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T & J Mahal

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39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
+44 23 9281 5824
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited late Easter Sunday with friends from Australia Have to say the curry & rice was absolutely stunning Great friendly service See u again soon

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Thank frogforbez
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by accident last year and resolved to revisit. Great choice of speciality dishes with a Goan influence. Spicy and delicious, generous portions at the slightly higher end price-wise - all served by friendly and efficient staff. Complimentary digestifs a nice touch.

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Thank Suzieboots
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for long time. Best food and best service. Have recommended to many people who also say the same. Have tried many curry houses in Portsmouth; none compare to this. Also 5 start hygiene rating. Just amazing!

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Thank KateBuz
Paris, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Booked well in advance,advisable for a Saturday as it was very busy,the service was good although had to wait for main course,food was very good,generous portions everyone on the table enjoyed there meal.

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Thank Rob K
London
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Latest visit, for a takeaway (and I left a tip!): Best dish: Keema Peas, with spicy lamb, delicious, good value. Next: Palak Nadir (chick peas & spinach), OK but bland, lacked seasoning. Lastly (by a long way): Tarka Dhall: A dish of watery gruel, with not a lentil or a split pea in sight. Basically, brown water with salt, and... More 

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Thank only1jpk
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing as always,best in town for sure nothing comes close,thanks again and see you at the weekend.

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Thank Naz A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

To start the review the parking was easy. The restaurant is at the end of Elm Grove where you actually have a chance of parking at night. The outside and inside of the restaurant was nice. The service was exceptional and the food wonderful. What else can I say except I fully recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone to... More 

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1 Thank Penny C
Dartford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had intended to eat Thai but were a few minutes too late (22:00) so a little reluctantly accepted Indian as an alternative. Like many independent Indian restaurants it is relatively small but that is where any similarity ends; refreshingly contemporarily decorated, "trendy" even, with light colours, mirrors, light wood and stainless steel. On our visit it was surprisingly empty... More 

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Thank Ayd C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Always order takeout from here it's the best Indian in Portsmouth by far and I have tried lots of others and nothing else compares. The only qualm is when we ordered last night we ordered the chilli fried squid as usual and there was barely any squid in the dish mainly sauce.

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Thank Mizz12
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Again the food was amazing, good portions and well presented, however the service was too slow we waited an hour for our main course.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 5824

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?