Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland Winners

20th September 2021

The winners of the annual Scotland Asian Restaurant Awards at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh in partnership with Just Eat have been announced.

Chairman of the Asian Catering Federation Yawar Khan and Samantha Simmonds

Over 50 Asian restaurants were shortlisted, nominated online by the public recognising the best Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways in the country.

Organised by the Asian Catering Federation, the awards have become a pinnacle for uniting the Asian restaurant industry in achieving recognition for innovative vision and exceptional food. New this year, were the Community Hero Awards and the Best Service Award recognising those individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to the industry since the pandemic began.

This year’s winners are:

JUST EAT Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant – AyrshireZain’s Curry House   Dalry, North Ayrshire  
JUST EAT Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant – Edinburgh  St John’s Curry Club  Edinburgh
JUST EAT Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant – Scottish BordersShukria Indian CuisinePeebles
JUST EAT Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant – HighlandsSaffronInverness
Best Asian Restaurant EdinburghThe Cove – Joint Winner Ignite, Haymarket – Joint WinnerEdinburgh
Best Asian Restaurant AberdeenshireNazma Tandoori – Joint Winner Rajpoot Indian – Joint WinnerEllon Inverurie
Best Innovative Restaurant – AberdeenshireCarron to Mumbai – WinnerStonehaven
Best Asian Restaurant StirlingshireMasala Ram’sFalkirk
Best Asian Restaurant MidlothianItihaas – Joint Winner The Radhuni – Joint WinnerDalkeith Loanhead
Best Asian Restaurant HighlandsPanache – WinnerElgin
Best Asian Restaurant Glasgow & WestCharcoal’s – WinnerGlasgow
Best Asian Restaurant TaysideTabla – WinnerPerth
Best Japanese RestaurantSapporo Teppanyaki – Joint Winner Harajuku Kitchen – Joint WinnerGlasgow   Edinburgh
Best Chinese RestaurantHau Han – WinnerEdinburgh
Best Nepalese RestaurantThe Khukuri – WinnerEdinburgh
Best Korean RestaurantOng Gie – WinnerEdinburgh
Best Fine Dining RestaurantChaskaa Restaurant – WinnerEdinburgh
Best Innovative RestaurantPrana Indian Grill – WinnerEdinburgh
Best Casual Dining RestaurantMother India’s Café – WinnerEdinburgh
Community Hero AwardMatin Khan – WinnerItihaas, Dalkeith
Community Hero AwardSyed Abdul Hamid – WinnerCarron to Mumbai, Stonehaven
Community Hero AwardMohammed SultanCharcoals, Glasgow
Community Hero AwardHabibur KhanThe Radhuni, Loanhead
Best Service AwardMohammed Sadiqur RahmanSt John’s Curry Club, Edinburgh

On announcing the winners Asian Catering Federation Chairman Yawar Khansaid: “ I would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and members who have made these awards possible. The Scottish Asian Restaurant Awards are a key event for our industry. Not only do they celebrate the excellence of Asian and Oriental restaurants in Scotland, but they also recognise the significant contribution our industry makes to the economy and the hardworking people in our food industry.

Andrew Kenny, Managing Director of Just Eat UK, Headline sponsors of the awards said: “Just Eat has worked closely with the Asian Catering Federation for a number of years. As we begin to recover from the pandemic, I’m delighted to celebrate our partnership by helping to recognise the fantastic achievements of those in our industry who have worked tirelessly through the last 18 months and
continue to do so.”

Pat Chapman, Chief Judge and author of Good Curry Guide added: “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank you for your excellent cuisine and commitment to our industry.”