly and helpful - not only expert sushi chefs but also highly accomplished teachers. The classes are well structured and paced, enabling many techniques and variations of preparing sushi to be covered in just three hours. Thank you both so much!"
"Your class yesterday was brilliant and so much fun. We enjoyed every bit of it and the 2.5 hours flew by. You are models of graciousness, greeting us at the door with welcoming smiles, slippers and tiny hot cups of green tea. We were both fascinated watching your expertise with the Japanese omelet pan, the bamboo sushi-rolling mats and with those amazing knives. You made it all look so easy. Which it most certainly isn’t. Sushi-making is an art form and you are both artists. But we both had fun giving it a try and we will definitely try it again. We had friends over for dinner last night to help us eat all that sushi you helped us make and they loved it. Everything was delicious and looked beautiful as well.We are happy happy sushi-makers! And eaters! Thank you so much for the lovely day.
"What a FANTASTIC experience! Sushi making with Nari & Yoshie was so much fun. They were warm, attentive, and threw in heaps of useful tips. We had many interesting insights into Japanese culture and the art of sushi making, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Needless to say, we devoured the delicious sushi we made afterwards in a flash. The sushi kits and manuals we got to take home are also very helpful and we just can't wait to start making more sushi! Next up, Japanese cookery course! "
"Thank you so much for today it was so much fun! My dad and I really enjoyed the class and I can't wait to make sushi again, it is delicious! I couldn't believe how much I learnt in just under 3 hours and how much sushi you get to take home with you! The teachers were clear and patient and had a great sense of humor. I really couldn't recommend this class enough!"
"The sushi cooking class was sheer delight. The atmosphere was very welcoming, warm and professional. The sequence of actions was like clockwork or even better said, we worked like a well - tuned orchestra. It was fantastic to participate in such an important ritual of Japan – making sushi with authentic ingredients and warmest approach by Nari and Yoshie. I am a fan of sushi, but the ones we made during the class were the tastiest I have ever had. My wish list has “visiting Japan” on the very top now."
"Thank you once again for a fantastic course, introducing us into the world of sushi making. It is a true skill, which you demonstrate with such enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. The course was filled with so many interesting highlights, from the history of sushi to the various different methods of making sushi. My husband and I loved the fact that the class is of a small size, 4 people, as that meant that it was a homely feel, with all getting great attention. To be able to take home the sushi we had made that afternoon was fantastic bonus!"
"Just wanted say THANK YOU for a both courses,sushi and cookery. I had two amazing evenings with You. The atmosphere was great. I had learnt a lot of. Both courses were provided in very professional and informative way. Thank you so much for special informations and tips. It was great to learn how to make diffrent types of sushi like tenari,futomaki,etc. Meals after both courses teasted amazing. My sister and friends couldn`t believe that I made almost everything myself. Thank you so much again for a courses and I would like to recomend those courses for everyone who wants learn about sushi and Japanese cookery."
"I enjoyed the course so much! Nari and Yoshie provided some very interesting information on the history of Sushi and Sushi making as well as teaching me in details how to cook. The time flew by and it was a great afternoon. I would recommend the course to anyone interested as it was really clear from the beginning of the course that Nari and Yoshie have a great passion in what they are doing and they are very good at teaching! My friends and I enjoyed the sushi we cooked during the course and they couldn't believe I was the one who prepared it, so once again thank you for a great and fun experience!"
"Thank you so much for hosting the sushi course at your home- it was a nice environment & class size (there were only 2 of us!) & it was a very relaxing & theraputic way to spend the afternoon.We had invited a couple of friends around for dinner that evening & they were most impressed with my efforts in preparing a meal of sushi.The tips you gave us were most interesting which i will certainly remember when I next prepare a sushi dinner. Thanks again"
"Narihito/Yoshie, thank you for the sushi course. This is the second course I have had the pleasure with the both of you. I had such an enjoyable afternoon and learnt so much. Tasting the hand roll sushi in the afternoon when the rice was still warm was just amazing. Thank you for the detailed instructions, tips and extra information on how to make different types of sushi. My family was so impressed and could not believe I made most of the sushi. They are already asking me when I will be making my next batch of sushi!! The sushi making kit and the manual will be very handy and hopefully I will attempt to make some sushi myself very soon. Thank you again."
"From start to finish, the Vegetarian sushi course with Nari and Yoshie was informative, well-organised and fun. The kitchen choreography was impressive, with everything ready to go at the start of each activity. This meant that although it was a relaxed pace, we still managed to make around eight different types of sushi! I still can't believe quite how tasty the sushi omlette was, an entirely different taste experience to any sushi I've bought! I would recommend this course to anyone."
“The course was great. Narihito and Yoshie are great teachers. Fun and informative. My kids enjoyed the Sushi when I got home!”
"Thank you both so much for the most enjoyable and informative afternoon. The course was excellent in both pace and content and the sushi that we proudly took home was delicious. We all learned so much and appreciated your professionalism, passion and most of all your patience. We had a lot of fun and were delighted with the starter kit that you gave us at the end of the course, we will now be confident (with a bit of practice) to serve our own sushi at home."
"This course what bought for me as a surprise Birthday present and what a surprise it was. I turned up not really knowing what to expect (I hadn't been told where we were going until we got there). But Yoshi and Narihito were very welcoming and sat us down with a cup of Japanese cold tea and a pair of slippers! Being a small course of just four people really helped as it meant that when we were going slightly wrong we were swiftly corrected and any catastrophe was averted! As the afternoon went on, I'm sure our technique got better and the sushi certainly started to look a little more like it should. Plan ahead for dinner with friends if you are looking to go on this course however, as you'll need about three or four other people to help you eat through everything you take home. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and I would highly recommend it. I’m looking for excuses to start making it at home and have already told friends and colleagues to try the course."
"Nari & Yoshi were fabulous hosts for this wonderful Sushi course! We had great support, training and most importantly - patience throughout the evening. The course was very well paced and allowed us sufficient time to learn each part whilst enabling us to cover several aspects of Sushi making! We were very impressed with the amount of detailed information, practical examples and of course the take home gift set to get us started at home. I would absolutely recommend this course! Thank-you Nari & Yoshi for a fabulous evening!"
"Loved the course! Narihito and Yoshie both explained what to do very clearly, it made for a fun and absorbing afternoon. It has given us both confidence to create sushi ourselves, especially Ian who never cooks!"
18th September 2011
"We had a good time learning how to make sushi. Nari & Yoshie are good teachers with a friendly and understanding approach. The course was very well-organised and we felt relaxed and they made learning an enjoyable process.This was an excellent birthday present from my wife. We continued celebrating at home where we enjoyed the sushi with a bottle of Sake.We feel that we have enough confidence to make sushi at home and hope to do this soon."
"Wow! Simply amazing. Narihito and Yoshie so graciously welcomed us into their lovely home and taught us so much in such a short time. An absolute must for any sushi lovers out there or people just curious to try it. A thoroughly enjoyable course, I wish I could go back again! Not to mention, you also get to leave with a delicious (& huge) platter of sushi!"
"The sushi course with Narihito & Yoshie was a birthday surprise from my husband. We took the course together and had such a great time, not only learning how to make sushi, but also meeting our hosts as well as our fellow class member, Vanessa. We are both avid cooks, but this was certainly all new for us and we learned a ton! They are excellent teachers, giving step-by-step instruction and helping us along the way. They have a very collaborative approach, taking turns showing us different techniques throughout the afternoon - a true partnership! The little "snacks" here and there were also a very nice touch, allowing us to try some of our creations as we made them. Overall, a wonderful afternoon spent learning a lot, in great company, and ending up with two HUGE sushi platters to take home and share with friends. To our hosts, thank you for welcoming us into your home and for sharing your knowledge with us! ~ Courtney & Matt"
"I got given the course as a gift for my birthday and getting into uni present and I was kind of apprehensive about going by myself to learn something which I could just buy very easily from a shop. My worries were completely irrelevant as they were really friendly and helpful when it came to making sushi and making me feel welcome. The course itself had all the relevant information to make (delicious) sushi and we even got to taste our food before we took it home It was a great experience!
"Thank you for such a wonderful course! As well as practicing how to make
sushi, we also learnt a huge amount about the ingredients and culture. Lots of fun (and lots of sushi!) - highly recomended."
"Thank you both so much for an excellent and enjoyable class! I was hugely impressed by how well the course was organised and taught, with two excellent teachers keeping us constantly busy. The wide range of sushi techniques we covered meant lots of hands-on activity ... and an awsome selection of sushi to take home which bowled over my family and friends. I feel I picked up a lot of understanding and with the starter kit you provided I'm really looking forward to trying this at home. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to make sushi."
" We both had an excellent time learning to make sushi with Narihito & Yoshie. The class instructions were very clear and at just the right level for us, as we were new to sushi making. We covered many different types of sushi making and came away with trays full of different varieties (just right for the dinner we had with friends in the evening, who said it all tasted delicious!) We spent our class busy trying out the various techniques invloved in sushi making and felt like we had 3 very well spent hours, with plenty of time to try out the methods - as well as the results of our efforts - under the careful & friendly supervision of Narihito & Yoshie."
"I really enjoyed my time doing this course and got lots out of it, I am a professional chef and I wanted to learn from experienced professionals and that is exactly what I got and in a lovely environment. Thank you both for the experience and accommodating all my needs I will be recommending you to my friends and colleges. " By Richrad
"The atmosphere was very friendly and authentic, it was a real Japanese experience.Narihito and Yoshie were very nice, and made us feel comfortable while the course was professionally managed.It was indeed very well structured, well balanced between theory and practice, and designed in a way that you would learn smoothly and naturally how to make sushis. Everything was well explained, well shown, and you get plenty of tricks. We definitely enjoyed it, it was fun and we get what we came for, we highly recommend it."
"This course was a surprise birthday present and it turned out to be one of the best ever! Narihito and Yoshie were extremely welcoming and friendly when we arrived and they continued to put us at ease throughout the afternoon. The course was delivered very professionally with lots of hands on involvement (we made our own Sushi!), with Narihito and Yoshie guiding us with their expertise and encouragement. We really enjoyed learning about the history and theory of Sushi production as we were making our own. That evening we enjoyed the plentiful fruits of our labour with a glass of wine and friends; delicious! We look forward to using the starter kit to make our own Sushi very soon."
"I had a brilliant time on the course, and I feel confident about cooking sushi more in the future. I especially enjoyed the fact that we were taught to make such a large variety of different dishes and had plenty of opportunity to practice our sushi-making skills. Not only that, but we returned home with a huge plate of sushi, and my family and friends all agreed that it was delicious! I would recommend this to anyone, whether they want to hone their culinary skills, or are just looking for a fun afternoon doing something different."
"Thank you for teaching us the skills of sushi making. Rupa really enjoyed the surprise anniversary present, an anniversary we will both never forget. You were both very friendly and informative and we both felt at home in your lovely kitchen. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in a hands on approach to sushi making, and if you thought you knew it all you are guaranteed to learn something new about sushi. I now understand why it would take years to become a sushi master, however fear not you will be able to recreate all he learnt skills back in your own kitchen. We walked away with handfuls of sushi to which all enjoyed. Thank you once again a great time and wish you all the best."
"I wanted to learn about the techniques of sushi making. This class had given me the good opportunity to learn about the correct techniques to make perfect rolls (!). Both Nari & Yoshi welcomed questions and I am impressed with their passion and knowledge about this popular menu! I shared my sushi rolls from the class with my friends and they were all very impressed! Thanks Nari & Yoshi!"
"Thank you both for welcoming us into your home and teaching us how to make sushi. We had great fun on the course and it was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your course to anyone."
"The course was great fun, we both enjoyed ourselves so much whilst making all the delicious sushi and then had even more fun afterwards when we got to eat it all! Nari and Yoshie were great teachers and it was interesting to learn some facts about the sushi whilst we were making it, they were both friendly and informative and we would definitely recommend this course to anyone with a love for all things sushi!"
"I have had the best cooking lesson of my life. Everything was precise, well explained and very understandable. Before knowing how to make "proper sushi" I thought it was impossible to do such a thing. Now I know it isn't. Specially if you are learning with these two extremely qualified people. I can guarantee to all sushi lovers out there that this is an amazing experience. It is really worth it!"
"I had a fantastic time learning to make sushi on Sunday. I had been recommended the course by a friend and was not disappointed! Nari and Yoshie were excellent instructors - very knowledgable, patient and kind. The kitchen was well equipped and all of the ingredients were great quality. I left the course with a huge platter of tasty sushi and everything I needed to make it at home. "
"We had a great time making the sushis on Sunday. It was a really good experience, that we would love it to do again! Narihito and Yoshie are great teachers and made it really easy for us to follow. We were able to enjoy a wonderful sushi tray to share with our friends on that same day! Not only we left the class with tons of sushis but we also got the full set to make some more at home! So no excuses not to invite our friends over for sushi-tasting party!" by Sophie and Matthieu
"Well i was very excited to have booked this course, and i was not disappointed to say the least. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable the second i walk in. Both Nari and yoshie are fantastic teachers, being clear precise and extremely patient. I had a fantastic time, learnt so much and will defintely be recommending to my friends. Went home wtih an amazing platter of the sushi i made. My only disappointment was 3 hours went so quickly and it had to end but a big thankyou for teaching me all the tricks to making fantastic sushi rikki"
"The course was excellent and very informative – I loved it! I feel confident to make Sushi on my own now and will be regularly using these. The time allowed to learn was perfect and the background to why things were done a certain way, gave me the information needed to get an insight into the culture – I shall forever be asking restaurants to make me an egg roll – just to be on the safe side!
Thanks for all your help and advice – it was a real pleasure!"
"I had fantastic time during my private sushi course with Yoshie& Nari.They are extremely kind, welcoming and professional sushi masters.Their kitchen is very clean and cozy. The course is excellent, very thorough and fun, I learnrd a lot about sushi making and history. At the end I had a tray of professional made sushi, which I enjoyed with my husband and friends. Looking forward to having more cooking classes with Nari&Yoshie. I already recommended this course to my sushi-loving friends!"
"I had a wonderful time learning how to make sushi with Narihito and Yoshie. Everything was extremely well organised, and the attention to detail was fantastic. The class was great fun, very easy to follow and the end result was a huge tray of very professional-looking (and tasty) sushi. I picked up some great hints and tips, and would wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone interested in Japanese cooking."
“Amazing teachers, amazing course and amazingly yummy sushi! My boyfriend John bought the course for my birthday and we both took part. Nari and Yoshie made us feel very welcome in their home and took us through a very well thought out course from the start to the finish of sushi making. This involved rice cooking and preparation, preparation of vegetables and fresh fish, traditional Japanese omelette cooking, sushi rolling and much more. We learnt loads and were very happy to take home 2 giant trays of delicious, fresh and home made sushi – not forgetting our very own sushi kit – thank you Nari and Yoshie! A must try course and great birthday present - I’m bringing my family next time...”
"I had a great time at Nari's and Yoshie's house learning how to make sushis. They were extremely welcoming and very attentive to us. Everything was perfect from the japanese aprons to the goodie bags given at the end of the course but the best was the huge plate of sushis we went home with!! Thanks for the experience Nari and Yoshie I will recommend you to anyone interested in making sushi !!"
" I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Nari and Yoshi are fabulous teachers and lovely people, making us feel welcome as soon as we arrived and passing on lots of their fabulous knowledge and tips to take home with us. The sushi tasted amazing and all ingredients were of a very high standard - you get to go home with a feast and a great starter kit. I had a great time and cant wait to use the kit to start making more sushi. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon ;0) "
“We had an absolutely fantastic time and couldn’t recommend the experience enough! It was a really hands-on day, with brilliant tips and explanations of how Sushi is put together. We couldn’t have asked for better teachers than Mr & Mrs Matsunaga; the fish was of excellent quality; the robes and slippers made it feel wonderfully authentic; and it was unique to have the opportunity to learn all this in such an intimate group! On top of all that we left with a wonderful starter pack and simply enormous amount of Sushi to share later. It all worked together to make it a really special day. Thank you so much!”
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