The Heat Chart

In Vienna, it is fairly difficult to find an Indian restaurant that serves spicy food. Unless you are a regular customer or know the waiter personally, it is nearly impossible to get a hot curry, no matter what the menu says.

If you want to test your luck, order a Madras or Vindaloo curry, but the spiciness varies from restaurant to restaurant. You will not find a Chicken Phall anywhere.

The chart

This is a listing of restaurants ordered by the spiciness of a curry ordered explicitly as "very spicy". (The list does NOT reflect the average or general spiciness of the food, so you can order a mild curry even if the restaurant has received 6 chilies in this list.)

  1. extremely spicy Taste of India Marxergasse
  2. very spicy Curry on Fire
  3. very spicy Ganesha
  4. very spicy Prosi Indian Restaurant
  5. very spicy Samrat
  6. very spicy Nam Nam
  7. very spicy Bombay
  8. very spicy Demi-Tass
  9. spicy DS Arjuna
  10. spicy Taj
  11. spicy Daily Spice
  12. spicy Tawa
  13. spicy Safran
  14. spicy Om
  15. spicy Little India
  16. spicy Jaipur Palace
  17. spicy Mach ma Curry
  18. spicy Nirvana
  19. spicy Koh-i-noor
  20. spicy Satraj
  21. spicy Curry-Insel
  22. spicy Tandoor
  23. spicy Tulsi
  24. spicy Taste of India by Jhand & Nandha
  25. spicy Zum Moghulhof
  26. spicy Indus
  27. somewhat spicy Aangan (Meidling)
  28. somewhat spicy Spice of India
  29. somewhat spicy Leopoldstädter Deewan
  30. somewhat spicy Rasoi
  31. somewhat spicy Curry n Masala
  32. somewhat spicy Natraj
  33. somewhat spicy Restaurant am Heuberg
  34. barely spicy Rani
  35. barely spicy India Gate
  36. barely spicy Indien Village
  37. mild Meidlinger Deewan
  38. mild Ceylon Curry

N.B.: This listing is complete. It does not contain restaurants that I have not yet visited or in which I did not or could not order a "very spicy" dish.