I Wish

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In a Nutshell

  • Learn sushi-making basics
  • Traditional Japanese technique
  • Materials, ingredients provided

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Although millions of Americans enjoy sushi every day, very few realize that it is fish and not the edible half of rock ‘n’ roll. Headbang your way to culinary enlightenment with today's deal: for $25, you get one seat in the “Just Roll It” sushi-making class from I WISH (a $50 value). Most classes are held at The Joynt in River North. A bevy of dates and times are available; see the sidebar for current scheduling. More classes will be added to meet demand, and the location may vary.

I WISH's sushi-making class gives students the culinary ammo they need to sharpshoot their way into the hearts and minds of sushi-loving friends, relatives, love interests, and enemies (use the fugu fish). Beginning with an explanation of sushi and its applications in conjunction with the human diet, a professional instructor will roll out all of the material, equipment, and food items needed to get hands-on experience in the field. Students will learn how to make three basic sushi rolls—the California roll, vegetable roll, and spicy tuna—along with the techniques that apply to each and every tube of rice-and-fish deliciousness. Chow down on the fruits of your labor as you learn more about fish, selecting sushi-grade ingredients, rice making, tools, techniques, and the childhood aspirations of each ingredient.

I WISH helps Chicagoans fill holes in their brain that they’ve always dreamed of plugging, offering friendly expertise and flexible scheduling. Organizers design the hands-on workshops to be equal parts cerebrum-satisfying information and laugh-inducing fun. They offer a chance to learn more about your neighborhood and meet other curious souls sharing the same sidewalks, elevators, and dentist chairs. Be sure to email I WISH to RSVP, and BYOB where applicable, but leave the deadly poisonous puffer fish at home.


Ten Yelpers give I WISH an overall four-star average:

  • I attended a sushi making class and I had a great time and learned a lot. I took my husband and parents with and they all enjoyed it. We got to learn some new skills, have fun, and eat yummy yummy sushi! The chef was talented, helpful, and full of interesting information. – Krystal H.
  • The staff and teachers are super friendly and will accommodate any needs you might have. They offer a very hands on approach, meaning you'll probably get to eat and drink as you learn … – Nick M.

I Wish Lessons

I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.

Customer Reviews

The first lesson I signed up for was canceled which meant to reschedule I had to work through their email support since in their system they had already marked it as used even though they canceled the class. That experience had me a little wary but I had a great time at the class. The instructor and assistants were very helpful and encouraging. It was a lot of fun! I would definitely consider taking another class with them in the future.
Dale K. · May 21, 2013
Great atmosphere! Lots of fun. We'll go back.
Malinda S. · May 17, 2013
Sushi making class was awesome! Waiting for the next "advanced" sushi making class.
Christina P. · April 25, 2013
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    Near North Side

    650 N Dearborn St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60611

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