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Royal Building, 23 Mount Road | Little Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
28270784
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
chettinadu chennai style

The menu card is quiet mouth watering but not the actual foods. Most on the menu is not available even on a weekend. The crab that was served was old and iced. The pepper mutton soup tasted like Chinese tomyum. The service was quick but order misplaced. The ambience was good but the toilet stinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The menu card is quiet mouth watering but not the actual foods. Most on the menu is not available even on a weekend. The crab that was served was old and iced. The pepper mutton soup tasted like Chinese tomyum. The service was quick but order misplaced. The ambience was good but the toilet stinks. Certainly not a place to... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful place to have quality food. Loved egg masala non veg and netili fry. Good service and a warm ambience.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The north Indian thali is great !!!! Gives you that north india taste in Chennai , Which is very rare !!! Must try !!!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I could go on and on about the stunning dining experience i have had each time i have visited Ponnusamy. The owner's Mr Gowri Shankar, who i met first time with his wife in the NDTV Food Awards, is a passionate man when it comes to his restaurant and cuisine. The Royapettah Branch is currently under renovation but a part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Among the best non-veg restaurants in the city. Truly amazing biryanis and gravies. Good value for money and pretty generous portions served. Decent ambience and good service as well.

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

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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: American, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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