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Ma Goa

#1,991 of 17,954 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 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:45
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best indian I've been to in england so far. Nothing too fancy, nothing too crazy, just damn good dishes. Annything lamb is good. Butter chicken is charcoal and delicious.

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Thank David W
MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Yes!!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. The team are thrilled. We are constantly thriving to improve and have a new menu and refurbishment planned for this year. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Deepak (owner) More 

London
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice enough place, friendly but a little cramped. Food was really tricky and only for the adventurous who like stuff REALLY hot. I asked for hep - being new to Goan. Waiter was very helpful - did his best - but i still ended up with something inedible. it was their equivalent of chicken Korma but ridiculoulsy hot. i had... More 

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

Hello, Such a shame you left us dissapointed with your choice of meal. We do have dishes with little or no chilli in them. Our Korma actually has no chilli at all. Our coconut chicken also has no chilli. Please do give us another chance I promise we will not let you down again. Our food is really not all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have two babies so we opted for take away. Very punctual. The dishes were lovely and not greasy. The best Indian in London so far. I'd love to try the restaurant.

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Thank aloiv80
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to serving in the restaurant next time! Warm regards, Tina Kirby More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A fabulous first experience of Goan cuisine. Freshly cooked, aromatic, spicy but not over the top. Special of the day was Murch chicken, we also had Konkan style Gallina- a medium chicken curry with a particularly tasty red massala sauce, a freshly cooked Peshwari Nan- we frequently have these in other places, but this was the best. Fried chillies- a... More 

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Oh wow!! This has made our day. So pleased you enjoyed your meal at Ma Goa and we can't wait to see you again. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and keeping us motivated. Regards, Deepak-Owner More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited with a couple of friends when on a work trip to London. Restaurant was quite dark. Menu was fairly original for a curry place. I didn't eat as much as my friends (probably on my mind that I had eaten out a lot in the few weeks before that). The main course I had was excellent. Would happily come... More 

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MaGoa, Owner at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. With plenty of competition from the big boys, small indepenent restaurants like ours need all the support they can get & believe me we genuinely appreciate it! Thanks again. Deepak (Owner) More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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Thank Silver1784
MaGoa, Manager at Ma Goa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Silver1784! The team are really pleased you enjoyed the cooking. We hope to see you again soon. Tina Kirby - Restaurant Manager More 

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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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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
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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Thank angelikaduparis
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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263 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 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 

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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
US$26 - US$45
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:45
Saturday
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
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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