Tasty traditions in the best restaurants of Baku
Baku is a hospitable flowering city with welcoming people, traditional color and incredible original cuisine. Eating for an Azerbaijani is a whole ritual during which you can meet with your family, talk about life and enjoy dishes according to recipes that have passed through the years and absorbed the traditions of more than one generation. Therefore, there are a lot of places where you can eat deliciously! We present to your attention the best restaurants in Baku:
A restaurant in the city center, where you should go not only for delicious food, but also for traditions and national culture. Here you will be surrounded by old walls and decor items that have seen the change of many eras, live music and friendly staff. The menu is very diverse, and everyone can find something for themselves. Of course, it is worth trying a barbecue pickled according to traditional homemade recipes; Azerbaijani pastries, aromatic tea and oriental sweets. The restaurant is suitable for enjoying a meal alone, and for fun feasts with friends.
Another place saturated with national color and spirit. The ancient building Kichik Karvan shed, which collected objects of history, make it also a museum. The cells located in the courtyard housed workshops representing various types of medieval crafts: carpet weaving, pottery, art and weapons forging.
As for the cuisine, it is national here. Guests should definitely try traditional dishes: lavangi, kyukyu, piti and, of course, pilaf with different types of meat. It can be lamb, chicken or turkey – choose what you want to taste the most, you will be satisfied in any case.
Of course, the proximity of Turkey has left its mark on the gastronomic culture of Azerbaijan. Turkish cuisine here is as popular as national, and the best place to try it is the Sultan Ahmet Koftecisi restaurant.
Dishes in this restaurant are prepared according to authentic recipes by connoisseurs of culture and traditions – high-class Turkish chefs. Here, surrounded by a comfortable and cozy interior in a modern style, you can taste meat with rice and vegetables, barbecue or other national dishes that will be generously, but expertly seasoned with aromatic spicy herbs and spices.
Perhaps the best and most popular place in Baku with another pan-Asian cuisine close to Azerbaijanis. The guests of the restaurant are expected to enjoy a magnificent modern interior, which harmoniously blends with beautiful lively plane trees, encircling the restaurant building and creating a magical romantic place for lovers to meet. The restaurant’s menu contains only the most exquisite and delicious dishes from all over Asia, and the highlight of the restaurant was the night bar with the “Dragon Hall”, dedicated to the Azerbaijani legend of a warrior who defeats a terrible snake.
You may quickly get to know the architecture and main attractions of Baku, but you can continue to make gastronomic discoveries in this city endlessly.