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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Excellent course with many flavors and new techniques

A great exposure to some of the very diverse Turkish cuisine taught by enthusiastic owners and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CathyFromBerkeley
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Fantastic way to learn about Turkish Cuisine & Culture

After sightseeing in Sultanahmet, we decided to take an afternoon class with our Italian friends... read more

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Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30 to 14:30 or from 16:30 to 20:30, to groups ranging from 2 to 11 persons. You cook five authentic Turkish dishes together with other travellers, under supervision of Rocco and his Turkish chef. Our classes are hands-on and fun, as well as informative. They are suitable for both professional chefs and kitchen novices. Afterwards, enjoy your cooking efforts over lunch or dinner with some local wine. We also function as a regular lunch and dinner restaurant, offering a daily-changing four-course menu. Reservations are recommended due to limited space.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed yesterday

A great exposure to some of the very diverse Turkish cuisine taught by enthusiastic owners and their delightful chef who are all willing to share techniques and tastes. For the kinds of foods prepared and eaten, and the experience of learning how to make them...More

Thank CathyFromBerkeley
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After sightseeing in Sultanahmet, we decided to take an afternoon class with our Italian friends. We were so happy we did..There were three other people in the class.. We all had wonderful time, it was a great experience learning about Turkish cuisine for our friends...More

Thank mehmet c
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Reviewed yesterday

Rocco(Chef/Owner) was kind enough to open a class for my husband and I and we spent a very lovely and fun evening learning to prep and cooking 5 traditional courses of Turkish cuisine. Nazli along with Rocco guided us every steps of the way and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Food Tour: What a great introduction to food culture in Istanbul! First, we visited a few local establishments to try out regional food, pudding, pide and fresh spices. Leyla was great at explaining the history of the area and the relationships that they had...More

Thank Ben N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cooking Alaturka is a MUST on your Istanbul's itinerary. You'll spend a few hours with great hosts, who will introduce you to Turkish cuisine and culture in a very fun and engaging way. Even if you are not a cook and you're more into eating...More

Thank Tatjana L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My sister and I booked a trip to Istanbul and we wanted to get the full experience this wonderful city has to offer. I came across Cooking Alaturka while looking for alternative activities to do and we booked it immediately. We weren't disappointed one bit,...More

Thank Bex2719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Istanbul the last week of May and we stayed in our part of the city which is Sultan Ahmet, our second time there. We had been reviewing Rocco's classes and had our minds 100% set on doing the cooking...More

Thank Khushru W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time at Cooking Alaturka. The class is very hands on and also fun. The hosts Rocco and Leyla and chef Nazli are lovely. All the 5 dishes we cooked were delicious and all of them were vegetarian friendly which was awesome...More

Thank Debora S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Istanbul in the April 2018 and have been recommended by the hotel for the cooking class with Alaturka. Cooking is my hobby and during my extensive travels, I always attend cooking classes to learn local cuisine. Having travelled across Europe, Asia and...More

Thank Ewelina R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Turkish cooking class at Cooking Alaturka in Istanbul! Leyla, Rocco, and Nazli are expert and very welcoming. With their help we cooked and ate delicious food including yogurt and mint soup (yayla çorbasi), stuffed eggplant (karniyarik), and figs stuffed with walnuts in syrup. I...More

Thank cookingtraveller
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Travlnmike
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Response from cookingalaturka | Property representative |
Hi there. Sorry if i cannot be of much help, as you probably understood browsing on line no one offer you that kind of know- how. Actually nobody that i know would be willing to share their secret baklava recipe, off course... More
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