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Really Amazing Experience to Start of Istanbul

After reading the amazing reviews for this class I decided to book for the first night of our trip... read more

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Fantastic Experience, Highlight of our trip to Istanbul

My partner and I were traveling in Turkey for 10 days with the last 4 spent in Istanbul. We knew we... read more

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Yunus Bey Sokak No:32/A Pangalti, Istanbul 34375, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading the amazing reviews for this class I decided to book for the first night of our trip to Istanbul for myself and a friend (which I highly recommend doing). It was a really great inside peak at lives of true Turkish born and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I were traveling in Turkey for 10 days with the last 4 spent in Istanbul. We knew we wanted a cooking experience while there, but we didn't quite expect how amazing and wonderful this experience would be. Aysin took us on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JustOneFlightAway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a 'foodie' we searched for a special experience to learn some techniques in Turkish cooking. Finding Cookistan was on of the highlights of our 8 days in Istanbul. We were greeted with a one hour tour of the local markets, learning how 'locals' engage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aysin led a truly incredible evening - beginning with a walking tour of their neighbourhood (which is far off the tourist circut) stopping in little shops along the way, followed by hours around Aysin's table, learning about Turkish cuisine and culture. Beyond the delicious food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Devon J
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in Turkish cuisine then spending time with Aysin and her team will be a real highlight of your trip to Istanbul. A really memorable evening - so much interesting knowledge shared on the tour of the neighbourhood before we started...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee A
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We spent lovely day at cookistan Aysun & Aysin were very kind hosts made us feel like we are at home. We cooked very delicious uncomplicated turkish food. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fajer K
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss it while in Istanbul! Aysin is a wonderful host, you will feel at home and the food we cooked was very good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IsabelMcr
Reviewed August 26, 2018

My boyfriend and I had an awesome time doing this cooking class. We did it on our final evening in Istanbul, but we would highly advise doing it at the start of your trip as we learnt so much about Istanbul and the food and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This class is a great intro into cooking Turkish food. Aysin is very knowledgeable, super friendly and a great cooking instructor. We especially liked the mini walking tour around her neighborhood before the cooking portion. We arrived early and walked around the neighborhood ourselves, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Aysin is en excellent cook and instructor, and the team-up with her sister works beautifully. They are very easygoing and sociable but also focused on the task at hand. Their apartment is great and makes you feel right at home as well as the Turkish...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from trevorviegas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can talk to the chefs and tell them what you want to learn. Aysin is awesome and very helpful.
April 28, 2018|
Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
No, just a recipe book. It is not intended to be a training class, just for fun and to learn some Turkish cooking.