A number of restaurants across the UK have been shortlisted in the Asian Curry Awards 2023, including seven in Birmingham.

The award ceremony, which has been dubbed the “Curry Oscars”, is the biggest event in the Asian culinary calendar.

The list of over 200 venues across the country will now be whittled down to the top 100 by online votes from members of the public who will decide the finalists.

These will then be assessed by a panel of judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), who will determine category winners.

ACF Chairman Yawar Khan said: “We’re seeing some remarkable innovation by pioneering restaurateurs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences.

“Afternoon chai, weekend brunch, more use of quality local produce – especially seafood and game, are now being widely served."

Birmingham restaurants shortlisted in Asian Curry Awards 2023

The below restaurants have all been shortlisted for the awards and they're praised on Tripadvisor too - see their ratings below.

  • Alleppey Boat Restaurant - 5 stars
  • Asha - 4.5 stars
  • Zindiya - 4.5 stars
  • Tattu - 4.5 stars
  • Opheem - 4.5 stars
  • MyLahore - 4.5 stars

Chung Ying is also shortlisted for an award.

The full shortlist can be seen on the Asian Curry Awards website and you can vote for the Birmingham restaurants there too.

All the winners will be revealed at a gala dinner and presentation ceremony in London on November 19.

The ceremony will be presented by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmonds.

The Asian Curry Awards cover the complete range of Asian and Oriental cuisines: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.