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You are warmly invited to enjoy true Japanese hospitality at SOZAI, the UK’s first Japanese cookery school.

Please join us for our press opening party from 4:30pm on February 12, 2013, at SOZAI, 5 Middlesex Street, London E1 7AA (Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street).

Besides authentic Japanese food and drink, there will be a class demonstration which we hope you will enjoy taking part in, as well as an equally fun competition.

SOZAI – Meaning both ”household dishes” and “ingredients” in Japanese, - is a brand new concept and the first Japanese cooking school in the UK. All classes will be available to book singly, typically running for 90 - 120 minutes, with no need to sign up for a course.

As well as our regular Japanese chefs, SOZAI works with celebrity guest chefs – many Michelin starred – such as Nuno Mendes of Viajante, Daisuke Hayashi of Crysan and Anton Edelmann.

The chefs will show students how to make dishes ranging from sushi and tempura to authentic kaiseki and street food such as ramen and okonomiyaki.

Our interactive website at will also allow you to post suggestions for classes based on dishes you have enjoyed. These will then be voted on by other viewers by simply pressing a “like” button. The most popular dishes will become the subject of new classes.

Classes will be held at two kitchens in central London: SOZAI, 5 Middlesex Street, London E1 7AA (Liverpool Street) and SO Restaurant, 3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS (Soho).

Behind this new venture are Tetsuro Hama, the man behind the successful SO Restaurant, and Akitoshi Handa of ASTA, the popular Japanese lunch place with two outlets in the City. Akitoshi Handa was part of the start-up team for Wagamama, designing their concept.

Press Opening Party 12 February 2013

4:30 Door Open
4:45 Traditional Japanese Live Music (Shamisen & Minyo)
5:15 Fun Sushi Rolling Competition involving Celebrity Chef
6:00 Introduction to SOZAI COOKING’SCOOL
6:15 Cooking Class demonstration with willing participants
6:45 Traditional Japanese Live Music (Shamisen & Minyo)
7:30 Finish
Buffet food and refreshments are available throughout
RSVP by 8th February
Please reply with your name to Takeru Kurihara

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Sozai Ltd in the following categories: Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Food & Drink, for more information visit