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Cooking Alaturka

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 458 5919

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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Did this cooking class with my girlfriend. It was lots of fun. Rocco and his wife have a unique sense of humor, but they make the class really enjoyable. Great for couples in my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rav S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this cooking class with my girlfriend. It was lots of fun. Rocco and his wife have a unique sense of humor, but they make the class really enjoyable. Great for couples in my opinion. The food was really yummy and filling.

Thank Rav S
Hedensted, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This little restaurant was a real gem in an area that is otherwise loaded with restaurant tourist traps. Here we were served really interesting and tasting food fitting the region. The service was also really wonderful and we had such a great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you have an interest in food and cooking, this is a great use of your time in Istanbul. A four-hour session where you get to discuss local ingredients, prepare and cook the dishes, and eat afterwards. The owner, Rocco, is Italian, but has lived in Istanbul for quite a few years. Great sense of humour, he and his team... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The right place, the right people and the right food make the right experience we were looking for. We love Turkish food but wanted to dig more on the whats and hows of it. Cooking Alaturka was a great experience that we recomend to all those who appreciate food. From Chef Nezli with a great technique and sense of humour,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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 

Thank Arbanasi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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!

Thank hannahpie123
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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.

Thank maryannhogle
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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.

Thank EdwardBigden
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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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