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Chinar

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1 Shovkat Alakbarova, Baku, Azerbaijan
+994 12 404 82 11
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really was one of the first great restaurants in Baku and is still there today. It has a nice bar for drinks before your seated for the meal. Food is great, you see it being cooked behind the large glass wall and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The only point i'd mention that took it down from excellent... More 

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Thank Ian M
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your review. There is a continuous effort from on our side to improve our service and we are grateful for your comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best regards, Douwe Statema More 

UK
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinar, in its modern incarnation as a restaurant/bar/night club, has been around for at least 6 years. The original Chinar - it means "plane tree" in Azerbaijani - was a sprawling old tea house where the world would sit in the shade of the trees by the Caspian shore boulevard and contemplate life. But nothing stands still in today's Baku.... More 

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Thank Carolyn2
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your review with us, it is wonderful to receive such nice comments. The team work very hard to deliver excellent customer service to all our guests, so It’s very rewarding to hear we did a great job. We are very pleased you also enjoyed our location a long with the atmosphere in Chinar Restaurant... More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide variety of high quality dishes from all over. Prices vary from reasonable to expensive but the food is definitely worth it. Portions are unusually big for this type of restaurant. Service is friendly and efficient. A favourite place for us.

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Thank scaskie
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Scaskie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Chinar Restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you think so highly of our service, staff and food. Naturally, I was particularly happy to learn that you will consider to visit us again. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the entire team and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by accident, as it's close to the funicular taking you to the top of the hill. The sake selection was limited but the shrimp curry was spectacular. Even though it's a high end restaurant prices were very reasonable. Language can be a bit of a barrier in Baku, but staff was friendly and attentive.

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Thank amleon
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Amleon, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent visit in Chinar Restaurant. I will share your compliments with the entire team and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Douwe Statema More 

Province of Alicante, Spain
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204 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to go somewhere new every week and ended up here on Saturday night. We were not disappointed as the reception we received on arrival was warm, the atmosphere was good and the food delicious A must try if you like far eastern cuisine.

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Thank Brian R
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for recommending and sharing your positive comments about Chinar Restaurant. Looking forwards to seeing you in the nearest future. Best regards, Douwe Statema More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat in Baku. Ali, our waiter, was lovely, couldn't do more to help and, helpfully, spoke very good English.

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Thank misschristellev
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Misschristellev, Thank you very much for your review and compliments about Chinar Restaurant. I will share your positive feedback with Ali. We look forward to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, Douwe Statema More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good! The food was also good, but since we are vegetarian it was limited in options. The sheesha was great and the drinks were good. The lounge upstairs had a great vibe, with a DJ playing trendy music. We liked it so much we went back again.

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Thank rachins2016
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Rachins, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent visit in Chinar Restaurant. I will share your compliments with the entire team and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Douwe Statema More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Chinar restaurant again last night and had a lovely meal as usual. The restaurant is very classy and modern and the atmosphere is really relaxed. We were served by Kamal who was very helpful and looked after us very well.

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Thank Andy P
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for taking the time to review Chinar Restaurant. I am delighted to know that you felt so well looked after by our staff and to read that once again we have met your expectations. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Kamran and to welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience... Best Regards,... More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at the bar waiting for our table...we asked for the cocktail menu and the barman asked us if we wanted something special...he asked us to pick a favourite flavour and made us a cocktail based around that flavour. It was the best cocktail that Ive ever had. If you go to the bar...ask for Zaur. He'll look after... More 

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Thank parnham12
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear Parnham, Many thanks for taking the time to review Chinar Restaurant on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us. Thank you for your compliments towards Zaur. We look forwards to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Douwe Statema More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent, the decoration was lovely, and the serving sizes were perfect. We got the chance to enjoy every dish we ordered for our meal. The only reason I am not giving this restaurant 5 stars is because it was a bit too loud for my preference.

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Thank DrShaba7
Douwe S, General Manager at Chinar, responded to this review

Dear DrShaba, Thank you very much for taking the time and posting your review. There is a continuous effort on our side to improve our service and we are grateful for your comment. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Best regards, Douwe Statema More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shovkat Alakbarova, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Location: Asia  >  Azerbaijan  >  Absheron Region  >  Baku
  • Phone Number: +994 12 404 82 11
Description
A great restaurat with an Asian food varity. Service excellent, food incredible and beutiful interior. There are indoor and outdoor seating. They also have a Bar and Lounge. best in town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?