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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #96 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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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.

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Sydney; Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Clonmel, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really recommend this course. We made great dishes. Dolamades demystified and now cook stuffed figs regularly. Lovely people. Great way to spend an evening.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Took a lunch time cooking class and learned to cook 5 courses! Wow a lot of fun. Learned a lot about turkish cuisine and the sous chef who helped us was friendly and a bit of a joker which made for a good experience! The classes are interactive so get involved as much as you can. It's the best way... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I registered to take this class the day after arriving in Istanbul. Despite being terribly jet-lagged, I managed to take away some great introductory information about Turkish food, as well as some cooking skills and tips. And it was the perfect thing to do at the beginning of my vacation in Istanbul. Before the class, online registration was efforless, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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