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Cooking Alaturka

Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
Cooking classes, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Finger licking good, and YOU made it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the cooking class (of about 9 people) and we made a ton of food! The chef was very funny and made everyone in the class laugh. Once we finished cooking and sat down, we noticed that the small restaurant filled up fast and they had to turn people away because it was so packed. I... More 

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Sydney; Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Firstly, Eveline the owner was very quick to respond to my enquiries, and helped pick a date that allowed me to learn recipes different from my first visit. Although she wasn't there on the day her chef Feyzi was, as well as Mara who explained everything and organised the group in preparing the ingredients for cooking. Feyzi and his assistant... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I had to spend one evening alone in Istanbul and this is a great way to meet and eat with other people, if you like cooking. The staff is very friendly and the food delicious.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My wife and I have taken multiple cooking classes around the world and this class is at the bottom of our list. We chose Cooking Alaturka for a cooking class because we liked the location and they had an availability. The students are making food for the restaurant so there's a strong need for the food to be made quickly... More 

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cookingalaturka, Owner at Cooking Alaturka, responded to this review

Sorry you felt that way! I'm not sure why the restaurant is an issue, since we always focus fully on the cooking class no matter what. Whether the restaurant is busy (which to memory it was that day) or not, the program is never compromised in any way. All dishes are presented in full detail at the start with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the shadow of the Blue Mosque, Cooking Alaturka is good counter balance with the historical and bustling Istanbul. Money well spent on this fast paced, interactive cooking class. You will be expected to work and eat (you make a lot of food) during the 4+ hours. The staff, including the equally engaging and pragmatic Eveline, is helpful and fun... More 

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