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Ma Goa

#1,584 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
+44 20 8780 1767
6:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Anju K
Putney, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lukemansfield082
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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.

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 

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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 

Thank Sim0nMcC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a good no nonsense curry house. The food was great quality, the vibe was warm and cozy, and price wasn't bad at all £50 for 2 of us including some wine

Thank David N
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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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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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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

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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
$25 - $44
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
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?