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Cooking Alaturka

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124585919
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Description: Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 bring home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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. We not only prepared a 5 course meal, but gathered some insight into local culture.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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 honest business that deserves a good review I would defiantly recommend if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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 meal, Rocco and the guests sat down and enjoyed it together. Our host Rocco gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I did not expect to be renowned preparers of Turkish food after a couple of hours in the kitchen. We expected to chop a few vegetables and herbs – and we certainly did. What we did not expect was the very informative, entertaining and sometimes hilarious time that we enjoyed during the cooking session or the relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a fun evening, learning how to cook examples of Turkish food, shared with other visitors from around the world. Eveline and her chef Feyzi are not only knowledgeable but also friendly and entertaining. They are happy to share their techniques and tips. The menu was delicious. The cooking lesson was held in a restaurant in a convenient location,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A step up from the standard tourist turkish we'd eaten the past 3 days. Comfortable dining experience for vegetarians, and had a next day reservation. Accommodating chef and good service; 2 adults, 2 middle schoolers. L300 for 4 with 4 classes of wine. Less then I'd pay in US, but I did feel it was a bit pricier than almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the experience at Alaturka Cookery class at the beginning of June. We had a group of 4 and all of us helped preparing the 5 course dinner as a team. Eveline was very helpful in explaining every course in detail. Her chef Feyzi was extremely skillful and entertaining (and kept my husband amused). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I had been to Istanbul before but on my most recent trip wanted to learn more about Turkish food. I found Cooking Alaturka online and Eveline was fantastic about helping me find a class within my schedule. A small group of 6 of us learned how to make several Turkish foods from preparation to cooking. the recipes were simple and... More 

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124585919
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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