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2800 Kirby, Ste.B132, West End Complex, Houston, TX
+1 713-522-2022
07:30 - 22:00
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

we wanted something different and we were with an guy of Indian decent .. he coached us through the menu and i must say the food was a little spicy but very tasty and very balanced .. also a nice proseco and a good winelist .. also the service and athmosphere were special .. 2 tumbs up .. yes i... More 

Thank rudolfsu
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A few friends picked this place for a work dinner. Great choice! We were comfortable in our booth. Food arrived quickly. Food presentation was neat and clean, and food flavor was savory. I tried a sampler platter called "the rancher" which featured butter chicken, lamb, Brussels sprouts, rice and naan. I recommend it!

Thank LizzyOnTheGo
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had dinner at here on a Sunday night ,and the service was not so great , food is okay very colorful,curry was a little to bland ,nan was excellent,so if you like non traditional Indian food with just a hint of flavor,this will be for you

Thank gloriaahmed
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My nephew, a Marine Major, and I have been eating Indian food together since he was 5 years old. We needed a quick lunch near his home, so we came to Pondicheri Cafe. I love this place! The food is clean and good with a kick but not too much. It is Indian without the heaviness of some places. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?