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“Very Poor Service”

A2B-Adyar Ananda Bhavan
Ranked #36 of 384 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Good food and choice of sweets but Customer Service is INEXISTANT!!!
NO MANAGEMENT in sight to try to assist the customer,to make sure everyone is served in some kind of order.
I waited many times @ the counter not only to get served but also to pay for my order.Everybody seems to walk in and just jump the queue!!!
I also find having a little washbasin in the restaurant itself is a disaster as people do not only use it to wash their hands but also to rinse their mouth,gargle etc...It is not a bathroom!!!
The other problem I encounter is ,it was not possible to pay with my Credit Card as the machine could not be brought to customer!!!
The staff seemed to have a problem with foreign credit cards with PIN No.
Far too much staff standing and not being very helpful!!

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Extremely busy you have to fight hard to get a place to sit however the food is totally woth the money if not more :) spent 99 north indian thali great taste and the portions served are also enough! Located on te JN Street this is at the heart of Pondi and may be used for all the meals as well!

Thank Ashu1920
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

A2B is a popular chain of hotels in Tamilnadu . They are vegetarian hotels. In my opinion they are slightly overpriced. The taste is good, ambiance clean. They are better with traditional south indian dishes like idly, dosa etc. Not so impressive with chinese.
Pondy branch is self service and is always crowded. No question of relaxed dine and socialise. It is all about feed your face and leave the place,
Located just off the famous canal street.

Thank gingerboss
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Chain of A2B Ananda Bhawan is fantastic, and I am big fanatic of it.Food is similar like the chain in Bangalore.Pondy Ananda Bhawan is always crowded and well known for south indian vegetarian food. You have to wait in queue although they have quick service.

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1  Thank Mahapaam
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I believe this chain is better known for its sweet dishes, but I would definitely recommend it for vegetarian fast food. For under 100 rupees ($2) you get three vegetarian curries, two types of rice, cucumber and yogurt, some naan bread and a poppadom, and one sweet dish which I declined. Instead, I was given a second portion of yogurt.

I think you would be hard pushed to find better value in the whole of SE India. The place was extremely clean. The food was properly stored and could not be handled by customers. The place was busy the day I first saw it and the day I went there for lunch.

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Thank DavidinToronto
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