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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
6 Apr 2017
“Turkish sweets”
20 May 2015
“A year later still enjoying”
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...more
Acibadem Kadikoy, Istanbul 34718, Turkey
+90 216 348 70 17
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 May 2011

I visited Istanbul during Easter holidays with a friend and we spent a few days walking around (=eating around) with Olga. Although not being Turkish herself she seems to have established a very close relationship with the city itself, as well as with a number...More

5  Thank AlexandrinaS
karkusha, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2011

Alex, it was a pleasure to spend a few days with you stuffed with the culinary experiences. I am sorry that I left little time in your program for the regular historical delights - but there is always next time for Istanbul. Spiced with a...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 June 2012

It's been almost a month since we had that tour with Olga. I still cant get over the amount of sugar she loaded us with that day! We were all feeling queasy at the end... I think that was her way to trick us out...More

4  Thank SYA75
Management response:Responded 22 June 2012

Thank you very much for taking your time to review the experience you had on the tour with me. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy. Even more sorry I am to get this feedback 1 month later instead of on the day...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

In the local market, you can immerse yourself in a real life that is boiling here without ceasing? Excursion to the delicious places of Istanbul was just wonderful! First we tried all Turkish sweets.

3  Thank archil a
Reviewed 20 May 2015

As a group of expats living in Istanbul we thought it was time to learn how to make a few of the dishes we were seeing around us daily. Olga didn't disappoint, and even allowed us to choose one of the dishes to attempt cooking...More

1  Thank Penswaa
Reviewed 2 November 2014

In our last day in Istanbul, we decided to take a cooking class, and we were lucky to pick Olga. She is an extraordinary cook, guide tour and person. Everything that we prepared was delicious and the places that she took us was very interesting....More

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

We had a great time, tried some best dishes, different varieties, very elegantly presented by Olga. The tour was well thought-through. We visited small and big markets, food stores and coffe shops. What was great about the tour that all those places were not the...More

1  Thank Anna D
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I have joined Olga’s Breakfast Club a few times, and every time I took a huge pleasure in it. Olga is considering herself a food-blogger, a food-photographer, and a fanatic cook. Her menu has always a certain concept, not necessarily Turkish though. She will prepare...More

Thank GyuriP
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We spent a week in Istanbul this September, and Olga's food tour was one of the highlights of our trip! It was a pleasure spending time with Olga, and we were able to try many different foods and drinks. It was a great intro to...More

Thank Carrie T
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Although Olga's actual tour was decent, she left us with our of our most horrific travel experiences ever: She took us to a Turkish Delight shop called Şekerci Aytekin Erol (Caferzade) in Karakoy. We picked 5 boxes to take to the US, but the employees...More

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Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

I am very sorry for your unfortunate Turkish delight experience as I have told you in the email. The shop I have brought you to and I vouched for is an established family-run business that has been around for decades. I have personally purchased many...More

Reviewed 11 July 2014

At the last minute we had an extra day to kill in Istanbul. Searched for fun things to do for 2 couples and came up with a cooking class. Found Olgas contact details on the internet, sent off an email and she got back to...More

Thank LMain123
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I found her class thru a blog of chefs and trip advisor My husband and I enjoyed the class, however it was not "quite" what she advertised. The walk thru the market was fun and very interesting. I would have liked her to talk a...More

Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for sharing your opinion about my cooking class. I am surprised to hear your comment about my "small" kitchen: many of my guests who actually live in Istanbul are vowed by the size of my kitchen that opens into a living room. Besides...More

Reviewed 21 May 2014

I just got back from Istanbul and i love the city. I will definitely be back again. there are so much to see and do. A week wasn't quite enough. I found Delicious Istanbul through Trip advisor after looking through a lot of the classes....More

3  Thank pattiekg
Olga T, Owner at Delicious Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for sharing your opinion about my cooking class. I would like to respond to your critique and clarify a few things. I am not sure why you expected a Turkish home. I am not Turkish and have lived in 5 other countries before...More

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