The winners for Karachi’s first ever restaurant awards are out

The All Pakistan Restaurant Association had its first ever grand award show to recognize Karachi's finest eateries.

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The APRA Awards – Pakistan’s first historically speaking Customer Choice Food Award Show – at long last occurred on Monday, 9 December at Marriott Hotel in Karachi. The All Pakistan Restaurant Association composed the occasion with the “expect to perceive and recognize exceptional highlights of cafés including food and service excellence, remarkable feasting and delivery experiences.”

 

A winner had been chosen from the categories of the nomination list provided earlier. The ceremony had a similar excitement and glitz as our film and TV award shows, complete with an honorary pathway and Ali Safina as a charismatic host.

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The winners for Karachi's first ever restaurant awards are out- Rush by Grabit

The Jury for the APRA Awards comprised of Chef Saadat, Chef Abdul Hadi, Sumera Hussain, Dr Sadia Safdar. Ali Sultan was at first a jury part yet had dropped out for reasons not yet uncovered.

Main highlight if the event was the Life Time Achievement Award given to late Zubaida Apa

 

 

Cuisine:

Best Burger House of the Year

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

Best Pakistani Restaurant of the Year

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

Best Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year

  • Bonsai
  • Chop Chop Wok – Winner
  • Cocochan
  • Miyako
  • Tao

Best Chinese Restaurant

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

Best Coffee Place of the Year

  • Bella Vita
  • Coffee Waghera – Winner
  • 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 – Winner

Best Pizza House Award

  • Broadway – Winner
  • 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 – Winner
  • White Biryani

Serving:

Best Buffet Restaurant of the Year

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

Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year

  • Bella Vita
  • ChatterBox Deli
  • Del Frio – Winner
  • POMO
  • Sizzlerz
  • Sobremesa
  • Rosati

Food Legend:

Food Legend Award

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

Special:

Best Pocket Friendly Restaurant of the Year

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

New Entrant of the Year

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

Best Innovation Dish Award

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

Best Restaurant for Ambiance

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

Delivery On Time Award

  • Broadway
  • California Pizza
  • Foods Inn
  • KFC
  • McDonalds – Winner
  • Tooso
  • White Biryani

Restaurant of the Year – Karachi

  • Bonsai
  • East End
  • Kebabjees
  • Koel
  • Meat the Cheese
  • McDonalds – Winner
  • SteakbyCFU

Special APRA Awards:

Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the year: Okra
Food Veteran Award: Bar.B.Q Tonight
Best Customer Experience Award: Kolachi
Best Brand Turnaround Award: KFC
Best Industry Facilitator: Pepsi
LifeTime Achievement Award: Zubaida Apa

 

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