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Address: Acibadem Kadikoy, Istanbul 34718, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0216 348 70 17
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Description: Looking to experience the real taste of Istanbul? Join Olga Irez in...
Looking to experience the real taste of Istanbul? Join Olga Irez in exploring the local markets, visiting hand-picked vendors and food makers, tasting famous and lesser known local treats and, finally, cooking a Turkish feast at Olga's kitchen.Olga cooks and eats full time in Istanbul and also publishes popular food blog Delicious Istanbul, so her insights and tips put you on the fast track of learning all about Istanbul food.
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As a group of expats living in Istanbul we thought it was time to learn how to make a few of the dishes we were seeing around us daily. Olga didn't disappoint, and even allowed us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a group of expats living in Istanbul we thought it was time to learn how to make a few of the dishes we were seeing around us daily. Olga didn't disappoint, and even allowed us to choose one of the dishes to attempt cooking (it turned out wonderfully)! each of us have replicated the success of the day with... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

In our last day in Istanbul, we decided to take a cooking class, and we were lucky to pick Olga. She is an extraordinary cook, guide tour and person. Everything that we prepared was delicious and the places that she took us was very interesting. We'll do it again. Thanks Olga

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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a great time, tried some best dishes, different varieties, very elegantly presented by Olga. The tour was well thought-through. We visited small and big markets, food stores and coffe shops. What was great about the tour that all those places were not the obvious. Also, she mentioned that the tour would end around 2:30, but was more than... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have joined Olga’s Breakfast Club a few times, and every time I took a huge pleasure in it. Olga is considering herself a food-blogger, a food-photographer, and a fanatic cook. Her menu has always a certain concept, not necessarily Turkish though. She will prepare all the goodies in front of her guests while explaining about them. Although not being... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent a week in Istanbul this September, and Olga's food tour was one of the highlights of our trip! It was a pleasure spending time with Olga, and we were able to try many different foods and drinks. It was a great intro to Turkish cuisine and a fabulous way to start off our trip.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although Olga's actual tour was decent, she left us with our of our most horrific travel experiences ever: She took us to a Turkish Delight shop called Şekerci Aytekin Erol (Caferzade) in Karakoy. We picked 5 boxes to take to the US, but the employees suggested other (more expensive ones btw), because they were supposedly "sealed" better for travel. They... More 

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Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your unfortunate Turkish delight experience as I have told you in the email. The shop I have brought you to and I vouched for is an established family-run business that has been around for decades. I have personally purchased many boxes of Turkish delight from them as gifts for my friends here in Istanbul and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

At the last minute we had an extra day to kill in Istanbul. Searched for fun things to do for 2 couples and came up with a cooking class. Found Olgas contact details on the internet, sent off an email and she got back to us quickly. We spent the very next day with her and enjoyed every moment, from... More 

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Orlando
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I found her class thru a blog of chefs and trip advisor My husband and I enjoyed the class, however it was not "quite" what she advertised. The walk thru the market was fun and very interesting. I would have liked her to talk a bit more about the market and the relationships she had with the vendors. The cooking... More 

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Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion about my cooking class. I am surprised to hear your comment about my "small" kitchen: many of my guests who actually live in Istanbul are vowed by the size of my kitchen that opens into a living room. Besides you and your husband, there was just one more person joining the class that day:... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I just got back from Istanbul and i love the city. I will definitely be back again. there are so much to see and do. A week wasn't quite enough. I found Delicious Istanbul through Trip advisor after looking through a lot of the classes. I chose this class because availability which matched my schedule. Olga described herself as a... More 

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Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion about my cooking class. I would like to respond to your critique and clarify a few things. I am not sure why you expected a Turkish home. I am not Turkish and have lived in 5 other countries before moving here, and my house reflects that in a way. And still the house was... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

A great cooking course, all participants hands on, small group size makes it very good. A great way to spend a day.

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Address: Address: Acibadem Kadikoy, Istanbul 34718, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0216 348 70 17
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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