We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

T & J Mahal

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
+44 23 9281 5824
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 258: English reviews
Paris, France
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank Rob K
London
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank only1jpk
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Naz A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Penny C
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Ayd C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Mizz12
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Anne L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bexfrench11
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Laurå D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Naz A

Travelers who viewed T & J Mahal also viewed

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire
 

Been to T & J Mahal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from T & J Mahal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?