Sushi and Sashimi Master Class

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

label $200 (or 4 payments of $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, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique 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

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Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (232)

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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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 workshop review by Aphichaya Khamkaew

Yiwei Li Jun 2022

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 workshop review by Nicole Illing

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 workshop 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 workshop review by Jin Jiang

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Dawn Uchida Jan 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 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

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

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

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

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

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 workshop review by Nasim Mohamad Sydney

Amelia Iskowicz Apr 2021

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

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

Carol Pong Mar 2020

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 workshop review by Carol Pong

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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