We have grown high-quality long cylindrical (12 mm thick) 4H-SiC bulk crystals by the meniscus formation technique, which was first applied for the solution growth of bulk SiC. It enabled long-term growth by suppressing parasitic reactions such as polycrystal precipitation around the seed crystal. In addition, we could control the growth angle from -22° to 61° by adjusting the meniscus height. The thickness of the grown cylindrical crystals was 12 mm, which is the largest reported until now, and corresponded to a growth rate of 0.6 mm/h. Smooth morphology growth was maintained on the (000-1) C-face. In cross-sectional transmission optical microscopy images, few solvent inclusions and voids were observed. XRD measurements revealed that the FWHM values of the grown crystals were almost the same as those of the seed crystal.