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 Tiffin
  3. very spicy Delights of India
  4. very spicy Curry on Fire
  5. very spicy Ganesha
  6. very spicy Prosi Indian Restaurant
  7. very spicy Samrat
  8. very spicy Nam Nam
  9. very spicy Bombay
  10. very spicy Demi-Tass
  11. spicy DS Arjuna
  12. spicy Taj
  13. spicy Daily Spice
  14. spicy Tawa
  15. spicy Safran
  16. spicy Om
  17. spicy Little India
  18. spicy Jaipur Palace
  19. spicy Mach ma Curry
  20. spicy Nirvana
  21. spicy Koh-i-noor
  22. spicy Satraj
  23. spicy Curry-Insel
  24. spicy Tandoor
  25. spicy Tulsi
  26. spicy Taste of India by Jhand & Nandha
  27. spicy Zum Moghulhof
  28. spicy Indus
  29. somewhat spicy Aangan (Meidling)
  30. somewhat spicy Spice of India
  31. somewhat spicy Leopoldstädter Deewan
  32. somewhat spicy Rasoi
  33. somewhat spicy Curry n Masala
  34. somewhat spicy Natraj
  35. somewhat spicy Restaurant am Heuberg
  36. barely spicy Rani
  37. barely spicy India Gate
  38. barely spicy Indien Village
  39. mild Meidlinger Deewan
  40. 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.