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KARACHI – All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA), the only representative body of restaurants and caterers in the South Asian country, has announced the nominations for 17 Customer Choice Awards.

It is licensed by Directorate General Trade Organization (DGTO), Ministry of Commerce and Government of Pakistan.

Beyond the trophies and glamour, the All Pakistan Restaurant Awards aim to recognise and acknowledge special features of restaurants including food and service excellence, outstanding dining and delivery experiences by giving the public and regular patrons of APRA access to voting and having a voice that counts. Thereby increasing competition locally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the Pakistani restaurant industry.

There are a total of 17 Customer Choice Awards with five to seven restaurants nominated in each; here is the complete list:

CATEGORY (CUISINE)

Best Burger House of the Year

  • Big Thick Burgerz
  • Burger Lab
  • Burger O Clock
  • Moos N Cluck
  • Oh My Gril
  • OPTP
  • Sauce

Best Pakistani Restaurant of the Year

  • Afridi Inn
  • Hot n Spicy
  • Kebabjees
  • Khanji
  • Lal Qila
  • Nawab Dynasty
  • Tau’s

Best Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year

  • Bonsai
  • Chop Chop Wok
  • Cocochan
  • Miyako
  • Tao

Best Chinese Restaurant

  • Bam-bou
  • China Grill
  • China Town
  • ChopSoy
  • Ginsoy
  • Kowloon

Best Coffee Place of the Year

  • Bella Vita
  • Coffee Waghera
  • Chatterbox
  • Esquires
  • Gloria Jeans
  • Mocca
  • New York Coffee

Best Chai Place of the Year

  • Cafe Clifton
  • Cafe Pyala
  • Chai Master
  • Chai Shai
  • Chai Wala
  • Chit Chat Shai
  • Chotu Chaiwala

Best Pizza House Award

  • Broadway
  • California
  • Pizza One
  • New York Pizza
  • POMO
  • Pizza Max
  • Junaidi’s

Best Biryani Restaurant Award

  • AA Food Centre
  • Biryani Square
  • Haji Akhter
  • Jans Food
  • Jeddah Biryani
  • Student Biryani
  • White Biryani

CATEGORY (SERVING)

Best Buffet Restaurant of the Year

  • Babujees by Port Grand
  • Chaupal
  • Lal Qila
  • Rajdhani

Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year

  • Bella Vita
  • ChatterBox Deli
  • Del Frio
  • Pomo
  • Sizzlerz
  • Sobremesa
  • Rosati

CATEGORY (Food Legend)

Food Legend Award

  • China Town
  • Ginsoy
  • Hanifia
  • Karachi Broast
  • Pompei
  • Student Biryani
  • Waheed

CATEGORY (SPECIAL)

Best Pocket-Friendly Restaurant of the Year

  • Cool Inn
  • Hot n Spicy
  • Karachi Broast
  • Kaybees
  • Pizza 363
  • Red Apple
  • Waheed

New Entrant of the Year

  • Daal Rice
  • Fettucine
  • Ginsoy Live
  • Great Wall
  • Sals
  • Wall
  • Yoshi’s

Best Innovation Dish Award

  • Cafe Praha
  • Cloud Naan
  • Lush Crush
  • Meat the Cheese
  • Plan B
  • Steak by CFU
  • Thyme

Best Restaurant for Ambiance

  • Chatterbox Cafe
  • Cocochan
  • Esquires Coffee
  • Koel
  • Rosati
  • Sultan
  • Thyme

Delivery On Time Award

  • Broadway
  • California Pizza
  • Foods Inn
  • KFC
  • McDonald’s
  • Tooso
  • White Biryani

Restaurant of the Year – Karachi

  • Bonsai
  • East End
  • Kebabjees
  • Koel
  • Meat the Cheese
  • McDonald’s
  • Steak by CFU

Waqas Azeem, Chairman of APRA commented, “After receiving numerous applications for nominees, our experienced jury members had a thorough selection process in which five to seven restaurants for each award were carefully selected.

Since we are a nation of food lovers, it is indeed the perfect time to bring in an all-inclusive body that supports and represents the many restaurants and caterers we have in Pakistan. The food industry is flourishing at an all-time high hence we believe this initiative will greatly encourage the restaurants, existing and new entrants to offer the best of the best food quality and service to their consumers.”

The voting lines will open from 10th August to 10th September 2019 after which the winners will be awarded at the grand ceremony that will be held in Karachi.

Anticipation continues to build up as the first-ever All Pakistan Restaurant Awards that aim to honour the special features of the best performing restaurants in the industry are scheduled for September and will also air on national television.

To vote for your favourite restaurants, log onto www.apraawards.com and cast your vote today.

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