Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Baku

Mayak 13

If you liked Altay Sadikhzade's cartoon-esque work at MIM, you'll adore his eccentric Mayak 13 cafe designs. Marvelously absurd rope-tied abstracts represent ripped sails and intersperse a gamut of nautical bric-a-b…
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 ever-busy…
Top Choice Azerbaijani in Baku

Şirvanşah Muzey-Restoran

On an unassuming backstreet, this superb discovery 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. Over a doze…
Azerbaijani in Baku

Muğam Club

This historic two-storey caravanserai wraps its alcoved stone walls around a colourful coverable courtyard featuring two dwarf fig trees and a trickling fruit fountain. It's very photogenic and the Azerbaijani food …
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 sensational and the upscale menu includes sturgeon in pomegranate and tenderloin in cognac-gorgonzol…
Georgian in Baku

U Dali

Tasty Georgian home-cooking served at sweetly unsophisticated wooden booths in a basement full of drinking horns, shepherd costumes and a few budgies. The house wine (AZN12 per litre) is a dry red Saperavi, and khac…
Azerbaijani in Baku

Sehrli Tandir

Enter this cabin-restaurant past a flaming clay oven in which fresh bread, ləvəngi (stuffed chicken or fish casserole) and qutab (Azeri stuffed pancakes) are baked. The two cosy dining rooms are ideal for all-day Az…
Central Asian in Baku

50 Qapiq

Feel like you're in a Bukhara backstreet in this buzzing, all-male hang-out for big platefuls of Uzbek-style plov (yellow rice with carrot and lamb) served with copper mini-flagons of ayran (lightly salted yoghurt a…
Azerbaijani in Baku

Şəki

This small row of garden dining-booths is a bit of a trek from the centre and the decor is nothing fancy. However, the quality of kebabs is unbeatable, the salad selection includes a spicy aubergine paste and the do…
Food Hall in Baku

Park Bulvar Mall

This modern shopping mall seems an odd addition to a nationally ‘protected’ park but its 3rd-floor food court offers a vast selection of cuisines that you can take out to eat on the open balcony (beside KFC) for sup…