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“Tremendous local restaurant with delicious lamb”

Old Garden Restaurant
Ranked #127 of 945 Restaurants in Baku
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hungry and looking for a lunch place when we entered the Old City and someone from the Old Garden approached us to see if we would like to try it. It was down a slight hill and out of the way, and you would never have found it by yourself. But then, after descending a few steps, we found ourselves in a kind of Azeri wonderland, with interesting nooks and crannies to sit in, decorated with local fabrics and full of plants. We sat outside and browsed the full menu. Without really having a clue what to eat, the waiter recommended that we order a mixed grill for two. So we took his advice and ordered that, along with a pitcher of pomegranate wine. What an excellent choice it was! The meal came on a big tray with every type of lamb, beef and chicken you could imagine and a pile of delicious saffron rice in the middle. We got stuck in and couldn’t believe our luck. Everything was beyond delicious and the buttery rice was an excellent companion. The pomegranate wine was unbelievably good.

This meal set the bar for all other meals we had in Baku. Nothing else came close, so another evening, we set off to the Old Garden again. The waiter was delighted to see us back. We sat in the same area and ordered the same tray of mixed grill, but no pomegranate wine this time. We had time for a dessert and ordered the local baklava with tea, which was great. There was also a man playing a local stringed instrument and singing traditional songs, which made for an excellent atmosphere. We watched a lady make bread from scratch and cook it in the outside oven. It was a wonderful experience.

A great place for delicious food, interesting local music and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Leopard_Lil
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Thanks for old garden staff for everything we ordered shaplov it's first time to try it but it was amazing and delicious i recommended all to try it

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank mostafa r
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

A good restaurant with a delicious food in old city baku
The restaurant has two places indoor and outdoor

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank monirehkh
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Don’t tray any salad, it is only tomatoes.
The soup looks ok as the kids liked it.
The creamy beef is somehow tasty.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank shamsism
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

As it's located inside the Old Town, it has a very old Baku atmosphere. We got lucky because that evening there was live singing and the man was singing old Azerbaijani songs.
Our waiter, Garay, was very helpful and attentive.
We tried various dishes, like khinkali, fried gurze, normal gurze, and chicken barbeque, and were happy with everything.
The very next day I recommended my friend to go there with 19 others and they were all satisfied with the food and service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank Zifa6
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