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Istanbul Cooking School

Tarlabasi Blv No:117/2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 545 554 66 77
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Must-do early in your visit to Istanbul!

Oguz is a kind, witty, warm, and knowledgeable host. The walk through the market gives you a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
Wonderful Experience

We had such a lovely time at the afternoon cooking class. We were a small group of 5 from all over... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Julia J
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Half Day Classic Turkish Cooking Courses(including a culinary walk through one of the old and popular bazaars of Istanbul).During the workshop we learn how to cook 5 different dishes and eat them together with beverages, tea and Turkish coffee.Food means life, that's why the workshop contains information about many different aspects of the Turkish culture.
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Tarlabasi Blv No:117/2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 545 554 66 77
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oguz is a kind, witty, warm, and knowledgeable host. The walk through the market gives you a critical orientation to Istanbul's market culture, and some of its key ingredients and products. Have your experience with him before you go shopping in the markets, because you'll...More

Thank LemmeGoSomehwere
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had such a lovely time at the afternoon cooking class. We were a small group of 5 from all over the world, and had the lovely, funny, warm Oguz as our cooking teacher. He took us shopping at a local market street first. While...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I had so much fun cooking with Oguz-- this cooking class was one my favorite activities in Istanbul! We started with a market tour where we walked around and sampled all sorts of items ranging from midye dolma (mussels stuffed with fragrant rice & pine...More

Thank nancynli
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I was so happy with the course and Oguz is just great - he made us feel so comfortable and communicate really well. The tour around the spice market was great too. Highly recommended if visiting Istanbul Thanks Oguz and see you next time i...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We spent a great morning with Oguz. He first took us shopping and showed us some Istanbul fresh food insights we would never have know. Next we spent the morning cooking a great Turkish menu!. Highly recommend this outing if you are a foodie and...More

1  Thank dgai2017
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a lovely day with Oguz, first exploring the stores and restaurants of the area off Istiklal Street, filled with sellers of fish, spices, pickles and, of course, Turkish delights. We then headed to his lovely light filled kitchen with stunning views of the...More

Thank deluxcanuck
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It was a fun experience, particularly for me since my mother in law is turkish and know about everything. (Food wise). I really learned a lot and the good it was delicious.

Thank evelyn1140
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We started out the day with a tour of the fish market. This included a tour of several of the stores, tastes of smoked fish, spices, and sweets, as well as fascinating details about the foods and tastes of Turkey. We were a small group...More

Thank dasalomon
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was one of the most fun cooking classes I've ever taken! It started with a walk through a local neighborhood where we shopped for ingredients we would need for dinner. While we worked our way through the neighborhood shopping we also stopped to sample...More

Thank nlaguilera
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Oguz and took a class at his school. First off, he was so helpful in scheduling us last minute and helping with my wife's food allergy. She has Celiac disease and he even rearranged the menu so that only...More

Thank Michael L
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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6 May 2015|
Response from Patrick N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went in December and it was EUR50.00 which included everything. Very informative history side to the lesson, and the food and cooking was fun and enjoyable. Worth doing, contact Oguz at the school.