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Ma Goa

#569 of 18,348 Restaurants in London
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242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge
+44 20 8780 1767
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: At Ma Goa Restaurant, my Mother and her team prepare their favourite...
At Ma Goa Restaurant, my Mother and her team prepare their favourite dishes using family recipes passed downthe generations. Our menu takes inspiration from the beautiful palm fringed region of Goa (where my Ma learnt to cook) but also takes influences from other parts of India.Since its opening in 1993, we have won critical acclaim from many top critics & we take pride in the fact that we are a genuine family-run restaurant. Our mission has always been to serve tasty, fresh, unpretentious home-style cooking in a warm & friendly setting. Our wine list includes over 50 delicious Portuguese wines. Situated 2 minutes away from Putney British Rail & 5 minutes away from East Putney Tube it makes a perfect venue before a night on the town. We also offer a popular take-away & free local delivery service & a party catering service. We look forward to welcoming you to Ma Goa soon.
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Good for:
Home Style

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    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, good value

The quality and service is very good for the prices. If you get only one main it could be rather cheap (around £10pp), the prices get a bit more expensive once you order side rice, bread, wine and starters (£25pp). Ther service may seem a bit slow for some people but if you are in good company... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
iunnui
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The quality and service is very good for the prices. If you get only one main it could be rather cheap (around £10pp), the prices get a bit more expensive once you order side rice, bread, wine and starters (£25pp). Ther service may seem a bit slow for some people but if you are in good company time flies and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped off at Ma Goa on our way to the Half Moon to see a live band and had time for a main course. A friendly manager and team of waiters serving two rooms for the diners, simple decor and neatly laid out tables. The menu is more varied and more interesting than the usual indian menus. We ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been here several times and think it is one of the best in London for curry. The menu is not the same as your standard local curry house with some interesting flavours that you may not be used to. That said there are a lot of the the classics too and Ma Goa does these very well. I... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you love a curry but want a change I'd definitely say try Ma Goa. I couldn't say how much of a Goanese slant there is on the food here but its pretty much like home cooked Indian, if you can cook a decent curry. That is, not based on a standard sauce or re-heated several times but tasting of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have been to many indian restaurants all over UK. No Doubt. Ma Goa is the top! I was in London with my family, just arrived from Venice and had a really nice evening at Ma Goa. Food was special,moreover staff was friendly, quick and precise. Ma Goa is better than other more expensive Indian restaurants in London (such as... More 

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your kind words. Our team all work very hard to deliver home-style cooking & friendly service & reading your review is extremely motivating to us all. We hope you will visit us again with your family when you are next in the UK. Kind regards, Deepak More 

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went for dinner in a weekend. Nearly full. Staff welcoming and helpful. Tried a variety of dishes. The fish curry stands out. I'm not sure if I would go again. Maybe for some more fish!

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Hello, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your views on Trip Advisor. Feedback is essential to us. Your points have been noted and will be taken on board. We are planning a seafood festival soon, so hopefully you will visit us again. Kind regards, Deepak Kapoor More 

Ferns Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As a previous client of Ma Goa,we received an email with details of the special New Years Eve menu, and decided to go out to Putney for our New Years Eve meal, which was a great decision. The menu was 3 courses for £25.95 or with wines to compliment each course for £37.95. The menu had many items not normally... More 

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear danbyrne2000, Reading your review made our day! The Ma Goa team worked very hard to create an exciting NYE's menu with wine pairing and knowing that you enjoyed it makes it all worth while. We really appreciate you taking the time to share the experience on Trip Advisor. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Deepak More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I possibly chose the wrong day to visit! I went on a Sunday and a buffet was on offer. It was OK but the selection was limited and not the most appealing items from the menu. Saying that, the venue is nice and the staff very courteous and professional.

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Hi there, We really appreciate that you took the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Your comments have been noted and shared with our team allowing us to continually improve our food & service. Our aim is perfection! We hope that you will give us another chance to serve you in the future & please note that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went for a meal with friends Had a brilliant night great food amazing service highly recommend will definitely go back soon

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MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear lillierose29, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Ma Goa on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is extremely uplifting for our team. We look forward to serving you in the future. Kind regards, Deepak Kapoor More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have visited Ma goa a couple of times before and the experience is always delightful. It had been a couple of months since I had dined here and I was happy to see some new additions. Always wanting to try new dishes I tried the dhai vada which was one of the new additions, it was really soft and... More 

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were really happy that you enjoyed our new starter - Dhai Vada. Please be sure to come back & try our new Sunday evening Tiffin Carrier menu which features a different region of India each week! We look forward to serving you soon. Warm wishes, Deepak Kapok More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8780 1767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 54
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style

Description

At Ma Goa Restaurant, my Mother and her team prepare their favourite dishes using family recipes passed downthe generations. Our menu takes inspiration from the beautiful palm fringed region of Goa (where my Ma learnt to cook) but also takes influences from other parts of India.Since its opening in 1993, we have won critical acclaim from many top critics & we take pride in the fact that we are a genuine family-run restaurant. Our mission has always been to serve tasty, fresh, unpretentious home-style cooking in a warm & friendly setting. Our wine list includes over 50 delicious Portuguese wines. Situated 2 minutes away from Putney British Rail & 5 minutes away from East Putney Tube it makes a perfect venue before a night on the town. We also offer a popular take-away & free local delivery service & a party catering service. We look forward to welcoming you to Ma Goa soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:45 pm

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