The 38 best Asian restaurants in Ireland have been revealed

By Katy Thornton

November 8, 2023 at 4:49pm


A celebration of Asian food in Ireland.

Asian is a much loved cuisine in this country, and Ireland is absolutely full of restaurants producing some incredible food from the continent. Paying each of these outstanding spots their due were the Asian Restaurant Awards, which took place on Tuesday November 7th at Castleknock Hotel in Dublin.

The award categories included the likes of Best Street Food, Best Neighbourhood Restaurant, and Best Chef, recognising restaurants that represents food from China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and cuisines from the South East Asian region.

The Asian Restaurant Week and Awards were set up by former restaurateur and hospitality consultant Paul O’Connor and food writer and journalist Suzanne Campbell to celebrate and highlight the ever-expanding Asian Food scene in Ireland.

O'Connor said this of the awards:

"Having been involved with Asian food businesses for many years the community was continually asking me to host something to celebrate Asian food in Ireland. So this restaurant week and awards celebrate the varied cuisines and culture of India and countries in this region."

If this is your absolute favourite cuisine, and you've been on the lookout for somewhere new to eat, here's your cheat sheet for all upcoming dinners out.

Asian Restaurant Award Winners

Best New Indian Restaurant, Munster

Ritu, Cork

Best New Indian Restaurant, Ulster

Guru, Newry

Best New Indian Restaurant, Leinster

Jodphur, Longford

Best New Indian Restaurant, Dublin

Taza, Raheny

Best New Nepalese Restaurant

Everest, Clongriffin

Best Early Evening Menu, Dublin

Khushee, Sandymount


Best Casual Restaurant, Dublin

Zouq, Clonsilla

Best Street Food, Dublin

Delhi to Dublin

Best Neighbourhood Restaurant, Dublin

Jaipur, Malahide

Best Front of House, Dublin

Vermillion, Terenure

Best Front of House, Leinster

Daata, Bray

Special Community Award

Haldi by Manish, Rush, for their autism friendly Sunday afternoons

Best Fine Dining, Dublin

Ananda, Dundrum

Best Fine Dining, Leinster

Chakra, Greystones

Best New Dim Sum, Dublin

Lucky Tortoise, Temple Bar

Best Dim Sum Restaurant, Dublin

Bites by Kwanghi, Dublin Docklands


Best Front of House South East Asian, Leinster

Saba, Kildare Village

Best South East Asian Restaurant, Leinster

Tapau House, Arklow

Best Cocktail Experience South East Asian

Saba, Baggot Street

Best Front of House South East Asian, Dublin

Siam Thai, Dundrum

Best South East Asian Takeaway

Saba to Go, Rathgar

Best South East Asian

Nightmarket, Ranelagh

Best Japanese Restaurant, Leinster

Nori, Wexford

Best Japanese Restaurant, Munster

Sakura, Cork

Best Japanese Restaurant, Dublin

Okky, Aungier St

Best Indian Takeaway, Dublin

Masala, Killiney


Best Children’s Menu, Dublin

Taza, Artane

Best Nepalese Restaurant, Dublin

Kathmandu Kitchen, Dame Street

Best Neighbourhood Chef, Dublin

Joginder Singh, Spice Village, Terenure

Best Neighbourhood Restaurant, Leinster

Pink Salt, Bray

Best Wine Experience, Dublin

Ruchii, Blackrock

Best Indian Restaurant Cocktail Experience

Kinara Kitchen, Ranelagh

Best Restaurant Manager, Dublin

Talha Pasha, Kinara Kitchen

Best Restaurant Manager, Leinster

Aashim Bajaj, Cinnamon Garden

Diner’s Choice Restaurant

Daata, Bray

Best Chinese Restaurant

Big Fan, Dublin


Best Chef, Leinster

Sanjay, Sanjay’s Kitchen

Best Chef, Dublin

Santosh Thomas, 3 Leaves, Blackrock

Best Indian Restaurant, Munster

Coriander, Cork

Best Indian Restaurant, Connaught

Zaiqa, Roscommon

Best Indian Restaurant, Ulster

Chilli Lounge, Cavan

Best Indian Restaurant, Leinster

Cinnamon Garden, Ashbourne

Best Indian Restaurant, Dublin

Daata, Glasthule

Outstanding Achievement Award

Asheesh Dewan


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