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Sakana Grill in Calgary’s Chinatown

Salmon roe and chopped scallop rolls from Sakana Grill

Salmon roe and chopped scallop rolls from Sakana Grill

Back in late April, I met up with a friend after her work downtown – and we had hoped to go to Goro + Gun for dinner – but it was Sunday, and they were closed. So, we wandered over to Sakana Grill instead.

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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Sushi


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Sushi: Cooking classes

A few years ago, Connie and I took a sushi cooking class through Chinook College. It was so much fun! We first started out in the classroom making a few different things, and then our second night was a night out at a downtown restaurant Zen 8. If you’re interested in taking a sushi class too, check out the options below!



Classes at the SAIT Downtown Culinary Campus: Sushi

Dates: Sept 17 & Oct 28
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Chef Mori
Fee: $90.00
Sushi is a culinary art form; Sushi masters spend years learning this art. Luckily for you, with the guidance of our expert chef you can learn the fundamentals of sushi making in a few short hours. Walk away with the basic knowledge of how to choose your protein; cook the perfect rice and hand roll a beautiful Nori roll.

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SAIT’s Culinary Campus also has classes to learn cooking from Thailand, Curry, Italian, and Vietnamese. They also do Parent & Child Baking, Fondant Basics, Desserts & Beer, Introduction to cooking, and a Date Night cooking class!

Chinook College

Right now Chinook College doesn’t have any cooking classes listed. Check back later when they release their other classes to see if the sushi class returns!

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 Restaurant options

Scallop sushi  - Volcano roll in the background from Kinjo

Scallop sushi – Volcano roll in the background from Kinjo

There are also a number of sushi places where you can learn how to roll your own sushi. Most include instruction along with everything you’ll need to make, eat, and often take home sushi to bring home to your family or flatmates.

Kinjo offers classes from January – June.  I haven’t taken this class, but apparently it’s $55 (price is not listed on the website) and includes all you can make and eat.  (I can’t confirm this, it’s just what I heard – I recommend inquiring about the details before booking.  Contact 403.255.8998 for more information.

Meet Market Adventures also does a Singles night sushi-making class through Kinjo. Click the link for more information.

Sakana Grill offers classes too, from 1:15-4:00 p.m. where you’ll learn how to make sushi with instruction from a variety of sushi chefs. Servers are also on staff to assist you. On their site they say you’ll learn how to make 38 pieces of sushi (I imagine this is a number of rolls) “which will feed 2 people“. The class costs $55.00 per person, and includes coffee and pop during the lesson, along with hot sake and plum wine as part of the class. They also host a contest at the end of the class where you can win prizes for the best sushi, and have accommodations for large groups if you want to make sushi as a corporate event, birthday party, etc. Contact Grace at 403.290.1118 for more information.


Do you know any other places for hands-on sushi-making in Calgary or area? Let us know in the comments below!


Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Sushi


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