Top Asian food establishments shortlisted as finalists for first Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019

Finalists for the first ever Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 are now shortlisted after public nominations.  Asian restaurants, takeaways and food establishments across Wales are being recognised in a new award ceremony. The evening will reward hard-working individuals who promote Asian cuisine and connect communities through food and culture.

The night will showcase the creativity, taste and broad flavour fuelling the Welsh Asian Food industry. Categories include Japanese Restaurant of the year, Outstanding Indian Restaurant and Asian Fusion Restaurant of the year.

The event will be held at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff on Monday December 2nd 2019.

The Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said “All finalists should feel proud to be recognised for their talent at the first event of its kind. They bring much joy and entertainment through delicious food which represents Wales’s rich culture and heritage. These awards honour those who give their all to deliver outstanding services and open the doors to Asia’s kitchen. We wish all our finalists the very best of luck and are looking forward to a great night of celebration.”

With 13 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Muslim, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.

The finalists for the Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 are:

5 STAR INDIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

North Wales

The Suhail Tandoori Indian Restaurant (Prestatyn)

The Village Massala (Rhyl)

Royal Tandoori (Bangor)

Parivaar (Mold)

Bangor Tandoori Restaurant (Bangor)

Indian Lounge (Mold)

Curry Scene (Caernarfon)

Zari Indian Restaurant (Deeside)

Jalsa (Conwy)

Radhuni Indian Restaurant (Denbigh)

 

Mid Wales

Bahar (Newtown)

Zeera (Brecon)

Red Indigo (Crickhowell)

Gulshan (Newtown)

Raj Mahal (Llanidloes)

The Royal India Brasserie (New Quay)

Spice UK (Welshpool)

 

South West

Bombay brasserie (Johnston)

Panshee Swansea (Swansea)

Seven Spice (Tenby)

Indian Cottage (Swansea)

Mehfil’s (Pembroke)

Ginger – Indian Restaurant (Carmarthen)

Rose Indienne (Swansea)

Dwbis (Llanelli)

Raduni  (Swansea)

The Golden Curry (Swansea)

 

South East

Bombay blues (Nantgarw)

Castle Gate Indian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Cinnamon Tree (Pontypridd)

Bokhara Brasserie (Bridgend)

Spirit ‘n’ Spice Indian Bar & Kitchen (Neath)

Rahil Tandoori (Barry)

Mint Room Barry (Barry)

Shoboraj (Newport)

The Raj Of India (Caerphilly)

Jewel Balti Newport (Newport)

 

Cardiff

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

Mirchi Indo Pak Cuisine (Cardiff)

Spice Connoisseur (Cardiff)

Star Of Wales (Cardiff)

Purple Poppadom (Cardiff)

Mango House Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mowgli’s Crwys Road Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Panama Tandoori Restaurant (Cardiff)

Masala Bag (Cardiff)

 

OUTSTANDING INDIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

North Wales

Lemon Grass (Dolgellau)

Abul’s Spice (Corwen)

Alis Spice (Llangefn)

Meghna Tandoori (Beaumaris)

Bala Spice (Bala)

Rozis Tandoori Restaurant (Amlwch)

Asha’s Indian Tandoori Restaurant (Rhyl)

 

Mid Wales

Abdul’s Tandoori Spice (Cardigan)

The Palace (Llansantffraid)

The Mirchi (Rhayader)

Saffron (Knighton)

Shampan (Cardigan)

Zeera Indian Restaurant (Llandrindod Wells)

Ginger Leaf (Builth Wells)

 

South West

Rasoi Waterfront (Swansea)

Barbucci (Tenby)

Jeera Indian Restaurant (Fishguard)

Cinnamon Indian cuisine (Carmarthen)

Elaichi (Carmarthen)

Vojon Indian Restaurant (Swansea)

Pembroke Tandoori (Pembroke)

 

South East

Raduni (Monmouth)

Hatti (Newport)

Taste Of Asia (Newport)

Indian Summer (Monmouth)

Vanilla Spice (Newport)

Raj Kinara (Barry)

Cinnamon Tree (Abergavenny)

 

Cardiff

Empire Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Salkaara (Cardiff)

Maya (Cardiff)

Bay Leaf (Cardiff)

Chai Street (Cardiff)

 

CHINESE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

North Wales

Eastern Red Chinese Restaurant (Mold)

Nikki Ips Restaurant Wine Bar & Café (Conwy)

Tops Chinese Restaurant (Llandudno)

Yeung Sing (Rhyl)

Prosperity (Rhyl)

Ling’s Restaurant (Bangor)

Eastern Origin (Bangor)

Jasmine (Bangor)

Wok 1 Buffet (Deeside)

 

Mid Wales

Kwai Chin (Newtown)

Shanghai Express (Newquay)

The Breidden Chinese Restaurant & Pub (Welshpool)

Happy City (Cardigan)

Mandarin (Aberystwyth)

Kong’s Restaurant (Abergavenny)

Hai Yang (Aberystwyth)

 

South West

Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Eatzen Chinese Restaurant (Llanelli)

Oriental Garden (Carmarthen)

Wild Swan (Swansea)

Fortune House Restaurant (Carmarthen)

New Garden (Bridgend)

The Blue Bell Inn (Carmathen)

Sichuan Savour (Swansea)

The Golden Well (Bridgend)

 

South East

New Yang’s (Barry)

Honour Garden (Newport)

New World Chinese Restaurant & Take Away (Newport)

Phoenix Garden IV (Newport)

Golden Star (Pontypool)

Great Wall (Newport)

Kong’s Restaurant (Abergavenny)

Royal Oak (Pontypridd)

Asaga

 

Cardiff

The Crispy Duck (Cardiff)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)

Hotpot Spot (Cardiff)

Happy Gathering (Cardiff)

Yangs (Cardiff)

Riverside Cantonese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Fairyland Chinese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Bo Zan (Cardiff)

Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Zi’s Café (Cardiff)

 

JAPANESE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Noodle One (Bangor)

Mount Fuji (Cardiff)

Tenkaichi Sushi and Noodle Bar (Cardiff)

New i chi ban (Swansea)

Asaga (Newport)

Yakitori 1 (Cardiff)

Nishimura (Swansea)

The Ichiban Sushi & Noodle Bar Japanese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Osaka (Cardiff)

 

BANGLADESHI RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Juboraj (Abercynon)

Paanshee Restaurant (Prestatyn)

The Misbah Tandoori (Monmouth)

Ty Asha Balti House (Llanrwst)

Red Chilli (Blackwood)

Balti Cuisine (Cardiff)

Anise (Wrexham)

Jamuna (Cardiff)

Zeera (Newport)

 

INDIAN TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR

Baba’s Indian takeaway ltd (Cardiff)

Dial a Curry (Haverfordwest)

Naseeb (Pontypool)

Gateway Of India (Cardiff)

Bhaji Indian Takeaway (Swansea)

Royal Balti (Barry)

Delhi Cuisine (Cardiff)

Anarkali Tandoori Restaurant (Swansea)

Bangor Tandoori Restaurant (Bangor)

Taste Of India (Menai Bridge)

 

5 STAR INDIAN TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR

Castle Gate Indian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Farhin (Carmarthen)

Standard Indian Take Away (Cardiff)

Belash Uplands Takeaway & Delivery (Swansea)

Tandoori Spice (Swansea)

Katiwok (Cardiff)

Shah Indian Takeaway (Barry)

Dinas Indian Takeaway (Dinas Powys)

Clydach Tandoori (Swansea)

Chilli’s (Welshpool)

 

TAKEAWAY & HOME DELIVERY OF THE YEAR

Bangkok Express Takeaway (Swansea)

China boy (Caerphilly)

Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Swshi (Tregaron)

Honour Garden (Newport)

Phoenix (Pwllheli)

Mayflower Chinese Takeaway (Barry)

Happy Lok Diner (Cardiff)

Dragon Palace (Newport)

Sang Li (Mold)

 

ASIAN TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR

Bangor Chinese Takeaway (Bangor)

Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Carmarthen)

Dragon Palace (New Quay)

Mei’s Fusion Food (Criccieth)

Panda House (Newport)

Ali’s Tandoori Takeaway (Cardigan)

Wok & Roll (Swansea)

Bangkok Café (Cardiff)

Wok To Walk (Cardiff)

 

NEPALESE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Gurkha Corner (Brecon)

Ruchi (Bridgend)

The Roadmaker Inn (Ross-on-Wye)

Yaks & Yetis (Ross-on-Wye)

New Gurkha Inn (Brecon)

Himalaya (Cardiff)

 

THAI RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Bangkok Express Takeaway (Swansea)

Chang Thai Cuisine (Brecon)

Bangkok Café (Cardiff)

Tamarind Restaurant (Colwyn Bay)

Aroy Dee Thai Noodle Bar (Bangor)

Thai Sky (Treorchy)

Thai Village Restaurant (Cardiff)

Thai Bach Restaurant (Swansea)

Chilli Basil (Cardiff)

 

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Wok-Ker Shaker (Caridff)

Shangri-La Restaurant (Chepstow)

Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Carmarthen)

Nora’s Kitchen (Tenby)

Mei’s Fusion Food (Criccieth)

Wok&Go (Bangor)

 

KOREAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Star BBQ restaurant (Swansea)

Kimchi (Cardiff)

Seoul House Restaurant (Cardiff)

Royal Coast Café (Cardiff)

 

ASIAN FUSION  RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

Noodle One (Bangor)

Nipa Hut Filipino and Chinese restaurant (Newport)

Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Carmarthen)

Shangri-La Restaurant (Chepstow)

The Crispy Duck (Cardiff)

East (Llandudno)

Tenkaichi Sushi and Noodle Bar (Cardiff)

 

SOUTH INDIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

The Grand Sultan (Port Talbot)

Jamil Indian Restaurant (Pontypridd)

Tamarind Indian Restaurant (Newport)

The Mughal Emperor (Cowbridge)

Hatti (Newport)

Mowgli’s Whitchurch Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

The New Lahore (Newport)

Ponnuswamy Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mint and Mustard (Cardiff)

Rasoi Waterfront (Swansea)

 

BEST VEGETARIAN ESTABLISHMENT

Noodle One (Bangor)

Cinnamon Tree (Abergavenny)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)

Tops Chinese Restaurant (Llandudno)

Eastern Red Chinese Restaurant (Mold)

Riverside Cantonese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Sushi Life (Cardiff)

Fu’s (Caernarfon)

Vietnam Restaurant (Swansea)

Wok to Walk (Cardiff)

 

UNIQUE ASIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Spices Chinese Restaurant (Goodwick)

Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Swansea)

Sushi Life (Cardiff)

Bangkok Café (Cardiff)

Purple Poppadom (Cardiff)

Thai & Asian Delish cafe’s (Cardiff)

Vietnam Restaurant (Swansea)

Laughing Buddha Restaurant (Rhyl)

Britannia Curry House (Meani Bridge)

New i chi ban (Swansea)

 

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Shaam Nights Restaurant (Cardiff)

Lilo Grill House (Newport)

Reyhan Restaurant (Swansea)

Lyalena Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mezza Luna (Cardiff)

Shiraz Restaurant (Swansea)

Parmesan House Lebanese Grill (Newport)

 

OUTSTANDING MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Mina Lebanese Cuisine (Cardiff)

Falafilo Island (Newport)

La Shish Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mowlana (Cardiff)

Sahara City (Swansea)

 

TURKISH RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Keyif Restaurant (Penarth)

Saray Restaurant (Cardiff)

Sen bbq (Cardiff)

Istanbul (Swansea)

Valentine’s (Newport)

Troy Meze Bar (Cardiff)

Turkish Kitchen (Swansea)

Mezze Me (Abergavenny)

Oz Urfa (Cardiff)

 

TURKISH TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR

Marmaris Grill (Newport)

Istanbul Kebab House (Pontypool)

Turkish Delight (Rhayader)

Turkish Kitchen (Swansea)

Marmaris Risca (Newport)

Lezzet Turkish Kitchen (Cardiff)

Baba Ali (Newtown)

Wrexham best kebab (Wrexham)

 

CANTONESE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Riverside Cantonese Restaurant (Cardiff)

Wing Wah (Pontypridd)

Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant (Bangor)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)

Wild Swan (Swansea)

Good Luck (Barmouth)

Full Moon Cantonese Cuisine (Swansea)

Jade Village (Menai Bridge)

East (Llandudno)

Oakfield Cantonese Ltd (Cwmbran)

 

ORGANISERS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT

Castle Gate Indian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Mei’s Fusion Food (Criccieth)

Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Bombay brasserie (Johnston)

Baba’s Indian takeaway ltd (Cardiff)

Bangkok Express Takeaway (Swansea)

Cinnamon Tree (Pontypridd)

Desi Karahi & Grill (Cardiff)

Rotti Tukar Pakistani Takeaway (Newport)

Mirchi Indo Pak Cuisine (Cardiff)