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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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A splendid 4 hours

A very friendly team who explained things well. There were 4 in our group which helped a lot. This... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great cooking course

A great way to spend a few hours in Istanbul if you enjoy food. The lesson was hands on and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

A very friendly team who explained things well. There were 4 in our group which helped a lot. This is a really good starting point for a trip as Rocco and his team are eager to explain local dishes and ingredients. We thought it was...More

Thank clast49
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A great way to spend a few hours in Istanbul if you enjoy food. The lesson was hands on and informative. Rocco and his staff are friendly, funny and helpful. I couldn't believe that we managed to create such amazing food in such a short...More

Thank wvio
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We loved cooking Alaturka! Rocco and his staff were fantastic, funny, and a pleasure to cook with. We prepared several different meals, and even though we were unfamiliar with the food prep techniques, Rocco and his staff helped every step of the way. They also...More

Thank Tracy R
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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

While visiting Istanbul with three friends, we stumbled across Cooking Alaturka in the Rick Steves guide. We signed up on a lark and had a fantastic experience. I understand that the place has recently changed hands, so rest assured that the quality of the experience...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

A really fun and informative morning learning how to make a variety of well known and lesser known meze dishes. I'm really looking forward to making them at home! Thanks to everyone at Alaturka for a fantastic experience :-)

Thank Idreamofdosas
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Cooking alaturka was an amazing experience and a great way to feel connected with Turkish culture. The owner and chef were friendly and hilarious. The food was delicious, and the company was excellent. Learning Turkish cooking was more valuable than any other souvenir you could...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was the best activity in my 11 day trip to Turkey. The cooking class was well worth every dime! I am not an avid cook, but I went with my sister for the class. The owners were gracious and the chef was very funny....More

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Reviewed 16 July 2015

We are glad we went here we wanted to learn a little about turkish cookery and we were not disappointed , our group mad a great meal together, there was fun, chatter and friendship we all shared a great meal together, thus is a good...More

Thank vic_tony
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

If you haven't experienced the awesomeness that Well Done cooking classes have to offer, you're missing out!

Thank ismail d
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We attended a six-person Alaturka Cooking class on our first full day in Istanbul. Together with two other American pairs, we prepared and cooked a Turkish meal. It was fun and lively. The hosts and chefs were very welcoming and funny. When we finished the...More

Thank emccannell
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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