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Memorable experience for our entire family

We recently had an unexpected 2-day layover in Istanbul and were looking for things to do. We came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen H
Santa Cruz, California, United States
A great cooking class!

Joining Cookistan’s classes was honestly an accident, but what a wonderful accident it was. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had an unexpected 2-day layover in Istanbul and were looking for things to do. We came across Cookistan on Trip Advisor and luckily they had an opening for an evening class. We had our 8-year old son with us who loves to cook....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joining Cookistan’s classes was honestly an accident, but what a wonderful accident it was. The class started out with a tour by Aysin around the neighborhood and we visited some shops that sold key ingredients to Turkish cuisine, so that was nice. When we reached...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 943anwarz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've just finished the best and original cooking experience with my wife and 3 new friends. Aysin is a fantastic teacher and her sister very sweet. I can't wait anymore to recomend you this amazing moment if you want to meet nice people and learn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josep V
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

After reading the amazing reviews for this class I decided to book for the first night of our trip to Istanbul for myself and a friend (which I highly recommend doing). It was a really great inside peak at lives of true Turkish born and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 378bayleeg
Reviewed 29 November 2018

My partner and I were traveling in Turkey for 10 days with the last 4 spent in Istanbul. We knew we wanted a cooking experience while there, but we didn't quite expect how amazing and wonderful this experience would be. Aysin took us on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JustOneFlightAway
Reviewed 27 November 2018

As a 'foodie' we searched for a special experience to learn some techniques in Turkish cooking. Finding Cookistan was on of the highlights of our 8 days in Istanbul. We were greeted with a one hour tour of the local markets, learning how 'locals' engage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J8229NAjosephg
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Aysin led a truly incredible evening - beginning with a walking tour of their neighbourhood (which is far off the tourist circut) stopping in little shops along the way, followed by hours around Aysin's table, learning about Turkish cuisine and culture. Beyond the delicious food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Devon J
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in Turkish cuisine then spending time with Aysin and her team will be a real highlight of your trip to Istanbul. A really memorable evening - so much interesting knowledge shared on the tour of the neighbourhood before we started...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We spent lovely day at cookistan Aysun & Aysin were very kind hosts made us feel like we are at home. We cooked very delicious uncomplicated turkish food. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fajer K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss it while in Istanbul! Aysin is a wonderful host, you will feel at home and the food we cooked was very good.

Date of experience: August 2018
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22 June 2018|
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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.