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Learn to Make Sushi!!

*** It's a great day to learn, eat, and enjoy sushi! See you there! ***

UPDATE #3: There are still 4 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 4 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $50. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $40 to $50 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. Feb. 19th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Feb. 12th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the Payment section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!


Ok, let's eat!... and learn how to make sushi!

We have a fun class planned with this one! Come join us at Umaya Izakaya for a 2 - 3 hour demonstration on how to make sushi. Learn the intricacies in the preparation of sushi, using basic ingredients and simple techniques. We will check in at 2:30pm, and then we'll learn to make sushi at 3pm.

We have recruited (and are privileged to have) Chef Yim with 20+ years of sushi making experience to take us through the culinary exploration of sushi. Besides Umaya Izakaya, he has also worked at Sakura, Makoto, and Kushi restaurants as well as abroad in Hong Kong.

Not only that:

• We will have 4 "rounds" of cooking, where each round demonstrates the preparation and creation of each type of roll.

• We'll each get to enjoy and eat ALL of the rolls we just learned and demonstrated to us!

• We'll each receive copies of the recipes, detailing the preparation of the rolls demonstrated to us

• We'll get an opportunity to get hands on and make some sushi rolls (with the chef's help) after the demonstration is over!

• Red and white wine IS included with our meal!


• Sushi rice

• California roll

• Spicy tuna roll

• Avocado roll

• Chef's choice!

• (The chef reserves the right to make changes to the menu if need be)

We've got an early bird special for this event of $40! The first 35 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sun. Feb. 19th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $50. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the Payment section of the event posting.

Come join us, tell a friend, and let's learn, eat, and enjoy sushi together! =)

I hope to see you there!

- J.T.


Metro and Parking

The closest Metro is Metro Center West (Red, Orange, Blue, Silver lines). I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber'ing if you can. I also recommend using for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using for garage parking planning.


PayPal account not required. Please follow the steps below (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment, and your email receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment (please check your spam folder and email settings). You can also log into your PayPal or credit card account online to verify payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Our events do sell out, so I recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Are you going?" (or select "Change" RSVP to add more guests if you've already purchased ticket(s))

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" (or "Pay Online Now") at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. Modify if appropriate, click "Pay Now" or "Check Out" button

5. If you don't have a PayPal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. If you have a PayPal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via PayPal

Event Check-in

I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup (if you are not on the list, you will be required to show it). When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy

Since I pay in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let me know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date... no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)

Ticket Resell

Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send me (the organizer) a "message" through my Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 11:30am on the day of the event.


Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we'll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I'll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by noon on the day of our event with the details.

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let me know in advance (a week or more before the event) and I will do my best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile). If you let me know the day of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and I appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!

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  • Linda K.

    This was a great event. I truly feel like I gained a much greater understanding of the world of sushi. A big thanks to the chef!


  • JamaicanGail

    Glad I attended this event. I learned a lot about sushi and I was willing to explore as far as tasting and glad I did (from a non-sushi eater).


  • Lavanya

    I really enjoyed this meetup!!

    2 days ago

  • Shelah

    Can we ask the chef for a list of the Japanese restaurants and grocery stores? It's hard to hear

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Elizabeth

    I came down with the flu and can't make it, anybody want to buy my ticket?

    2 days ago

  • Brandon M.

    I am unable to attend and have 1 ticket. Is anyone interested?

    3 days ago

    • Pushpa K.

      Hey brandon, i am interested. Can u message me here [masked]

      3 days ago

  • Mariam J.

    I can't seem to make a payment. And I can't rsvp either. Are the early bird spots already gone?

    February 14

    • J.T. [30s & 40s G.

      Hi Mariam, yes per update # 1 there are still some early bird spots left to secure please RSVP and make a payment (please make sure to use your computer and not the app) please see payment sections on the event posting. See you there!

      February 15

  • Jill H.

    I am unable to attend and have 2 tickets. PM me if you're interested

    January 28

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