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Sarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking Class

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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No: 26 | Taksim, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 532 482 9398
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

While in Istanbul, why not take the time to learn some delicious Turkish...

While in Istanbul, why not take the time to learn some delicious Turkish recipes which you can share with your friends and family when you return home? The class is held in the hotel's kitchen and features a local chef as instructor. During the four-hour class, you will prepare a five-course meal of traditional dishes. Recipes are provided for your keeping and the group enjoys a delicious meal of their own creation in the restaurant at the end of the session. Come with your own group or meet new people in the class. The class size, ranging from 2 to 6, allows for each person to actively participate in the food preparation.

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A must when in Istanbul

My friend and I took a day out, to learn Turkish cooking taught by Mehmet. First of all what a lovely gentleman and warm reception by the staff at Sarnic Hotel. I have nothing... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and i really enjoyed the experience... learned a new appreciation of dolmas and the skill and process involved in making (grape leaves can be xxx!)...and the camaraderie. Quarters are close but dealable. The chefs are knowledgeable and work to make the experience both enjoyable and educational.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

My friend and I took a day out, to learn Turkish cooking taught by Mehmet. First of all what a lovely gentleman and warm reception by the staff at Sarnic Hotel. I have nothing but praise for this cooking lesson and then as as group with Mehmet, we ate our meal on the roof of the hotel over looking the... More 

1 Thank Cols71
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My friends and I start all our trips with a cooking class. Chef Mehmet, his sous chef and staff were attentive and personable. Everyone participated in the food preparation - traditional Turkish food - along with many tips from Chef Mehmet. The end of the class was lunch on the rooftop terrace with his staff serving us the food we... More 

1 Thank katherinejl
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

I went to the cooking class with 9 other women:) They were my clients, so it was really important to me. The chef Mehmet and his cook did thier best. We had a great time- working together and learning new things. It was the first time ( I go to cooking school when abroad) when the chef sat and ate... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I would say this experience was good. The owner of the shop gave us a a very authentic experience of Turkish cuisine which I really enjoyed. Some of the dishes were complicated and I really enjoyed making them. The instruction was very good too. I think that overall the class was great, and the operator of the class needs to... More 

1 Thank Giro S
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

My friend and I went for the cooking class while in Istanbul. We had a total of 4 students, and it was a great class. Mehmhet and the sous chef had perfect timing for food preparation and good senses of humor. The food was delicious, and he made a special separate dish for me since I did not eat the... More 

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Cape Town
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

My husband and I attended this cooking class on the 4 June 2013. Our class consisted of 10 people. We were part of a wonderful group and it was a fun afternoon. The lunch on the roof was delicious and it was fun sharing the meal with our interesting classmates. We enjoyed the afternoon very much. (We have made the... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My husband and I had a great time at this cooking class. It was small on the day we attended, so it was really easy to ask questions and get one-on-one help. The recipes we made were interesting, flavorful and used a lot of fresh ingredients. We learned many techniques that are not common in American cooking. I would recommend... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

My husband and I took this class during the last week of May. There were nine people in the class that day;there was room for us all, and we all participated in the food preparation. Before this class, my husband rarely cooked. He had so much fun, he is now inspired to cook with me. We will be preparing a... More 

1 Thank dpierce5
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

My friend and I took the cooking class in August 2012. POSITIVE: We had a friendly introduction round with the group and got into our cooking-outfits. They explained the plan for the day and then we already started preparing and cutting. The staff was incredibly funny and the group really enjoyed the class. When finished with cooking, we were served... More 

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