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Ma Goa

#1,748 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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242-244 Upper Richmond Road | Putney, London SW15 6TG, England
+44 20 8780 1767
18:30 - 22:45
Closed now
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Sun 12:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:45
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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Ian G
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Fcollins89
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Don R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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.

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

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank richard_carter

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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
US$25 - US$43
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:45
18:30 - 22:45
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?