We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 5919
Review Highlights
A Culinary Evening Extraordinaire

A real treat to spend the evening in the kitchen with Rocco, Leyka, and other visitors. An evening... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Central Florida, Florida
amazing time!

This was one of our best evenings in Istanbul! We joined a small group of tourists to learn about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
Read all 298 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cooking class” (70 reviews)
“yogurt soup” (11 reviews)
Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 5919
Write a Review
Reviews (298)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A real treat to spend the evening in the kitchen with Rocco, Leyka, and other visitors. An evening of learning about and creating incredible Turkish dishes. There was a perfect balance between focused attention and laughter and breaking bread together around a common table. We...More

Thank DEflorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our best evenings in Istanbul! We joined a small group of tourists to learn about Turkish food while preparing a 4 course meal. I am a novice and my husband an experienced cook and we both really enjoyed it. We had...More

Thank kounalni
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I would highly recommend spending a morning or evening with Rocco and his beautiful and vivacious wife. The fact that you will also get hands on experience cooking delicious turkish food, that you can go home and cook for your friends, is just a bonus...More

Thank Kristel B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I heard about this restaurant from my hotel, so I had a visit. It was a great experience to try traditional foods while staff described the ingredients and story of each dish. I learnt many things about Turkish food from this place, and of course,...More

Thank Mor K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've taken about six cooking classes now and this has been my favorite by far. Rocco and his wife were such a sweet, entertaining couple. There was only one other student besides us, and we all got along tremendously. We learned how to make five...More

Thank jennykvb
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Was really great! Nice people and you learn alot. An unique experience! I had 4 meals prepared and there were al very nice.

Thank Jasper S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I truly enjoyed the meal and friendly atmosphere at Alaturka! I hope to try an Alaturka cooking class my next visit to Istanbul. Having experienced the freshness of the food and the friendliness of Rocco and Leyla, I know that the inexperienced cook that I...More

Thank MFrank611
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had such an amazing time with Rocco and Leyla during the cooking Alaturka class and I would highly recommend it. Beyond the fact that you get to learn how to make beautiful turkish dishes (some fairly easy than you can prepare at home with...More

1  Thank Houda_c
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I travel around a lot and wherever I go, I take cooking classes from local places. Alaturka cooking place is stunning and absolutely one of best cooking classes I have taken so far. We cooked 7 different Turkish menus. Learning from instructor and had food...More

Thank Bonnie898
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Did this cooking class with my girlfriend. It was lots of fun. Rocco and his wife have a unique sense of humor, but they make the class really enjoyable. Great for couples in my opinion. The food was really yummy and filling.

Thank Rav S
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
Nearby Restaurants
Siva Cafe Restaurant
1,018 reviews
.10 km away
Sofa Cafe & Restaurant
338 reviews
.07 km away
The Cozy Garden Restaurant
536 reviews
.06 km away
Tugra Kebap House
97 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Arasta Bazaar
579 reviews
.12 km away
Mosaic Museum
465 reviews
.15 km away
Akbiyik Street
46 reviews
.06 km away
Jennifer's Hamam
726 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I will be arriving in istanbul april 28 and want to learn turkish baking,make items like baklava and borek.Do you have classes exclusively for baking instead of beginner cooking classes for hummus for example?If you do not,can you recommend a housewife who speaks good english and can teach me how to bake turkish items for $10 an hour?Also can i see a detailed menu of your proposed cooking classes before i sign up for classes?
5 April 2017|
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