Beginners Sushi Making Class

3 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

If you love sushi, learn how to make your own sushi at home in this beginners workshop.

Our classes are run in a friendly environment where your experienced teacher will guide you step by step to prepare traditional sushi. Learn how to make sushi rice, how to roll sushi, and how to present it in an artful way. You'll be working with the freshest ingredients and using all the right utensils.

Take home all the knowledge to make simple sushi rolls and enjoy a hands-on cooking session in a small group. The class will wrap up with your handmade sushi lunch.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
All ingredients and a sushi lunch.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Culinary Studio Dekura is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

Your teacher
Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (229)

Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His father was a playwright and owned two Japanese restaurants, Kihei of Tokyo and Misuji, where he commenced his training, whilst still at school at Shinjuku High School and through to Nihon University. Hideo learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappo-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation. These methods have been passed down through generations of his family. At the same time, he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodô (Calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuseiha (flower arrangement) and Hôchô Shiki (the cooking knife ceremony) under the tutelage of Shijyoushinryu by Iemoto-Shishikura Soken-Sensei.

After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, England and then the United States, where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a demonstrator in California.

In 1972 Hideo visited Australia for the first time and settled in Sydney in 1974. He set up Japanese Functions of Sydney, the first Japanese catering company in Sydney, which was highly successful. He has lectured in several places and has now opened Culinary Studio Dekura in Chatswood.

Hideo is a master of Shijoshin-ryu in Sydney. Furthermore he is a member of Food Professional Australia, (formally Food Media Australia), Japan Master Chef Association, and a lecturer at the Sydney Sea Food School.

He is the author of several Japanese cooking books and cooking videos.

In 2007 and 2015 Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government to those who have made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese food and cooking.

In 2016 He was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.

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Daniel Morgan Jul 2022

Great quality ingredients prepared in a true Japanese way. It was hands on and really informative about Japanese culture.

Shaynora Prasad Jul 2022

It was an incredible experience. Really easy to follow instructions, and the sushi turned out delicious!

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Shaynora Prasad

Ben Hooker Jul 2022

The teacher was patient and gave us clear instructions which he demonstrated and we copied. He involved us in lots of techniques.
The venue was a big kitchen bench with each person having a set out space and dining room to eat our sushi. All materials were provided. I was impressed with what I made and it tasted delicious. I liked the nigiri the best. This was a great experience.

Georgie Cadwallader Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

A very enjoyable class, Hideo was great imparting knowledge and ensuring we achieved correct hands on involvement.
Would like to do more classes there. Felt it was well worth the investment.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Georgie Cadwallader Sydney

Joey Cai Jun 2022

absolutely a great experience !
Will definitely come back for more Japanese cooking lessons with culinary studio dekura!

Estella Pounder Apr 2022

Such a Fantastic experience! Hideo was a wonderful teacher, assisting us all to make some beautiful (and delicious!) Japanese food. Hope to be back for his advanced class too!

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Estella Pounder

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Sabrina Lenzen Apr 2022

Amazing cooking class Hideo is super knowledgable and very friendly. The ingredients were fresh, it was a nice atmosphere and a lot of fun. Will come back for the advanced class soon. Highly recommend

Cooking workshop review by Sabrina Lenzen

Leila Polito Mar 2022

Loved every second of the class. Hideo is such an incredible teacher, so engaging and insightful.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Leila Polito

Tanya Addison Feb 2022

was fun and the food was amazing.
great work loved it thanks again have fun

Marcelo Pinheiro Jan 2022

Mr Dekura is a great instructor. We had a really nice time learning and making sushi, talking about techniques and ingredients, and afterwards we got to eat what we made ourselves, which was an amazing experience.

Cooking workshop review by Marcelo Pinheiro

Monica Brenchley Jan 2022

Great teacher and lesson are easy to learn. I want to do next lessons available.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Monica Brenchley

Nani Jan 2022

Easy to follow, great for a beginner.
Great ambience, great teacher!

Highly recommend to all.

Cooking workshop review by Nani  Sydney

Cristina Silva Dec 2021

It was great time, the class was perfect. He provided a good material and technique as well.

Hester Raijmakers Nov 2021

Great class and the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you chef Dekura for sharing your wisdom

Emma Pitfield Nov 2021

Dekura san is amazing! I love his classes! I learnt some great techniques for cooking Japanese!

Cooking workshop review by Emma Pitfield

Kelly Wilson Nov 2021

We learnt to make miso soup, omelettes and different types of sushi. Hideo Dekura is a generous teacher.

Cooking workshop review by Kelly Wilson Sydney

Carla Carestia Nov 2021

Dekura-san is an incredibly lovely man, friendly and knowledgeable about all things Japanese. He clearly has a strong passion for educating people not just on the food, but also the traditions and rich culture of Japan. A fantastic way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Very highly recommend.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Carla Carestia

David Bollesen Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Highly recommend the class with Hideo. Facilities are clean, food fresh, and results outstanding. His teaching style works well blending history, personal experience, and artistry.

Don Lashbrooke Oct 2021

Great beginner's class for Sushi lovers. You can see the love and car that Hideo has for his craft. Great space to learn and good people on the course too.

Matt Gurney Jun 2021

A very relaxed way to spend a few hours learning from our sushi master.

Thankyou for having us

James Waddell May 2021

A very knowledgeable teacher. Great techniques and fantastic food. I Really had a good time.

Sebastian Williams May 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Hands on and challenging! Love it!
Recommended for sushi lovers.
Venue is clean and organised.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Sebastian Williams

Vinai Lakhani May 2021

Excellent teacher.

Made it very easy to learn how to make sushi.

Very clean and convenient venue.

Marcia Almeida May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was fantastic, Mr Dekura is an amazing teacher. You really dive into the Japanese culinary, the traditional way of cooking. I was amazed by how much I learnt. The materials are easy to read, the place is really lovely, you get to eat what you make and take it home. Mr Dekura is a legend, with 18 books written and a lifetime of adventures and experience. Time passed by so fast. I went with a friend and we had a great day thanks for Mr Dekura!

Harry Winter Apr 2021

The teacher was very knowledgeable, pleasant and fun. Explained and demonstrated every aspect well. Great fun, a good lunch and will now do the advanced course.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Harry Winter

Vincent Ferrara Mar 2021

Great class! Small groups make for a nice experience. Would recommend this to a friend.

Alice Thachasongtham Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Had a wonderful time learning basic of Japanese sushi set. The teacher is very knowledgeable and had provided so much insight about how to make things from scratch. Highly recommended for Japanese food fans!

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Alice Thachasongtham Sydney

Leanne Carroll Mar 2021

Great beginners course for preparing sushi. Presentation was clear and the preparation was hands on. Hideo Dekura has a wealth of knowledge and experience and made it look ridiculously easy. Sitting together and eating our creations at the end was a good touch. Highly recommended.

Cooking workshop review by Leanne Carroll

Daniel Eklund Feb 2021

Great introductory class on how to make your own sushi! The teacher was extremely knowledgeable and was able to guide us to make some great tasting, and nicely presented, sushi. We were even provided with recipes and guides at the end so we can practice at home

Cooking workshop review by Daniel Eklund

Justin Yap Jan 2021

Dekura sensei was very knowledgeable and provided context around his teachings. All equipment and tools were set up and ready for use.

Nasim Mohamad Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Absolutely loved the class! Dakura san is a really good teacher. We got to learn the authentic technical aspects in sushi making. Will definitely be going back for other classes he runs for sure :-)Thank you for the best 3 hours learning new skill


Jung Lin Jan 2021

The teacher is patient and helpful. The sushi is yummy. It is good to make it myself

Rosanna Jan 2021

Teacher was informative, professional & very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in learning about making sushi in a fun & relaxed environment.

Alex Jan 2021

The class was fantastic. The food was delicious and the teacher was great! He was very informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering.

Sherif Francis Jan 2021

Wonderful, professional & welcoming teacher. Made the whole experience a fun learning experience. Highly recommend & good value.

Wei Wang Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a fantastic experience for myself and my 13 yo daughter. Dekura-San is a very experienced chef who has a broad knowledge of Japanese culture and food. The venue was homey, clean and especially the kitchen area where we had our class was big and sparkling clean. The course was very well organised, Dekura-san taught us how to make miso soup using the self made stock, tamago yaki, and different types of sushi starting from scratch ( sushi rice preparation). The material provided includes all types of veggies, salmon sashimi and tiger prawns which were all very fresh. In the end we had a wonderful lunch together eating our self made sushi and had a very nice chat with Dekura-San. Highly recommended!

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Wei Wang

Anne Apcar Oct 2020

Incredible class. Learned how to make sushi as well as other small techniques. The chef is incredible and it was also nice to sit down and eat with them and learn of all his culinary history

Eryn McCaskie Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was absolutely wonderful, he was very polite and had a lot of knowledge on Japanese cooking. The food itself was nice, we prepared miso soup, nigiri, sushi rolls, and tamago. The price point is (in my opinion) a little high for what we did, although it was a fun day spent cooking with good company.

Annette Becker Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great authentic teacher, fresh ingredients, well equipped kitchen and finally excellent Sushi! We will definitely come back!

Inda Rohani Aug 2020

I really enjoy this sushi making for beginner class. Mr Hideo Dekura is a professional teacher.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Inda Rohani

Myda Gonzales Aug 2020

Thank you teacher Dekura. Thank you for the techniques. See u next time. I have fun in your class.

Beginners Sushi Making Class review by Myda Gonzales

Iris Barhom Jul 2020

Really enjoyed this class, the teacher was great the venue was beautiful set up very clean and all ingredients were fresh. It was with a great group with good vibes. It was nice having lunch with the teacher and the group we ate laughed and chatted and mainly enjoyed what we made.
Thank you

Cooking workshop review by Iris Barhom Sydney

Gabrielle Gallagher Jul 2020

Hideo Dekura was a great teacher. Very calm but experienced and professional- also very nice and quite funny. We left with all the skills and knowledge And confidence to make our own sushi at home. There was a huge amount of sushi for lunch and he even made us miso soup from scratch- before we started cooking so we didn’t get hungry- best miso soup I have tastedgreat value and great fun! Thank you!

Cooking workshop review by Gabrielle Gallagher

Stephen Tran Jun 2020

I had a great time learning the basics and also the techniques of making sushi with Dekura. He was very patient with us and was a very funny person. I hope to see him around soon and would absolutely come back to him when I am ready to take the master course!

Jennifer Stevenson Feb 2020

Great opportunity for my team to enjoy a class / team-building activity -- and also enjoy dinner! The studio is fantastic with all of the materials required and a good size for a small team (we had 9). The instructor was excellent - we learned a lot from him and also really enjoyed his good nature and enthusiasm for great sushi. Would absolutely recommend this course to others.

Victoria Roberts Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great beginners sushi making class with everything we needed provided. Informative, enjoyable and delicious!
Thankyou Dekura!

Cooking workshop review by Victoria Roberts

Savannah Zou Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a great hands-on experience. We made sushi and nigiri and also learned how to create simple but elegant garnishes. We learned very useful tips and what I liked about the class is that I walked away feeling like I could replicate this at home. The amount of sushi we made was more than enough to fill us up, the teacher offered us takeaway boxes for the leftovers! The cooking studio was very clean, yet homely. My only critique is that at times the direction of the class was unclear and we'd be cutting things or doing tasks but unsure of why, but it all made sense in the end.
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