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Ma Goa

#1,658 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
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242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
+44 20 8780 1767
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Mon 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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressed with the quality and authenticity of the food here. Food was fantastic. Good service. Small but nicely done restaurant close to Putney Overground. A treat to your taste buds..

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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went for an impromptu supper. Early, about 6.30pm. We had poppadoms as our only starter and then three main dishes between us but with lots of veg. We had a special lamb (sorry but I can't remember exact ingredients), pork vindaloo and the seafood curry which was pretty mild. The latter was especially noted for the amazing... More 

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Thank Vincent N
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words - Tina Kirby Manager More 

London
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pricey, but lovely for a birthday meal. Staff are friendly and the food is great. The fish dish was very good indeed.

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MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words - Tina Kirby Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not been here for some time and the restaurant has lost its atmosphere. The lack of attention to customers and our order getting lost meant we had to wait for more than 75 minutes for our main course. We did receive an apology but it shouldn't have been necessary if someone had been paying attention to the flow of orders.... More 

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Thank Ian G
MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Dear Ian G, I am very sorry that meal was delayed. It was an exceptionally busy evening & we were experiencing some technical issues with our till system. Of course we let you down & for this we apologised at least three times & discounted your bill. We try very had to give the best service & it is never... More 

London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I am so happy to have found this local gem. The lamb shank was very impressive, as was the grilled chicken main. The ambience is lovely and the table was set impressively. The homemade lemonade is delicious, definitely recommend! The garlic naan and poppadom had a little more to be desired but that is a tiny criticism. The menu is... More 

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Thank Fcollins89
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. I will pass on your comments about our Bread & Poppadums to the Chef & we will aim to improve. - Tina Kirby Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This is not what has become known as British Indian Restaurant food. I dont know if it is authentic ( to Goa ) but it is different, and amazing. I recommend this resto highly - great food, good service ( one of the quests ordered a glass of wine which did not appear ). It is a bit pricey, but... More 

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Thank Don R
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Your comments have been taken on board and will aim to improve. - Tina Kirby Manager More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The food is delicious and there's a great variety. I love eating there. the portions are not huge and we had three main veggie course between two of us with no starter - it was just right for us.

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Thank Anju K
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words - Tina Kirby Manager More 

Putney, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was one of the best Indian foods that I have tasted ever....10/10.Lovely Popadoms HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, but the naan and chicken portions were tiny and not nearly sufficient. The naan was also burnt.

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Thank Alim S
MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Hi AlimS We are very disappointed to read your review. Firstly, apolologies your evening with us was not up to our usual high standards. We ensure that each guests are asked by our team, a few minutes after serving their meal if everything is Ok. We are pretty sure that this was done at your table but if not that... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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162 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This restaurant on Upper Richmond Road is a short walk from Putney High Street and very easy to find. It is about a 10min walk from East Putney tube station. From the outside this looks like a very small restaurant but once inside it opens up towards the back. It is quite cramped, tables are close together but very charming... More 

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MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words - Tina Kirby Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $43
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
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
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
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.

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