Posted: Fri 25th Nov 2022

Ijazz named in top restaurants in Wales list as part of 2022 Asian Curry Awards for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

The Ijazz Indian restaurant in Wrexham has joined Sheesh Mahal in Llanelli as being named as the top Asian restaurants in Wales in the regional categories.

Tiffin Rasoi in Barry and The Bayleaf Bangladeshi Express Kitchen in Newport in shared national honours being named among the five best UK takeaways in the Takeaway of the Year category at the 2022 Asian Curry Awards and Cardiff’s Anna Loka was also named as the UK’s best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year.

Staged in partnership with Just Eat, the awards were announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by broadcaster Samantha Simmonds for more than 800 guests held at London’s Grosvenor House.

The ceremony also featured a number of Special Recognition categories including a memorial award for former Asian Curry Awards judging chairman Pat Chapman, who passed away in July, and another in honour of the late Lord Sheik, a longstanding patron of the Asian Catering Federation.

A record number of nominees were whittled down by online public vote prior to the award judges visiting shortlisted premises and determining the eventual winners.

The awards are supported by Cobra Beer and Work Permit Cloud.

This year winners will also be included in the ACF’s new ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’ guide, which is being published currently, region–by–region across the UK, at, with a printed version being available next year.

The event, organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which represents the nation’s 30,000 restaurant and takeaways, are the only accolades acknowledging the full panoply of Asian cuisines, is widely regarded as the sector’s most prestigious.

Yawar Khan, Chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), said: “I warmly congratulate all of this year’s winners. These awards come at a difficult time for many in the Asian restaurant industry but through their participation, many establishments will see a significant boost to their bottom line.

“I would also to particularly thank to UK public for their overwhelming support. Tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite restaurants this year. We are all grateful for this high level of interest and engagement which underlines the importance of the Asian restaurant industry and its social, economic and cultural impact across the UK.”

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email


National League announces forthcoming launch of streaming platform


Road closed between Halton and Gledrid Roundabout


Fire risk warning issued to diabetes patients in North Wales


Birds at Tŷ Mawr “to be kept safe” during avian influenza


Chapter Court sponsor Wrexham’s Christmas Tree


“Getting behind the wheel while under the influence can have dire consequences”, says Superintendent