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T & J Mahal

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39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
023 9281 5824
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Finest in portsmouth

What can I say as always the service, food were all given at its best. Couldn't ask for more and definatley worth the price spent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Mona2002
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

What can I say as always the service, food were all given at its best. Couldn't ask for more and definatley worth the price spent.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Came here after rave reviews from friends! The welcome we got was very warm and the decor gave it that Indian feel. The waiter clearly knew a lot about their dishes The food was very tasty however me and my partner spent the first 5 minutes draining the oil. Seriously there was no need for such vast amounts of oil!... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very fast service and a wide range available on the menu! The food is top quality and free delivery is there. Ideal for a take away if you live nearby or a meal in with friends.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Have been using these guys for years. They always serve great dishes, their food standard is excellent and although we have eaten in, we go in to order and have a drink at the bar to wait for our takeaway and despite being busy they always have time to chat. They also deliver which is a bonus and wouldn't use... More 

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california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was looking for a very good curry and decided to try this place based on the Trip Advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. The Goan Curry was very flavourful. All of the food had the right balance of spiciness and tastiness. The staff were all very nice.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Do not bother going on JustEat.com. take the time and order from these guys as the food is so much better than any other indian restaurants in the area. After to many dreadful meals from other takeaways, I'm so glad I've found this jewel in the crown of Portsmouth.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had the best birthday party ever at the finest curry house in the Portsmouth area, poppadoms on arrival mint sauce, mango chutney all freshly made ( neither glowing) followed by the best meal ever, just gets better every time we visit, drinks were flowing thanks to the brilliant staff and service, finished the night with complimentary irish coffees, what a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ordered a takeaway. Was expecting good quality take away based on recently delivered menu promoting the provenance of ingredients. Very disappointed; mint source was glowing and mango chutney straight from the jar. The flavour from the Rajasthani was lacking spice and again was glowing green. At least it was consistent with the lemon rice - another colour dye sensory attack.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food never fails takeaway or eat in. Friendly people it's just fab fab fab. Price wise I would say a little more expensive but that's because they are worth it. There are so many curry houses in Portsmouth this one stands out. I do hope you well enjoy it.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I don't think there is a better place then this Indian restaurant in Portsmouth. All the staff are very helpful and polite the food and quality of it is at its best. Couldn't ask for better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 023 9281 5824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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