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Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is more than 10-12 years of operation and they still maintain the level. Yes, it is somehow outdated furniture, you can see a lots of scratches here and there....However, service is TOP, food is TOP. Surely top 5 places in town. Expensive but worth...for single pennyMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner @ chinar Service was professional Food was by far the best we’ve had in Baku The lobster carpaccio was perfect Sushi was the right size and full of flavor Pinot noir was more full bodied than expected but still perfect...for the meat Steak was very good. I chose no sauce and enjoyed the meat. It could have been seared better though. Overall will definitely come back next time I’m in Baku.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

The food was delicious and yummy!. Mr. Taleh was extremely kind to us. However, the restaurant is little bit expensive, keep that in mind.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, and even better service. Everything was done with care and attention with prices at a very reasonable level. It’s proximity to attractions such as the carpet museum, highland park and the funicular make it even better. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022

The food was great. really liked it lots to chose from and good fresh quality ingredients. Almost everything about this place is good. Its huge with outside seating, and 2 floors of dining tables inside. The one thing that let this place down was its...policy on where you are seated based on what you're wearing. We had been out all day in Baku, therefore in shorts and trainers at 7.30pm Although we booked, we were informed we would have to take a seat in the bar area, when asked to move to a table where we could comfortably eat dinner we were reluctantly moved and told we wouldn't be allowed to next time if we were wearing shorts and trainers. Strange as they sat us down next to a couple... wearing shorts and trainers! The place is so big and the food is great the owners of this place should consider sectioning off an area where people who are wearing the wrong clothes but want to eat good food can be sat down without feeling their custom is not wanted. The service received from the waiters 10/10.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

Great place with wonderful atmosphere. Service was nice, waiter friendly. Excellent visit. Will use again and again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant. The Service is very good, attentive and helpful with the food options. All food was delicious and presented in an attractive way. The only negative is that I had the feeling the general cleaning of the place needs to be...improved (tables, sofas, floors etc.). Especially during COVID-19 times this gives an odd feeling.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

What’s happened ! This resteraunt used to be the benchmark for service and quality in Baku . It may just have been a bad night but bad in so many levels . Used plates had to be stacked on the table by ourselves and the...place wasn’t busy and waiter had several walk pasts until we eventually asked him to remove them , he looked as though he would rather be anywhere but there , they managed to miss a main course , food we got was very average . There are many excellent resteraunts in Baku now so there is much more choice . I’ve visited this resteraunt many times over the past 10 yrs so it’s sad that standards seem to have dropped . As stated maybe a bad night but seems there are a few posts on here which suggest otherwise , hopefully a return visit will confirm it was an off night but it won’t be very soon . Very dissapointedMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

I personally had two great first experiences here but I doubt I will show up again. Place was almost empty and we walked in without reservation. Hostess was very awkward and did not show a hint of care for the people that walked in. “Give...your coats there” is not the way to greet, “May I take your coat” or please proceed to the coat check. Very unprofessional greeting. You must leave by then and then. That’s not the way you talk. You say we have an empty table for 1.5 hour, would that suit you? Then the dishes “ran out” while place just opened. The waiter didn’t not serve anything like all the other times I was there. Did not check in if food was good or bad. One of the waiters saw the empty plates and just puts the new dish at the very edge of messy table and just leaves. Honestly it was so abrupt and low gestured that we both had a quiet pause. It baffled us. Then they would not serve the tea even and forget to bring another one. No one was keeping and eye on the table so it was a constant neck stretch to get their attention because you are waiting for the bill for 10 minutes in again an empty place!! Amidst all this though I must say that the food was impeccable. Big thank you to the chefs. Hostess did not even say goodbye despite the eye contact. Because of such low quality service I will never take anyone there again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

Perhaps it is the best Asian cuisine restaurant - very friendly waiters & great food. Must-visit place in Baku. The setting and atmosfere is perfect, but music is kinda loud before 11 or 12. Drinks were sereved really fast. I Definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

What an ambiance! Popcorn salad is the best. We also love spicy fried rice there. Prices are a little high however you get what you pay for.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 11, 2020

I came here for lunch one day as I was forced to leave Baku early due to the coronavirus and I had heard that this place was good. It was odd that it was completely empty except for three loud, rich ladies and their driver/bodyguard....It was an odd experience, but this was obviously not Chinar's fault. I ordered a Hugo cocktail, that took quite a long time to receive since I was the only person in there, but it was refreshing and delicious. I ordered the duck spring rolls, which were also delicious. A tad bit too sweet with the five spice but balanced out well with soy sauce. I didn't try the sweet chili sauce as they were already too sweet. I also ordered the black cod with spicy miso, which was an amazing piece of fish. Well balanced miso flavor with just a tiny hint of heat. I would have liked it to be spicier. It was served with one piece of cauliflower and two tiny carrot flowers so it was a bit disappointing that for 42 manat it didn't come with rice or more vegetables. Overall, a lovely meal and I would recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We had a lovely dinner experience with friends at Chinar. A very popular place so it is good to call and check availability and book a table. The curved booths are best for up to four persons. The restaurant is fusion cuisine so you find...almost anything on the menu. The glass wall between the restaurant and the kitchen allows you to observe food being prepare, which is always a neat feature and reassuring. They have a good selection of a variety of foods and drinks...something for everyone. This is a fine dining restaurant and the prices reflect that. Still, I felt it was reasonable pricing, not outrageous. The service is good, they have a cloak room, but parking is scarce on this busy slim street so walk or take a taxi...but well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

In the 3 years I lived in Baku this was my favorite restaurant. I especially loved the laksa. The atmosphere is casual but up market.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

As a tour leader I should say this place is clean, luxury and expensive. The staff are polite. The quality of foods are ok but you can not find traditional foods here that it's one of disadvantages of this restaurant. There is a statue of...Persian king in front of restaurant, the name is "Behram-ı Gür Monument" that you can search about it's historical information and also nice view for take photo.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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