Sushi and Sashimi Master Class

4 hours Class size 1 to 7 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $210 (or 4 payments of $52.50 Afterpay)

Improve your sushi skills in this master class taught by Hideo Dekura, an expert Japanese chef.

If you're looking to master the sushi roll and expand your Japanese repertoire this class is perfect for you! You will learn more about this traditional dish, the history behind it and the complexity and beauty that underpins Japanese cuisine.

You'll be taken through the cooking utensils you need, how to choose the best ingredients, and you'll learn how to prepare the sushi rice to perfection. Practice your filleting and slicing techniques, and use them to make sushi rolls, sashimi dishes and nigiri (hand moulded sushi).

Sharpen up your sushi making skills, enjoy your delicious creations over lunch, and leave with the knowledge to keep mastering your sashimi dishes at home.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners and anyone who took our sushi basics class and wants to further their skills and knowledge.
What you'll get
All ingredients and a delicious Japanese lunch.
Suitable for

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

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


369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

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Culinary Studio Dekura
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Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

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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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Tais de Almeida Moyses Nov 2023

Amazing, gorgeous venue. The best teacher EVER! Not only Mr. Hideo Dekura is extremely qualified, he is also a very interesting person and extremely friendly. We had great conversations that enriched the experience. Will certainly be back for more

Jacinta Wrench Oct 2023

It was amazing to learn from such an experienced chef. He generously provided us with a lot of delicious food to eat.

Sara Perry Sep 2023

Awesome class learned lots. Master Dekura was fantastic. Everything was porvided. Then we had dinner.

Cooking class review by Sara Perry - Sydney

Velinda Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great and encouraging class.
I never expect to filet fish from scratch and made fresh salad sauce.

My homemade sushi level from Meh to Wow.
Thank you Dekura

Stephen Wang Jul 2023

Very professional and experienced and knowledgeable master. Would enjoy more tips/reminders on technical skills as it may help us grasp the task at hand better.

Geoff Koch Apr 2023

Culinary Studio Dekura offered a very comprehensive Master Class on the history of Sushi / Sashimi making, the tools and ingredients involved, and some useful tips and techniques to succeed at preparation.

The smaller class was ideal to interact with each other more seamlessly, and Hideo-san was very knowledgeable.

I found the overall experience very fulfilling, and the lunch afterwards was a nice communal time to wrap up the afternoon.

Nathan Elvy Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Todays class was great, the teacher was very friendly and the class ran smoothly. The skills that were included in the class were reliable and traditional. As well as the end product was amazing. It was age friendly and no one can do anything wrong, you are helped all through out the class and you learn about the origins of lots of different Japanese ingredients. The experience is once in a lifetime. Making this class even more authentic, having a native Japanese instructor. This class is definitely worth the price as it was enjoyable and educational all at the same time. If you choose to have a public class, the amount of students is 7, that is enough that you get personal interaction as well a group experience. It was a great class, I highly recommend it.

Cooking class review by Nathan Elvy - Sydney

Jo Wong Mar 2023

Class was very interesting and we learnt a lot of different techniques about sushi making preparation. We were also provided with amazingly delicious miso soup as a start. Engagement with the class was good and we were provided with support whenever we needed help with certain steps!

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Jo Wong - Sydney

Giulia Baccaglini Nov 2022

We learned to do many dishes, from miso soup to sushi and sashimi, and how to cut the fish. Very interesting course

Michael Egan Nov 2022

Great hands on course produced 5 dishes for ourselves then sat down to enjoy at the end

Kelly Wilson Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A fabulous cultural and culinary learning experience, guided by the Master, Hideo Dekura. Followed by a feast

Cooking class review by Kelly Wilson - Sydney

Andy Lee Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The location is great and easy parking. The teach is excellent and great skills. Highly recommend to try this course!

Kevin Lee Nov 2022

Very delicious! Fun birthday "experience" gift for my fiance. We also learned how to make miso soup.

Cooking class review by Kevin Lee - Sydney

Heather Jay Sep 2022

Teacher was amazing, so much fun, food was the best :) love to do another class.

Thi Nguyen Aug 2022

The class is very fun , I learn a lot of thing . My teacher very friendly. I will join more class of him.

Nobby Rapata Jul 2022

So much fun! We did this for my partners birthday to try something new and we’ve fallen in love with cooking classes! Hideo was so lovely and really made it such an informative and enjoyably class, and omg The food Everything was so fresh! We love raw fish so this class was great to do it all yourself. We’ll definitely be trying another class soon :)

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Nobby Rapata - Sydney

Matthew Wearne Jul 2022

Excellent teacher, with so so much food. Couldn't recommend more highly. Group all interested well with each other.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Matthew Wearne - Sydney

Aphichaya Khamkaew Jun 2022

Professional teacher. He is very kind and gives a lot of tips of how to do sushi perfectly. Nice, clean and convenience location.

Cooking class review by Aphichaya Khamkaew - Sydney

Yiwei Li Jun 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

The 4 hour class was full on with loads of simple but nice recipes. Dekura san made the experience enjoyable and sushi-making process achievable. Now gonna apply those techniques and tips in my own kitchen!

Nicole Illing May 2022

Hideo was very patient and the class was great and very well run. The produce was fresh and everything was clean and of a high standard. We will do another class for sure.

Cooking class review by Nicole Illing - Sydney

Hamish Petrie Apr 2022

Enjoyed learning from Dekura Sama and producing an amazing meal to eat. There were some very helpful & subtle tips you won’t find learning on youtube & nice to meet other students as well. Will be great to use these skills at home.

Cooking class review by Hamish Petrie - Sydney

Amadeo Cueva Mar 2022

Excellent class, fresh products, very well organised but the best was the teacher, knowledge, skill, charming.

Jin Jiang Feb 2022

Great experiencing a Very skill Japanese chef showing some of the technical on how to make sashimi/sushi.

Cooking class review by Jin Jiang - Sydney

Dawn Uchida Jan 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

The Sushi Sashimi Masterclass with Dekura-san was wonderful. He shared so much of his knowledge and experience and we made such beautiful sushi and sashimi and also were able to sit down and enjoy it together. Highly recommend!

Federica Pala Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chef Dekura was amazing and thorough, his knowledge goes beyond any expectations.
The venue is nice, clean and very organised.
We also went back home with some material that will help us making sushi and sashimi again at home.
Highly recommended and great value for money, fresh produce and, as if wasn’t enough already, you go back home with a full belly of all your creations!

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Federica Pala - Sydney

Queenie Lau Jan 2022

Fun session! Dekura-san went through how he would normally prepare traditional miso soup, egg rolls and taught us how to prepare fish for sashimi! Will do another class soon

Olivier Pouit Dec 2021

Thank you to share all your knowledge, very impressive and I learnt a lot today !

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Olivier Pouit - Sydney

Kathy Ky Jun 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Fun, relaxing and insightful! Thank you chef Hideo Dekura for a wonderful experience and sharing your knowledge.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Kathy Ky - Sydney

Viviana Lee May 2021

Hideo was very welcoming, thorough, and knowledgeable. Despite being beginners, he was very patient with all of us. At the end, we made so much food that we had to take the rest home as we got so full halfway through our meal(s). This class definitely flew by that it did not feel like it took 4 hours! Well worth the value.

Ellen Flood May 2021

Fantastic class, Hideo made the experience so authentic! The location and materials were great. Considering how long the class was and the amount of food we got to eat at the end makes it so worth it for the price! Would highly highly recommend to everyone

Nasim Mohamad Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My second masterclass with Master. It’s a great learning experience. He is very to the point but is v v knowledgeable. Had lot of fun. Thank you as always!

Cooking class review by Nasim Mohamad - Sydney

Amelia Iskowicz Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amazing! So much help and explains everything. His experience clearly shows. Definitely doing more classes with Dekura. LOVED IT. Also very yummy

Jennifer Henderson Mar 2021

The kitchen was immaculate and he always pointed out a clear work area at all times. We were shown how to make all the dishes and then we made the dishes and at all times he was patience with all the students and how to hold the knife correctly and tricks to hold and cut the different things. We spent 3 hours preparing the dishes and had an hour to eat them, everyone took food home we had made so much. I had to fight the wife for the food I took home.
Well worth doing and it was a fantastic Birthday present

Sophie Servera Feb 2021

Teacher was great, super knowledgeable! And very funny. Servings of food we ate at the end was huge

Emma Tait Jan 2021

Great interactive class, learnt useful skills and tips to build my confidence with sushi and sashimi

Mauricio Jan 2021

Probably the best Sushi evert, the teacher was great, everything was nice and fresh, awesome experience loved every minute

Nicky Hughes Jan 2021

This sushi and sashimi master class was amazing. The food was all fresh the teacher was knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed every moment.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Nicky Hughes - Sydney

Robert Wharerau Dec 2020

Wow terrific class, Hideo was a real genuine nice guy, I've come away a wiser man.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Robert Wharerau - Sydney

Margarita Gershkovich Nov 2020

A truely authentic Japanese cooking experience! Amazing fresh produce and individual equipment. Some prior cooking experience would be essential otherwise taken away by our own creations! Did not expect to be able to make such amazing food! Great value for money, would definitely recommend

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Margarita Gershkovich - Sydney

Tracy Piper Aug 2020

I had an awesome time , never had a cooking class before , Hideo Dekura makes everyone feel welcome , we made amazing sushimi and sushi dishes that we all ate for lunch , I will definitely come again , Thankyou again Hideo Dekura .

Cara Lennon Aug 2020

Thank you Mr Dekura Such a wonderful experience. The venue was thoroughly thought out with a beautifully set up kitchen and dinning area. Was wonderful to have created such exquisite sashimi to enjoy with our fellow class mates and master teacher. ❤️ Cara

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Cara Lennon - Sydney

Carol Pong Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My friends and I attended a private class for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful, fun and relaxing time. We learnt how to prepare sushi, nigiri, sashimi and miso soup. Hideo-san is so knowledgeable and a great teacher. He also had some great stories and experiences to share with us and made the class so enjoyable. We'd love to try out some of the other workshops at Culinary Studio Dekura in future! Thank you so much!

Cooking class review by Carol Pong - Sydney

Patrick Weaver Mar 2020

We had a great time last night learning how to make authentic high end sushi & sashimi! Hideo was a very knowledgeable teacher & lovely to work with. Would definitely recommend this class. Thankyou Hideo-San!

Toshihiko Oe Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I’m very enjoy and happy. I’d like to take again. Thank you very much.

Sushi and Sashimi Master Class review by Toshihiko Oe - Sydney

Jaime Aquinde Aug 2019

The teacher has in-depth knowledge of Japanese cuisine and is great at directing the class. The venue is conducive for learning as it is very quiet and has all the necessary materials and equipment, everything was provided from the aprons, knives, handouts, etc.
We learned a lot about choosing which ingredients to procure and where to get them, the process of making miso soup, filleting and boning fish, blanching baby octopus, making japanese-style omelette, sushi rice, different types of sushi, sashimi and nigiri, and beautiful garnishes. Overall, great value for money; aside from the learning, the best part is you get to eat your creation with your new friends! Highly recommended!

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