Pondicheri, dining room
Pondicheri Photo by Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Masala eggs Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Pondicheri, dining room
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​Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this Upper Kirby restaurant defines the utility that marks a great neighborhood restaurant. Its ambitious menu of Indian-inspired fare offers something for vegetarians, omnivores, and even people with a sweet tooth (via the upstairs Bake Lab). Picking a favorite dish is tricky, which is what makes the signature thalis so appealing; they offer a sampler of different tastes for a reasonable price and are easy to split between a couple of people.


2800 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77098


Open Now
Sun: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Mon: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Tue: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wed: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Thu: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Sat: 8 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly