All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA) Awards Announce Nominees for 2019

KARACHI —- All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA), is the only representative body of restaurants and caterers in Pakistan. It is licensed by Directorate General Trade Organization (DGTO), Ministry of Commerce and Government of Pakistan. After a thorough selection process, the APRA jury announced the nominations for 17 Customer Choice Awards on Saturday, 10th August.
Beyond the trophies and glamor, the All Pakistan Restaurant Awards aim to recognize 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.
All Pakistan Restaurant Awards have a total of 17 Customer Choice Awards with five to seven restaurants nominated in each – a complete list of which is as follows:

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
McDonalds
Tooso
White Biryani
Restaurant of the Year – Karachi
Bonsai
East End
Kebabjees
Koel
Meat the Cheese
McDonalds
SteakbyCFU

On this occasion, Waqas Azeem, Chairman of APRA commented saying, “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 honor 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 favorite restaurants, log onto www.apraawards.com and cast your vote today.

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