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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Vegetarian foodies! You must eat here!

This restaurant operates a cooking school for those wanting to learn about authentic Ottoman... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandy S
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Amazing experience 100% recommended

This class, this dining experience, this adventure, is amazing amazing. The ambiance is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“turkish cuisine” (26 reviews)
“cooking school” (18 reviews)
Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 59 19
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 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
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our chef was world class and the experience out of this world. We cooked AND ate the food ourselves will definitely try the recipes at home.

Thank Frans F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I really enjoyed the cooking class here, and would recommend this as a cooking class to foodies visiting Istanbul, especially if you are interested in mezze food. This was the main reason I booked this course over others. Also because it is a half day,...More

1  Thank BrownLongEaredOwl
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Istanbul is such a magical city and the food is definitely a highlight -great food is everywhere here. In such a city to stand out is no small achievement and Cooking Alaturka manages to do just that! Leila and Rocco make this such an enjoyable...More

Thank HSR_10
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Cooking Alaturka was one of the best dinners we had in Istanbul. Like the title of my review says, the food was delicious and authentic, and I could tell that the ingredients were high quality and fresh. I only had four days in Istanbul and...More

Thank Sasha P
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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4 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