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“South Indian Non veg Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ponnusamy

Ponnusamy
#24, Wellington Estate Ethiraj Salai Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India (Nungambakkam)
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Ranked #204 of 2,153 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Nungambakkam
chennai
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“South Indian Non veg Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This joint is known for south Indian Non Veg food , Spicy Hot and good Meal .

Typical south Indian Non veg Curries , hot dosas and Biriyani

Visited January 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“CHETTINAD CUISINE AT ITS BEST”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Iconic , i must admit , restaurant of Chennai. If you want to sample true spicy , Chettinad food , then Ponnusamy is where you want to eat. The seating arrangements and the ambience is not great but the food is outstanding. We normally have it delivered @ home / office . The flip side of this home delivery is that you dont get to eat them pipping hot. The mouth watering , variety of BIRIYANIS is a must. The fried fish ( SEER ) is so yummmmm. The other delicacies includes liver / brain curry.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Ponnusamy at Little Mount”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

As students in the sixties, we often ate at the original Ponnusamy "Hotel", which was then inside the MLA's hostel. A meal - rice with two vegetables , chicken, mutton and fish gravies etc came for all of three rupees !!

Later they opened a number of restaurants in Chennai, the last of which at Little Mount. The food is good though a bit spicy as Chettinad food should be.The parottas are excellent as are the biriyani and the Ponnusamy Chicken. They also serve very good brain fry and paya.

Like many other South Indian places in Chennai. Ponnusamy also feels the need to serve Tandoori and "Chinese" dishes, with some of the latter sporting a distinct South Indian flavour "

Not much importance is given to ambiance -- this is a place where one goes to eat, not relax. The expression on the face of the average patron on his/her way out is proof that he/she enjoyed the meal.

Prices are reasonable. Home Delivery is efficient...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Try the briyani which they have many varieties. The curries are also excellent. There is a menu in English which is helpful for the non Tamil speakers

Visited January 2013
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“Spicy Delecacy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Get non veg in parts like ..lever ..brain ..leg etc... I can call it spare parts restaurant. Suitable for family however it will be crowded during peak hours and you can also see people hogging sitting in your next table which will drive you uncomfortable.

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