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Ma Goa

242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG , England
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Ranked #259 of 17,068 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Transit: Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge
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.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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very enjoyable meal, we ordered starters that were not on the menu, but confidently delivered by the kitchen nevertheless. For main most of us had the lamb shank, which is one of the house specialties. It was very good, but I wouldn't say it blew me away. We also had various vegetable side dishes, spinach, aubergine and occra (this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent Goan food - prepare to sample Indian food that you will seldom find elsewhere. Excellent service, fresh produce and nice selection of wine. Recommended.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited with a friend midweek and it was full by 8pm. Very tasty and filling food that took me back to travelling in India last year. Affordable too - starters and mains each, and sharing a sorbet came to £25 each. Would return.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ordered dinner from here recently, so can't comment on the service on site. Delivery was fast, we had it within 30-40 minutes. The Goan sausage appetizer was good, although a bit oily. The garlic naan was tasty, could have been thinner. The Goan veg curry was good - ask for the Hot version as the Medium one isn't spicy... More

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35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is undoubtedly one of the best Indian restaurants in London, perhaps the world. Many restaurants offer specialties from under appreciated culinary areas of India, but rely on their better - known northern Indian dishes. Not here. It's Goan, like the name says. Goa is a part of India that was colonized by the Portuguese from about 1500 until 1961.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a quick bite last night at Ma Goa last night. Hadn't been for a while and had forgotten how good it is. Great food and quiet, efficient and un-fussy service. Great intense flavours showing care and thought. Definitely will not leave it as long next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Delicious food, incredible service. We visited this restaurant before and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The waiters were professional, respectful and attentive. will be back again!!

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London, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Not really sure about this place, the menu reads well with some interesting dishes. We enjoyed a lamb dish, really tender and full of flavour. Though a king prawn with Orkra was a bit disappointing, a bit bland. Overall I wasn't excited about this place.

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear Stanleym822, Thank you very much for taking the time to review MaGoa. Feedback is so important to us. Even after 21 years in Putney it is the only way we can continue to learn & improve. We are glad that you enjoyed the Goan Lamb Kodi but are disappointed that you did not enjoy the Prawn Caldin. We will... More

London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I rarely dine at Ma Goa, usually for special occassions, but each time I go back I am never disappointed. Authentic food, and a family run business and it shows. Their hearts are in the food and the service. What would I recommend...Hmmm, thats difficult because everything is so good and has such good flavour. Give it a go, you... More

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear PaulB Thank you very much for your kind review. The team are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience & we all look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind regards Deepak & team More

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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Missing out on trendy Saturday dinner for few sport crunch... We decided to travel to Ma Goa for spicy Sunday! I Thank Ma Goa Team but honestly the Chef most who keeps his consistency of flavours! Try their Sorpotel, Vindaloo, Xhacutti and never miss daily specials.......xec xec!!

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear KTS2005, We genuinely appreciate the kind review & look forward to welcoming you back to Ma Goa Restaurant soon! Kind regards Deepak & Team More

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