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French-style Takoyaki

French-style TAKOYAKI Cooking Experience 

With a Certified Sake Sommelier

A Private & Fun cooking experience for you

Learn about Japanese food Takoyaki and try local Kyoto sake

Join us for a private home cooking experience hosted by the amateur French chef Max.

Max is from Burgundy, and he is dedicated to home cooking.

Today, we would like to introduce one of his best dishes: Takoyaki, the octopus balls, a famous street food in Japan.

Japanese street foods are generally cheap and easy to pick up, but they are not healthy. After eating, you may have digestion problems.

However, the French-style Takoyaki introduced by Max is different from typical street foods.

It is low-fat, easy to digest, and very tasteful. Once you learn his recipe, you can cook it daily!


Takoyaki is a memorable dish with his Japanese wife, Mari.

While eating and drinking, Max will share many stories about international marriage life, education, culture gaps, etc.

These stories make the experience even more delightful.

Cooking Takoyaki
3 steps
for a great experience
Cooking Takoyaki experience

1 - Cooking Time

Let's start cooking together.

Max will share the special recipe of Takoyaki that he originated. He practiced with many French tourists to find the golden ratio of ingredients.

His practice made the taste even better than typical Japanese Takoyaki.

If you have kids, it must be a very nice cooking experience.

Learn Japanese homemade dish.

Sake tasting experience

2 - Pairing & Tasting Time

Max is a knowledgeable host who can recommend drinks based on your preferences and explain the differences in taste.

Additionally, Max can provide wine upon request. If you're interested in trying local alcohol, we highly recommend trying Sake.

You can enjoy your drinks in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

And, if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, Max can also provide those upon request non-alcoholic drinks.

Experience Japanese culture through food and drinks.

storytelling about sake

3 - Storytelling Time

Max is a local who has been living in Japan for 8 years with his Japanese wife.

As a certified guide, he enjoys sharing his knowledge about Japanese culture and history with visitors.

He is also happy to talk about the daily life in Japan.

By the end of the tour, you will have gained much knowledge about Japan, as well as cooking!

Fun anecdotes about Japanese culture and traditions.

Cooking plans

takoyaki experience
bourgogne aligoté
takoyaki with wine

1. Private Takoyaki Experience 
+ Sake Tasting

Duration: 2h30

Min. 2 people - 16,500 JPY per person

From 3 to 5 people - 6,000 JPY per additional guest

This plan includes:

  • All the Ingredients 

  • The sake pairing set (3 bottles - unlimited servings)

2. Private Takoyaki Experience 
+ Sake & Wine Tasting

Duration: 2h30

Min. 2 people - 17,000 JPY per person

From 3 to 5 people - 6,000 JPY per additional guest

This plan includes:

  • All the Ingredients

  • The sake pairing set (2 bottles - unlimited servings)

  • + 1 bottle of Bourgogne Aligoté 2021

        ( 75cl - domaine Gauffroy - Aligoté white)

This Bourgogne Aligoté has been selected by the chef.
Possibility to replace with other wines with an extra fee.

sake pick-up time

3. Private Takoyaki Experience 
+ Sake or drinks pick-up time 

Duration: 3h00

Min. 2 people - 16,500 JPY per person

From 3 to 5 people - 6,000 JPY per additional guest

This plan includes:

  • Sake & drinks pick-up time at liquor shop (30 mins)

  • All the Ingredients

***Please pay for the drinks on the spot

takoyaki cooking
introducing french-style takoyaki

Max has kindly offered to take you to the nearby liquor shop before starting the cooking.

He has lived in Japan for almost 10 years and has great knowledge about Japanese drinks.

He will introduce you to many types of drinks, so you can choose the ones you like the most!

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