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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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My partner and I, both relatively experienced cooks, thoroughly enjoyed our session with Eveline and her incredibly competent assistant chef. The whole evening was well-planned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My partner and I, both relatively experienced cooks, thoroughly enjoyed our session with Eveline and her incredibly competent assistant chef. The whole evening was well-planned from start to finish. We both picked up some new techniques, as well as learning about the complexity of Turkish food. The emphasis on bringing out flavour is something we both relate to. And to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've done about 5 cooking classes in my life before, in two different countries, and I'm a bit torn about this experience. It's definitely a different spin on a cooking class, as you're cooking with the chefs for patrons in the restaurant. Here are my pros and cons: Pros: - It's an easier cooking class, and you get to see... More 

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

We are sorry the class was different from what you expected. Our website is quite clear about what we offer. I haven't heard of a cooking class abroad where one takes the food home. Most of our guests stay at hotels. You usually eat it on the premises, as you did at our place. Glad you enjoyed the meal! It's... More 

San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The cooking class we took at Cooking Alaturka was a highlight of our time in Istanbul. Eveline is a phenomenal chef and these classes are so well run - a great way to pick up some pointers, nice coverage of region-specific cuisine, tasty food, and a wonderful staff. I’d definitely recommend one of Eveline’s classes as a fun alternative to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Evelyn, together with her entertaining chef, provided us with a hands on insight into Turkish cuisine. In 4 hours we prepared, cooked and feasted upon 5 traditional dishes. I did not know I was such a great cook. A fantastic Turkish experience and a highlight of our week in Istanbul.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had fun and learnt new things and meet fellow like minded travellers. I would do it again. Great Owner and very welcoming. We had so much fun eating all our own made fun in a team environment Thanks to all

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Brooklyn, New York
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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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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