Asian Restaurant Awards 2022: Edinburgh leads way with 21 restaurants and takeaways shortlisted

The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 Asian Restaurant Awards – and Edinburgh leads the way with an impressive 21 restaurants and takeaways in the running for honours.

The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 Asian Restaurant Awards – and Edinburgh leads the way with no fewer than 21 restaurants and takeaways in the running for honours.
The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 Asian Restaurant Awards – and Edinburgh leads the way with no fewer than 21 restaurants and takeaways in the running for honours.

The event takes place at the Capital's Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on November 1, having been postponed in September due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

The list covers some of the best loved Asian, Chinese, Japanese, and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways from across Scotland.

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Organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) with Just Eat as its key sponsor, the awards have become a pinnacle for uniting the Asian restaurant industry in achieving recognition for innovation, vision and exceptional food.

At this year’s awards one of the finalists will also be named as the overall best Asian restaurant in Scotland.

The shortlist was determined by over 10,000 votes from members of the public.

The establishments will all be visited by a panel of judges from the ACF who will determine the winners for both national and regional award categories at the finals in September.

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Scottish winners will also be included in the ACF’s new ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’ guide, which is being published currently, region-by-region across the UK, at www.Top100curryRestaurants.co.uk, with a printed version being available next year.

ACF Chairman Yawar Khan said: “We congratulate all the establishments in making this year’s shortlist for the sixth annual Asian Restaurant Awards (Scotland), an event which showcases some of the best dining establishments from across the nation.

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“We look forward to unveiling the winners at our awards finals event on 1 November in Edinburgh.

“Asian restaurants, which contribute £5bn to the economy and employ more than 100,000 people across the UK, are a key feature of Scotland’s food and cultural landscape.

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“At a time when the sector is facing significant challenges with rising food and energy prices along with staff shortages, it’s important we acknowledge excellence and celebrate the success of the sector.”

Asian Restaurant Awards (Scotland) – full short list

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National categories

JUST EAT TAKEAWAY/DELIVERY

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Curry Pot Indian Takeaway Dunfermline

St. John’s Curry Club, Edinburgh

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Zain’s Curry House, Dalry

Curry Leaf Ayr

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Maska Cumbernauld

Chennai Marina Edinburgh

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Chilli Pepper Inverness

Shukira Indian Takeaway Peebles

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Japanese Restaurant of the year

Harajuku Kitchen Edinburgh

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Maki & Ramen Edinburgh

Sapporo Teppanyaki Glasgow

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Chinese Restaurant of the year

Hau Han Edinburgh

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Tattu Edinburgh

Lychee Oriental Glasgow

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Nepalese Restaurant of the year

Everest Inn Perth

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The Khukuri Edinburgh

Namaste Kathmandu Edinburgh

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Annapurna Gurkha’s Restaurant Kirkcaldy

Thai Restaurant of the year

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Tanon St Andrews

Passorn Thai Edinburgh

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Nok’s Kitchen Edinburgh

Korean Restaurant of the Year

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Silla Korean Restaurant Glasgow

Ong Gie Edinburgh

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Newcomer of the Year

Bo’ness Spice Bo’ness

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Cilantro Leith

Tamanna Aviemore

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The Auld Hoose Chinese Restaurant Musselburgh

Regional categories

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EDINBURGH

Dishoom Edinburgh

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Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food Edinburgh

Mother India’s Café Edinburgh

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Navadhanya Edinburgh

Chaskaa Restaurant Edinburgh

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Prana Indian Grill Edinburgh

The Khukuri Edinburgh

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Nilgiri Spice Edinburgh

Station India Edinburgh

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Bell Bottom Indian Edinburgh

Ignite Edinburgh

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The Cove Edinburgh

MIDLOTHIAN

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Itihaas Dalkeith

Memories Of India Gorebridge

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The Paper Mill Lasswade

The Radhuni Loanhead

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Bombay Lounge Dalkeith

To find out more go to www.asianrestaurantawards.org

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