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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Wonderful cooking class

My first cooking class out of italy, good food , good organization , traditional turkish recipe and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simone B
via mobile
Delightful experience

This place was recommended by our hotel Empress Zoe. We wanted to taste authentic Ottoman cooking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking school” (19 reviews)
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first cooking class out of italy, good food , good organization , traditional turkish recipe and a very friendly and professional staff! recommended

Thank Simone B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our hotel Empress Zoe. We wanted to taste authentic Ottoman cooking without the hassle and expense of a food tasting tour especially as we visited Istanbul in the middle of winter. We were after home food rather than street food...More

Thank Jelkafsi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s one of my favorite thing I did for my short trip to Istanbul,, great hospitality,, wonderful staff,, tasty yummy tradition food and great experience plus very good location,, I definitely will try their other classes,,

Thank Shaikha A
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A perfect dinner of delicious traditional dishes and modern adaptations. Wonderful flavours and presentation! Welcoming, funny, accommodating, and warm staff who took the time to share personal stories, recommendations, and historical anecdotes. Sadly I did not have the opportunity to take a cooking class, but...More

Thank dwayne34
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant operates a cooking school for those wanting to learn about authentic Ottoman cuisine so you can be confident in their mastery of the dishes they offer. They generally offer two different four course fixed price options although they are flexible about mixing and...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This class, this dining experience, this adventure, is amazing amazing. The ambiance is wonderful , the chef is so nice and very funny, and the food!??? Oh my God! I have been to turkey 8 times, this is hands down the best food I have...More

Thank Dimachkie
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I visited this restaurant on a chilly, wet and windy evening in November. I was greeted warmly. From the menu and following a suggestion I ordered a local soup, absolutely delicious, some spinach borek (the suggestion) superb with a good glass of house red wine....More

Thank Barnhampshire
Reviewed 4 November 2017

My sister and I had a fabulous evening at Cooking Alaturka. We didn't participate in the cooking school but enjoyed an absolutely delicious 4-course Turkish homecooked dinner. The chef and his team have talent and creativity. All courses were flavoursome and the portions were handsome...More

1  Thank Sarianita
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I, my wife, her sister and my brother in law spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at Cooking Alaturka. The owner, Rocco Strazzera, is a very charming man and our cook and instructor, Nazle, has a very nice sense of humor. We really got...More

Thank Andre B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We booked the half day mezze course online and thoroughly enjoyed it! We were only two, another pair having cancelled, so got very individual attention but it would be fine with a slightly bigger group. It was very well organised and we prepared (and then...More

Thank happytraveller40
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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5 April 2017|
Response from cookingalaturka | Property representative |
Hi there. Sorry if i cannot be of much help, as you probably understood browsing on line no one offer you that kind of know- how. Actually nobody that i know would be willing to share their secret baklava recipe, off course... More