The 10 Best Japanese Cooking Workshops in Paris

You want to discover Japanese cuisine but you don’t know where to start?

No worries, I have prepared a selection of the best Japanese cooking workshops in Paris that will surely satisfy your curiosity… and your stomachs!


In a hurry? Here is a summary of my favorites:



The Franco-Japanese Cultural Centre

12 Rue de Nancy, 75010 Paris

If you are looking for street food, pastries, family or more original recipes, the workshops of the Franco-Japanese cultural center (also known as Japan Space, “Espace Japon” in French) are perfect for you to discover the originality of Japanese cuisine for a fun and enriching experience.

From the preparation of gyozas, bentos or gluten-free ramen to sake tasting, the 2-hour workshops will make your mouth water after a memorable moment when you prepare all these dishes.

The distinctive characteristic of the place is that, not only does it teach about Japanese cuisine but it is also dedicated to Japanese culture, as a whole.

The location includes a café and a manga library and you can attend Japanese language classes as well as other workshops and shows.

😍 We love: for manga fans, there is a workshop about Japanese food that was seen in manga.

💰 Price: from around €40 to €60 per person

Booking info for workshops at the Franco-Japanese Cultural Center (site in French)


Wasabi School

119 bis Rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris


If you are looking for the best place in Paris to learn how to prepare sushi, then you came to the right place.

Founded in 2009, the Wasabi School is the oldest sushi school in France and offers a series of 3 classes for beginners of 2 hours each.

First you need to go over all the basics (absolutely necessary for the next classes), then you will learn about maki preparation and finally, sushi-nigiri.

The professional sushi chefs will teach you the true traditional Japanese techniques to prepare the rice, cut the fish and roll the maki.

At the end of the workshops, you’ll have enough knowledge about sushi to impress all your family!

😍 We love: the authenticity of the recipes.

💰 Price: starting from €65/person

Booking info for the Wasabi School (site in French)



Manekineko Space in Montmartre

7 Rue Pierre Picard, 75018 Paris

Named after these little cat statues whose paws wave at the bystanders, the Manekineko Space invites you for a culinary and cultural experience.

The workshops are brought to you by the “Osaka Grandmas” who will introduce you to their city and the traditions of their home country through their family recipes.

Their conception of Japanese cuisine is all about conviviality and good times spent with your loved ones.

You can choose to cook an entire Japanese menu or to discover the history of sushi in France and in Japan and learn how to prepare them.

What makes these workshops different are the cultural and historical aspects of the explanations that go with the recipes. More than simple cooking classes, you will be introduced to Japan through their food, language, history and customs.

😍 We love: the cultural explanations during the preparation of the recipes.

💰 Price: starting from €52 for 3-hour workshops

Booking info for workshops at Manekineko Space (site in French)



Japanese Food With Tomoko

7 Rue Pierre Picard, 75018

Tomoko Workshop

In the premises of the Manekineko Space, there is also Tomoko.

She too is from Osaka and had settled down in Montmartre in 1997. She was one of the first to ever organize Japanese cooking workshops to introduce her culture to France.

If you wish to be taught about the art of Japanese cuisine or just prepare delicious onigiri, shiramata or dango, you’ll like Tomoko’s workshops.

Tomoko studied literature and will absolutely love sharing her traditions and the history of her cuisine in the muted and relaxed atmosphere of her workshop.

😍 We love: cultural anecdotes that come with the recipes.

💰 Price: €39 for 1h30, €65 for 2h30

Booking info for Tomoko’s workshops (site in French)



Sushi4you by The Labo Culinaire

11 Avenue Stéphane Mallarmé


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Sushi4you is the special sushi department from the Labo Culinaire, the Parisian cooking workshop which specializes in Japanese and oriental cuisine.

You’ll get to choose between a selection of classes to prepare different kinds of sushi: maki, california, sushi-nigiri, avocado and salmon sushi… All these names and recipes will soon have no secret for you.

😍 We love: a vegetarian sushi option is available.

💰 Price: starting from €59 for a 2-hour workshop / €89 for 3 hours

Booking info for Sushi4you (site in French)



New Culinary Horizons With Mami-san

12 Rue de Nancy, 75010 Paris

Mami-san Workshop

In her workshop located in the Franco-Japanese cultural center, Mami-san is eager to introduce you to various authentic Japanese recipes.

Mami-san’s passion in life is to cook Japanese food with French products and study the fermentation process of various products.

Ichigo daifuku (strawberry mochi), miso, handmade tofu, kôji ferment, initiation to Japanese baking… Mami-san is making you discover these more or less conventional recipes while chatting about cultures and her knowledge about Japanese cuisine.

😍 We love: the originality of the recipes.

💰 Price: €70/person for a 2-hour workshop

Booking info for Mami-san’s workshops (site in French)




31/40 rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris


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If you wish to cook a complete menu set or discover gyoza and tataki, Chefsquare has everything in stock in their workshops.

Within their new and clean premises, the passionate and interesting chefs will help you navigate through the individual and collective tasks and make the participants interact with everyone.

And who knows, maybe the tasting of the menu set (pork miso soup, grilled onigiri, carrot and marinated radish…) will give you enough appetite to try their Japanese baking initiation workshop?

😍 We love: the large and bright kitchens

💰 Price: €72 for 2 hours, €99 for 3 hours

Booking info for Chefsquare workshops



Agathe’s Japanese Baking Workshops

27 rue Saint Maur 75011 Paris

Agathe Japanese Pastries

Mochi, dorayaki, wagashi… you have no idea what I am talking about? No worries, Agathe is here to help.

Agathe is a pastry chef who studied in Japan. Passionate and very much liked by her students, she will guide you through the preparation of delicious Japanese desserts.

Her knowledge, good advice and positive attitude will definitely let you have a good time.

😍 We love: the warm atmosphere of an authentic teahouse where the workshops take place.

💰 Price: starting from €70 for a 1h30 workshop / €90 for 3 hours

Booking info for Agathe’s Japanese Baking Workshops (site in French)



Thai Thanh and Naomi’s Mochi Workshop

7 Rue de Prague, 75012 Paris

Thai Thanh Mochis

To enjoy Japanese pastries a little longer, I would like to introduce you to the special mochi workshop organized by Thai Thanh, ice-cream maker, and Naomi, the mochi specialist of the Tropicale Glacier.

After a short historical introduction, it’s time to join in. Measuring the right amount of sticky rice flour, kneading the paste, shaping the dessert filled with ice-cream: you have to earn the mochi!

But don’t worry, you are in good hands.

Naomi, the main instructor of the workshop, will guide you through all the steps needed to make delicious mochi that you get to try at the end.

😍 We love: the cultural stories about mochi.

💰 Price: €70/person for 2 hours

Booking info for Thai Thanh and Naomi’s Mochi Workshop (site in French)



L’Atelier des Chefs (The Chefs’ Workshop)

  • 10 rue de Penthièvre, 75008 Paris
  • 27 Rue Peclet, 75015 Paris
  • 20 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris
  • 8 Rue Pernelle, 75004 Paris

L’Atelier des Chefs: 4 locations in Paris for 4 times the flavour.

What’s unique with them is that the workshops are often dedicated to the preparation of an entire menu.

Duck yakitori with zucchini samoussa, chicken gyoza, spring rolls… you can choose your menu in a wide selection of workshops.

The instructors will make sure that the experience is convivial and adapted to your level.

If you are in a rush, I recommend the Asian lunch break formulas: you get to prepare a delicious lunch and eat it on site in just 30 minutes.

😍 We love: the important selection of classes thanks to the 4 different locations.

💰 Price: starting from €19 for 30 minutes to €79 for 2 hours.

Booking info for L’Atelier des Chefs