2800 Kirby Dr B132
Houston, TX 77098
Pondicheri is a modern, casual Indian restaurant and bake shop located in the West Avenue shopping center on Kirby and Westheimer. The restaurant ‘s menu features authentic foods inspired by the indian subcontinent. The environment and aesthetic of this restaurant is vibrant, fresh, and hip, just like their food. Pondicheri hosts pop-up dinners, cooking classes and also sells some of the unique spices used in the meals.
What I Ate:
Pondicheri is one of my favorite spots. I finally made it out there for dinner and conversation. I ordered the Butter Chicken, which came with a side of Turmeric rice. I’m totally used to chicken sauce with rice, but this dish was so lively. For starters, the colors of everything just screamed life, and the flavors were earthy. Our meals were accompanied by Naan, which I used to dip into the Funereek tomato sauce. Eating at Pondicheri is really unique as it reminds me of eating with hands in Africa, and the benefits of being present while eating.