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2800 Kirby, Ste.B132, West End Complex, Houston, TX 77098
+1 713-522-2022
07:30 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good preparation of a variety of Indian dishes. Enjoy the food, but it is a bit too casual for an evening out.

Thank KISpe007
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. Everything on the menu is spectacular have been here for diner and lunch many times. The French bartender is great he must be a mixologist because our drinks incredible. Highly recommend the Vandeloo ribs, any of the Indian thali are really great. Panipuri during lunch is awesome! Try you won't be disappointed

Thank Vik R
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93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I discovered this place from a Facebook event...a community breakfast hosted by She Hopes (an organization that helps girls involved in human sex trafficking). So glad we tried this place out. Absolutely the best Indian food we've ever had. The flavors were so authentic and flavorful.

Thank Enna J
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Anita Jaisinghani was just nominated for a 2017 James Beard Award in the best chef, southwest category. Our recent visit to Pondicheri validated the nomination. With cuisine from across India, Pondicheri exceeded our meager experiences and gave us new favorites. We started with the pani poori, light and crispy dough puffs stuffed with lentils and veggies served with a cumin/tamarind/mint... More 

1 Thank Elias M
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This place is simply amazing, fantastic decor and some of the best Indian food I've ever had (in comparison to some great Indian restaurants I've had in LA, DC, and NYC, all places I've lived before). They have a great selection of beers and cocktails, delicious naan and I really enjoyed the butter chicken. An interesting thing I've noticed is... More 

Thank Andrew S
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Hands down amazing authentic Indian food. Delicious, not too spicy, wide range of selection, and reasonably priced. Must try the sampler platter of you've never had Indian food before. It's both a dish to fall for and to introduce you to Indian food. They also have a bakery that I will go back and try. 2 levels of seating areas... More 

Thank Karina C
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

pondicheri is a slice of heaven and enlightenment rolled into one place. Try their sandwich of the day, fresh juices or baked goods and you will not be disappointed. Call ahead one day to take home a full loaf of their amazing bread with you.

Thank AmirGE
Suburb of Houston
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Since our last visit, our dietary restrictions have changed, and we asked to make a minor substitution (anything green instead of a potato cake.) We were told categorically there are no substitutions. None. They are trying a new menu and apparently that's what they need to do. So I need to eat somewhere else while they figure this out. Easy... More 

Thank Aujourdhui2
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this place with family and friends. Had a good time, enjoying the menu and the casual modern atmosphere. The Indian cuisine with the modern western twist is well reflected in the menu - the tastes were quite dissappointing though. We ordered a few thali variations among us and found the consistently lacking authentic flavor. One notable exception though,... More 

Thank n_srikant
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Was really surprised by this Indian restaurant in Houston. Fantastic service and excellent authentic food. About a 30 minutes drive from downtown . Recommend highly if you are a vegetarian. The plates are a good choice since the roti comes with several small dishes. Eat with your hands!

Thank Marny D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Kirby, Ste.B132, West End Complex, Houston, TX 77098
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-2022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?