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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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A must for food lovers when in Istanbul!

Istanbul is such a magical city and the food is definitely a highlight -great food is everywhere... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
San Francisco
Delicious, Authentic, Friendly and High Quality

Cooking Alaturka was one of the best dinners we had in Istanbul. Like the title of my review says... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Sasha P
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Istanbul is such a magical city and the food is definitely a highlight -great food is everywhere here. In such a city to stand out is no small achievement and Cooking Alaturka manages to do just that! Leila and Rocco make this such an enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Cooking Alaturka was one of the best dinners we had in Istanbul. Like the title of my review says, the food was delicious and authentic, and I could tell that the ingredients were high quality and fresh. I only had four days in Istanbul and...More

Thank Sasha P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My son and I spent an delightful evening preparing a 4 course meal with Leyla and Rocco. Our hosts took over the business two years ago from the previous owner bringing their own special recipes. Leyla is Turkish and Rocco is Italian. The food was...More

Thank emcneely2017
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. I really enjoyed cooking with Rocco and his wonderful wife Leyla. The best part of it is that you get to eat what you cook after all these delicious food..... The evening not to be missed if you are in Istanbul.... Highly...More

Thank gipsyanne
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 10 June 2017

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
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
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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