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Ma Goa

#477 of 17,156 Restaurants in London
#516 of 18,036 Places to Eat 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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6:30 pm - 10:45 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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but a bit over-rated

We came across Ma Goa while looking for some late night eats in Putney. As it was so highly rated on this esteemed site we decided to give it a try. It was pretty quiet at 10pm on a Sunday so we were seated straight away. The menu contained lots of yummy sounding stuff but we didn't have time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
eddymaya
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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240 reviews 240 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We came across Ma Goa while looking for some late night eats in Putney. As it was so highly rated on this esteemed site we decided to give it a try. It was pretty quiet at 10pm on a Sunday so we were seated straight away. The menu contained lots of yummy sounding stuff but we didn't have time to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We always take away from her. The price is very readonable and the food never disappoints. I have never dined in but it looks nice, charming and clean. We have never been disappointed and have almost tried everything on the menu. It will always be the place we go to on nights we wanna stay-in in our pjs with wine... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Was visiting our daughter who had just moved to Putney and found Ma Goa on Tripadvisor and went there on a Saturday evening. The place was very busy and there was a good atmosphere. The menu is small in comparison to some Indian Restaurants but the choices are good and the food was very very tasty. Despite the place being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have now been to Ma Goa three times. Having eaten out in London for many years I found that Ma Goa provided me with some new flavours, all of which were superb. Added to that there was excellent service and a very good wine list. My friends and I had a wonderful evening at a restaurant which was busy... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

By chance we came upon this little gem. The food and the service are superb. Cannot describe how incredible the mix of flavours and spices were in the starters and mains we ordered. We also tried their Portugues wines they offer here and the white wine was a perfect compliment to the food. Would highly recommend this small restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Our 10 year+ visits and take aways from Ma Goa have always been outstanding. Yet tonight's has been so EXCEPTIONAL I have to tell someone. Every item has its own unique taste (and is not greasy.) It's amazing that their take away holds the same quality as if you were to eat in. That said to eat in the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went with some friends on a Saturday night and enjoyed this experience immensely. Dishes are delicious and different from traditional Indian restaurants around London. Lots of spices and good flavour combinations. Service was good, competent. Price was more than basic indanian but acceptable by local London standards. Back any day.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Friends who had visited Goa always raved about the food especially the fish dishes. My wife and I decided to try Ma Goa which have good reviews. It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary. In our mind's eye we were expecting mouth watering fish curry (we love fish curry). It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was not too busy... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ma Goa is a truly authentic and well received Indian restaurant. It has been featured on BBC and also on a popular book on great restaurants in London; Capital Spice. Their Sunday buffet is a great value for money, you will be able to sample an array of delicious curries and more. The spicing is just right, and the food... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ate at Ma Goa several times. Is a small family restaurant with excellent service and mouth watering dishes. Be prepared for an explosion of flavours, no matter what you will order!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?