Tasty traditions in the best restaurants of Baku
Baku is a hospitable and flourishing city with hospitable people, traditional flavor and incredible original cuisine. Eating for an Azerbaijani is a whole ritual, during which you can meet with family members, talk about life and enjoy dishes according to recipes that have passed through the years and have absorbed the traditions of more than one generation. Therefore, the places where you can eat, there is very, very much! We present to your attention the best restaurants of Baku:
A restaurant in the city center, where you should go not only for a delicious meal, but also for traditions and national culture. Here you will be surrounded by ancient walls and decorative objects that have seen the change of many epochs, live music and friendly staff. The menu is very diverse, and everyone can find something for themselves. Of course, you should try the kebab, marinated according to traditional homemade recipes; Azerbaijani pastries, fragrant tea and oriental sweets. The restaurant is suitable both to enjoy a meal alone, and for merry feasts with friends.
Another place imbued with national color and spirit. The ancient building of Kichik Karvan shed, which collected the objects of history, make it also a museum. In the cells located in the courtyard, housed workshops, representing various types of medieval crafts: carpet weaving, pottery, art and weapon forging.
As for the kitchen, it is national here. Guests should definitely try the traditional dishes: Lyavyangi, 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.
Sultan Ahmet Koftecisi
Of course, the proximity of Turkey has left its mark in the gastronomic culture of Azerbaijan. Turkish cuisine is as popular here as the national one, and the best place to try it is the Sultan Ahmet Koftecisi restaurant.
Meals in this institution 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 will be able to taste meat with rice and vegetables, kebabs or other national dishes that will be generous, but with knowledge, seasoned with fragrant spicy herbs and spices.
Perhaps the best and most popular place in Baku with another closest Azerbaijani cuisine is Pan-Asian. The guests of the restaurant are awaited by a magnificent modern interior in which beautiful living Chinar trees harmoniously fit in, encircling the building of the restaurant and creating a magical romantic place to meet lovers. The restaurant’s menu contains only the most exquisite and delicious dishes from all over Asia, and the restaurant’s highlight is a night bar with the “Dragon Hall” dedicated to the Azerbaijani legend of a warrior hitting a scary snake.
Perhaps you will rather quickly get acquainted with the architecture and main sights of Baku, but you can continue to make gastronomic discoveries in this city indefinitely.