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Satsanga

13 Bussy Street, Pondicherry, India
413224572
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Ranked #59 of 191 restaurants in Pondicherry
Cuisines: French, Indian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

During my last visit to Pondicherry my friend suggested satsanga for lunch and he told me it is best French restaurant of Pondicherry and he was right. I enjoyed my lunch there and best thing is if you lucky you, sometime you can share your food with the owner.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

To say that the service here is slow is an understatement, there is no service, at all. We ordered a beer after a 20 min wait at a half laid table. Bye the time we actually got our beer it was luke warm and they only gave us one glass. we then waited again for one of the 6 waiters... More

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Huddersfield, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very popular restaurant set in a garden ( omplete with mosquuitos, although they do put a mosi coil under the table)Ordered Kingfisher beer, no Kingfisher, ordered Tuborg, no tuborg ended up with Heineken!. Very slow in bringing drinks and ordering food, then very slow in actually getting the food. Food was good and not badly priced. Staff seemed very rushed... More

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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had heard and read about Satsanga, so went for lunch and were a little disappointed at what we got. Maybe they were having an off day. First of all, they seated us outdoors at our request, but didn't clean the table nor spread a tablecloth. We noticed that they did that for others, so it felt a bit odd... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We went there on various travel guide's recommendations, one esp. praising the food. So expectations were high, reality low! Though a nice place to sit (once inside, because the street outside looked more like a garbage dump) and generally friendly staff, the evening developed into a 'never come back' experience. The menue card presented consisted of largely torn simple A4... More

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Canberra, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Headed there mid morning to check the menu...looked fantastic... Returned that evening to sample the wares...tried to order the steak...no steak...ordered the seafood platter entree...no seafood platter entree...ordered the pate entree...no pate entree... Settled on an option that they actually had...wife had beef bourguignon I had the pasta.. beef bourguignon was made with no red wine...so it was like a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

By far the worst restaurant we have had dinner at or rather any food as the whole experience was shambolic. My French Mrs wanted to try this restaurant inspite of the recommendation on the French Guidebook Le Routard and boy were we wrong. We are going to write officially to Le Routard to not recommend this restaurant anymore as it... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had dinner there on December 25th. I understand that this is a busy day but waiting 45mins for a plate of loveless presented fries and a steak that didn't really look like a steak isn't acceptable. I had to chew every bite for 3mins. The soup was ok but tasted almost like an instant one. The ambience is nice.... More

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Geel, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I had lunch in the Satsanga but had the worst steak ever. The quality of the meat was terrible and it was overcooked as well (though I had requested medium-rare). The accompanying sauce was equally bad. My partner had the sardines with mashed potatoes but was also very disappointed. The setting of the restaurant with its breezy terrace is nice,... More

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Ella, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I went here for lunch in late September. Ordered 3or 4 items. I could eat one. the aubergine appetizer oh and the lemon soda. Fish pate? was 90% God only knows what, the seafood cocktail looked more like soup with some shrimp floating. My goodness what a disaster! The waiter was kind enough not to charge for one item the... More

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