Pondicheri

Indian Restaurant
2800 Kirby Dr (at Westheimer), Houston, TX 77098, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 185 votes

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Total Visitors
2,022
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4,003
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  • What you need to know
    AlmostVeggies.com
    "Order the shrimp chutney salad with cilantro chutney sautéed shrimp"(3 Tips)
    Your M.
    "Breakfast thalis are amazing!! Meatless Monday started today."(4 Tips)
    Laura B.
    "... Houston dishes - Texas shrimp chaat"(3 Tips)
    Vina
    "The paneer curry is yummy!!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Srilalithkumar S.

    Slow service

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  • Melania S.

    I had the Earth thali, so tasty and spicy! 😋😋😋

    Melania Spagnoli · 1 week ago
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  • MoiseKapenda B.

    Morning Thali

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  • Greta S.

    The Thalis are so good! Get the Earth!

    Greta Skudra · April 18
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  • Raphael P.

    Get the Rancher thali

    Raphael Portela · April 18
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  • Daniel E.

    Everything. Must get Madras Coffee and chai pie.

    Daniel Egan · February 28
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  • Tovka T.

    It was so American style Indian restaraunt. Quite didn't understood the food.

    Tovka Tovuusuren · January 27
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  • Glenn B.

    Wonderful place. We chose to celebrate our anniversary here and told them so. They kindly gave us free dessert!

    Glenn Burns · January 12
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  • Vaidehi K.

    Unusual Indian food. Quinoa khichri is yum!

    Vaidehi K · December 22, 2014
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  • Himmad K.

    The gulab jaman donut

    Himmad Khan · December 6, 2014
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  • Dhruv B.

    Lamb burger is solid but I think other items in the menu are better

    Dhruv B · December 4, 2014
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  • Patricia P.

    Lamb mint burger is delicious!

    Patricia Palacios · November 12, 2014
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  • Hussain S.

    Papdi chat is good but a little over seasoned.

    Hussain Sukhyani · November 9, 2014
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  • Suresh K.

    Thali breakfast

    Suresh Kumar · November 1, 2014
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  • Ani S.

    Laal juice and the Frankie!

    Ani Sathe · October 18, 2014
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  • Ted W.

    Paneer curry and the mango lassi

    Ted Wyss · October 3, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Pondicheri as seen on Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Mark Cox, chef of Mark’s American Cuisine, eats here on his nights off. He loves the French toast. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Ramanand S.

    Something very different! Low marks on quantity high on ambience

    Ramanand Shetty · August 16, 2014
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  • Houston Press

    Upper Kirby's Pondicheri is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering casual counter service during the day and upscale table service by night. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Inside track: On Tuesdays, the fried-chicken platter for two puts a clever Indian spin on a Deep South classic. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Breakfast Thali; Frankies (roti wrap sandwiches); Bostok pastry; Pondi bar; Earth Thali of local and seasonal vegetables; Friday vindaloo ribs special. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Flavia v.

    Fabulous food and lamb burger was awesome

    Flavia valle · June 28, 2014
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  • Fernando C.

    You might not expect it because of the location and the awesome interior design, but this place does pretty solid food. No need to haul yourself to Hillcroft- ingredients here are really fresh.

    Fernando Covas · June 13, 2014
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  • Kirby T.

    Vishnu Thali plate is to die for! Great outdoor seating on a breezy day!

    Kirby Trapolino · May 2, 2014
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  • Joe D.

    I read on culture map that all the awesome pastries are going to be available upstairs once they finish building out their bakery up top. Try the Sayel Lamb!

    Joe Davis · March 14, 2014
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  • Gregg K.

    My fried chicken came out raw. Needless to say, not a positive experience.

    Gregg Kligman · February 12, 2014
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  • Saf an

    Dish: once-a-week special of chickpea-flour fried chicken

    Saf an · January 31, 2014
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  • Ted F.

    In addition to all the hoity-toity fusion stuff on the menu, they perfectly execute a butter chicken with the right amount of heat.

    Ted Frank · November 6, 2013
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  • Vina

    The paneer curry is yummy!!!

    Vina · September 29, 2013
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  • Snehanshu S.

    Awesome food - very affordable - great service - try the Chicken Frankie

    Snehanshu Shah · September 25, 2013
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  • Garrick P.

    Very low key place, perfect for a mellow night. Interior will relax you and the outdoor patio is chill too. Oh and amazing organic juices. I split the Habi and the Naka with my best friend. Delicious.

    Garrick Piñón · September 4, 2013
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  • Social News Network

    Try gluten-free Indian food in a traditional indian thali at pondicheri. Their paneer curry, pumpkin-coconut curry, smoky eggplant, sautéed greens, dal, pickled apples, kheer with naan is delicious!

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
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  • Murray N.

    Great bar.

    Murray Newman · August 11, 2013
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  • Joe D.

    If you like spicy, go for the Sayel Lamb. It's good with a cool glass of their mint lemonade.

    Joe Davis · June 22, 2013
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  • Sarah Woo P.

    Gluten Free Items indicated on their regular menu. Staff is helpful too.

    Sarah Woo Peacock · April 17, 2013
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  • Debra O.

    Pass on the Red Snapper. Dry and not fresh.

    Debra Oliver · February 14, 2013
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  • Kim M.

    Shrimp chutney salad was fantastic

    Kim McGaw · January 26, 2013
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  • June L.

    Watch for the coveted booths. Special breakfast menu during weekends: brioche! It's a must. The thali is delish, but gets rather spicy. Oatmeal & yogurt are both surprising and tasty.

    June L · December 24, 2012
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  • Amee L.

    You cannot go wrong with any of their delicious cookies. Also obsessed with the mango soda with fresh blueberries :9

    Amee Ly · December 4, 2012
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  • Karthik K.

    Excellent Breakfast!

    Karthik K · November 17, 2012
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  • R .

    Это очень вкусное место!

    R 🔯 · November 4, 2012
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  • Joshua J.

    Just devoured the Vishnu platter for Meatless Monday. It was delicious.

    Joshua Jones · October 30, 2012
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  • Laura B.

    Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Yogi Thali

    Laura Bosche · September 12, 2012
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  • Hardik S.

    Great food. Their Indian sweets and snacks are even better. Bit pricy but worth a visit once in a while

    Hardik Shah · August 20, 2012
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  • Ian J.

    The food is amazing here. Dare your dining companion to eat a pickled hot pepper sitting in the jars on the table.

    Ian Jin · August 2, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    Try the Hibiscus Soda - #amazing #sweet #refreshing!

    Matt Lai · July 31, 2012
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  • Kristi C.

    Texas shrimp chaat

    Kristi Chenoweth · July 7, 2012
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  • Sage K.

    Shrimp chutney salad is great! Try the cookies too!

    Sage K · June 20, 2012
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  • Mark C.

    Uh-mazing Indian food! The Rancher Thali was a fantastic sampler.

    Mark Collado · June 14, 2012
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