Tempura Cooking Class

2.5 hours Class size 5 to 10

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

Learn how to prepare the Japanese fried dish tempura in this hands-on cooking class.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and you will learn how to make your tempura, light, crispy and tasty every time!

You will be guided and assisted by an expert Japanese chef. During the class you will learn how to prepare tempura to be deep-fried and ​pick up some helpful tips for making vegetable and seafood tempura. You'll also learn how to make tendon (tempura in a bowl) and prepare some delicious dipping sauces.

Enjoy a practical class in a friendly setting, take away all the knowledge to keep preparing tempura at home, and end with a lunch of mouth watering tempura dishes.

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

This class is great for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.


369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

Tempura Cooking Class location
Your teacher
Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (406)

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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Alexandra Lee Sep 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Mr Hideo was so knowledgeable and respectful of the ingredients, which was fresh and tasty. The importance of aesthetics and presentation were highlighted. Thank you!

Brett Wendorf Aug 2022

Mr Dekura literally wrote the book on Tempura cooking so wonderful to hear his wealth of information as well as admire his culinary skills. He is knowledgeable, good humoured and patient. Everyone had a great time and hopefully will use their new found skills to prepare a great meal at home.

Georgie Cadwallader Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

This is my second workshop with Hinemo again loved it and learnt a lot, I find he is always generous with his own tips.

Cooking class review by Georgie Cadwallader - Sydney

Tracey Sell Feb 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The class was a lot of fun and so much food to eat. Nice small class with a very knowledgeable teacher who shared his love of cooking with us.

Austin Lau Dec 2021

Great cooking experience! and there were a lot of food to enjoy after cooking too :) thank you Hideo-san!

Togi Pi May 2021

Really great simple tips, buying a few tools to make food easily more beautifully presented

Kimmy Bowers Mar 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Great evening in the company of Dekura San. Actively involved in the prep and cooking. Highly enjoyable evening with great food at the end.

Cooking class review by Kimmy Bowers - Sydney

Anne Forbes Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Everything was fantastic. Great teacher, authentic and passionate about food. Obviously very experienced and willing to share. The venue was great - well set up. Recipes and food delicious but achievable. Thank you for such an enjoyable night.

Cooking class review by Anne Forbes - Sydney

Janine Mace Jul 2020

Brilliant class. Hideo-san is an excellent teacher who is very generous with his time and who is keen to share his deep knowledge of Japanese food and cooking techniques. Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn more about both tempura and Japanese food preparation in general.

Ben White Jun 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

One of the best cooking classes ever! It was a privilege to be taught by one of the great masters of Japanese cuisine. The tempura was delicious and it was the finer details that I appreciated learning. The conversation was a highlight also as Hideo san is very interesting person with some great stories.

Cooking class review by Ben White - Sydney

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