Our Story

AN ODE TO PONDICHERRY...

Inspired by the flavours we grew up with and the dishes we discovered along the way, Pondi introduces a new cuisine to Hong Kong. The first true crossover of classic French cooking and nostalgic Indian dishes prepared at home. Our menu is built from peak-season produce and top quality ingredients, sourced with care from the community that we know and trust. Eating at Pondi feels like dining in the chef’s home. Where comforting sharing plates, deep flavours and intimate surroundings unlock mindful eating over good conversation.Dedicated to the overlooked style of fortified wines (and secretly aiming to start a bit of a renaissance), every Pondi dish starts by profiling these forgotten wines against simple yet exquisite ingredients. The result? A menu of mouthwatering creations that pair in harmony to the rich and diverse profiles of wine, sherry and vermouth. The inspiration behind our concept is Pondicherry – a mustard-coloured seaside town in Southern India, where old world French charm meets the vibrant warmth of India. Encompassing our own French and Indian heritage, Pondi is our love letter to every home-away-from-home. 

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Our Philosophy

Pondi was born from a shared desire to nurture Hong Kong’s creative community and encourage a more balanced approach to F&B. We believe in bringing independent and unique culinary experiences to historic neighbourhoods, as we remaster traditions to create new dining gems. 

 

Our philosophy of collaboration and community lives and breathes through Pondi’s fusion of cuisines and its partnership of founders, who first met in Fuk Sau Lane’s alfresco cul-de-sac. What started as a friendly conversation about the foods of our childhoods, transformed into a new concept for dining that connects people as they discover something unexpected, in a place that feels like home.

 

Our partnership is based on big ideas, honest flavours and passion for food. We know that when hungry minds come together for a bite, a drink and a chat, amazing things can happen. 

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