Pondicheri

Indian Restaurant
2800 Kirby Dr (at Westheimer), Houston, TX 77098, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (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 171 votes

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Total Visitors
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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 D.

    Lamb mint burger is delicious!

    Patricia Dublis · 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 W.

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

    Sarah Woo · 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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  • Houston Press

    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best New Restaurant. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.

    Houston Press · May 31, 2012
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  • Scott G.

    Best orange juice... Ever

    Scott Gilbert · May 17, 2012
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  • Henry's Hungry Houston

    Can't go wrong with the butter chicken and a side of naan bread. Off the menu, try the black drum fish. It's awesome!

    Henry's Hungry Houston · May 10, 2012
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  • L b.

    Tasty white sangria. Petrol Station has a superior lamb burger.

    L b · May 9, 2012
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  • Susan P.

    Try the Power Scone

    Susan Perry · April 4, 2012
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