Northwestern Azerbaijan restaurants

Top Choice Azerbaijani in Zaqatala

Calğalıq Restoranı

The most characterful restaurant for miles around, Calğalıq is packed with more antique handicrafts than the average museum and the enchanted garden is all a-croak with frogs. There are some Georgian options and ver…
Top Choice International in Qәbәlә

Chalet

At the top of the Yatmish Gozal cable car (L6), Chalet is not just a great place to sit amid the mountain scenery, but also serves the best-quality Western food in Qәbәlә, notably sizzlers and great pasta along with…
Azerbaijani in Qax

Səngər Qala Restaurant & Hotel

Even if you don't eat here, it's worth a quick stop to photograph this restaurant, which takes the form of a fantasy castle built within crenellated dark stone walls and full of quirky oddities. The menu is mostly k…
Azerbaijani in Qәbәlә

Qəbələ Xanlar

Various differently designed thatched dining platforms are set behind a series of amusing water-powered mobiles at one of Qəbələ's longest-running and best-respected rustic kebab restaurants. The extensive menu incl…
Azerbaijani in Şəki

Çələbi Xan Restoran

This ever-popular restaurant has a pine interior that's as eccentric as a cuckoo clock while its striking exterior combines classic şəbəkə (stained-glass windows) with modern smoked glass. It's fronted by al fresco …
Azerbaijani in Lahıc

Lahıc Restaurant

This inviting restaurant has lovely tree-shaded garden seating with mountain views high across the river, while the main dining hall is festooned with carpets and animal hides. The main menu choices are kebabs or bu…
Kebab in Zaqatala

Meydan Dönər

Yes, it just serves dönər, but this little kebab shop gets our vote as one of the best in Azerbaijan. Seats are comfy, women are not shy to come in, there's a modicum of decor and the kebabs are delicious – meat-pac…
Azerbaijani in Şəki

Qaqarin Restoranı

Hugely popular with local diners, Qaqarin – named for the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – has mostly simple outdoor seating but it's a fine place to dine with sunset views across the city as the sky burns golden over the w…
Azerbaijani in Şəki

Xan Bağı

Although it's the only restaurant within the fortress, prices are reasonable and the Azerbaijani food is reliable. Summer tables are almost lost in the foliage while in winter there's a small interior dominated by a…
Azerbaijani in Qәbәlә

Kafe #1

The best-value local food is served in an attractive antique-styled wooden interior at this rather hidden place off 28 May küç in the town centre. The only sign says 'Təndir', reminding customers that even the bread…