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Address: Acibadem Kadikoy, Istanbul 34718, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 348 7017
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Looking to experience the real taste of Istanbul? Join Olga Irez in...

Looking to experience the real taste of Istanbul? Join Olga Irez in exploring the local markets, visiting hand-picked vendors and food makers, tasting famous and lesser known local treats and, finally, cooking a Turkish feast at Olga's kitchen.Olga cooks and eats full time in Istanbul and also publishes popular food blog Delicious Istanbul, so her insights and tips put you on the fast track of learning all about Istanbul food.

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Wonderful Tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed our foodie tour with Ozge in Istanbul. We stopped at many select vendors and enjoyed our treats as Ozge explained each treat in detail. We were impressed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2012
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Odessa, Florida

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our foodie tour with Ozge in Istanbul. We stopped at many select vendors and enjoyed our treats as Ozge explained each treat in detail. We were impressed with the delicious foods and would not have stopped at the small shops she knew would have the best food. Although I am an attorney by practice, I am also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

We met Osge and immediately regretted having breakfast as we were taken on a whirlwind tour of taste and experience. A charming and knowledgable guide who was very open about other aspects of Turkish culture which we found fascinating . A little expensive but totally worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

We met Olga, our Russian food tour guide, a very smart, hip young woman who has set up a fabulous opportunity for Istanbul tourists. She is married to a Turkish man and helps her mother-in-law with the family restaurant business. This allows her to know the food as a Turk but share her excitement for the food as only someone... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

We were so glad to take up this tour even though we were thinking of cancelling it at the last minute (thank goodness, we did not) due to exhaustion and jet lag. The tour started with meeting Ozge outside of a confectionery shop in a cold, windy day. Because it was cold, Ozge was helping me look for gloves; we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Olga was delightful, knowledgable, and friendly. My only regret here was that we didn't do he your earlier in our stay do we could have applied more of what we learned! We traveled several parts f the city, met vendors, tasted food, and more. Olga was accommodating to our group's needs and interests, as well. We took some friends back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We were hesitant to book the tour because we thought it was pricey, however, once we were done walking around Istanbul and tasting delicious food with Olga... it was absolutely worth the money! 5hrs may sound like a lot to some, but it goes by very quickly because you are sitting to sample food at many stops, and you also... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful day with Olga showing us around Istanbuls markets and food shops. Olga is a lovely person and soon we thought we had already known her for a long time. We were lucky and had Olga completely to ourselves. Wait, no, we met her equally sweet husband while feasting on a turkish pizza in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This tour was a great introduction into the food and lifestyle in Instanbul. Olga was a great guide, extremely knowledgeable. The tour went to several market stalls and shops on both sides of the city sampling the different delicacies along the way. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is travelling to Istanbul and recommend that the tour is... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Based on a friends' recommendation I booked the cooking tour with Olga. My expectations were high - and have been exceeded! Olga took us on a tour through her local market (including stopovers for tasting Baklava (heaven!), Turkish coffee (strong and very, very good) and a few other things) to buy all the ingredients needed to prepare our 3 courses... More 

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karkusha, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this review

Thank you Bettina for the wonderful day and great company! I was excited to learn that you are are doing a similar thing in Belgium and I wish you the best of luck with running your Enjoying Brussels! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Delicious Istanbul exceeded our expectations tenfold. What a fantastic day my husband and I had with Olga from Delicious Istanbul. After being met at the Ferry and taken to Olga's local market to collect ingredients we then went to her house and started cooking our beautiful Turkish 3 course meal. Not only did Olga give us cooking tips along the... More 

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karkusha, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Linda and Geoff, you've been great in roasting eggplants, peeling anchovies and making pide bread and simply being a good company. I am definitely looking forward to seeing you at our farmhouse on your next trip to Turkey More 

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