Shortlist for Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland

9th September 2021

The 5th Asian Restaurant Awards in association with Just Eat will return to Scotland on Monday 20th September 2021. The awards recognise outstanding culinary excellence, and sumptuous creativity from all those who are continuing to respond to the pandemic and run successful businesses in the hospitality industry.

The winners will be announced at a glittering award ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh hosted by broadcast journalist and BBC TV News anchor Samantha Simmonds.

Fifty restaurants and takeaways have been nominated this year by the awards’ judging panel and by popular vote. They include the very best of Bangladeshi, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Nepalese, Pan-Asian, Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese and Middle-Eastern cuisine.

The 2021 nominees are:
Just Eat Best Takeaway/Delivery:

Curry Pot Indian Takeaway
St. John’s Curry Club,
Zain’s Curry House,
Station India

Best Japanese

Harajuku Kitchen
Maki & Ramen
Sapporo Teppanyaki

Best Chinese

Hau Han
Asian Kitchen
Lychee Oriental

Best Nepalese

Everest Inn
The Khukuri
Namaste Kathmandu
Annapurna Gurkha’s Restaurant

Best Asian Restaurant
Central & Fife

The Raj Mahal

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food
Mother India’s Café
Kalpna Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant
Chaskaa Restaurant
Prana Indian Grill
The Khukuri
Nilgiri Spice
Station India

Best Asian Restaurant Midlothian

The Radhuni Loanhead

Best Asian Restaurant West

Multan Tandoori
Heera Indian
Café Asia BYOB
The Indian Scene

Best Asian Restaurant Highlands

Panache Elgin
Saffron Indian Restaurant Inverness
Spice Tandoori Elgin

Best Asian Restaurant Tayside


Best Asian Restaurant shire

Carron to Mumbai
Light of Bengal
Rajpoot Indian Restaurant
Shri Bheemas Indian restaurant

Best Asian Restaurant Stirlingshire

Masala Ram’s
Sanam Tandoori

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.”

Chair of the Asian Catering Federation Yawar Khan said: “The Scottish Asian Restaurant Awards are a key event for our industry. Not only do they recognise the excellence of Asian and Oriental restaurants in Scotland, but they also celebrate the significant contribution our industry makes to the economy and the hardworking people in our food industry.”