Packed with delicious vegetables, dark spices, and juicy, seasoned meats, Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the hidden gems of world’s culinary experiences. Azerbaijanis love to cook their fresh ingredients in a wide range of wonderful herbs and spices. This makes for some unique flavors and aromatic dishes that will certainly make you fall in love!
Contemporary Azerbaijan cuisine retains traditional methods of preparation of dishes while incorporating modern cooking techniques and preparations. For as long as it has been known, Azerbaijani dishes have traditionally been cooked in copper and clay cookware. Today in most Azerbaijani restaurants, copper and clay bowls and plates are still commonly used as serving dishes just to keep up with tradition.
Baku Café is our favorite Azerbaijani restaurant in Dubai! It is a Vegan-friendly restaurant with a variety of vegan options, halal and gluten-free foods, and of course with an amazing range of meat and seafood. It is the perfect restaurant to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late-night drinks with shisha. The Baku Café is in the heart of sultry Dubai at the City Walk shopping center. Since its opening in 2017, the restaurant has quickly become a haven for those who want to enjoy traditional Azerbaijani dishes and sweets.
The interior of the restaurant has been beautifully designed by Ukrainian designer Denis Belenko to feel homey and very cozy with amazing vintage details from Azerbaijan. The restaurant aesthetic creates a national style, with elements of ancient culture in the interior that is perfectly combined with modern style trends. Each visitor is guaranteed to immerse themselves in this fantastic atmosphere of oriental hospitality and amazing traditions as if they were in the Land of Fire.
To maintain its status as the best Azerbaijani restaurant with top-notch cuisine in Dubai, the restaurant has the best fresh products delivered by plane every day from Baku, Azerbaijan. The produce is so tasty, you will have the impression that they are from your grandmother’s home garden. Baku Café’s freshly baked bread is baked to perfection due to its secret recipe, making it so delightful, soft, and always warm. Its fresh black caviar from Azerbaijan is amongst our favorite delicacies served at the restaurant. It is a must try with home-made butter and fresh herbs!
Chic Icon has three favorite dishes that are out of this world, these include the Black Caviar from Azerbaijan, the AzerbaijanI Pilaf cooked in Pumpkin, and the Caspian Sturgeon Kebab.Kebabs and tandoor dishes are widely spread in the Azerbaijani cuisine culture. A distinctive feature of Baku Café is the incorporation of Azerbaijani lamb in most of its main dishes. The Café’s cuisine strives to feature a sharp taste and unique aroma that intrinsically combines the natural flavors of all kinds of vegetables, spices, and herbs in each dish.
The restaurant’s sweets are top-tier traditional Azerbaijani desserts. They are the perfect blend of sticky, syrup-saturated pastries such as baklava and shaki halva. Baklava is a layered dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is like another traditional pastry, shekerbura, a crescent-shaped pastry filled with nuts offered by Baku. Baku Café prepares the shaki halva dessert with three main ingredients: rishta, stuffing, syrup, and of course, its own special touch.
Baku’s bar has been designed to represent the class with a range of beverages such as Azerbaijani tea, fresh juices, a variety of alcohol, wines, and signature cocktails. These drinks have been designed to accompany any dish served at the Café and be the most refreshing feature of each meal.
Baku Cafe’s brand chef Vugar Dadashov is known for working at various gastronomic establishments and his constant training, theoretical, and practical methods of culinary arts. Vugar is always combining the charm of the Azerbaijani land and ancient traditions with his unique cooking approach, resulting in a kaleidoscope of freshness, great taste, creativity, and generosity. There are so many ways to describe how this chef makes his food with love, putting all his heart and all his years of experience into top-quality cuisine. He is committed to never stop learning; this is the secret to not only his success but the success of the restaurant as well.
Baku Cafe is labeled as the number one destination for tourists in Dubai. Its great reviews, responsive staff, and positive travel experience have awarded it as the 2021 Travelers Choice on TripAdvisor. With more than 100 reviews from tourists around the world, the restaurant has been recognized as one of the best tourist restaurants in terms of service, quality, and customer satisfaction. A client’s review on TripAdvisor stated, “Service is good, the staff is very friendly, prices are reasonable as for the prime location and the luxurious environment, the interior is so beautiful, I loved it, and I will certainly visit again!”
If you are on vacation or live in Dubai and want to enjoy Azerbaijani food, you should certainly reserve a table at the best Azerbaijani restaurant in the city!
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