Utahns aren’t particular known for their love of spicy and hot cuisine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your capsaicin game on in SLC. Indeed there are a number of restaurants that are known for their spicy dishes. Here are some of the best and boldest restaurants and dishes in Utah.
Tea Rose Diner
This humble Thai restaurant in Murray is the king of Utah heat. The restaurant offers their dishes on a heat scale of 1 through 10 and if you’re a first time diner, the wait staff won’t let you order above a 3 – that’s how seriously they take the spice! As you move up through those spice levels, the heat increases logarithmically, most will find a 4-5 is tear inducing. Tread carefully, you’ve been warned. Also check out their sister restaurant Chabaar too, that offers similarly spicy food.
65 E 5th Ave, Murray, UT 84107
Kobe Sushi – Hellfire Roll
The Hellfire Roll was the featured dish when this Olympus Hills restaurant was the star of the Man Vs Food show. The special maki roll increases in heat to incendiary levels, piece by piece. Check out host Adam Richman’s post dining video on the experience here.
3947 Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Lucky 13 – Ring Of Fire
Former holders of the title of Worlds Best Burger, Lucky 13 also know how to bring the heat. Order up their Ring Of Fire burger and hold on. The burger comes with house-smoked bacon, roasted jalapenos, roasted habaneros, grilled onions and cheddar cheese.
135 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Over on the West side of town you will find this fusion pizza joint that blends Indian and American flavors. On request the Curry Pizza team will add ghost pepper powder to your pizza on request. Fire in the hole!
2927 S 5600 W D, West Valley City, UT 84120
El Paisa Grill – Gallo A La Diabla
Head to West Valley City and order up the gallo a la diabla. The dish is humbly described as “tender chicken breast smothered in our unique and mucho hot sauce”.
2126 3200 W, West Valley City, UT 84119
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