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Unexpected fun! GREAT class!

If you are looking to learn some Turkish cooking, look no further! Aysin simplifies complex dishes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Amazing must do in Istanbul!

We did this cooking class with Aysin and her team and it was truly a memorable experience. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Yunus Bey Sokak No:32/A Pangalti, Istanbul 34375, Turkey
+90 535 574 50 10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to learn some Turkish cooking, look no further! Aysin simplifies complex dishes making it idiot proof! I couldn't believe that I actually made something so tasty! The set up is friendly and fun, you will meet new people and before you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this cooking class with Aysin and her team and it was truly a memorable experience. We learnt a lot about Turkish culture, cooked delicious meals and also learnt practical skills in the kitchen. Aysin and her team were very friendly and lovely, even...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We travel around the world and try and do a cooking class in most countries. THIS HAS GOT TO BE UP THERE AS THE BEST. Aycin and Alp....great teachers and great people. WHEN A COURSE IS RUN WITH PASSION AND NOT JUST AS A BUSINESS......YOU...More

Thank trevorviegas
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Beginning with an enriching short walking tour through the streets of Istanbul. Entering shops, factories and kitchens, tasting and learning about the Othman cuisine. Then a warm hospitality and a Turkish breakfast at a beautifully decorated modern apartment, where the cooking class takes place. Unlike...More

1  Thank david s
Reviewed 11 May 2018

My friend and I absolutely enjoyed our evening and would recommend this class to anyone who likes to cook. Aysin and her assistant were both so friendly and chatting with them felt like being with friends. Most importantly, the food was amazing! Make sure to...More

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of our experience with cookistan and Aysin. She Provided a very informative and authentic tour of her neighborhood before the cooking class, during which we made an outstanding (and enormous) meal that was among our best in...More

Thank Hal F
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I try to take a cooking class in each country I visit, and this one has been the best. Aysin has the perfect touch--extensive knowledge of the history, culture, and community, plus the organizational and cooking skills essential for an outstanding food experience. The relationship...More

1  Thank EllenLM
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attended the Cookistan class on our third night in Istanbul and, aside from the delicious food (which was, of course, amazing), the entire evening was wonderful. We toured the neighborhood and sampled treats from the local vendors and we also got...More

1  Thank Allison D
Reviewed 26 February 2018

If only I had had the foresight to attend the class earlier on my trip. Ayşın was a fantastic, knowledgeable instructor, host, and guide. The walking tour showed me a side of the city I hadn't experienced. The space for the class is lovely, warm,...More

1  Thank BenNathaniel
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We started the afternoon with Aysen touring the neighborhood where we got to learn about the inspirations behind most turkish dishes. We loved the intimate learning experience and how informative the class was. Would definitely recommend!

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For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area
just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used
mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its
chic streets are considered the very heart of
contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of
fashion and a thriving business district meet to
create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a
residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
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Response from trevorviegas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can talk to the chefs and tell them what you want to learn. Aysin is awesome and very helpful.
28 April 2018|
Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
No, just a recipe book. It is not intended to be a training class, just for fun and to learn some Turkish cooking.
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