38 Reviews

First Review by SarkeBeeley

nice atmosphere,nice meal - Edit

waiter very kind and friendly.atmosphere autentic. quick service.the food was nice i missed a little more flavours but big plus for not oversalting.portions decent probably a little bit small.but we eat a lot so....:)

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-12

Pros: nice stuff, quick service, authentic,bio

Cons: smaller portions, no pay with card possible, more flavours needed

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Authentic Indian in Austria - Edit

We serendipitously stayed in the hotel next door to this tiny restaurant and, astonished to find that it served vegan food (rather than Wiener Schnitzel), ate there every night, each time content simply to order the special — whatever it happened to be! The owner is so very attentive, even offering second helpings of this or that dish.
During another trip to Salzburg, we were devastated to find that he had temporarily returned to the Subcontinent, but philosophically reflected that his sojourns there would continue to manifest themselves in his cooking.

Pros: Excellent value

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Amazing Menu - Edit

The Menu is really awesome because every dish has the exact description about what is vegetarian, and what is vergan. It is easy to pick something there and the food is delicious!

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so so great - Edit

A cute and homey vibe. Massive portions, especially if you get the daily special. They have a little health food selection as well. The guy is super lovely, even gave me 2 free vegan bliss balls! Only downside is that the sides are quite expensive, but if you get the daily special and a drink it's seriously good worth ?

Pros: massive portions , cute vibe, nice waiter

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great vegan meal - Edit

We had the special of the day, soup and a chick pea curry - all very enjoyable.

Pros: good range of vegan meals in a cosy atmosphere clo

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Vegan Special - Edit

Started with an order of Samosa, which came with a side salad and delicious mango chutney (€5), then for the main I had the daily vegan special, which was a lentil Daal and 2 veggie curries on a large bed of ride! (€8)
It was just the one server/cook working in a not-too-busy environment, but he was very caring and ensured everyone enjoyed their meals! No overbearing serving staff, which was great!
I also had the Powerball dessert, which was amazing! 6 for €3.5, I had 2 right away and saved the rest for later!
The food was fairly priced for all organic and lots of fair trade. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere though, especially as its RIGHT off one of the main shopping streets.
The Food was very tasty. I would go back again, if I want flying out this morning!

Pros: Quality, Taste, Firendly

Cons: A little expensive for samosas & other starters, Laid back = sometimes slow to take order

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not what you are expecting after such good reviews - Edit

I didn't like the fact that they offer little portions for quite a high price and that the taste is just ordinary and nothing special. I had better Indian food at a non Indian restaurant.
I tried the gluten free vegetable soup and expected vegetables in it. Instead I got barley and potatoe soup that tasted not good. I asked why they clarify it as glutenfree and got a salad instead. They said its gluten free barley but I didn't trust them and also I didn't want a soup full of carbs and no vegg. Salad was tiny for 4euros! I'm not returning...

Pros: nice colours on the wall, offer vegan and vegetarian food only

Cons: high prices, doesn't taste very good , small portions

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Nice, cozy, familiar restaurant - Edit

We went there for lunch on a Sunday, it was full but we managed to squeeze on a small table, there is not much choice but the food is very good and authentic, therefore a little spicy :) ... the vegan energy balls at the end were delicious, the atmosphere relaxed and the owner very nice. There is also the possibility to buy several vegan food items at the restaurant, including the spicy sauces. I would definitely recommend it and hope to be able to visit again.

Pros: Good indian food, Not expensive considering the location

Cons: Not many tables

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Organic and tasty - Edit

very good, i could eat the daily dish every day !

90% of the Menue is vegan. :)

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Simple vibrant food - Edit

On a quiet Sunday afternoon when not much was open in Salzburg, this restaurant was an oasis.
We had the dish of the day plus a salad €9.50 and it was superb.
Dhal, plus two vegetable dishes and saffron rice -very tasty and beautifully cooked.
There was only one person staffing the place but it all flowed smoothly.
And he was the epitome of calm.
Highly recommended.

Pros: Delicious food, Fresh ingredients, Lovely man

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OMG so good. - Edit

This place satiated my huge desire for real food. I am gluten free and vegan, and have been living on salads for most of my visit. Thank goodness I found this place! I ordered two orders of the lunch of the day meal. So satisfying! Amazing choice--definitely worth a visit!

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Unpretentious home-style food - Edit

Friendly, cosy little restaurant. It's not gourmet, it's home-cooked tasty food, good portion sizes (and more offered if you finish), and very reasonable prices.
No shiny chrome or fancy garnishes; do not come if you want a posh evening out. Do come if you like individual places and want unpretentious real food.

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Vegan AND gluten free! - Edit

We were staying at a hotel just nearby and I was using happycow to find vegan places. I didn't really feel like having Indian food but this was right down the road and had some good reviews. I have to agree! I had a taster plate of three curries with basmati rice for something like 7.50 euros, really good and filling. I also had a mango lassie with soy yoghurt - I was so happy!!! The vegan loaves were also very good. Would recommend this place. They also sell vegan chocolates and other vegan items. Oh - and several indian people ate there too which is always a good sign for the cuisine!

Pros: fast and friendly service , good tasting food , quality for money

Cons: could have been even more complex tastes I guess, would have loved to see a gf naan bread!

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Cosy, delicious and perfect! - Edit

My partner and I stumbled across this lovely place upon our first little walkabout around Salzburg, and it was like a godsend. Not only are there vegan options, but many of the meals are also gluten-free (which is such a rarity to have so many gluten-free options in one area). They have a range of curries to choose from, meals based around tofu steaks, salads, entrees and desserts as well as a daily special with a variety of curries on your plate. Not all options are vegan as there are a few involving cheese, however this restaurant offers some of the greatest vegan/Indian we have ever eaten. The service was humble, and the interior decor was lively and quaint. We went there twice in our three day stay as the choices were overwhelming for us! A perfect night out!
Updated from previous review on Sunday February 01, 2015

Pros: majority of options are vegan, majority of options are gluten-free, cosy atmosphere.

Cons: None

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great food, ok staff - Edit

The food here is delicious, although somewhat limited, but the staff was not very good and vegan/vegetarian wasn't clearly differentiated. We ate here twice as it was fortunately right outside our hotel and on the second time I asked what was vegan - it turns out anything not marked vegetarian is vegan, but some things are marked vegan (and others no marking) which is what confused me. They are so vegan/veg foods to go, packaged foods, body & home products here. If you love Indian cuisine then this restaurant is authentic and worth checking out.

Pros: Great food, Good prices for organic, Nice atmosphere, seating

Cons: Ok staff, Limited menu, Vegan denotation could be better

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great! - Edit

We had a lovely meal there! The food was delicious, and the service was fairly quick. It looked like the owner was the only person working there, but it didn't slow the service. The food was truly delicious - I highly recommend the paneer and naan.

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Spicy in Parts - Edit

I have to say this is an interestingly worthwhile place located in a wonderful part of this most idyllic city. My first visit was in October 2008 which was very enjoyable but this review is based on our most recent experience in October 2012. It looks like they've had a bit of a makeover giving the place a more modern look but still retaining a traditional feel. Very friendly and welcoming staff, I phoned ahead to see if it was open as when we tried to go in October 2011 it was closed with the owner visiting family in India. The seating is informal and the atmosphere very relaxed. The daily special is €6.50 which consists of 3 different types of curry dishes served over pilau rice or you can pay €8 and get the soup too. Personally, I felt this option was bland with the soup being particularly poor. It was just vegetables boiled in spicy water. I would recommend the chapatis and to ask for the pickle jar for only an extra €0.50. However, it is excellent value and a real treat if you are hungry. Next time I would try asking for one of the dishes from the main menu which look very appealing indeed such as a tofu or aubergine curry. Hot drinks are available as well as tasty organic wine and beer. They also sell a small selection of vegan and vegetarian foodstuffs and groceries. I definitely intend on going back but would probably not have the daily special again as I felt it was just bulk food for the weary and starving traveller.

Pros: good price, nice staff, filling food

Cons: worn in parts

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goodsamir 17 Nov 2012 - Can someone please provide me the email address of this restaurant?  


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Organic Indian food in the heart of Salzburg - Edit

This is the only place in town where you can find organic, original North Indian food - vegan.
The owner, Suresh, is a very nice guy and good cook.
Lunch consists of only one dish (rice + dhal + vegetables) and if you like soup.
The main dish (without soup) costs 7,50€.
You can sit outside in summer. Inside there are I guess max. 20 sits, simple but nice.
Cakes are only partially vegan.

Pros: good food quality (organic., regional), location, you inmediately feel welcome

Cons: a bit more expensive now, poor food choice

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Tasty Indian Food, in the heart of the old town - Edit

I'm from Salzburg and study abroad, but whenever I'm home, the whole family eats out at Spicy Spice - it's basically family tradition. We eat there because of the tasty organic Indian food. The portions are generous and we have always been asked if we want second helpings! A huge plus is the location, as it's very conveniently situated in the old town. The staff has always been exceptionally friendly to us, which is also why we return as often as possible! I greatly recommend this cosy bistro to anyone, especially to vegetarians and vegans, as it can be really difficult to find decent healthy food in the meat-dominated Austrian cusine.

Pros: Tasty spicy food, Friendly staff, Cosy in winter, tables outside in summer

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Not spicy enough... - Edit

Small and cozy restaurant with an Indian-inspired interior and a very relaxed atmosphere. There is also a shelf with some vegan food and Indian specialities that you can purchase, like a little shop. Service was not that good, we needed to wait a little long although there were not so many people in the restaurant. I liked the food, it tasted good and was also good value, although I would call it "Indian-inspired" - it was not like the food in other Indian restaurants I have visited, and not spicy at all.

You can choose your dish from a menu or take the daily meal. In the menu, it is indicated which dishes are vegetarian and which are vegan - very convenient! We had spring cabbage and tofu in mild mustard leaves curry sauce, pumpkin, brocolei and quinoa in mild herb sauce, chick peas dal and fennel, zucchini & oat flakes soup. As said above, it all tasted good, but it was not spicy and some of it didn't taste Indian at all.

Pros: Clearly labelled menu, Friendly atmosphere, Good value

Cons: Slow service, Food not spicy at all

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Depressing - Edit

Very bad atmosphere. Too dark, walls too red, too esoteric... no music, just the sound of the fridge. Waitress was okay, but in my opinion not polite enough. Meal was good, bit extraordinary, but really spicy. Even my omnivore boyfriend was satisfied. We might come back, but won't sit inside.

Pros: spicy, not expensive

Cons: atmosphere, waitress

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Food was OK but needed more flavours - Edit

I ordered a Thali and although it was a reasonably good portion at a good price I found the food a bit bland and I had to add lots of lime pickle to give it a boost. I'd say that it wasn't anything special but it filled a hole and if I wanted that I'd go again. Service was a bit too "quick" and not that friendly.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Bland food

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The spicey place that wasn't spicey. - Edit

The little shop has some good choices. Though I questioned why they were selling Ecover and PG tips. The latter especially because they're owned by animal testers Unilever.

The Main course was nice, we had the special for the day. That was under-priced, given how large the portion size was. However, the samosas with mango chutney were bad. The filling wasn't tasty and the chutney was way too sweet. Sweeter than a cake we had had the same day from another place about 5 minutes away. They were actually somehow more expensive.

We have read that the waiter tried to overcharge some people on another review on this site. Well ours tried to charge us €15, until we pointed out that it was €7,5 for the main, €8 for the samosas and €3 for the drink we had.

Overall, I have to give this 2/5 because the samosas just weren't up to scratch and the waiter was absent-minded. However, the main course was definitely nearing the 4/5 mark.

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not worth it - Edit

I am always extremely supportive of any businesses that cater for vegans, but this just didn't cut it.. :(

We got there around lunchtime, and it was quite crowded. I ordered tofu with ramsons and rice, my boyfriend had snitzel or something of the sort. Our meals came with standard curry basmati rice and veggie stir-fries on the side. The vegetables were all gray, mushy and overcooked, as if they cooked everything in the morning and then just left it there in a warm pot the whole day. "Organic orange juice" tasted synthetic and extremely dilluted, and on the bottom of the glass you could see undissolved orange powder clumps, which was just awful. Even though the portions were generous, it just wasn't worth 22eur we paid. And, like with the previous reviewer, there was no bill AND the waiter cheated us for 1.5eur AND we were stupid enough to leave him a tip..

I'd rather have a falafel or a cheese-less pizza for less next time.

Pros: large portions, location

Cons: overcooked food, dishonest waiter, fake juice

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Decent Restaurant - Edit

not amazed by their food, but overall they taste good and has good value. staff was friendly. has some organic options.
the food could be better prepared, or starter spring roll was still a bit cold inside.

Pros: good value, friendly staff

Cons: food preparation

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Not as bad as some have said... - Edit

Went here tonight. Got the special of the day (vegan). 6.50 euro or 8 w/ salad of sprouts & lettuce & tomato or with a vegetable soup.
Main consisted of rice, some kind of cabbage, curried/stewed potatoes and a yellow dahl. Salad very fresh. Main was too. Nice place, comfortable. Sell soy milk, vegan yogurt desert things etc as part of the shop.
So, though not ridiculously cheap, it was good, fresh food in a nice environment. In all honesty, can't see a cheaper option for good vegan food here in Salzburg other than falafel... and they aren't always necessarily very good.

Pros: fresh , big portion, easy to be vegan

Cons: could be a little cheaper, not totally vegan

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I would not recommend it - Edit

the food had no taste; average priced food only for the special offer of the day.

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