Whether you admit it or not, we’re all major foodies at heart. And it’s about time our favourite restaurants in Karachi get the credit they deserve in the form of some prestigious awards!
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:
Best Burger House of the Year
Big Thick Burgerz
Burger O Clock
Moos N Cluck
Oh My Gril
Best Pakistani Restaurant of the Year
Hot n Spicy
Best Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year
Chop Chop Wok
Best Chinese Restaurant
Best Coffee Place of the Year
New York Coffee
Best Chai Place of the Year
Chit Chat Shai
Best Pizza House Award
New York Pizza
Best Biryani Restaurant Award
AA Food Centre
Best Buffet Restaurant of the Year
Babujees by Port Grand
Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
CATEGORY (Food Legend)
Food Legend Award
Best Pocket Friendly Restaurant of the Year
Hot n Spicy
New Entrant of the Year
Best Innovation Dish Award
Meat the Cheese
Steak by CFU
Best Restaurant for Ambiance
Delivery On Time Award
Restaurant of the Year – Karachi
Meat the Cheese
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 honour 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 favourite restaurants, log onto www.apraawards.com and cast your vote today.
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