Sushi Making Class for Kids

7 to 14 years     1.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 6 to 10

label $60 (or 4 payments of $15 Afterpay)

Does your kid love sushi? At this hands on cooking class they'll learn how to make their own.

With lots of hands on assistance from the chef they will learn how to make and roll simple sushi rolls from scratch.

This is the perfect class for the school holidays. Your kids will have a fun culinary experience, meet some new people and enjoy a post class lunch where they can enjoy their creations with their new friends.

Disclaimer: This class is designed for kids 14 and under.

Knowledge required
Ideal for kids over seven years old.
What you'll get
All ingredients and sushi for lunch.
Suitable for

Suitable for kids from 7 to 14 years old.

Adult accompaniment is not required.

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


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 (404)

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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Jaquita Britton Oct 2023

My 13YO son really enjoyed the experience and gleefully told me how I was making sushi all wrong. I also got to do a tasting and they were delicious. I ended up buying his sushi for kids book to inspire my son to cook rather than me.

Cooking class review by Jaquita Britton - Sydney

Genevieve Sep 2023

My son enjoyed his time and loved it so much we will definitely go back again

Kiri McCurdy Sep 2023

My daughter loved this and came out with a newfound culinary confidence. I recommend the experience and the sushi was a step above ordinary and really yum. I wasn’t allowed to stay inside but I could watch through a window and the teachers were exceptionally patient and kind throughout.

Cooking class review by Kiri McCurdy - Sydney

Thalia Wibisono Sep 2023

It was great for kids and my daughter really enjoyed the experience. She told me all about what she learnt and said she was so happy to go. We look forward to coming back another time!

Rosanne James Sep 2023

Nice for kids. Sushi looked great and all the kids managed to make it and do a great job. Very enjoyable

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Rosanne James - Sydney

Ms Criena Court Sep 2023

This was a wonderful sushi making class for children. Hideo Dekura was a generous and kind teacher, with a caring and helpful assistant. Thank you.

Justine McCarthy Sep 2023

We had a sushi making birthday party for my daughter and it was so much fun. Hideo was a fantastic teacher and had a great manner with the kids. The space was beautiful and the food we made was fun and delicious. I would highly recommend.

Julie Kim Sep 2023

My daughter had a private birthday party at Chatswood Dekura sushi cooking class today . It was epic and amazing venue to have a private party for girls such a hidden gem of the place. I highly recommend this cooking class for private lessons even school holidays for kids.
My daughter received special cooking book as a birthday gift.

Cooking class review by Julie Kim - Sydney

Chloe Llewellyn Aug 2023

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Enjoyable class, easy to go and nice venue , would reccomend to kids it was fun

Charlie Rosa Jul 2023

My son and his friend had an excellent experience at Class Bento. They thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and I'm hoping my son can recreate some of his work at home, for many years to come! Thanks to all the team at Culinary Studio Dekura!

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Charlie Rosa - Sydney

Diane Gunning Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My eldest 2 kids had a fantastic time! A beautiful space, Chef Dekura is warm and welcoming and the kids thought their sushi was fun to make and delcious. We will definately return for the other classes.

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Diane Gunning - Sydney

Angela Bevilacqua Jul 2023

My child had a wonderful experience today learning to make sushi for the first time.

Clairie Ormiston Jul 2023

Beautifully situated in a cottage set up with a kitchen, my son was engaged from the get go equipped and greeted kindly.
He was so proud of what he accomplished and found the teacher and their assistant really clear, engaging, insightful and friendly.
He’s now asking for a kid’s class 2! Highly recommend.

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Clairie Ormiston - Sydney

Marilyn See Jun 2023

The class was executed well, the kids had a great time and were very happy with their own delicious creations.

Sarah McAviney May 2023

We recently booked our daughters 10th birthday at Studio Dekura. The 9 girls had an amazing time and Hideo was just lovely. The studio was really well equipped and the girls can now all make Sushi! They also really appreciated the little menu book they all took home. I thoroughly recommend it!

Linda Collins Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Best class ever! My daughter loves it ! Even the sushi is the best I had in Sydney!

Toshiko Wakakuri Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Children made very beautiful sushi.
The taste was also very good.
The teacher was so nice amd gentlemanly !

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Toshiko Wakakuri - Sydney

Carolyn Pittock Apr 2023

It tasted good and I learned a lot. It was good fun and I going to try some at home.

Theo Hunwicks Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The venue was great. The teacher was very nice and helpful and I loved rolling the sushi and eating it! I can’t wait to make sushi at home. They even told me where to buy my supplies.

Cooking class review by Theo Hunwicks - Sydney

Lauren Jones Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My granddaughter really enjoyed this class. She said the teacher was easily understood and she felt confident in being able to make the sushi. She thinks she could make it at home now too.

Gerard Barrameda Apr 2023

Teacher Hideo is a really great!
It was very interactive and fun.
He is very helpful and nice

Cooking class review by Gerard Barrameda - Sydney

Mia Giordano-Hauser Jan 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

The teacher was very friendly, and my daughters mentioned he was kind and knowledgeable. He provided a pleasant environment and set up for the cooking class. My girls enjoyed it and want to return to another class. Thank you :)

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Mia Giordano-Hauser - Sydney

Jarvis Meng Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Master Dekura is a great teacher, my boy loves the sushi-making class, and definitely will be back for more workshops from master Dekura.

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Jarvis Meng - Sydney

Kok Wong Jan 2023

Awesome class. The kids had such a blast. Thank you and we hope to be back.

Yuliana Lee) Dec 2022

My son enjoyed the class and he is keen to show me how to make sushi on his own with different fillings

Sebastian Liu Dec 2022

We were traveling from the US and found this class online. The teacher and assistant were fantastic and my 7 y.o son really enjoyed it. The final product was delicious and a crowd pleaser. High recommended!

Davina Wong Dec 2022

My 7 year old had a blast! Highly recommended. He really enjoyed it and would do it again.

Edward Chung Oct 2022

Strongly recommed this place for kid's birthday party, it beats all those chocolate making, artwork, bath bombs, princess, etc places (we've tried all). My girl had her 11yo party about a week ago, she and friends (total 9) had an amazing time. All 1.5 hrs were FULLY engaged as Hideo sensei n his assistant put great attention to them, and he is very funny too. Barely enough time for cake cutting. Everyone had an individual setup with all the ingredients provided. They loved the accomplishment of a genuine edible delicious sushi (refer to photo). The completed sushi (if uneaten) were taken back home. Thank you Hideo's team, I'm certain we'll return next year!

Cooking class review by Edward Chung - Sydney

Sylvie Duncan Sep 2022

Great experience for my 10 year old daughter. Easy to get to location and good communication.

Orianna Ellis Sep 2022

Loved making the sushi which was also very yummy. I made a new friend. I was wondering if there were classes more suited to teenagers? Thank you

Julian Mah Sep 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My son absolutely loved the class. He left with a huge smile and a box of delicious sushi for lunch.

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Julian Mah - Sydney

Lydia Burmey Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My kids loved the workshop today. It was a great experience for them.
Thank you!

Charlene Bi Jul 2022

my daughter and her friends had the birthday party at this place. The sushi rice and materials are so fresh the whole place smells delicious. Kids had a lots of fun and really wanted to eat the sushi they made! Everyone said this is the best party ever! Dekura is very patient and friendly.

Marcela Frutschi Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

The kid's had so much fun and ate everything. The teacher was patient and the venue was great. Easy drop off and access.

Sally Peacock Jul 2022

My daughter is usually anxious about new experiences, but she was quickly comfortable in the class and really enjoyed it. Kid (and parents) are super happy!

Kristina Thomas Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My 7 and 8 year old girls really enjoyed this class, they made some beautiful food and were so proud of their creations. Lovely hosts - thanks for a great afternoon!

Cooking class review by Kristina Thomas - Sydney

Jai Gadani Jul 2022

It was excellent and Jai came away very happy and excited want to g to attend more classes !

Fiona Blair Apr 2022

Fabulous class! My daughter and her cousin loved it and have not stopped talking about it Especially the “secrets” to sushi making that were shared.
Coeliac requirements were catered for with no fuss, GREATLY appreciate this! Thank you.

Chun Chen Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher is great because he is really fun to be with and his teaching skills are very good.

Tracey Zhang Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My daughter had a great time with her friends at her birthday party. Thank you all!

Cooking class review by Tracey Zhang - Sydney

Virginia Marshall Feb 2022

Thank you Dekura-san we had a great class with our family and loved the sushi. Very friendly and well run

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Virginia Marshall - Sydney

Imraan Esat Jan 2022

This was a superb class and very engaging. My son was just thrilled with his sushi platter. The instructors were very patient and gentle with the kids too. Highly recommend this, and will be booking in again in the future myself.

Cooking class review by Imraan Esat - Sydney

Mikayla Sun Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Very well organized and hands on class in a nice and clean venue, all materials and ingredients are very fresh and clean, my daughter enjoyed a lot!

Cooking class review by Mikayla Sun - Sydney

Darren Broadhead Jan 2022

The classroom is a professional kitchen in a leafy suburb with good parking. Hideo Dekura is a licensed from Japan and does more than just kids sushi so he knows his subject matter and can answer adult questions as well. The sushi that we learned to make was very pretty. The kids had a great time. I truly liked Hideo a lot and would recommend this.

Cooking class review by Darren Broadhead - Sydney

Howard Dahdah Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Wise teacher. Lovely studio. And a nice recipe booklet for the kids to take home

Vicky Shum Nov 2021

Teacher was very nice and knowledgeable. The venue is very clean and neat. Kids love it.

Denise Lee Apr 2021

Kids had a great time and wished the class was longer. Look forward to more holiday classes for the kids.

Leanne Compton Apr 2021

A really fun and educational course. My son loved it and was so proud of his new found Sushi skills. Great environment, excellent teacher, very fun activity for kids. We'll definitely be looking out for more fun activities on ClassBento. 10/10

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Leanne Compton - Sydney

Kim Cook Apr 2021

Interactive class led by friendly knowledgeable teacher who taught skills and shared his Japanese culture. Kids got to make their own sushi rolls, present them in a Japanese bowl, eat them and take any leftovers home. Highly recommend!

Priscilla Devigan Apr 2021

My sushi-loving 8 year old son enjoyed this class immensely, couldn’t stop talking about it all afternoon! He was very proud of his new sushi skills and loved the instructor who was so kind. The beautiful studio was easy to find and had plenty of street parking. Will definitely book in a class for myself soon. A+

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Priscilla Devigan - Sydney

Sebastian Williams Apr 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

My son truly enjoyed this class and asked me to book him again for next one. It was friendly atmosphere, venue was clean and organised. I also looking forward to book class for myself.

Jeannette Ferguson Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great teacher. Everything needed was provided and I learnt that nori is Japanese for seaweed.

Bartek Marnane Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It’s usually hit and miss with my daughter on new activities such as this, but she loved the class. The teacher was patient, welcoming and supportive and she had a fantastic time.

Angela Wakenshaw Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

“Nice learning from a sushi master!”

He was very patient with the kids and explained why you roll the sushi in that way. The rolls were really yummy and overall a great experience for brand new and experienced cooks!

Sushi Making Class for Kids review by Angela Wakenshaw - Sydney

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