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Cooking Alaturka

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124585919
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Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30 to...

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 11 persons. You cook five authentic Turkish dishes together with other travellers, under supervision of Rocco and his Turkish chef. 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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Was sent there by receptionist at our hotel. Our meal was delicious. The lemon yogurt soup was my favorite part of it. The rest of the entrees such as the stuffed eggplant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Was sent there by receptionist at our hotel. Our meal was delicious. The lemon yogurt soup was my favorite part of it. The rest of the entrees such as the stuffed eggplant and something like a zucchini pancake were tasty as well. I wasn't too fond of the dessert but that could have been because I was pretty full by... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had a realy fun morning followed by a fatastic lunch at Cooking alaTurka. We were a small group, and were allowed to do nearly everything when cooking our lunch. Everything was done at quite high speed and some things had been prepared beforehand by the cook. One should have in mind that Cooking alaTurka also is a restaurant that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A really fun relaxed cooking experience, made 5 dishes as a group with the instructor and chef. Both lovely fun people. Ate the food after and it was delicious! We even made the dishes again at home!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved!!!! This sweet woman shared the secrets of Turkish cooking with a group of ten tourists. Her kitchen was immaculate. The gentleman who served our food was thoughtful, efficient and kind. Take advantage of this delightful opportunity if you are ever in Istanbul.

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Thank maryannhogle
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Dining at this restaurant was a real pleasure: it was relaxed, hospitable and the food was imaginative and delicious. The young family who run it were happy to explain the background to each dish and were very good company.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Out of everything we saw and did in Istanbul the cooking class at Alarturk is our fondest memory. Rocco and his team were patient and clearly explained everything. The menu is also well thought out and everything we used in the cooking we can get at home also. If you have a free few hours this is a experience I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

So I turned out to be the only one there when I went (largely due to lack of tourists because of security environment) but I had a great 1 on 1 course. The hot yoghurt soup is a must (would've never made it if I was looking at recipe book) - delicious. Great time and very hands on - just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the cooking class whilst in Istanbul and it was a lot of fun. We were the only ones in the class so we were very hands on. When we arrived we had a coffee and chatted with Rocco. You could sit with Rocco all night chatting but we did need to get in to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We had a very nice evening learning to cook some Turkish dishes at Alaturka. The chefs were very friendly and helped us cook 5 different dishes. Afterwards we all sat down and enjoyed our 5 course meal. A bit expensive at 65euro per person but a fun night for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Booked a cooking class at Cooking Alaturka, very professional, hands on and fun. a must if you have a day spare. a few wines later and could not believe we made our own Turkish food. Tried the recipes at home and was just as great.

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