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Sushi making classes in Toronto?

bluz Oct 11, 2008 09:45 AM

I did a search but I couldn't find anything on the boards. Does anyone know of any places that teach how to make sushi?

I'm not planning on being an expert but I thought it would be a fun thing to learn. TIA

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  1. pancake RE: bluz Oct 11, 2008 10:38 AM

    Did you check the george brown website? (The continuing education section). I believe they offer a class on japanese cooking.

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      JesseJensen RE: pancake Oct 11, 2008 01:16 PM

      Not in Toronto but this is worth the drive to Brampton. Took a group there and it was a fabulous outing and VERY VERY reasonable. You can have the place to yourself, drink wine, take pictures and of course make and eat sushi. They also have a Thai class which is equally fun. www.sushiwong.ca/

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      tartiflette RE: bluz Oct 11, 2008 05:09 PM

      Loblaws has a hands-on sushi course (actually, they have two - one beginner and one intermediate). A couple of girlfriends and I decided to check it out as an alternative to the usual dinner-and-drinks outings, and we had a great time.

      The price was really affordable as well, esp when you compare to some of the alternatives like George Brown or the LCBO. The downsides: only the larger Loblaws locations have classes, and it can be hard to figure out when/where they're holding the next class, since the website will only let you view the schedule on a per-location basis.

      1. pinstripeprincess RE: bluz Oct 12, 2008 10:13 AM

        i feel like there must be threads out there about this... but i'm in mood to futz around with the search function, so i will say that i know that sushi marche out on queen east does do a sushi class, quality i am not so sure of.

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          4.184kj RE: bluz Oct 13, 2008 09:36 AM

          Akasaka in Richmond Hill
          Hwy 7 & West Beaver Creek Rd


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            moreana RE: 4.184kj May 6, 2010 10:00 PM

            The chef of Akasaka (David Chang) is also the instructor of the sushi class for George Brown and Calaphon. I took my class at George Brown and found it was worth the value. I learned how to fillet fish Japanese style and we had lots of extra ingredients to take home as well in addition to what we made in class (i.e. a whole party tray).

          2. Platoputas RE: bluz May 7, 2010 01:09 PM

            Believe it or not, there are about to be a couple sushi workshops coming up at the Drake Hotel on Saturday May 15 and 29. They are being held by Koko Share Bar's former co-owner Sang Kim and chef Shin Aoyama (who studied under the legendary sushi master Tojo in Vancouver).

            I attended their first workshop (which was held at Koko) and it's a very casual, fun time where I learnt how to make hosomaki, uramaki (inside out roll) and a hand roll. I actually have pictures and a write-up on my blog right now about the experience.

            Sang and Shin have since left Koko, so they'll be holding the next two workshops at the Drake Hotel. It was a good mix of sushi history, understanding the ingredients, demonstration, and then hands-on makimono making. Definitely not for anyone who's into becoming a sushi expert, but a really fun way to spend a couple hours. As a heads up, May 15 is a Singles event and May 29 is a Couples event. You can call Sang at 416-802-7905 to ask him for details about the sushi-making workshops.


            2766 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M2J4A8, CA

            The Drake Hotel
            1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

            Koko Share Bar
            81 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON , CA

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              todc1996 RE: Platoputas May 8, 2010 05:48 AM

              jimmy from the sushi bar on yonge north of lawrence will do sushi making classes.
              very fun!


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              Lavander RE: bluz Nov 28, 2011 09:31 AM

              Any new recommendations for sushi classes? In particular I'm looking for something on sushi knife skills, for someone who already has some experience. Any high-end or private classes out there?

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