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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #105 of 398 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I thought this would be a fun thing to do and we were not disappointed. Evelyn managed to find us a spot even though it was at the last minute. Together with her Turkish chef, they gave us a fantastic fun and informative introduction to Turkish food and way of life. We all got to take part... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Don't waste your time or money, you won't cook, just chop up their veges and watch someone else cook. Despite the high cost for the 'cooking experience' they serve the food to other paying customers you will have no chance to actually make the dishes. Too many in the kitchen, so you cant always see the demonstration. Expect to line... More

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

Yes, it's been busy this October. It is high season in Istanbul, so classes do fill up. We decline eager people with positive mindsets, so it's a pity that you did not look at our website properly to see what our classes are all about. We are busy for a reason: people love our classes. For 12 years most have... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We arrived mid afternoon after a flight from the US and after getting a bit lost on our walk to the school, began a delightful 3 hours of cooking and eating. The instruction was clear, the right amount of involvement and the food was terrific. There were 4 people total in the class and we all had jobs to do... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent two weeks eating our way across Turkey before finishing the trip in Istanbul where we decided we needed to know a little something about trying to recreate our newly beloved Turkish cuisine at home. Cooking Alaturka came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. You learn about cooking in general and Turkish food specifically. The staff are great... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This cooking class was great! We made several wonderful dishes that we loved. A soup course, two main courses, and a desert course were prepared. Everyone had a hand in making each dish but sometimes one person would chop herbs and someone else the garlic but when it came time to putting the dish together it was a group effort.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This cooking class is good fun and informative. The session lasts 4 hours, and that includes cooking time and lunch / dinner where you get to eat what the class has prepared. Maya and the chef were good fun and made sure everyone got their hands on. I only marked it down slightly as I would have preferred to make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I took the class last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. We both cook at home quite regularly, but we still learned several nice prep tips and shortcuts. The recipes are pretty straightforward and well explained in the handouts. The food was so good we actually thought about going back another night just for dinner, but eventually opted... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I attended the class on 23dJune 2014 with 4 others. Unlike some other classes, this was real hands on. Both Eveline and her chef were present to guide us. We cooked five dishes and all were tasty but easy to make. i am still traveling and looking forwards to trying these when I return home. At the end of the... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I attended the cooking class while on holiday in Turkey. We had a great afternoon with 4 others in the class. We learnt a lot about Turkish cooking and the ate our efforts. Eveline and her husband George were good fun as was Feyzi the chef who doesn't speak much English.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

With due regard to the glowing reviews by others, somehow our experience was quite unsatisfactory and would highly recommend against for any of our friends. My wife's life-long hobby has been gourmet cooking and thus was most interested in learning about the highly reputed Turkish cuisine. What we found is the cooking school’s principal business is a restaurant with fixed... More

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

I am really sorry to read your review. It has come as a great surprise. In fact, had you not mentioned Rick Steves in your other reviews, I would have assumed this was a fake review! We have had RS clients for years and they have always raved about our classes, in fact, it was the readers who got us... More

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