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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 10 persons. You cook five authentic Turkish dishes together with other travellers, under supervision of Eveline and her Turkish chef Feyzi. 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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Great Food, Great People!

My girlfriend and I took the evening class earlier this month and had a wonderful time! Had an opportunity to work on a number of dishes (all of which were delicious). Eveline and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I took the evening class earlier this month and had a wonderful time! Had an opportunity to work on a number of dishes (all of which were delicious). Eveline and Feyzi were both interesting and fun throughout. As someone who has taken several cooking classes around the world, I highly recommend Cooking Alaturka!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It seems strange to say that one of the best meals we had in Istanbul was in a restaurant owned by an Astralian and Dutch couple but it was. A really excellent meal which we enjoyed very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Eveline at Cooking Alaturka during our 4 day visit to Istanbul. I can honestly say it was one of our favourite experiences of the holiday. Very professionally run course with delicious food and instructions to take away meaning that any level of skill could be accommodated for. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We started off our first morning in Istanbul with a class here, and it was worth every penny. Eveline and Faizi were courtious, pleasant and hilarious. They were easy to follow and accommodated everyone in the class. It was also refreshing to interact with such a diverse bunch. The food was lovely, I have never had a plate of such... More 

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utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We cooked a menu of 5 dishes. we learned several techniques, and the result was excellent. In fact it was the best dinner we had during our stay in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I love cooking classes. I have now taken them in 5 different countries. Cooking Alaturka has a great facility, fun staff, great recipes. They are well organized, made it fun for the whole group. We booked this through a tour agency, but wish we would have booked it directly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My friends and I visited last summer. This place was AWESOME! We highly recommend it. Thye provided expert guidance for cooking authentic turkish appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have attended class twice and loved it both times! It was fun meeting the diversity of people attending the class. Learning the recipers is a far better than any souvenir that can be purchased at the Grand Bazaar. I am looking forward to recreating the dishes for friends and family. Very easy directions. Cook is hilarious. Loved the meze... More 

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taranaki
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was very disappointed with this cooking 'class'. the people were very nice and friendly but in realisty we paid 65 Euros to be their kitchen hands for the morning. Coming from a cooking family I expected to actually cook the food, not just chop a mountain of onions, tomatoes and meat and watch the chef cook it. We prepped... More 

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

We’re sorry you were not happy with your experience. I remember you coming in mentioning your Thai cooking class and leaving saying you were disappointed because it had not been the same. I have to stress time and again that Asian cooking (as much as I love it) is very different from Turkish, in the sense that Turkish food cooks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wonderful afternoon preparing a 5 course Turkish menu. We loved every minute and enjoyed the dinner and wine, socialising with our fellow chefs. All in all a great experience learning from the best! Thank you and we will most definitely be back to learn more :-)

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