clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Nick Solares

Filed under:

A Look Inside Pondicheri, Houston's Hot Import That Launches Dinner Tonight

Anita Jaisinghani goes full-service

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Critically-beloved Houston chef Anita Jaisinghani's New York outpost of Pondicheri launches dinner tonight, the beginning of a full-service experience at the casual restaurant. The chef — known for her take on regional Indian fare — opened the restaurant at 15 West 27th St. with just breakfast and lunch last month, serving masala-laced eggs and chai-spiced pastries. Dinner is "totally different," with a host, table service, and a different menu, says Ajna Jai, Jaisinghani's daughter and manager of the restaurant.

Expect appetizers like red beet soup with coconut, ginger, and mustard seeds; a Burmese-inspired shrimp rangoon; and several larger, cast iron skillet shareable dishes like roghan josh lamb, a dish with lamb shanks and butternut squash in a stew. It's also the launch of Jaisinghani's popular signature thalis, which each feature tastings of a variety of dishes. Pondicheri's Meatless Mondays will continue at dinner, as well. The vegetarian-only menu on Mondays include peanut noodles, stuffed bitter melon, and vegetable biryani. Check out the space and full menu below, and if you stop by, let us know what you think.


Pondicheri New York dinner by Eater NY on Scribd

Pondicheri Meatless Mondays by Eater NY on Scribd

Pondicheri [NYC]

15 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001
NYC Restaurant Openings

North Korean Cold Noodles Are Here From a Michelin-Starred Restaurant


The Most Controversial Burger in Brooklyn

Is It Still Good?

This Hidden Gem Restaurant Is Worth the Price of Admission

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world