Shortlist announced for the 5th Asian Restaurant Awards 2021 Scotland

The 5th Asian Restaurant Awards in association with Just Eat will return to Scotland on Monday 20 September 2021.

Published 10th Sep 2021
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Asian Restaurant Awards recognise outstanding culinary excellence, and 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 an award ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh, hosted by broadcast journalist and BBC TV News anchor Samantha Simmonds.

Almost 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 for the Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland nominees are

Just Eat Best Takeaway/Delivery Restaurant

Curry Pot Indian TakeawayDunfermline
St. John’s Curry Club,Edinburgh
Zain’s Curry House,Dalry
Station IndiaEdinburgh

Best Japanese Restaurant

Harajuku KitchenEdinburgh
Maki & RamenEdinburgh
Sapporo TeppanyakiGlasgow

Best Chinese Restaurant

Hau HanEdinburgh
Asian KitchenInverurie
Lychee OrientalGlasgow

Best Nepalese Restaurant

Everest InnPerth
The KhukuriEdinburgh
Namaste KathmanduEdinburgh
Annapurna Gurkha’s RestaurantKirkaldy

Best Asian Restaurant

Central & Fife

The Raj MahalKinross

Best Asian Restaurant Edinburgh

Tuk Tuk Indian Street FoodEdinburgh
Mother India’s CaféEdinburgh
Kalpna Vegan & Vegetarian RestaurantEdinburgh
Chaskaa RestaurantEdinburgh
Prana Indian Grill EdinburghEdinburgh
The KhukuriEdinburgh
Nilgiri SpiceEdinburgh
Station IndiaEdinburgh

Best Asian Restaurant Midlothian

The RadhuniLoanhead

Best Asian Restaurant Glasgow & West

Multan TandooriPaisley
Heera IndianRenfrew
Café Asia BYOBGlasgow
The Indian ScenePaisley

Best Asian Restaurant Highlands

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Saffron Indian RestaurantInverness
Spice TandooriElgin

Best Asian Restaurant Tayside


Best Asian Restaurant Aberdeenshire

Carron to Mumbai                                Stonehaven
Light of BengalAberdeen
Rajpoot Indian RestaurantInverurie
Shri Bheemas Indian RestaurantAberdeen

Best Asian Restaurant Stirlingshire

Masala Ram’s Falkirk
Sanam TandooriFalkirk

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.”

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Chair of the Asian Catering Federation Yawar Khan added: “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.”

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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