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Ma Goa

#1,539 of 17,223 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
+44 20 8780 1767
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
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Quite honestly the best Indian food I have ever eaten. Such a delicious Murgh Chicken Tikka Masala, flavours really well balanced and spice spot on. The Bombay Aloo was a tasty, complimentary side and a good Garlic Nann Bread. I will definitely order from here again and I highly recommend. Plus restaurant was very clean and staff friendly.

Thank Nickie B
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

An excellent restaurant with high-quality food. The Sunday buffet is particularly good, and well worth going for. Recommended!

Thank richard_carter
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Service was good but shame about the food. There wasn't anything "Goan" about the food and most of the dishes were chicken in different gravy sauces and quite tasteless. We were disappointed with the limited choice of food on offer but the ambience and service made up for our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Deliveroo take away which worked perfectly. Food was fine but the chicken tikka masala was the least like a chicken tikka masala I've come across, which is a bit disappointing when you're looking forward to a cracking tikka masala. Also, lots of sauce to mop up with a bery good garlic naan - but that meant it didnt... More 

Thank Brian L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Having lived in Putney for five years this was my go to take away. The pork vindaloo is to die for, the flavours are fantastic. The atmosphere is great and is an extremely well run family business. I've taken many family and friends and they all think the same as me.

Thank Charlie E
Greater London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ma Goa is well worth a visit. I have been going for many years now and the standard has always been good. It is a busy place so book if you can and expect the staff to be dashing around a little. That said, the menu is great if you are looking to take your curry eating experience away from... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

The restaurant next door was closed, so my daughter and I decided to try Ma Goa--not knowing anything about it except its name! What a nice surprise! There is a small area of outdoor seating, which brought in a cool refreshing rainy breeze, the service was friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious! I had the not-too-spicy chicken and... More 

Thank Nancy171717
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our little family restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us & hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon. Kind regards, The Ma Goa Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our group usually meets every 6 weeks or so and tries a local restaurant. This time we chose Ma Goa, a restaurant that we all know and have been to over many years. The organiser of this meal had arranged with Deepak for a set menu / taster menu of various starters and main courses varying from mild to Vindaloo.... More 

Thank Paul B
MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Hi Paul B, I am very pleased you & your friends enjoyed your evening with us. It was a real pleasure to serve you all & I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Deepak More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Ma Goa is a family-run restaurant which specialises in Indian cuisine from Goa. This type of food is influenced by Portuguese cookery and is an unusual take on Indian food, combining European and Indian tastes - and it's all very, very good. They do both restaurant service and take-away (with free delivery within the local area). The lamb dishes are... More 

Thank Inokashira
MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you Inokashira for your kind words about our food. I have relayed your review to the kitchen team who are extremely pleased you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards, Deepak & team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Everything on the menu is perfect and authentic Goan..!!! The Seafood Biryani is a must have. The service was also pretty good.

Thank Akshay A
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Hi Akshay, We are please you enjoyed the Seafood Biryani & look forward to cooking for you again soon! Kind regards, The Ma Goa Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $43
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?