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Ma Goa

#538 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#584 of 18,658 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 - 10:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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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
Different Indian cuisine

We booked this restaurant on a 'word of mouth' recommendation, which is often the best advertising . I am very happy to recommend this restaurant to you. Nothing special about the dining room ; but there was a nice buzz of conversation from happy customers. The service was pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant on a 'word of mouth' recommendation, which is often the best advertising . I am very happy to recommend this restaurant to you. Nothing special about the dining room ; but there was a nice buzz of conversation from happy customers. The service was pleasant and efficient,the food was delicious and joyously different from the normal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've lost count of number of visits to Ma Goa since moving to Putney 17 years ago and spotting a warm recommendation from Fay Maschler in the Standard. Every single visit, usually with family or friends, a relaxed pleasure. The Goan/ Portuguese theme sets it apart from all the many other Indian venues for miles around. But that's not all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Unique Indian, consistently great food, staff are very friendly, have been going here for 10 years and have never been,et down. The Sunday buffet is great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having had two recent holidays in Kerala and South India, I have been searching West London for an authentic South Indian restaurant, without much success, until I saw Ma Goa mentioned on the Internet. We decided to go to Ma Goa for the Sunday Buffet on the assumption that it would give us a good idea of what the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went to Ma Goa with my girlfriend on Friday evening and we were lucky enough to get a table without booking. Several couples and parties arrived 10 minutes after us and were told to come back so it's probably worth booking in advance! I had the Goan fish curry which was a lovely and had just the right amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a very pleasant surprise lunch for fathers day. I love this restaurant but am not normally a lover of buffet lunches but this was really good. I got a free pint of Cobra and various starters arrived which were delicious. The buffet consisted of around eight different dishes and although we were the last to arrive they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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