Top Asian food establishments get shortlisted at the English Asian Food Award 2019

Finalists for the first ever English Asian Food Awards are now live after many public nominations.

Restaurants, takeaways and other food establishments across England are being recognised for working hard to service the Asian food industry, promote Asian cuisine, and connect communities through food and culture. We aim to celebrate the achievements of these businesses and individuals, commemorating the difference they make to England’s culture and economy.

The list of finalists has been compiled and announced based on hundreds of nominations received by the public.

The first ever English Asian Food Awards will be held at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on Monday 5th of February in Manchester; some of the most well-known and accomplished individuals from the English Asian Food Industry will gather for a glamorous night to celebrate their success and network.

The awards aim to showcase the success, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity that fuel the English Asian Food industry, with categories ranging from Japanese Restaurant of the year, Outstanding Indian Restaurant and Asian Fusion Restaurant of the year.

The English Asian Food Awards 2019 are brought to you by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation. With years of experience, they hold various world-class award ceremonies throughout major cities in Scotland and England annually. Oceanic Consulting events are a major fixture in the calendars of both the Asian community and wider population and generate media interest both locally and internationally.

A spokesperson from the Scottish Asian Food Awards said: “All finalists shortlisted for the English Asian Food Awards should feel proud to be recognised for hard graft and talent at the first event of its kind, for they bring joy and entertainment through delicious food which represents England’s rich culture and heritage. These awards honour and give thanks to those individuals who give their all to deliver outstanding services and continue to act as an inspiration to others aspiring to succeed in the Asian Food industry. We wish all our finalists the very best of luck and are looking forward to a great night of celebration.”

The finalists for the English Asian Food Awards 2019 are:

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year


Rajinda Pradesh (Warminster)

Naga Indian Restaurant  (Chorley)

Touch of Spice Indian Restaurant (Preston)

Royal Delhi Restaurant (Brighouse)

Corner Cafe (Leeds)

Village Restaurant (West Yorkshire)

Bombay Tea Lounge (Winsford)

Forts of India Malpas (Chester Road)

Eastern Revive (Cheshire)


Thalii (Stroke on Trent)

Eastern Eye (Lichfield)

Tandoori Knights (Stroke on Trent)

The Masala (Shrewsbury)

Maazi Matlock (Matlock)

Anayas Premier Indian Dining (Derbyshire)

Lea Cross Tandoori (Shrewsbury)

The Bridge & Bayleaf (Nottingham)

Tamatanga (Nottingham)

The Cumin Indian Restaurant (Nottingham)


Aroma (Glouster)

Ovisher Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Oxford)

Baburchi Cuisine (Glouster)

Jamal’s  (Oxford)

Jee Saheb (Oxford)

Clifton Cuisine (Bedford)

Deshi Spice Restaurant & Lounge (Bedford)

Dalchini Spice (Shefford)

Mr India (High Wycombe)

Coco Tamarind (Buckinghamshire)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year


Westbourne Spice (Leeds)

The Spiced Mango (Wakefield)

Anar Kali (Haslingdon)

Touch of Spice Indian Restaurant (Preston)


Thira Restaurant (Blackburn)

The Spice Inn (Ritherup Lane)

Amans (Newton)

Arnero Restaurant (Manchester)

Lee Raj Indian Restaurant (Blackpool)



Praan Indian Restaurant (Belper)

Radhuni Tandoori (Ilkeston)

Vujon Restaurant (West Bromwich)

Mozalicious (Oldbury)

New Talbot Bar & Grill (West Bromwich)

Balti Towers (Halesowen)

Eastern Spice (Loughborough)

Castle view Indian cuisine (Lincoln)

Chakh Le India (West Bridgford)


Sindhu (Marlow)

Three Rooms (Bedford)

The Cochin (Hertfordshire)

Saffron Indian Restaurant (Hertfordshire)

Chilli Lounge (Herts)

Yuva Fine Fusion (Royston)

Ashoka Indian (Hertfordshire)

Spice Of India (Cranham)

Zzohanna (Cambridgeshire)

Japanese Restaurant of the Year


St Sushi (NewCastle upon Tyne)

Umezushi (Manchester)

Wasabi Teppan-Yaki (Cheshire)

Zumu Hale (Hale)

Koi Japanese Cuisine (Leigh)

Sushi Bar Hana Matsuri (Leeds)

TJ Thai & Japanese Restaurant (Huddersfield)

Etsu (Liverpool)

Kokoro (Liverpool)

Yama Sushi (Sheffield)


Kyoto Sushi & Grill (Birmingham)

Sushido (Sutton)

SHIN Japanese Bar & Kitchen (Coventry)

Gaijin Sushi (Birmingham)

Miso Japanese Restaurant (London Road)

Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant (Leicester)

Higoi (Nottingham)


Kibou Sushi (Gloucestershire)

Taberu (Oxford)

Wakame (Cheltenham)

Zushi Restaurant (Oxfordshire)

Sticks’n’Sushi (Oxford)

Kazoku  (Hertfordshire)

Hanako (Hertfordshire)

Oishii Japanese restaurant (Hertfordshire)

Zero Sushi (Berkhamsted)

Aburi Japanese Restaurant (Colchester)

Chinese Restaurant of the Year


Eastern Bamboo Chinese Restaurant (Darlington)

Chinese Delight (Cheshire)

Mr Chong Chinese Restaurant (Disley)

Kan’s Oriental Restaurant (Cheshire)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Brunley)

The Red Lantern (Brunley)

The Zen Restaurant (Lancashire)

Tang Restaurant (Lancashire)

The Imperial Chinese (Shipley)

Woksoever (Cottingham)


Mandarin Restaurant (Nottingham)

Mr Man’s Restaurant (Nottingham)

Rainbow Palace  (Stourbridge)

China Inn (Lincolnshire)

Wing Wah Chinese Restaurant (Coventry)

Wong’s Chinese Restaurant and Bar (Nottingham)

Wok Chi (Birmingham)

Regent Chinese Restaurant (Staffordshire)

Lee Garden (Staffordshire)

Sizzling Wok Chinese Restaurant (Penkridge)


House Of Delight (Essex)

Lon Wah Restaurant (Essex)

Chef Peking (Berkshire)

Jade Cottage (Berkshire)

King Wok (Theale)

Lian (Essex)

Chef Zhu (Bucks)

China Brasserie (Buckinghamshire)

New Dancing Dragon (Oxford)

Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year


Bangla Spice Brasserie (Lancashire)

Henna The Spice Lounge (Thirsk)

Chef’s Takeaway & Restaurant (Leeds)

Cutlers Spice (Sheffield)

Panshi Bangla Cuisine (Croston)

Meherin (Thornton-Cleveleys)

Cardamom Hills (Wigan)

New Mills Cuisine (High Peak)

Anise Restaurant (Wrexham)


Imani’s Restaurant (Birmingham)

Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

Mughal Massala Bangladeshi (Tripton)

Tiffu’s (Wombourne)

The Sylhet Spice Cuisine (Birmingham)

Rose Of Bengal (Derbyshire)

Eastern Memories (Cannock)

Shapla Spice (Nottinghamshire)

Bangla Pride Restaurant  (Leicestershire)


Zarana (Hornchurch)

The Bengal Bear (Wiltshire)

Jaflong Restaurant (Bicester)

Usha Bangladeshi Cuisine (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Warwick Spice Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant (Warwick)

Bahgecha Restaurant (Berkshire)

Chambeli restaurant (Denham)

Bengal Delight (Watford)

Spice (Chalfont St. Peter)

5 Star Indian Takeaway of the Year


Ajwa Indian Takeaway (Manchester)

Kismet Takeaway (Manchester)

Shiva Tandoori & Balti House (Manchester)

Blue Ocean Indian Takeaway (Preston)

This & That (Manchester)

Tuk Tuk Indian Takeaway (Preston)

Naga Indian Restaurant and Takeaway (Chorley)

Indian Fusion (Leeds)

Future Balti (Bradford)


Bombay Takeaway (Nottingham)

Sizzlers  Curry House  (Nottingham)

Spicy Flames (Leicester)

Bombay Bites  (Leicester)

Alvaston Fast Food Curries (Derby)

Golden Balti Indian Takeaway (Birmingham)

Masala Balti (Bilston)

Balti King Take Away (Coventry)

Inaaya’s Indian Takeaway (Coventry)

Balti Pickles Indian Takeaway (Solihull)


Bellwaris Finest Indian Takeaway (Sawbridgeworth)

Nawabi Takeaway (Oxford)

Jamal’s (Oxford)

Masterchef (Luton)

Qumin Takeaway (Oxford)

Star Takeaway (Oxford Road)

Saffron Tandoori (Swindon)

Renu’s (Cambridge)

Clay Pot (Watford)

Takeaway & Home Delivery of the Year


Botan Kebab House (Liverpool)

Barbecue (Manchester)

Kebabistan (Preston)

Little Lantern (Chorley)

The Cherry House (Lancashire)

Chopstick House (Kingston-upon-Hull)

Edo Sushi (Sheffield)

Anisa’s Takeaway (West Yorkshire)

Hot Wok (Liverpool)

Ming Dynasty Takeaway (Manchester)


Hong Kong Takeaway (Birmingham)

The Picnic Kebab House  (Leicester)

Golden Boat  (Birmingham)

Shazanz Kebab House (Birmingham)

Miss China (Coventry)

Billal’s Karahi and Grill Takeaway (Leicester)

Glenfield House Chinese Takeaway (Leicester)

Hassan Kebab House (Dudley)

Gemini Chinese Take Away (Leicester)

Taj of Beeston (Nottingham)


Mandarin Court (Thatcham)

Karam Express (Luton)

Berlin Doner 65 (Luton)

Carlos BBQ (Cambridge)

Tsangs Kitchen (Oxford)

Spicy Karahi (Luton)

Bodrum Restaurant (Oxford)

Noodle Nation (Oxford)

Kokoro (Milton Keynes)

Nepalese Restaurant of the Year

Namaste Nepal (Manchester)

Gurkha Dining (Cheshire)

The Yak & Yeti Gurkha Restaurant (North Yorkshire)

Da Gurkha Fine Dining (Liverpoo)l

Deurali Restaurant (Manchester)

The Gurkha Hotel, Restaurant & Bar (Blackpool)

Kathmandu Restaurant (Stockport)

Gurkha 1816(Sandwell)

Gurkha Kitchen (Wollaton)

Himalayan Gurkha Restaurant (Derby)

Thai Restaurant of the Year

Thai Dusit (Derby)

Jintana Thai Restaurant (Ambleside)

Siam Thai & Teppan-Yaki(Cheshire)

Arunothai Restaurant and Cafe (Nottingham)

Thai Sakon Restaurant (West Yorkshire)

Thai Sunshine (North Yorkshire)

Orathai Restaurant (Preston)

Siam Balcony Restaurant (Lancashire)

Ayuthaya Restaurant (Liverpool)

Thai Jaa Restaurant (Merseyside)

Malaysian Restaurant of the Year

Supreme Asian Cuisine (Southampton)

Bunga Raya (Cheshire)

Nasi Lemak (Liverpool)

Chilli Padi (New Castle)

Satay Yo Beer (Sheffield)

Penang (Manchester)

Blue Ocean cafe & Restaurant (Birmingham)

Noodle Doodle (Sheffield)

May’s Thai Malaysian Cafe (Leeds)

Korean Restaurant of the Year

Oshibi Korean Bistro (York)

Bulgogi Grill (Leeds)

Kimchi Korean Restaurant (Birmingham)

Sarangchae Restaurant (Nottingham)

Bibimbap House (Cambridge)

Seoul Kimchi Restaurant (Manchester)

Jinseon Korean BBQ Restaurant & Bar (Coventry)

Baekdu Korean BBQ Restaurant (Stockport)

Angel Restaurant (Liverpool)

Korea House Restaurant (Nottingham)

Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year

GOSSIP Malaysian & Thai Cuisine (Manchester)

A Sushi Japanese and Korean Restaurant (Coventry)

Chino Latino (Nottingham)

Coconut Garden (Bedfordshire)

Tiger Rock Hawker Restaurant (Liverpool)

The Eastern Restaurant (Sutton)

Tampopp (Manchester)

OISOI Restaurant & Bar (Sheffield)

Host (Liverpool)

South Indian Restaurant of the Year

Sindhoor South Indian Restaurant (Manchester)

Koinonia south indian Restaurant (Nottinghamshire)

Coconut Lagoon (York)

Chettinad Restaurant (Leicester)

Thaali South Indian Restaurant (Manchester)

SPICE of South India (Hull)

Amaravathi South Indian Restaurant (Leicester)

Kayal (West Byfleet Surrey)

Dosa Hut (Wolverhampton)

The Cochin Indian Restaurant (Bedford)

Pakistani Restaurant of the Year

Sanam Sweethouse & Restaurant (Manchester)

Dera (Manchester)

Lahori Karahi Manchester (Manchester)

MyLahore (Bradford)

PIND Restaurant (Bradford)

Sheesh Mahal (Leeds)

Adil’s   (Birmingham)

Jinnah Bradford (Bradford)

Shahi Qila Taste Of Lahore (Birmingham)

Desi Dera (Birmingham)

Unique Asian Restaurant of the Year

Palm Pan Asia Restaurant (Winchester)

Bon Pan Asian (Stoke on Trent)

Banana Tree Oxford (Oxford)

Matou Pan Asian Restaurant (Liverpool)

Street (Coventry)

Suay Pan Asian Restaurant (Merseyside)

Pan Pan Restaurant (Oxford)

Sanuk Pan Asian (Essex)

Asiana Fusion Restaurant (Sunderland)

Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year

Meejana Weybridge (Surrey)

Lebaneat (Durham)

Azouma Restaurant (Kent)

Beirut Lounge (New Castle Upon Tyne)

Baroushka (Salisbury)

Cedars Lebanese Turkish Greek Restaurant (Leicester)

Ariyadh Restaurant (Manchester)

Habibi (Coventry)

Diyafa (Sheffield)

Comptoir Libanais (Manchester)

Turkish Restaurant of the Year

Kapadokya (Nottinghamshire)

Zada Restaurant (Stamford)

Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill (Durham)

Antalya Restaurant (Coventry)

Denis Restaurant (Oxfordshire)

Az Restaurant (North Yorkshire)

Turkish Meze Bar Restaurant (Essex)

Merhaba (Cambridge)

The Old Bank Rothwell (Rothwell)

Istanbul Grill (Prestwich)

Cantonese Restaurant of the Year

The Mulan (York)

The Cantonese Restaurant (Oswestry)

The Jade (Salisbury)

Chung Ying Garden Cantonese Restaurant (Birmigham)

Pacifica Cantonese (Lancanshire)

Four Seasons Cantonese Restaurant (Yorkshire)

The Queens Head (North Yorkshire)

Bei Jing Cantonese Restaurant (Burnley)

The Pavilion (Durham)

Persian Restaurant of the Year

Alborz (Manchester)

Saba Persian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Colbeh, Persian Kitchen & Bar (Birmingham)

Reza (New Castle Upon Tyne)

Pomegranate (Manchester)

Apadana Persian Restaurant (West Yorkshire)

Safran Charcoal Persian Restaurant (Leeds)

Braza (Bolton)

Walnut Persian Restaurant (Manchester)

Haftsin Restaurant (Leeds)

Afghani Restaurant of the Year

Afghan Cuisine Restaurant (Manchester)

Aria’s Afghan Cuisine (Birmingham)

Afghan Cuisine N Grill (Bolton)

Choupan Restaurant (Manchester)

Kabul Express (Nottingham)

Afghan Palace Restaurant (Stoke on Trent)

Al Taiba Bukhari (Manchester)

Chopan (Leeds)