Otao Kitchen Cooking Experiences

Otao Kitchen Cooking Experiences

Otao Kitchen Cooking Experiences
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Award-Winning Cooking School With Purpose - Fun Food Experiences. Celebrate & Connect People. Inspire Creation of Healthier Meals. Explore the best of Asian food and culture experiences in our interactive Richmond-Melbourne's studio space. Our cooking and tour experiences are brilliant for Melbourne visitors, weekend things to do and catch-ups, private and team building events.
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  • Alexandriad
    Melbourne, Australia114 contributions
    Fabulous vegan Vietnamese
    I did the vegan Vietnamese cooking class and absolutely loved it. Interestingly this was the same class that another reviewer panned, and to be honest I can’t understand why. Maybe just a grumpy and hypercritical person? Our instructor was fabulous, and I was really impressed with what we cooked. The recipes had a number of ingredients, thus the need for the instructor to occasionally refer to the recipe. I have dishes I cook frequently but still refer to the recipe!!! Everything we cooked tasted delicious. I went to the class alone but was paired with another lovely solo cook so had a great time. I can’t wait to come back and cook some more!
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Great to hear some tips as well. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 December 2022
  • GDest2016
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    Fantastic
    Had our team Christmas party with Otao Kitchen. It was so much fun! There was just enough structure to keep everything running smoothly, with lots of time to cook ourselves and eat the food we made. The staff were friendly & so accomodating. 10/10!
    Hi GDest Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Great to hear some tips as well. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 11 December 2022
  • brook2023
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    Chinese cooking class
    We did the Chinese cooking class with Annan and it was fabulous! Terrific recipes, great instruction and tips on better cooking methods. So much too eat we were hugely full afterwards and still came home with leftovers. Instructional, generous and fun. Perfect!
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Great to hear some tips as well. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2023
  • Ian J
    2 contributions
    Thai Cooking Course
    My husband and I participated in the Thai Cooking course with Otao Kitchen. We didn't know what to expect but was so pleasantly surprised. The Kitchen was clean set up with lots of individual table and utensils. It was a hand on experience you cook your own entree and main and at the end you get to eat the meal. The Chef for this course was terrific, always coming around and offering advice.
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 16 January 2023
  • Daniel C
    1 contribution
    Dumpling Cooking Class
    Just wrapped up our cooking experience with Dylan. A great time, really fun cooking class and Dylan took the time to make sure all was well before moving on with the steps. Really well paced overall and very clear communication to have everything set up before hand. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something different and wholesome.
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2023
  • stephdeluca
    2 contributions
    A fun night out!
    Loved this experience. So fun from the moment you start. The instructor was really nice and it was so easy to follow along. Would highly recommend for a girls night or date night. You leave feeling very full!
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 22 January 2023
  • OfficialAlec
    Geelong, Australia1 contribution
    Perfect Date
    Best date we've been on. We did the Sri Lankan class for two, and the food was excellent. I'd recommend bringing a small notebook to write down some tips and tricks that the chef shows you. We were the only couple to bring one and everyone else was say ' oh my god that's a great idea'. otao gives you the recipes of course, but the notebook really helped for technical notes, tips, etc
    Hi Jill Thank you for your review and tips. Love to hear that you enjoy the class. Happy cooking! Wam regards, Ha
    Written 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 February 2023
  • HouseOfMurray
    Frankston, Australia13 contributions
    Cooking with Australian Ingredients Master Class
    Absolutely amazing!! This was our second class that we have taken at Otao Kitchen and definitely will not be our last. Our first class was Thai, which we enjoyed thoroughly. From the minute you walk into the kitchen the atmosphere is buzzing, the teacher is friendly and welcoming and the food we created was fantastic. We prepared, cooked and enjoyed: What a fantastic afternoon we have both had: Smoked Kangaroo Tenderloin with Taro and Beurre Rouge Barramundi Steamed in Banana Leaf Damper ‘Flatbread’ with Mountain Pepper Bush Pesto and Goat's Cheese Dip The reason we were excited to do this class is we have Australian Native herbs growing at home so it was amazing to see what they can be used for and how they taste in cooking. Each class is such an enjoyable program where we have both felt relaxed and comfortable cooking along and learning many new tips and techniques. Keep up the fantastic work Otao !!
    Thank you for your amazing review @houseofmurray! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience for the second time. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed both the Thai and Australian Native cooking classes. We can't wait to welcoming you back!
    Written 22 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
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Julie C
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
I took my daughter to the Korean cooking class. There was so much food, it was all delicious, and Anna was a terrific instructor. Would definitely recommend.
Written 19 November 2023
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coevalangled0b
1 contribution
Oct. 2023
The dumpling course I did was great. It was very informative and a lot of fun. We also got to eat what we made so can't complain.
Written 26 October 2023
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anthonyZ951UQ
Pascoe Vale, Australia1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Family
We couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience,the instructor was thorough and patient and a lovely quirky sense of humour
The preparation beforehand was excellent and we’ll be back again for sure
We wish it had been longer and our daughter's aged 14&12 loved the experience as well
Written 25 October 2023
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SeanMM2
Greensborough, Australia1 contribution
Oct. 2023
This was a really well run class and super tasty food. we'll be back after just our first visit.
Attention to detail and the help working through the courses was great.
Written 23 October 2023
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Shrimo
Australia11 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Got this cooking class for my moms birthday present. we had a super fun morning. highly recommend this class. was awesome and surprised by our dumpling outcomes! they were good! Thank you Otao for such a well organised relaxing and fun day.
Written 22 October 2023
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Karen M
3 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Anan was a great teacher for our dumplings class. His instructions were easy to understand and follow.
We are confident that we can now make dumplings at home from scratch.
We bought the experience for our daughter as a birthday present ......we had a fantastic time and can't wait to return to Otao Kitchen with the whole family for another class.
Written 9 October 2023
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nikkiwallis
1 contribution
Sep. 2023
attended the Japanese cooking class as a team building event for work for 25 people, the class was run seamlessly and everyone had an amazing time! Would highly recommend this to everyone
Written 30 September 2023
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PeterM59
Eltham, Australia58 contributions
Sep. 2023
Not only did we enjoy the entire session, great kitchen, great technic and learning experience, we actually made a great and edible meal of Dumplings.
The kitchen class room was well laid out, the large screen for additional viewing was a good assist instead of having a recipe on the bench or looking at a mobile screen.
The instruction came at a good pace so there was no boredom time and yet there was no rush either. It didn't make a difference whether one was proficient in the kitchen or not it just seem to be at your pace. Thank you to Ang for his guidance and instructions.
Definitely looking to come back and try something else.
Written 25 September 2023
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CTorpey
Ouyen, Australia431 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
I loved the Dumpling Making experience. Highly organised, clean, fresh and uncomplicated experience. I can’t wait to get home and start having a go independently. I met other like minded people, all having a go at cooking - so of coarse it’s fun! Chef was brief, articulate and ensured everyone was mastering the skills. I am looking forward to pursuing further experiences and recommend this to solo travelers like me through to corporate groups. Great bonding experiences are had around good.
Written 23 September 2023
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Geoff Thomas
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Sep. 2023
My wife and I attended the class. It was great learning the Thai cooking techniques with clear instruction from the Master Chef. We cooked the dishes together which was really enjoyable. We had wine and beers whilst cooking and enjoyed the meal at the end. There was enough food at the end so we brought home a "doggy bag" with enough for another meal. Thoroughly recommend
Written 10 September 2023
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