Baku restaurants

Top Choice French in Baku

Paris Bistro

It's hard to believe you're more than a few metres from the Champs-Élysées in this perfectly pitched French masterpiece. It hits all the right Parisian notes down to the plane trees which curve out from an appealing…
Top Choice Azerbaijani in Baku

Şirvanşah Muzey-Restoran

On an unassuming backstreet, this enticing place started life as a 19th-century bathhouse but is now a veritable ethnographic museum of handicrafts and knick-knacks that's sometimes used as a film set. Reliable Azer…
Top Choice Steak in Baku

Paul’s

It's inconspicuous, comfortably unpretentious and the menu is short. But if you want perfectly cooked, top-quality steak, this German-Austrian yard-garden can't be bettered. Pork shashlik, Bratwurst and Thüringer sa…
Azerbaijani in Baku

SAHiL

Faultless Azerbaijani and Persian cuisine in a suave-but-relaxed setting right on the Bulvar. It's one of few places to offer shah plov by portion, and to offer mirzaghassemi (a delicious South Caspian eggplant and …
International in Baku

Teleqüllə

Dining at this revolving restaurant is the only way to gain access to Baku’s iconic Soviet-era TV tower. Views are stupendous and the upscale menu includes interesting options like sturgeon in pomegranate (AZN40) an…
Azerbaijani in Baku

Muğam Club

This historic two-storey caravanserai wraps its alcoved stone walls around a coverable courtyard featuring two dwarf fig trees and a trickling fountain. It's a quintessential Baku experience that's very photogenic, …
Fusion in Baku

Mayak 13

If you liked Altay Sadikhzade's cartoon-esque work at Baku MOMA, you'll adore the interior of his eccentric Mayak 13 Cafe. Marvellously absurd rope-tied abstracts represent ripped sails and intersperse a gamut of na…
International in Baku

CafeCity

Picture-menus offer mouthwatering arrays of both Azerbaijani and international cuisine and there’s a special section of sağlam həyət (healthy-eating) options. The decor is fashion-conscious without undue pretensions…
Russian in Baku

Partizan

Fun, full of character and not as kitschy as it might sound, this theatre-dining experience has waiters dressed as Soviet soldiers who demand a password (your booking) and might bark orders at guests or break into a…
Multicuisine in Baku

Passage 1901

For good, fair-priced Azerbaijani food in an unusual setting, visit the main restaurant section in this cavernous former market hall, which uses many mid-20th-century elements to conjure up nostalgic memories of Sov…