Finalists are revealed for the 2nd Scottish Asian Food Award 2019

Top Asian food establishments across Scotland have been shortlisted as finalists for the second year as the national Asian food campaign continues. The award ceremony is the first of its kind to recognise the businesses that service the Scottish food industry, promote Asian cuisine and connect communities through food and culture.

The Scottish Asian Food Awards 2019 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday the 25th November in Glasgow.

The awards will highlight the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity driving the industry. Categories include Korean Restaurant of the year, Outstanding Indian Restaurant and Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year.

Interfaith Scotland are charity partners for the event in celebration of Scottish Interfaith Week 2019 ‘Eat Share Love’. Director Maureen Sier said: “Nothing brings people together quite like food, which is why our theme for Scottish Interfaith Week 2019 is Eat Share Love – we’re looking forward to massive community engagement and are thrilled to be charity partners for this event that will undoubtedly connect different communities.”

The Scottish Asian Food Awards 2019 presented by Big Dish are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said: “These awards give thanks to those who provide outstanding services and diversify the Scottish food scene, increasing our taste pallets and tickling our taste buds. We look forward to a great night of fun and 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 Scottish Asian Food Awards 2019 are:

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year


Alma bar and Restaurant (Laurencekirk)

Cinnamon Restaurant (Inverness)

Carron to Mumbai (Stonehaven)

Panache Restaurant (Elgin)

Rajah Restaurant (Inverness)

Nairn Tandoori (Nairn)

Indian Ocean (Inverness)



Tulsi Fine Dining Indian & Thai Restaurant (St Andrews)

Ranas Tandoori Restaurant (Stirling)

Spice World (Oban)

Taste Of India (Roysth)

Basil Indian Restaurant (Dunfermline)

Taza (Dundee)

Bombay Joes (Dundee)


South West

Annaya’s Indian (Helensburgh)

New Anand (Glasgow)

Cinnamon (Glasgow)

Green Chilli Cafe (Glasgow)

Green Gates Indian Restaurant (Glasgow)

The Rupee Room (Ayr)

Spice Indian Cuisine (East Kilbride)


South East

Bay Leaf (Pumpherston)

Mango The Restaurant (Glasgow Road)

Navadhanya (Edinburgh)

Delhi’s Winter Linlithgow (Linlithgow)

Tuk Tuk (Edinburgh)

Ronaq Indian Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Kahani (Edinburgh)


Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year


Shahi Darbar (Inverurie)

Shri Bheema’s (Aberdeen)

India on the Green (Ballater)

Moonlight Tandoori (Aberdeenshire)

Ganges (Carnoustie)

Jewel in the Crown (Aberdeen)

Lochnagar Indian Brasserie (Ballater)



Indos Restaurant (Dundee)

Rishis Indian Aroma (Dundee)

Spice Garden (Stirling)

Masala Rams (Falkirk)

Amritsar Tandoori Restaurant (Fife)

Nawab Restaurant (Stirling)


South West

Multan Tandoori (Paisley)

Charcoals (Glasgow)

Turban Tandoori (Glasgow)

Mr Singhs India Glasgow

Torranyard Tandoori (North Ayrshire)

Dalshannon Farm Indian Restaurant (Cumbernauld)

The Kurry Lounge (Hamilton)


South East

Shezan (Edinburgh)

Bombay Lounge (Dalkeith)

Dishoom (Edinburgh)

Pataka (Edinburgh)

Annakut Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Mumbai Diners’ Club (Edinburgh)

Eastern Eye (Haddington)


Japanese Restaurant of the Year

Yorokobi by CJ (Aberdeen)

Koku Shi (Kirkcaldy)

Sapporo Teppanyaki (Glasgow)

Harajuku Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Yatai Izakaya (Aberdeen)

Kenji Sushi (Edinburgh)

Chizuru Tei (Edinburgh)

Maki Ramen (Edinburgh)

Kanpai Sushi (Edinburgh)

Nippon Kitchen (Glasgow)


Chinese Restaurant of the Year

Duo Duo Chinese Restaurant (Peterhead)

Asian Kitchen (Inverurie)

Capital House (Lanark Main Street)

Red Box Noodle Bar (Edinburgh)

The Regent (Stirling)

The Tea House (Larbert)

Karens Unicorn (Edinburgh)

Lychee Oriental (Glasgow)

The Chinese Manor House (Edinburgh)

Xiang Bala hotpot (Edinburgh)


Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year

Darjeeling Bangladeshi Restaurant (Dunkled)

Maisha Indian & Seafood Restaurant (Fife)

Dil Se (Dundee)

Zest (Edinburgh)

Bangladesh Tandoori (Campbelltown)

Vinyasa (Edinburgh)

Britannia Spice (Edinburgh)

Sylhet Brasserie (Grantown-on-Spey)

Sunny’s Restaurant (Dundee)


5 Star Indian Takeaway of the Year


Saffron Indian (Inverness)

Eastern Eye (Aberdeen)

Wee Delhi (Inverness)

Kintore Tandoori (Inverurie)

Curry Hoose (Inverness)

Shahbaz Tandoori Takeaway (Buckie)

Alford Tandoori Takeaway (Alford)



Chilli Pepper (Perth)

The Aladdins Indian Takeaway (Perth)

Hot ‘N’ Spicy (Stirling)

Balajee Spice Tandoori (Perth)

Your Spiced (Stirling)

Real Spice (Fife)

Kebabish of Oban (Oban)


South West

Zain’s Curry House (North Ayrshire)

Mr Chef (Uddingston)

Renfrew Tandoori (Paisley)

Anzars Tandoori Takeaway (Bellshill)

Halal Kebab House (Glasgow)

The Curry Pot (Glasgow)

Adam Tandoori (Glasgow)


South East

Bangla Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Indian Flavour (Edinburgh)

Slumdog Delivered (Edinburgh)

Station India (Edinburgh)

The Bombay Spice (Bonnyrigg)

Shahi Manzil (Edibnurgh)

Delta (Edinburgh)


Takeaway & Home Delivery of the Year


Dennis  (Inverness)

Abis Kebabs (Fort William)

Real Tandoori (Elgin)

Dinos Kebab (Angus)

Lahore Karahi (Aberdeen)

5 In 1 (Montrose)

Spicy Mo (Montrose)



CombiniCo (St Andrews)

Kingdom (Glenrothes)

So Good (Fife)

Tasty Grill (Falkirk)

Caspian Fast Food (Kirkaldy)

Chiffon Chinese Takeaway (Stirling)

Po Wah (Dundee)


South West

Rice Paper Thai & Chinese Takeaway (Irvine)

Viking Cafe (North Ayrshire)

Bayleaf bistro (Bearsden)

The Curry Leaf (Ayr)

Mr Chef (Wishaw)

Noodle King (Glasgow)

Kam Wa (Glasgow)

Yadgar Kebab House (Glasgow)


South East

Celadon 2 U (Edinburgh)

Marmaris Kebab & Pizza House (Edinburgh)

Silver Bowls (Edinburgh)

Taste Good (Edinburgh)

Cafe Shabaz Kebab House (Livingston)


Nepalese Restaurant of the Year

The Himalayas Restaurant (Aberdeen)

8848 Restaurant (Aberdeen)

Apricot Indian and Nepalese Restaurant (Dunfermline)

Gautams (Edinburgh)

Gurkha Bar & Restaurant (Musselburgh)

The Khukuri (Edinburgh)

Namaste Kathmandu Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Invitation (Cumbernauld)

Himalayan Dine (Glasgow)

Wee Gurkha Curry House (East Kilbride)


Thai Restaurant of the Year

Chaophraya & Palm Sugar Lounge (Glasgow)

At Home Thai and grill (Ayr)

Thairiffic Restaurant (Glasgow)

Nok’s Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Erawan Thai Restaurant (Falkrik)

New Royal Blossom Cantonese & Thai Cuisine (Irvine)

Anna Thai (Edinburgh)

Dusit (Edinburgh)

Mae Ping Thai Dining (Perth)

Lanna Thai Restaurant (Falkirk)


Malaysian Restaurant of the Year

Banana Leaf (Glasgow)

Nanyang Malaysian Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Satu Satu (Glasgow)

Kampong Ah Lee (Edinburgh)

Selera Malaysia Bistro (Aberdeen)

Little Malaya (Aberdeen)

Mata Hari (East Kilbride)

Julie’s Kopitiam (Glasgow)


Korean Restaurant of the Year

Kimchi Cult (Glasgow)

Korean BBQ (Edinburgh)

Ong Gie Korean Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Kim’s Mini Meals (Edinburgh)

Bibimbap (Glasgow)

Silla Korean Restaurant (Glasgow)

Sodaeng (Edinburgh)

Cafe Andamiro (Edinburgh)

Jay’s Grill Bar (Glasgow)


Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year

Café Presko (Edinburgh)

The Hanoi Bike Shop (Glasgow)

Vietnam House Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Saiko Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Dai Pai (Dundee)

Opium (Glasgow)

Oshibori Restaurant (Dundee)

Asian Fusion (Glasgow)

Ong Gie Korean Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Kim’s Mini Meals (Edinburgh)


South Indian Restaurant of the Year

Navadhanya (Edinburgh)

Tanjore (Edinburgh)

Madha (Glasgow)

Rishis Indian Aroma (Glasgow)

Kama Sutra (Edinburgh)

Dakhin (Glasgow)

Kalpna (Edinburgh)

Golden Ambal North and South Indian (Edinburgh)

Operetta (Glasgow)


Pakistani Restaurant of the Year

Ambala Restaurant (Glasgow)

Village Curry House (Glasgow)

Umars Grillhouse (Airdie)

Desi Pakwan (Edinburgh)

Omar Khayyam (Edinburgh)

Rustom Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Jahangir Tandoori (Dundee)

Taza (Dundee)

Lahore Karahi (Aberdeen)

Akbars (Glasgow)


Unique Asian Restaurant of the Year

Sholeh Persian Restaurant (Glasgow)

Namak Mandi (Glasgow)

Chaakoo (Glasgow)

Steak Inn (Glasgow)

Khyber Pass Restaurant (Glasgow)

Ramen Dayo (Glasgow)

Dragon I (Glasgow)

Wudon (Glasgow)


Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year

Al Sultan (Glasgow)

Pasha Glasgow (Glasgow)

Souq Edinburgh (Edinburgh)

Babs (Glasgow)

Rojava (Edinburgh)

Mezza Lebanese Bistro (Glasgow)

Elfalafel (Edinburgh)

Pomegranate (Edinburgh)

Meze Meze (Edinburgh)

Sholeh Persian Restaurant (Glasgow)


Turkish Restaurant of the Year

Agacan Turkish Restaurant (Dundee)

Verdo (Edinburgh)

Aspendos (Inverness)

Mezzidakia (Glasgow)

Ada Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Rodi Turkish BBQ Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Nargile Restaurant (Aberdeen)

Antioch Restaurant (Dunfermline)

Turkiye (Glasgow)

Dervish (St Andrews)


Cantonese Restaurant of the Year

Loon Fung Cantonese Restaurant (Glasgow)

The Regent (Stirling)

Ruby Seven Days (Ayr)

Imperial Palace (Edinburgh)

Kweilin (Edinburgh)

Jades Palace (Hamilton)

Cool Jade (Edinburgh)

New Canton House (Aberdeen)

Amber Regent (Glasgow)

Canton Restaurant (Johnstone)


Organisers Awards for Outstanding Restaurant

Turban Tandoori (Glasgow)

Horn Please (Glasgow)

Omar Khayyam (Edinburgh)

Ranjits Kitchen (Glasgow)

Balbirs (Glasgow)

Chaopraya (Edinburgh)

Spice Lounge Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Goa (Dundee)

Beijing Banquet (Edinburgh)

Amber Regent (Glasgow)


Sushi Restaurant of the Year

The Sushi Box (Aberdeen)

Temaki (Glasgow)

Kanpai Sushi (Edinburgh)

eSushi (Glasgow)

Kenji Sushi (Edinburgh)

Oiishi Japanese Restaurant (East Kilbride)

White Sushi (Edinburgh)

Maki Ramen (Edinburgh)

Nippon Kitchen (Glasgow)

Nuku Nuku (Glasgow)


Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year

Mamafubu (Glasgow)


Dragun I (Glasgow)

Wudon (Glasgow)

Dumpling Monkey (Glasgow)

Nok’s Kitchen (Glasgow)


Outstanding Asian Restaurant of the Year

The Richmond (Glasgow)

Vietnam House Restaurant (Edinburgh)

The Tea House (Larbert)

Zensation (Glasgow)

Panda Chinese Cuisine (Glasgow)

Passorn (Edinburgh)

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant (Perth)

Bombay Lounge (Dalkeith)


Asian Street Food of the Year

The Hanoi Bike Shop (Glasgow)

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food (Glasgow)

The Pakora Bar (Edinburgh)

Japan Street Food (Glasgow)

Lazord Syrian Street Food

Kurdish Street Food (Glasgow)

Souq (Edinburgh)

Rojava (Edinburgh)

Kurdish Best Kebab House (Edinburgh)


New Restaurant of the Year

2000’s Mamak (Glasgow)

Tofu Asian Fusion (Glasgow)

The Learnery Arms Indian (Aberdeen)

Thai Street Food (Aberdeen)

Soi 38 (Edinburgh)

Meze Grill (Dundee)


Special Recognition Award


New Business of the Year

Spicy Mo (Montrose)

Swadish (Glasgow)

Dumplings of China (Edinburgh)

Mikaku (Glasgow)

Eda Turkish Restaurant (Glasgow)