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Ma Goa

#550 of 18,488 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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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/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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  • 55
    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
Delicious.

Great Indian food with good service. Have been here a couple of times but tonight was really excellent. I had the Salmon piri piri for starter and hake Goan curry for main - both courses were full of flavour and really good. Husband had Scallops special and Achari Raan and declared it delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
SmiffyLondon
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London
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great Indian food with good service. Have been here a couple of times but tonight was really excellent. I had the Salmon piri piri for starter and hake Goan curry for main - both courses were full of flavour and really good. Husband had Scallops special and Achari Raan and declared it delicious - the meat was cooked very well... More 

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London, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great service and fantastic food. There's nothing to fault here at all, just a consistently lovely meal :)

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We didn't recognise some of items on the menu, the waiters were extremely helpful explaining what was in each dish and how hot they were. We both enjoyed our meals very much, if we're visiting Putney in the future we will definitely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Delicious, both times I've visited. Really tastes like the great food in Goa, lots of balanced spice plus lime and fruit where appropriate. Friendly and efficient service too! Busy and popular so you may be advised to book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic! Authentic indian spices used and prepared very well. The Achari murgh tikka was heaven. The Porco vindaloo lived up to its reputation and the bibinca served with ice cream was to die for. The service was perfect - no hovering, yet being attentive!

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 

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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 30 - 52
  • 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?