Eric

274 have dabbled | 35 reviews
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4.93 | 35 reviews

Eric

274 have dabbled | 35 reviews
Big square screen shot 2016 06 15 at 6.09.50 pm
4.93 | 35 reviews
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Tani Sushi Bistro

Tani is what we feel a Sushi restaurant should be: understated but memorable, soothing while invigorating, and cuisine that outshines the award-winning decor. With Asian dining roots in other American cities, our family sought out Saint Louis as the perfect blend of a big city on the urban interest rise with a history of fine dining. Clayton, in particular, has burst forth on the restaurant scene with the gusto of Manhattan or South Beach, and its food and service offerings compete with world class restaurants. We are thrilled to locate our establishment here, and proud to have our restaurant family and personal family here as well.

Eric and Jenny Heckman
Proprietors

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Tani is what we feel a Sushi restaurant should be: understated but memorable, soothing while invigorating, and cuisine that outshines the award-winning decor. With Asian dining roots in other American cities, our family sought out Saint Louis as the perfect blend of a big city on the urban interest rise with a history of fine dining. Clayton, in particular, has burst forth on the restaurant scene with the gusto of Manhattan or South Beach, and its food and service offerings compete with world class restaurants. We are thrilled to locate our establishment here, and proud to have our restaurant family and personal family here as well.

Eric and Jenny Heckman
Proprietors

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Kristen S.
    Reviewed on 06/12/19

    We had a great time learning to roll sushi! The event was interactive and laid back. We learned how to make 3 different rolls. The night ended with the infamous OMG roll. Highly recommend the class, would definitely do it again!

    We had a great time learning to roll sushi! The event was interactive and laid back. We learned how to make 3 different rolls. The night ended with the infamous OMG roll. Highly recommend the class, would definitely do it again!

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    Lynn L.
    Reviewed on 06/11/19

    Did a sushi class Dabble with 3 other friends. The atmosphere was comfortably casual and very friendly. The instructors were upbeat and very generous with sharing tricks of the trade. Each of us made some pretty respectable sushi rolls and will continue to perfect our skills at home. Would highly recommend this Dabble !

    Did a sushi class Dabble with 3 other friends. The atmosphere was comfortably casual and very friendly. The instructors were upbeat and very generous with sharing tricks of the trade. Each of us made some pretty respectable sushi rolls and will continue to perfect our skills at home. Would highly recommend this Dabble !

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    Madison G.
    Reviewed on 06/11/19

    Jimmy and Justin were AMAZING!! They made the class so educational and so much fun. We left very full and very happy😁

    Jimmy and Justin were AMAZING!! They made the class so educational and so much fun. We left very full and very happy😁

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    Courtney S.
    Reviewed on 05/19/19

    We had a really great experience! We had never been to Tani Sushi Bistro and definitely had never made our own sushi, but we had so much fun! The teachers were fun and silly and made sure we were having a good time while also truly learning. We expected to not really get fed enough since it was just a class, but we got to eat plenty of amazing sushi and definitely enjoyed the complimentary saki!

    We had a really great experience! We had never been to Tani Sushi Bistro and definitely had never made our own sushi, but we had so much fun! The teachers were fun and silly and made sure we were having a good time while also truly learning. We expected to not really get fed enough since it was just a class, but we got to eat plenty of amazing sushi and definitely enjoyed the complimentary saki!

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    Shannon R.
    Reviewed on 04/11/19

    This experience was awesome! Jimmy and Justin were great instructors and made us feel like semi sushi chefs. The cost was well worth it for all that was included. I am interested in attending this class again in the future.

    This experience was awesome! Jimmy and Justin were great instructors and made us feel like semi sushi chefs. The cost was well worth it for all that was included. I am interested in attending this class again in the future.

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    Michelle F.
    Reviewed on 04/09/19

    This is a wonderful class! I feel like Jimmy and Justin taught us well- I am excited to go home and try what they taught us! J & J made the class so much fun with their energy, attitude, and sense of humor. This is a dabble not to be missed!

    This is a wonderful class! I feel like Jimmy and Justin taught us well- I am excited to go home and try what they taught us! J & J made the class so much fun with their energy, attitude, and sense of humor. This is a dabble not to be missed!

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    Sarah D.
    Reviewed on 03/13/19

    Loved; the event was organized and fun! I was afraid when we arrived that the seating was going to be really tight, but we sat in the larger leather lounge chairs and were fine, would definitely recommend getting there early to get a more spacious seat.

    Jimmy, the main teacher, and Justin, waiter & assistant teacher, were awesome. The instructions were on point, they gave us several sake shots, edamame, the three sushi rolls we made, and they brought out OMG rolls at the end for us.

    We were with a fun group of strangers too, which made it all the better and entertaining. I could see that if there was a quiet group it would be less entertaining, but it would be just as delicious.

    Highly recommend!

    Loved; the event was organized and fun! I was afraid when we arrived that the seating was going to be really tight, but we sat in the larger leather lounge chairs and were fine, would definitely recommend getting there early to get a more spacious seat.

    Jimmy, the main teacher, and Justin, waiter & assistant teacher, were awesome. The instructions were on point, they gave us several sake shots, edamame, the three sushi rolls we made, and they brought out OMG rolls at the end for us.

    We were with a fun group of strangers too, which made it all the better and entertaining. I could see that if there was a quiet group it would be less entertaining, but it would be just as delicious.

    Highly recommend!

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    Emily B.
    Reviewed on 03/12/19

    Tani was very generous with us.

    Tani was very generous with us.

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    Shawn A.
    Reviewed on 03/12/19

    The class was a lot of fun! So. Much. Food. Great drinks and wonderful staff. I can’t wait to make sushi for my friends and family!

    The class was a lot of fun! So. Much. Food. Great drinks and wonderful staff. I can’t wait to make sushi for my friends and family!

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    Kourtney T.
    Reviewed on 02/13/19

    This class was so much fun! I had no idea making sushi could be so fun and easy, but really, it was because of the teacher! He was hilarious the entire time, but also taught us a lot about sushi, about the ingredients, and about how to have a great experience with sushi. The quality of the ingredients we used was super high, so every roll we made was absolutely delicious. It was definitely a great value, but honestly, that was mostly because the whole experience was so fun. It was chill, there was a lot of freedom and a lot of laughs, plus good food and drink. Highly recommend this class - for a date, for a group, even as a single!

    This class was so much fun! I had no idea making sushi could be so fun and easy, but really, it was because of the teacher! He was hilarious the entire time, but also taught us a lot about sushi, about the ingredients, and about how to have a great experience with sushi. The quality of the ingredients we used was super high, so every roll we made was absolutely delicious. It was definitely a great value, but honestly, that was mostly because the whole experience was so fun. It was chill, there was a lot of freedom and a lot of laughs, plus good food and drink. Highly recommend this class - for a date, for a group, even as a single!

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    Brad B.
    Reviewed on 09/20/17

    This was an awesome date night! The instructor was very up beat and a lot of fun. We made 3 delicious rolls and a 4th was provided. After several servings of sake, the sushi and a few other beverages we left very satisfied! We will be doing this again!

    This was an awesome date night! The instructor was very up beat and a lot of fun. We made 3 delicious rolls and a 4th was provided. After several servings of sake, the sushi and a few other beverages we left very satisfied! We will be doing this again!

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    Kara H.
    Reviewed on 06/02/17

    What a great, great time. The atmosphere was perfect, and we definitely learnt a lot! We were full (and a little tipsy!) after the class. I have literally told 20 people to take this class! I will definitely be doing it again because this was the best restaurant experience that I have had in a while!

    What a great, great time. The atmosphere was perfect, and we definitely learnt a lot! We were full (and a little tipsy!) after the class. I have literally told 20 people to take this class! I will definitely be doing it again because this was the best restaurant experience that I have had in a while!

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    Jim T.
    Reviewed on 05/08/17

    Great for a first date.

    Great for a first date.

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    Kathy G.
    Reviewed on 05/06/17

    The evening was so much fun! The instructor was so personable and engaging that a good time was definitely in the cards. His instructions were clear and accurate making the process seem achievable. I came away with the assurance I could do this at home AND a new favorite restaurant!! That OMG roll!!!! OMG!!!!!!

    The evening was so much fun! The instructor was so personable and engaging that a good time was definitely in the cards. His instructions were clear and accurate making the process seem achievable. I came away with the assurance I could do this at home AND a new favorite restaurant!! That OMG roll!!!! OMG!!!!!!

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    Maddie T.
    Reviewed on 05/06/17

    This class was very fun. The teacher was entertaining and energetic and knew his stuff. It was very much worth our money and we had a great time!

    This class was very fun. The teacher was entertaining and energetic and knew his stuff. It was very much worth our money and we had a great time!

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    Frank M.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    This Sushi Rolling class really teaches you the art and skill of Sushi Rolling. Jimmy, the instructor, gladly shares his expertise with sushi rolling class. This class continuously produces more than expected. I've taken the sushi rolling class two (2x) times now and i'm looking forward to taking the class again soon.

    This Sushi Rolling class really teaches you the art and skill of Sushi Rolling. Jimmy, the instructor, gladly shares his expertise with sushi rolling class. This class continuously produces more than expected. I've taken the sushi rolling class two (2x) times now and i'm looking forward to taking the class again soon.

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    Lindsay D.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    This class was so much fun! It was completely hands on. We made 3 different kinds of sushi rolls and got to eat them afterwards. I left feeling full and happy. I would now feel comfortable making sushi on my own at home. I recommend taking this class! I'd even take it again, would be fun for a group or a date night.

    This class was so much fun! It was completely hands on. We made 3 different kinds of sushi rolls and got to eat them afterwards. I left feeling full and happy. I would now feel comfortable making sushi on my own at home. I recommend taking this class! I'd even take it again, would be fun for a group or a date night.

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    Corey W.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    This was such a great experience. My wife and I along with 5 other friends truly enjoyed this class. Our instructor Jimmy did a great job of making the class fun and enjoyable. the food was great and extremely good. I would recommend this class to anyone. Great for a date night, night out with the ladies, or just friends having fun.

    This was such a great experience. My wife and I along with 5 other friends truly enjoyed this class. Our instructor Jimmy did a great job of making the class fun and enjoyable. the food was great and extremely good. I would recommend this class to anyone. Great for a date night, night out with the ladies, or just friends having fun.

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    Toya W.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    My friends and I had a great time with Jimmy and the complete staff at Tani! I loved how he engaged the class and was very informative about the do's and don'ts of selecting sushi grade fish.
    The soki shots that started the class was a plus also! I will definitely suggest this class to others.

    My friends and I had a great time with Jimmy and the complete staff at Tani! I loved how he engaged the class and was very informative about the do's and don'ts of selecting sushi grade fish.
    The soki shots that started the class was a plus also! I will definitely suggest this class to others.

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    David Q.
    Reviewed on 03/13/17

    We had a great time in this class. Our teacher was fun, knowledgeable, and had a natural way of interacting with our group. He seemed genuinely interested in sharing his skill and tips with us.

    We had a great time in this class. Our teacher was fun, knowledgeable, and had a natural way of interacting with our group. He seemed genuinely interested in sharing his skill and tips with us.

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    Micayla K.
    Reviewed on 03/11/17

    A must do!!! Loved it
    Great teacher , small group. Amazing

    A must do!!! Loved it
    Great teacher , small group. Amazing

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    Frank M.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Jimmy was an outstanding teacher. Jimmy was funny and entertaining which made an impressionable remarkable experience! Jimmy was extremely knowledgeable about sushi rolling. We learned how to make some of our favorite most common rolls to eat: Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll, Philly Roll and he even threw in an extra one, a California Hand Roll. Jimmy treated all of us their famous Oh My God Roll which was as always amazing!!! The class allowed us opportunity to socially and professionally network mostly meeting new people and making great friends over things we all have in common our love for sushi. I also think the class helped advertise, market and promote Tani Sushi Lounge which was great because they truly make great sushi and have an outstanding staff.

    Jimmy was an outstanding teacher. Jimmy was funny and entertaining which made an impressionable remarkable experience! Jimmy was extremely knowledgeable about sushi rolling. We learned how to make some of our favorite most common rolls to eat: Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll, Philly Roll and he even threw in an extra one, a California Hand Roll. Jimmy treated all of us their famous Oh My God Roll which was as always amazing!!! The class allowed us opportunity to socially and professionally network mostly meeting new people and making great friends over things we all have in common our love for sushi. I also think the class helped advertise, market and promote Tani Sushi Lounge which was great because they truly make great sushi and have an outstanding staff.

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    Gennie A.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Thanks to Jimmy and the entire Tani staff for an awesome night! It was our first time "Dabbling" and we definitely recommend this class to any sushi lover!

    Thanks to Jimmy and the entire Tani staff for an awesome night! It was our first time "Dabbling" and we definitely recommend this class to any sushi lover!

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    Logan I.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    I can't say enough positive things about this experience. My wife and I head a blast, learned a lot, and definitely got PLENTY to eat. If you're thinking about signing up for this class, do it now!

    I can't say enough positive things about this experience. My wife and I head a blast, learned a lot, and definitely got PLENTY to eat. If you're thinking about signing up for this class, do it now!

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    Meaghan C.
    Reviewed on 03/09/17

    This was so much fun tonight! Staff was great but Jimmy was fantastic! He made sure everyone's questions were answered and following along with him was easy! It was a bit noisy in there but he addressed everyone. The food was fantastic and I will definitely be back! Awesome job, Jimmy and staff! Highly recommend!

    This was so much fun tonight! Staff was great but Jimmy was fantastic! He made sure everyone's questions were answered and following along with him was easy! It was a bit noisy in there but he addressed everyone. The food was fantastic and I will definitely be back! Awesome job, Jimmy and staff! Highly recommend!

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    Jaclyn W.
    Reviewed on 02/18/17

    We had the BEST time with Jimmy, Naomi, and the Tani team! The food and drink were plentiful and delicious, and we enjoyed the hospitality tremendously. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone who likes to Dabble!

    We had the BEST time with Jimmy, Naomi, and the Tani team! The food and drink were plentiful and delicious, and we enjoyed the hospitality tremendously. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone who likes to Dabble!

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    Ashley E.
    Reviewed on 02/18/17

    Fun class! Well worth the price.

    Fun class! Well worth the price.

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    Tyler S.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    This was my fifth Dabble class, and it was, by far, the best yet. Dave, one of the head chefs, came out and, though self-described as nervous, did a stellar job of teaching us how to make and roll our own sushi. Plus, there was more than plenty of food to go around for everyone at the table. I'd definitely sign up for this one again.

    Only critique is that it would have been a nice to have gotten a little more info on parking before the event. They mention a garage in the description but don't mention which garage, etc. (It's the Centene Garage, by the way.)

    This was my fifth Dabble class, and it was, by far, the best yet. Dave, one of the head chefs, came out and, though self-described as nervous, did a stellar job of teaching us how to make and roll our own sushi. Plus, there was more than plenty of food to go around for everyone at the table. I'd definitely sign up for this one again.

    Only critique is that it would have been a nice to have gotten a little more info on parking before the event. They mention a garage in the description but don't mention which garage, etc. (It's the Centene Garage, by the way.)

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    Taylor B.
    Reviewed on 01/28/17

    The class was a bit slow to get started, but it was great fun and the instructor was very good. Highly recommended.

    The class was a bit slow to get started, but it was great fun and the instructor was very good. Highly recommended.

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    Courtney C.
    Reviewed on 01/28/17

    Such a fun date night activity! We made three different rolls and I was stuffed by the time we left!

    Such a fun date night activity! We made three different rolls and I was stuffed by the time we left!

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    Angela T.
    Reviewed on 01/28/17

    This is the second time my husband and I have taken the class. This time we brought some
    Friends with us. We plan to go back as much as we can! It's a great deal and a blast! Great way to meet new people as well.

    This is the second time my husband and I have taken the class. This time we brought some
    Friends with us. We plan to go back as much as we can! It's a great deal and a blast! Great way to meet new people as well.

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    Hannah T.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    Great class! Instructor was knowledgeable, flexible and fun! Lots of food - will not leave hungry! 🙂

    Great class! Instructor was knowledgeable, flexible and fun! Lots of food - will not leave hungry! 🙂

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    Angela T.
    Reviewed on 09/24/16

    This class was so so fun! We learned a lot and you really receive a lot for your money. Jimmy was an excellent teacher and you can tell he really enjoyed teaching the class.

    This class was so so fun! We learned a lot and you really receive a lot for your money. Jimmy was an excellent teacher and you can tell he really enjoyed teaching the class.

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    Nicole G.
    Reviewed on 06/26/16

    This was an amazing course that taught the basics of sushi (maki) making! Jimmy was a great teacher who was able to answer all the questions we could think up, and all my friends back home are jealous that I've learned how to make maki rolls.

    This was an amazing course that taught the basics of sushi (maki) making! Jimmy was a great teacher who was able to answer all the questions we could think up, and all my friends back home are jealous that I've learned how to make maki rolls.

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    Zach F.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    Always fun to eat sushi but the class just wasn't really much of a class. Had all the materials but just not much instruction. No chance I can realistically make sushi now. At the very least the instructor needs a microphone next time. Couldn't hear anything.

    Always fun to eat sushi but the class just wasn't really much of a class. Had all the materials but just not much instruction. No chance I can realistically make sushi now. At the very least the instructor needs a microphone next time. Couldn't hear anything.

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