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Oct 3, 2013 06:53 PM

Curry Mantra 3

Anybody been to the new Curry Mantra 3 in Vienna?


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  1. Not cheap but overall very good.

    Definitely recommend the mango salad and bombay masala chat as starters.

    Aloo gobi, chicken tikka masala, and kadai shrimp were all very good.

    The Vindaloo sauce was quite good though the lamb itself was a little dry.

    Flavorful throughout though not that spicy.

    Solid naan and rice too.

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    1. re: eatdceat

      Thanks for posting this - I've been meaning to check it out.

      I just looked at the menu, and yes, you're right - not cheap!

      1. re: VaPaula

        I don't know about Curry Mantra (1), but Curry Mantra 2 in Falls Church is also pretty good and pretty not cheap. Since I'm a cheapskate, in that neighborhood I prefer Haandi right across the road.

    2. Curry Mantra 2 & 3 have discount certificates for sale pretty much all the time, I believe on Specialicious and Groupon. Last night I visited 3 in Vienna.
      First, I have say the service is very pleasant even though they know I'm using a discount certificate (Specialicious says to present while ordering).
      Second, the vegetarian Thali plate (saag paneer - spinach and cheese, baingan bharta - eggplant curry, aaloo jeera - potato and green beans, daal - lentil, raita - yogurt sauce, kheer – rice pudding, naan) is a lot of food. I think the dishes are good but I am absolutely terrible at distinguishing between good vs. average Indian vegetarian dishes. For example, what makes Rasika special to me isn’t their saag paneer but their fabulous fish dishes.
      Third, I tried their 7 Wonders combo (Chicken tikka / Malai kebob – also chicken / Boti kebob - mutton / Seekh Kabob – ground lamb). The meats were on spits, which were then placed inside a sizzling metal cylindrical shaped container. I immediately took the meat out and placed them on the rice so they wouldn’t over cook but it was too late. I wouldn’t say the meats were tough but they weren’t tender. These were definitely nothing special, other than the presentation.