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Cooking Alaturka

Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 5919
Review Highlights
An absolutely fantastic, hands on cooking class

I would highly recommend spending a morning or evening with Rocco and his beautiful and vivacious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristel B
Tulum, Mexico
Great place to try traditional food

I heard about this restaurant from my hotel, so I had a visit. It was a great experience to try... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mor K
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 5919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend spending a morning or evening with Rocco and his beautiful and vivacious wife. The fact that you will also get hands on experience cooking delicious turkish food, that you can go home and cook for your friends, is just a bonus...More

Thank Kristel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard about this restaurant from my hotel, so I had a visit. It was a great experience to try traditional foods while staff described the ingredients and story of each dish. I learnt many things about Turkish food from this place, and of course,...More

Thank Mor K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've taken about six cooking classes now and this has been my favorite by far. Rocco and his wife were such a sweet, entertaining couple. There was only one other student besides us, and we all got along tremendously. We learned how to make five...More

Thank jennykvb
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Was really great! Nice people and you learn alot. An unique experience! I had 4 meals prepared and there were al very nice.

Thank Jasper S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I truly enjoyed the meal and friendly atmosphere at Alaturka! I hope to try an Alaturka cooking class my next visit to Istanbul. Having experienced the freshness of the food and the friendliness of Rocco and Leyla, I know that the inexperienced cook that I...More

Thank MFrank611
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had such an amazing time with Rocco and Leyla during the cooking Alaturka class and I would highly recommend it. Beyond the fact that you get to learn how to make beautiful turkish dishes (some fairly easy than you can prepare at home with...More

1  Thank Houda_c
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I travel around a lot and wherever I go, I take cooking classes from local places. Alaturka cooking place is stunning and absolutely one of best cooking classes I have taken so far. We cooked 7 different Turkish menus. Learning from instructor and had food...More

Thank Bonnie898
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
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.

Thank mariannesulriksen
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...More

Thank Andrew E
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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I will be arriving in istanbul april 28 and want to learn turkish baking,make items like baklava and borek.Do you have classes exclusively for baking instead of beginner cooking classes for hummus for example?If you do not,can you recommend a housewife who speaks good english and can teach me how to bake turkish items for $10 an hour?Also can i see a detailed menu of your proposed cooking classes before i sign up for classes?
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