I don't know, the word "Oriental" sounds a bit archaic and inaccurate to these ears but they did put Tayaabs - a staunchly Pakistani restaurant - in the Indian category. But then we are talking about the Evening Standard hardly a friend of those who "aren't like us".
ORIENTAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Royal China Club
Aaya has only just opened so how it sneeks in here is anyone's guess. Mine is that if you're a friend or relative of Alan Yau that's good enough. The Dragon Castle is surprising given that the chef who is responsible for the good crit this gaff has got has now left. Still this what we thought of some of the places: