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Ponnusamy Hotel Restaurant

Nungambakkam
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Royal Building, 23, Anna Salai, Little Mount, Near Corporation Higher Secondary School, Saidapet, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
(+91) 44 42018441
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Classic Chettinad eats

This restaurant offers plenty of options for chettinad cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Right from briyani to side dishes like chicken 65, suraputtu, brain fry and others. It also offers north Indian dishes, but the south Indian chettinad varieties are the best!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
RajivRG
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Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Local cuisine
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers plenty of options for chettinad cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Right from briyani to side dishes like chicken 65, suraputtu, brain fry and others. It also offers north Indian dishes, but the south Indian chettinad varieties are the best!!

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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went many times. Ambiance - Good Service - Good Experience - Well Exp. Cleanliness - Good, still can improve more Good Food - Very tasty. Price - Little Over Priced.

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CHENNAI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had been to Ponnusamy hotel for lunch. This hotel is specialised in non vegetarian food from South India. We ordered Parotta, fish fry and country chicken biryani. Parotta was served with chicken gravy and onion raita while biryani was served with chicken gravy and onion raita. Food was very tasty, parotta was crispy, fish fry was nicely raosted while... More 

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Building, 23, Anna Salai, Little Mount, Near Corporation Higher Secondary School, Saidapet, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Nungambakkam
  • Neighborhood: Nungambakkam
  • Phone Number: (+91) 44 42018441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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