I have complied a list of where to eat in Baku since I was really impressed by the selection of restaurants during my short stay there. Each restaurant we visited was beautiful, the food was fresh and delicious and service was also top notch (even though there was a language barrier at times). I also highly recommend trying Azerbaijani cuisine, the food blends regional influences from Iran, Turkey and the Mediterranean. Dishes tend to be meat-based, with recipes passed down generations to give distinct flavors. In addition you will find many international restaurants too!
I have personally tried the following and loved each one so much!
A two story house situated in the heart of Baku. Inside it’s all cool whites and pastels complemented by rustic furniture, while outside one can find a green paradise. The idea is to serve Azerbaijani cuisine with a modern twist. Opening hours: 12 PM- 11 PM.
Located in the old town, this family restaurant serves many traditional dishes. We enjoyed having dinner there and we were so impressed by how inexpensive the price point is. Kamasa is a great place to try traditional breakfast too! Opening hours: 9 AM – 12 AM. Sorry for the absence of photos, we were too hungry and forgot to take any!
Old glamour is the best way to describe the interior of Zafferano. This Italian restaurant located at the Four Seasons Baku serves the best mushrooms and truffles risotto I have ever had, also don’t the salmon tartare, it is delicious! Opening hours: Breakfast: 6:30 AM -11 AM; Lunch: 12 PM -15 PM; Dinner: 18.30 PM -23 PM. You can see more photos about Zafferano here where you can also discover all about my stay at The Four Seasons Baku.
This is a stunning restaurant you will not want to miss! The interior is bright with plenty of natural lighting and lush green decorating the entire place. We really enjoyed our late lunch there. Opening hours: 12 PM – 12 AM.
This is my favorite Russian restaurant. The food is amazing as always, with many traditional dishes. Now the interior is a total show stopper, it looks like your grandmother’s home with many unique and exciting accents. Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 12 PM – 12 AM Sat – Sun, 10 AM – 12 AM.
CAFE AT BAKU BOOK CENTER
This book store in Baku is so beautiful, a great place to take a break from all the walking. The cafe is cozy and very intimate serving the best flat white we had during our stay. Opening hours: 10 AM – 10 PM.
The following are restaurants I did not try, but are highly recommended.
SCALINI – Considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Baku and perhaps of the world.
NERGIZ – This restaurant has been around for over 30 years, serving Azerbaijani cuisine.
SUMAKH – A favorite restaurant with locals and visitors for traditional Azerbaijani cuisine.
ELEVEN – A Japanese restaurant with amazing views of the city.
I hope you have found a place where you would like to eat in Baku from my list! If you have a favorite which I did not mentioned, please share below. Also follow me on Instagram for my latest adventures!