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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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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Anne L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always find this restaurant is one of the best I have been to when it comes to how they cook vegetable dishes. The presentation of the food is fabulous, the restaurant has great, attentive and friendly staff and the surroundings are nice. Recommended.

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1 Thank Bexfrench11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, reasonable prices and lovely staff could not fault this fabulous establishment !!! :)

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Thank Laurå D
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy it everytime we visit,amazing food with quality and style never dissapoint,will reccomend to more friends.

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Thank Naz A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Made another trip with my family and once again food was epic and staff always friendly and welcoming. Great atmosphere and lovely food. 5/5 for me .

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Thank tonyslay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food is always perfect, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is buzzing. The staff are all so so friendly and kind, and their attention to detail was second to none. The meal was topped off with complimentary whiskey, which was such a nice touch. Would 100% recommend, even if you're just looking for a takeaway. Thanks guys for... More 

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1 Thank Belle L
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We visited with friends early on Saturday evening. The service was prompt and very pleasant. The menu was interesting and the food delicious. We enjoyed the authentic indian music and ambience. We are not locals and think those who are extremely lucky to have such a quality restaurant on their doorstep!!

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1 Thank Lyn E
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Friday evening, lucky enough to grab the last table available at this busy time of year. Waiter very helpful and food was above average. Would recommend.

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1 Thank CB1994
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I feel it's very important I leave a comment everytime I come hear so ppl know what to expect. This is really an outstanding place. Food is awesome, quick service and warm. My family loved it and I as usual too. Keep it up guys :-)

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1 Thank tonyslay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

No menu in the window so you can't see what they offer until you sit down. Very few options for vegetarians so when we saw this on the menu we obviously had to go somewhere else so we did pay for our drinks. The staff were very rude towards us even though the restaurant was not overly busy. Will definitely... More 

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?