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Royal Building, 23 Mount Road | Little Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
28270784
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 13
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ponnusamy at Little Mount

We eat here off and on and get home delivery too and we stick to the Chettinad fare Since my last review, we have had some good mutton biriyani, excellent brain masala and very good Ponnusamy chicken. The last named tends to vary a bit from time to time but all versions have tasted great. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
yesuthasen
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Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Local cuisine
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Chennai (Madras), India
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222 reviews 222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We eat here off and on and get home delivery too and we stick to the Chettinad fare Since my last review, we have had some good mutton biriyani, excellent brain masala and very good Ponnusamy chicken. The last named tends to vary a bit from time to time but all versions have tasted great. The biriyani, of late, seems... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is an average place, known mainly for the non veg food. Mid range pricing, service and upkeep. Do not expect it to be a fine dine by any stretch even if any of the branches look like they would be.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Brilliant just brilliant. I had the Prawns biryani, Fried Fish (King Fish / Surmai), chicken tikka and some chicken curry. Wow. Good ambiance where you come eat and go. Not expensive. The food is served quickly and hot. It was too bad i found about this place on the last day i was in Egmore, Chennai. I would definitely recommend... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A couple of visits to Ponnusamy, during each visit to Chennai has always been a must for my sons and me. Lovely place. Typical South Indian ambience. And the food - wow ! Heavenly. The variety of South Indian cuisine on offer is absolutely amazing. Many dishes are fare that are usually prepared on specific occasions in South Indian households.... More 

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Imphal, India
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

i was in chennai recently n had heard a lot about this chain of hotel. specially thier non vegetarian dishes . i went for dinner there n ordered chhetinad chichen kadai meat. it was most insipid food i ever had. cudnt venture to after initial few bites. paid n left. never ever

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A friend and i visited this place based on the recommendation of a tv show. The ambience was OK, and the service is prompt. The Mughal Chicken Biriyani was very nice, and so was the Veg Thali. However, the same could not be said about the Chicken Starters. The meal ended with some betel leaves and a banana! All in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had lunch on a Friday afternoon a few weeks back. The veg thali was very good, except for one vegetable preparation which was stale which the restaurant authorities admitted. The mutton pepper fry was to die for. So was the fish preparation. Butter milk was an average fare. This is not the right place to order or relish deserts.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am reviewing Ponnusamy at Little Mount after awhile though we have visited and taken home delivery a few trimes. Nothing much has changed since the last review and they still serve good Chettinad food in an unpretentious ambiance. The biriyani and Ponnusamy Special Chicken continue to be very good. This time around we tried the dosai and appam with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

i was a frequent visitor to this hotel since its inception the queue for a table lasts more than an hour at times recently when i visited the hotel after a long time i was surprised to see all the tables empty, the servers were much lethargic and the quality of food also was not so tasty as it used... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the food has a standard, but i miss the good old days where the entire restaurant in royapettah was non-airconditioned and the food was just too good, the piping hot gravy used to be brought in steel serving buckets, friendly servers...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Building, 23 Mount Road | Little Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Nungambakkam
  • Neighborhood: Nungambakkam
  • Phone Number: 28270784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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