Top Asian food establishments get shortlisted at the first ever Irish Asian Food Award 2019

Finalists for the first ever Irish Asian Food Awards 2019 are now live after many public nominations. Restaurants, takeaways and other food establishments across Ireland are now 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 Ireland’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 Irish Asian Food Awards will be held at the Blanchardstown Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday 24th of June in Dublin; some of the most well-known and accomplished individuals from the Irish 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 Irish 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.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said:

“All finalists shortlisted for the Irish Asian Food Awards should feel proud to be recognised for hard graft and talent at the first event of its kind, for the bring joy and entertainment they bring through delicious food which represents Ireland’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 Irish Asian Food Awards 2019 are:

Indian Restaurant of the Year

 North Ireland
Nu Delhi Restaurant Lounge (Belfast)
Mumbai 27 (Belfast)
Tulsi Indian Restaurant (Holywood)
Mayur Indian Restaurant (Carrickfergus)
Spice (Lisburn)
Bokhara (Bangor)
Tale of Spice (Belfast)

Connaught
Kumar’s Taste of Asia (Galway)
Poppadom Indian Restaurant (Galway)
Oran Tandoori (Galway)
Tulsi (Galway)
The Everest (Ballina)
Spiced Barna (Galway)
Nokshi Indian (Galway)

Ulster
Chilli Lounge (Cavan)
Bisini Restaurant (Cavan)
Shapla Indian Restaurant (Donegal)
Chilli Shaker (Donegal)
Monsoon Valley (Donegal)

Leinster
Kundan (Dublin)
3 Leaves Blackrock (Blackrock)
Cinnamon Garden Restaurant (Ashbourne)
Pink Salt Indian Restaurant (Bray)
Mayur Indian Resturant (Naas)
Khan Spices Indian Restaurant (Leinster)
Indian Prince (Laois)

Munster
Haveli Indian Restaurant (Cork)
Indian Moon Cork (Cork)
Raj Gaylord Indian Restaurant (Cork)
Achari Indian Restaurant (Limerick)
The Mogul Emperor (Limerick)
Spice of India (Limerick)
Copper & Spice (Limerick)

Dublin
Indie Spice Grill (Dublin)
Rasam Restaurant (Dublin)
Konkan Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Ananda(Dublin)
Siri Indian Cuisine (Dublin)
Pickle Restaurant (Dublin)
Mehek Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Jaipur Dalkey (Dublin)
Kundan Tandoori (Dublin)
Veda Indian (Dublin)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year

North Ireland
Eastern Tandoori Indian Restaurant (Newtownards)
Indie Spice (Belfast)
Archana Restaurant (Belfast)
India Gate (Belfast)
Souls Restaurants (Belfast)
Mayur Indian Restaurant (Carrickfergus)
Indian Ocean Restaurant (Holywood)

Connaught
Dawat Indian Restaurant (Claremorris)
Eastern Tandoori (Galway)
Roy’s Indian Restaurant (Ballinrobe)
Santori Indian Restaurant (Galway)
Khazana Indian Restaurant (Galway)
Kashmir (Galway)
Eastern Tandoori (Loughrea)

Leinster
Mayur Restaurant (Portaloise)
Anar Kali Indian (Wexford)
Fethard Indian Curries & Fast Food (Wexford)
The Holy Grail Wexford Indian Restaurant (Wexford)
Jaipore Indian Restaurant (Kildare)
Maharajah Indian Cuisine (Naas)
Chakra By Jaipur (Greystones)

Munster
Indian Castle Restaurant (Tralee)
Indian Ocean Restaurant (Waterford)
Peppers Restaurant (Waterford)
Royal India (Tralee)
Sethu Indian Restaurant (Kerry)
Taste of Punjab (Clare)
Stars of India Restaurant (Tipperary)

Dublin
Sanai Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Shakira Indian Cuisine (Dublin)
Mams Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Delhi Rasoi Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Jaipur Dalkey (Dublin)
Jaipur Malahide (Dublin)

Chinese Restaurant of the Year

North Ireland
The Welcome Restaurant (Belfast)
House of Zen (Belfast)
Wah Fu Chinese Restaurant (Belfast)
Abacus Chinese Restaurant (Belfast)
Macau (Belfast)
Harmony Palace (Belfast)
Mandarin Palace (Derry)

Connaught
The Lantern Chinese Restaurant (Ballina)
Maple Chinese Restaurant (Ballinrobe)
Royal Villa (Galway)
Oriental Palace (Navan)
Fusion Restaurant & Takeaway (Galway)
Golden Sea Chinese Restaurant (Galway)
Aroma Asian Chinese Restaurant (Charlestown)

Leinster
The Jia Jia Chinese Restaurant (Westmeath)
Jasmine Chinese Restaurant (Carlow)
Oriental Palace (Meath)
Choy’s Chinese Restaurant (Celbridge)
The Palace Restaurant (Newbridge)
Royal Park Chinese Restaurant (Greystones)
Eastern Promise (Wicklow)

Munster
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant (Limerick)
Arra Cafe & Asian Chinese Restaurant (Limerick)
The River View Chinese Restaurant (Limerick)
Yuan Ming Yuan (Cork)
Wilton Willow Restaurant (Cork)
Hi5 Chinese Restaurant (Tramore)
Phoenix House Chinese Restaurant (Killarney)

Dublin
Hang Dai Chinese (Dublin)
Golden Elephant Restaurant Asian (Dublin)
New Emperor Restaurant (Dublin)
Sichuan Chilli King (Dublin)
Yang’s Chinese Restaurant (Dublin)
Pattaya Restaurant (Dublin)
M&L Szechuan (Dublin)

Japanese Restaurant Of The Year
Tomodachi Sushi Bar (Galway)
Kappa Ya (Galway)
WA Café (Galway)
Okayu (Dublin)
Taste at The Bonsai by Dylan McGrath (Dublin)
Tippenyaki Restaurant (Dublin)
Zakura Izakaya (Dublin)
Sakura Japanese Restaurant (Belfast)
Musashi Noodle & Sushi Bar (Dublin)
Zakura Noodle & Sushi Restaurant (Dublin)

Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year
Chandpur (Donegal)
Bengal Brasserie (Belfast)
Bangla (Bangor)
Sonali (Belfast)
Star of Bengal (Belfast)
Comber Tandoori (Newtownards)
Shanai Restaurant (Dublin)
Shanai Restaurant (Dublin)
Ruposhe (Dublin)

Indian Takeaway of the Year
Kamal Mahal (Enniskillen)
Ruchi (Belfast)
Asha Tandoori Indian Takeaway (Bangor)
The Indian Ocean (Waterford)
Spice Island (Bangor)
Saffron Indian Takeaway (Limavady)
Taste of India (Castlederg)
Indian Spice Takeaway (Youghal)
Khyber Indian Takeaway (Crumlin)
Planet Spice (Tipperary)

5 Star Indian Takeaway of the Year
Tadka House Indian Takeaway (Dublin)
Spice Guru Indian Takeaway (Dublin)
Indian Spice (Wicklow)
Indigarden Indian takeaway (Galway)
Iyer’s (Cork)
Divine Curries and Fast Food (Cork)
Poppadom Indian Takeaway (Dublin)
Spice Guru Indian Takeaway (Dublin)
Spice n Rice Co (Dublin)
Rasoi Indian To Go (Dublin)

Takeaway & Home Delivery of the Year
Indian Kababish (Sligo)
Zam Zam Plus (Roscommon)
Taj Indian and Fast Food Takeaway (Donegal)
Tasty Macs Indian & Fast Food Takeaway (Donegal)
Namaste India (Dublin)
Masala (Dublin)
Zaika Express (Dublin)
Bombay Pantry (Dublin)
Tadka (Dublin)
Raja Tandoori (Belfast)

Asian Takeaway of the year
Banaras Indian & Thai Takeaway (Dublin)
Camile Thai (Dublin)
Green Mango (Dublin)
Curry and Spice (Galway)
Kyoto Asian Street Food (Dublin)
Asian Kitchen (Meath)
Kanum Thai (Dublin)
Yakisoba (Westmeath)
Sunflower Chinese Takeaway (Dublin)
Hakka (Monaghan)

Nepalese Restaurant of the Year
Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese (Dublin)
Sarpn Group of Restaurant (Belfast)
Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant (Buncrana)
Kathmandu Nepalese Restaurant (Dublin)
Thali Nepal Restaurant (Cork)
Kathmandu Kitchen (Belfast)
Bhansa Ghar (Dublin)
Mt. Everest of Kathmandu (Wicklow)
Hub Himalayan (Dublin)
The Everest (Ballina)

Thai Restaurant of the Year
Kin Khao Thai (Westmeath)
ThaIrish (Carrigtwohill)
Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Dublin)
Siam Thai Restaurant (Dundrum)
Thai Village (Belfast)
Baan Thai Ballsbridge (Ballsbridge)
Saba (Dublin)
Red Torch Ginger (Dublin)
Sanuk (Ballsbridge)
Genting Thai (Killarney)

Malaysian Restaurant Of the year
Langkawi Malaysian Restaurant (Dublin)
Kopitiam (Dublin)
Malay Kitchen Kinsale (Cork)
K.O.A. Kitchen of Asian (Dublin)
Lemongrass Restaurant (Carlow)
Rialto Malaysian Chinese Takeaway (Dublin)
Koi Asian Cuisine (Holywood)

Korean Restaurant of the Year
Cafe Arirang (Belfast)
Arisu Restaurant (Dublin)
Kimchi Hophouse (Dublin)
Hailan Korean Restaurant (Dublin)
Drunken Fish (Dublin)
Brothers Dosirak (Dublin)
Han Sung Asian Market (Dublin)
Han Yang Korean Restaurant (Dublin)
Miso Sligo (Sligo)
Hailan Chinese and Korean Restaurant (Dublin)

Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year
Sawadee Thai & Indian (Dublin)
Hailan Chinese & Korean Restaurant (Dublin)
Lao Chinese & Korean BBQ Restaurant (Dublin)
Ramen (Cork)
Kubo Restaurant (Cork)
MAK by Jules Mak (Dublin)
Q’s Creative Asian Dining (Dublin)
Lana Salthill Asian Street Food (Galway)
Neon Asian Street Food (Dublin)
Tuk Asian Street Food (Dublin)

South Indian Restaurant of the Year
Kerala Kitchen (Ballsbridge)
Konkan Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Siri Indian Cuisine (Dublin)
Madina Desi Curry Co (Dublin)
Cafe Goa (Waterford)
Curry Garden (Carlow)
Babu’s Indian Spice (Gilford)
Rasam (Dublin)

Pakistani Restaurant of the Year
Kinara (Dublin)
The Mint Cottage (Dublin)
Dera Restaurant (Dublin)
Okra Green (Dublin)
Madina Desi Curry Co (Dublin)
Kajjal (Malahide)
Lal Quila (Cork)
Anarkali Pakistani Restaurant (Bandon)
Daata Tandoori (Wicklow)
Taj Palace (Meath)

Unique Asian Restaurant of the Year
Mr. Dinh Restaurant (Dublin)
Passion 4 Food (Dublin)
Arra Cafe & Asian Chinese Restaurant (Limewrick)
Thali Nepal Restaurant (Cork)
Uptown Restaurant (Killarney)
Fishtail Nepalese and Indian Restaurant (Dublin)
Kamakura Sushi & Ramen Japanese (Belfast)
Zen (Belfast)
Yügo (Belfast)
3 Levels – Asian Fusion (Belfast)

Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year
Rotana Cafe Lebanese Restaurant (Dublin)
Jerusalem Restaurant (Dublin)
Shakshuka (Dublin)
Umi Falafel (Cork
Nora’s Palace (Belfast)
Cafe Oasis (Dublin)
Damascus Gate Restaurant (Dublin)
Buba (Belfast)
The Grill House (Swords)
Sultan Cafe Restaurant (Cork)

Outstanding Middle Eastern Restaurant of the year
Shouk (Dublin)
Cedar Restaurant (Derry)
Silk Road Café (Dublin)
Nosta (Cork)
Umi Falafel (Belfast)
Al Mezza Lebanese Restaurant (Athlone)
Zaytoon (Dublin)
Do Falafel (Dublin)
Falafel Eatery & Coffee House (Belfast)
Cedar House (Limerick)

Turkish Restaurant of the Year
Pasha Restaurant (Dublin)
The Charcoal Grill (Galway)
Bacchus Restaurant (Athlone)
Kebabish (Ennis)
Keshk Café (Dublin)
Pomegranate Turkish Open Buffet Restaurant (Galway)
Ada Restaurant (Belfast)
Istanbul (Dublin)
Sultan Cafe Restaurant (Cork)

Turkish Takeaway of the Year
Istanbul Kebab (Limerick)
Pasha Restaurant (Dublin)
The Charcoal Grill (Galway)
Turkish Kebab house (Dublin)
Anatolia Turkish Kebab House (Dublin)
Anatolia Kebab (Cork)
Denis’s Turkish Kebab House (Enniscorthy)
Kilkenny Kebabish (Kilkenny)
Istanbul Kebab (Navan)
Mr Kebab (Cavan)

Cantonese Restaurant of the Year
Royal Garden Cantonese Restaurant (Kildare)
Good World Chinese Restaurant (Dublin)
Jardin Royal (Kildare)
Furama Cantonese Restaurant (Antrim)
Abacus Chinese Restaurant (Belfast)
The Phoenix (Bangor)
Bambou (Templepatrick)

Organisors Awards for Outstanding Restaurant
Bangor Curry House (Bangor)
Comber Tandoori (Newtownards)
Khyber Garden (Meath)
Vagya Nepalese Restaurant (Dublin)
Khan Balti House (Dublin)
Umi Falafel (Belfast)
Noark’s Asian Cuisine (Waterford)
Yuan Ming Yuan (Cork)
Aisha’s Cafe & Bistro (Drogheda)
Chandpur Restaurant (Donegal)