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About Ma Goa

For over two decades, Deepak Kapoor has strived to achieve a sense of family dining at his Traditional Indian - and Putney staple, Ma Goa. Since its opening in 1993, Dee and his Mother (Ma) have continued to evolve their menu, adapting flavours and cooking with fresh ingredients procured weekly from Tooting Market. Their only rule? Everything must be delicious!


While many Indian Restaurants now use short-cuts in their cookery, the chefs at Ma Goa are proud of the fact that each of their dishes are cooked individually, The Kitchen is very much a Family operation - Ma still cooks most mornings while Dee's three children contribute ideas and love to help the chefs!


In 2017, the Kapoor family did a complete overhaul of their successful eatery. Adding a craft beer tap wall and replacing the white table cloths with a rustic, marketplace interior, they have brought Ma Goa back to its roots: fuss-free, authentic food straight from the streets of India.

242-244 Upper Richmond Road
London, SW15 6TG
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 12.00 - 2.30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 5.30pm - 9.30pm
CLOSED ON MONDAY

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8780 1767

Website:
http://www.magoaputney.co.u/

Catering:
We cater for small canape parties to weddings up to 200 people. We also have a barbecue service. Call Deepak on 07887953165

Parking Details:
3 FREE BAYS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM 7PM
OTHERWISE PARKING AVAILABLE ON RAVENNA RD - FREE AFTER 6.30PM

Public Transit:
Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge

Executive Chef:
Sushma Kapoor

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Tue - Thu 6:00PM - 6:15PM

Ma Goa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (16)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (9)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Seasonal (2)
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People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Outstanding Value (1)
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant had changed since our last visit and one half remained a restaurant and the other half more a craft beer bar and my son was delighted as he is a craft beer fan. The restaurant food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food, try the Papadum with dips!
Good options of beer.
Lovely customer service.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been there many times and this time was with friends who had not visited before. As usual everything was outstanding. They were very impressed with everything and I am sure will visit again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Staff are brilliant, food is fantastic and a lovely atmosphere, really enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love Ma Goa - the food is immense. The only issue I have is with the price of alcohol, particularly the beer. It is overpriced and often in half pints for the price of a normal pint in other curry houses. Could do with a bit of background music.

The staff are great and so is the food so despite these small grumbles I will continue going here everytime I feel like a curry. The lamb dishes are superb.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food is fantastic, lots of subtle flavours with just the right level of heat to enhance but not overwhelm other flavours. Great setting and service. The kicker to the experience is the wine shop next door called Glug. Owned by the same people I recommend you go in before your meal. You can sample a couple of wines with the very knowledgeable Ben who will guide you to the best bottle or two that will suit your dining experience. It is all a bit special. Enjoy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good service, and a different take on your usual curry house, more like cuisine in some respects. An unusual selection of beers rather than the usual Cobra/ Kingfisher offerings.

Slightly more expensive rather than your usual curry house but worth it for the tasty food on offer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Spicy
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

'Amazing' food, enjoyed everything - we ordered a load of different things between 3 of us and every single thing was exceptionally tasty.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on December 13, 2017

1st time at this restaurant. Overall very enjoyable and will certainly return. Very good food, nice people running the place, lively ambience (verging on a little noisy), reasonably priced.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A really enjoyable experience with delicious food, wine, a fun and lively atmosphere and excellent service. A fresh and original take on a traditional Indian meal: super quality of the food with a wide selection of fresh and tasty dishes . They also recommended some wonderful wines to go with our meal. Thanks for a great evening, we'll be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been dining here from the first days this family-run welcoming restaurant opened. It has maintained the highest standards of authentic Goan (Portuguese-influenced) cuisine throughout all those years. Every dish is a gem, with the spices and herbs finely balanced so that all the subtle flavours are allowed to shine through. From delicate starters, through a wide spectrum of main courses to far-too tempting deserts, they never seem to put a foot wrong. There is an excellent, modestly-priced wine list (including some excellent Portuguese wines - ) and beers if the sensitivity of your taste-buds demands it. If this sounds "over the top", but if you appreciate lovingly prepared food from the sub-continent, you must go there and be convinced.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Bland food,poor service and an owner who gives the impression that he is doing you a favour serving you . A restaurant to be avoided.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fine food, just too expensive. The prawns were a bit dry and the peshwari had too much jasmine. Good selection of beers tho

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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was amazing!
Service was very friendly and helpful, great wine selection! They also do BYO if you buy wine from next door. Really good desserts too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

"Noisy but Nice".......Food very good as always. Service good as usual. The acoustics of the room make it a very noisy atmosphere if there are a lot of diners - which there usually is - so had to shout at each other but still enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been visiting Ma Goa for almost 15 years and the quality of food, the distinctive cuisine (Keralan) and price is second to none

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very competent and attentive staff. Food was nicely spiced and authentic. For starters take Papard - an absolut delicious sharing piece.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, People Watching, Spicy, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely little restaurant. Food was amazing and the staff were very friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Still great food after the refurbishment

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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really good evening. Lovely food and excellent service

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 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We really enjoyed Ma Goa and will be back. the staff are friendly, the food is excellent and the beer from the bar next door makes a very welcome change from the standard Cobra etc

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The standard of the food remains very high. It is matched by a friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food lovely service charming decor highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good friendly service, lively atmosphere, excellent food, will go again. Recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

the best Indian in town in my opinion, certainly in Putney and the staff are excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Oxford)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Another wonderful dinner at Ma Goa. Especially loved Ma's special lamb kofta curry. We never go wrong with this restaurant :)

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastically tasty as always. The new decor gives it a friendly fun vibe. We will be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really delicious food! Decor is slightly strange and tables disappointing quality. Very buzzy and really popular.

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 (London)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Delicious food. Nice to see a restaurant offer a pork curry option too, very underused meat for curry and it was delicious.
Off licence attached to the restaurant means wine options are extensive. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Amazing food, the lamb is a must try! Just a tad on the pricey side.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I like Indian food so thought I would give it a try. The food was very nice but i like eating in the way that is natural in India ( all dishes together with condiments) not English style one by one. I appreciated the attention of my host who explained in detail why Goan food was different to north indian food and totally enjoyed my desire to eat it as intended! That made my experience very enjoyable indeed. Food portions were enough for two so i ended up taking the leftovers home and they were as lovely as the night before. Recommended for small groups who want the real thing. Very enjoyable.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Lovely service and mostly great food. Nearly perfect and great recommendations for wine. Only let down with one of the curry dishes tasting a bit fake and unauthentic. Not massively but compare to the rest of the meal it was not up to the high standards.

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 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I visited Ma Goa on Tuesday 18th July at 7:30pm. I expected it to be quiet but it got quite busy and noisy. The customers were, on the whole, young. The atmosphere was relaxed and the decor, slightly frayed around the edge, was acceptable. The service was friendly and we never felt rushed. The only real wait we had was for coffee and tea at the end of our meal.
The food was good, the menu quite short, and I would recommend the porco vindaloo, deliciously spicy. Drinks were reasonably priced.
If you want a meal out with friends I would happily suggest a visit to Ma Goa. It won't be long till I visit again.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Offering a very different Indian restaurant experience, great food, service a little on the slow side but we were early and by the time we left it was heaving!

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Outstanding food, as ever, and welcoming and warm service. Also to note, a lovely wine bar with the same ownership has opened next door - highly recommended !

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 (London)·Dined on May 12, 2017

An outstanding restaurant providing a very enjoyable experience.
Judith

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on May 6, 2017

An excellent restaurant with very good food presented in imaginative bowls.
A friendly staff and ambiance have created a place you want to go back to,
which seemed to apply to most of the customers.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I was a regular at Ma Goa when I used to live in Putney. It has been 08 years since I left London and I went back to Putney to experience the food. My family has very fond memories of our lunches and dinners at Ma Goa. Was delighted to note that the quality of food has not changed and it remains as tasty as ever. The service is friendly, warm and very customer focussed. I enjoyed our evening at Ma Goa and will be visiting again when I am back in the UK. Highly recommended if you like authentice, home cooked indian food. I am a veggie so cannot speak to the meat dishes but I do know that my family members who eat meat, love their meat dishes as well.
I hope Ma Goa continues to thrive and is around for many many more years to come.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Very enjoyable evening - good food, attentive service and pleasant setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Food good as usual but really chaotic service with long, long waits for food (well over an hour) dishes ordered not turning up etc. A shame but maybe it was just a bad night for them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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