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Cuisine of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the tastiest cuisines in the world and the recipes are somewhat similar to those of people who live in the Caucasus region. But the Azeri's retain their own unique way through the flavour, method of preparation and the ingredients they use in the local preparations. Meat and fish are used in rich quantities along with vegetarian preparations.

The dishes of Azerbaijan have become so famous that now they form an integral part of the lives of the people in the neighbouring countries. Their specialities like chykhyrtma, khashil, dolma, bozbash, piti, pilau, bozartma, shashlyk and govurma are well known and tried by the world's best chefs.

Most of the dishes make use of mutton, beef and poultry along with addition of vegetables, herbs and spices. Pork is not used in their cuisine as Muslims, who are a principal part of the population, don't eat this meat.

Stirring of vegetables such as green string beans, eggplants, onions, cucumbers, sweet peppers, spinach, cabbage, sorrel, radishes and beet along with spices such as, anise, bay leaf, caraway seeds and fennel sprinkled with herbs like parsley, celery, mint, dill, thyme, basil give the final look to the dish. But the most popular herb is saffron with it being used in a majority of the dishes. To give a strong flavour to the dish as well as garnish it, Azerbaijani's use green olives, lemons and plums.

Bread which is common among the poor Azeri's as well as a delicacy for the rich is cooked in a tandoor and is popularly known as pita and oblong churek.

Most of the dishes are cooked in copper pots and pans whose use in now diminishing as the cities are expanding and villages are reducing. The whole Azerbaijani meal mainly consists of soups, bread, main course, sweets and drinks.

Baku

  

Avaz Dining & Lounge ( Visit Site ) ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Azerbaijani
Address: Moscow Avenue, Baku AZ1033, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday & Sunday: noon to midnight, Friday & Saturday: noon to 2:00 am
Tel.: +994 12 5309979

  

Scalini Italian Restaurant ( Visit Site )

Cuisine: Italian
Address: 2 Bakikhanov Str., Baku AZ1065, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, Lunch: noon to 3:00 pm and Dinner: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tel.: +994 12 5982850

  

Paul's Steakhouse & Beer Garden ( Visit Site )

Cuisine: German, Steakhouse
Address: Zargapalan Str. / Nigar Rafibeyli St., Baku az1003, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 pm till late, Closed on Sunday
Tel.: +994 55 5200092

Izmir

Cuisine: Azerbaijani
Address: Nizami Ganjavi, 68, Sabail, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Mon to Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +994 12 5974835

  

Chinar ( Visit Site ) ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Asian
Address: Shovket, Alekperova Street No.1, Sabail District, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Bamboo Bar and Tea House, Dragon Lounge: Open from 6:00 pm till late
Tel.: +994 12 4048211

  

Sumakh ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Turkish
Address: 21/21 Khojali avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: 1:00 pm to midnight
Tel.: +994 12 4802112

Maharaja restaurant ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Indian
Address: Academician Abdulkarim Alizadeh, 6, Sabail, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: 5:00 pm to midnight
Tel.: +994 12 4924334, +994 50 2168225

  

Zeytun ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Azerbaijani
Address: Park Bulvar AVM, 4 floor, AZ1001 Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, noon to 2:00 am
Tel.: +994 12 5987420

Oscar ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Azerbaijani
Address: Rashid Behbudov, 8, Sabail, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel.: +994 12 4935335, +994 12 4931202

  

Pasifico Lounge + Dining ( Visit Site ) ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Europeans
Address: Neftchiler Avenue, Seaside Boulevard, AZ1122 Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 7:00 pm to 2:00 am, Friday & Saturday: 7:00 pm to 3:00 am
Tel.: +994 12 4048212

  

Fillet House ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Steakhouse, Scandinavian
Address: 145 Neftchilar avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, noon to 11:00 pm
Tel.: +994 50 2222770

Firuza ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Albanian
Address: Tarlan Aliyarbeyov St, 14 Torgova, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 am to 1:00 am
Tel.: +994 12 3186545

  

Au79 Cafe & Restaurant ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: International
Address: 55, Khojaly Ave., AGA Business Centre, AZ1025 Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel.: +994 12 4644198

  

East Legent Panorama & Restaurant ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Azerbaijani, European
Address: Bail distr., Khanlar str.38, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 1:00 pm to 1:30 am
Tel.: +994 50 3521919

  

Imereti Georgian Restaurant ( Visit Site )

Cuisine: Georgian
Address: Khagani St, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel.: +994 12 493418

  

McDonald's ( Visit Site ) ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Fast Food
Address: Nizami str., 340, Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 12 4379000

Branches also located near Shuvalan settlement, "metro" , "Akhmedli", "Narimanov", "Ajami" and "28 May" stations

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Gulustan

  

Papa John's Pizza ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Fast Food, Italian
Address: 138 Mirzagha Aliyev, Baku, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel.: Delivery: *7272, *PAPA

Lankaran

  

Khan (Xan) Lankaran Restaurants ( Visit Site ) ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood, Turkish, Bar, Pub, Organic
Address: Lankaran city, Lavangi district, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 25 2541699, +994 50 6323430

Ganja

  

Zilli Sirniyyat ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Eastern European
Address: Hasan bay Zardabi, AZ2000, Ganja, Azerbaijan
Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00 am to 6:45 pm
Tel.: +994 55 8560504

  

Elegance ( Visit Site )

Cuisine: Turkish
Address: mirza Abbas Abbas-zade 30, Ganja, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 55 2562111, +994 55 569199

  

TAPiDO Cafe & Restaurant ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Fast Food, Ice Cream, Shakes, Wraps
Address: 46 Nizami Street, TAGIEV GROUP Mall (3rd floor), AZ2000 Ganja, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 22 2662912

Qusar

ART Restoran ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Family restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner, takeaway, catering)
Address: Heyder Aliyev, Qusar, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 23 3850051

Qayi Bulaq ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Family restaurant
Address: AZ3800 Qusar, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 70 4347070

Sheki

Xancinar Restaurant ( Visit Page )

Cuisine: Azerbaijani
Address: Gokhmug Highway Bridge after Gokhmug (500m) on the left, Sheki, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 50 3257091, +994 55 3063006

Celebi Xan ( Visit Site )

Cuisine: Eastern European
Address: Merkezi Park, Sheki, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 24 2442920, +994 50 3229534

Calabi Khan

Cuisine: International
Address: M.E. Rasulzade Street, Next to Bakhtiyar Vahabadze park, Sheki, Azerbaijan