Ma Goa
Ma Goa

Ma Goa

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.ma-goa.com/
  • Phone: 02087801767x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tues-Fri: 12 - 2-15pm, Sunday 12.45 - 1pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6.30pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 6.00pm - 10pm
    CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Sushma Kapoor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for small canape parties to weddings up to 200 people. We also have a barbecue service. Call Deepak on 07887953165

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 3 FREE BAYS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM 7PM
    OTHERWISE PARKING AVAILABLE ON RAVENNA RD - FREE AFTER 6.30PM
A word from Ma Goa
This popular Putney favourite serves authentic Indian cooking, typically served in Indian homes. 'Ma' Kapoor continues to cook and advise her excellent team and can still be found bargaining for the freshest produce in Southall and Tooting. The emphasis here is on simple spicing and fresh seasonal ingredients and they cook little and often to ensure this, so don't be disappointed if they occasionally run out of dishes. The menu crossed many boundaries from Goa to Mumbai with Nepali, Persian and Pakistani influences and more taken from uncles, aunties, grandparents, and friends. This friendly team are happy to suggest dishes to create a well-balanced meal and cater for special dietary requirements.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Ma Goa reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)good vegetarian options (43)special occasions (40)group bookings (37)sunday lunch (28)romance (25)business meals (19)child friendly (15)outstanding value (15)disabled access (6)pre/post theatre (5)brunch (2)Show More
  • Goan Food
    Jules6
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Being Goan myself, I would expect at least some of the Goan dishes to taste authentic. I had the sorpotel, chicken xacuti and , Goan fish curry and none were what they should be. Very disappointed.
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  • Rodders
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Exceleent foor and very good value. Highly recommended
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    business meals, disabled access, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food!
    Helenveggie
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    A lovely, friendly restaurant with really efficient service and delicious food. As two vegetarians we couldn't have asked for better.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Very nice
    Robjdjjxj
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Had a good meal here, lots of interesting flavours and not heavy at all
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    PublisherKirsty
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Though they had a shorter summer menu due to staff absences, the quality of the food was great. Great service as well- very attentive.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    eplauVIP
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Brill menu, flavoursome food! Woudl definately return soon
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian with a difference
    MartiniB
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This place is fantastic, it's 10 yrs since my last visit and the food is still amazing, the atmosphere is good, the service is good but my wife got the wrong starter, which they rectified with no fuss and were very apologetic. The starter I ordered was a bit too similar to my main, so it felt like I was eating the same dish, I ordered it, so that's my fault, but an attentive waiter who knows the menu may have given a bit of advice at that point. Still minor grumbles, when I return I will order fish for the main, my wife had the sea bream and it was really, really good. I had the Porco Vindaloo which was bursting with flavor. Bit more pricey than your average Indian, but worth every penny. Highly recommended if you are ever in SW15.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • innovative food, well prepared
    masoudafarinkia
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    the food at Ma Goa is very different to a 'standard' curry house. while I cannot vouch for its authenticity, every item we had was well prepared and flavorful. Ma Goa also has a better than average beverage list and an extensive choice of wines.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • True Goa Cooking
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As per usual the food was delicious and the service excellent, and so much more pleasant to have good, traditional and authentic food rather than the same old "curry" as we Brits call it. Thank you Ma Goa for a wonderful evening.
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  • Best Indian in Putney
    Endaf
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great restaurant. Simply a cut above all the Bangladeshi places - this is real Indian cooking and the only Goan place I know. Wonderful.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Friends reunion
    putneyboy
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    7 of us got together to celebrate old times, the wine and good food in superb presentation didn't disappoint, the flavours were sumptuous and all dishes sampled by the group were met with approving nods and grunts as people were enjoying it so much. Several of the guys were serious curry critics and were silenced by the quality and taste. A flavoursome experience which has surpassed the majority of indian restaraunts I have been too. The staff were welcoming and attentive. Will be back soon for sure!
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  • Not your usual Indian
    donski
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A long established family run Putney Indian, but specialising in Goan dishes. Unusual and attractive menu. Tasty, well-prepared and nicely presented food. Popular and well regarded by the locals. My only criticism is that it is cramped, the tables are small, and the noise level when full makes normal conversation impossible.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as usual
    hebri
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very good food and service. A lot of vegetarian options. Lamb shank was very tender and perfectly roasted.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top indian restaurant
    hebri
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Every time when we are in London we visit Ma Goa. The food and the service is excellent. We will definitly come back soon.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goan gourmet
    MJC1
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Enjoyed good meal at Ma Goa in Putney on a Friday night. Made to feel very welcome straight away. Interesting menu, not a typical Indian restaurant. Inexpensive wine list too. Only slight criticism is that the tables were close together so it felt a little cramped and it was quite noisy, perhaps partly because of the low ceiling. But I would certainly go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Zarathustra
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Great flavours, nicely presented. I'd recommend this restaurant to anybody who wants something other than an ordinary Indian meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Ma Goa is one of our favourite restaurants, providing consistently good, tasty food with a wonderful friendly service.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Nice ambience, spicy, original
    Gogses
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    I'm Punjabi and my wife is Kashmiri so we know our spices. We ventured forth and asked for spicy food with the a peculiar disdain reserved for England's curry house definition of spicy. I ordered a Vindaloo and my wife ordered some food for cows (with hot-sour gravy). Both were spicy enough that the underlying curry taste didn't come through. Full points for authenticity and originality (like stuffed papads) but a reality check on taste needs to come first.
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  • Seafood curry with unusual flavours
    Moonzgrubreviews
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    The Ma Goa hits the mark again with both the staters and main course. It is the differences to usual Indian cuisine that Goan cuisine that makes the Ma Goa special
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Have been here loads of times. Staff are always nice - this time the service wasn't quite as good as usual (we kept asking for water which eventually came, we had to push for them to put the air con unit on as we were boiling and had stripped down to our last layer!). Food was tasty as it always is. The lamb main was pretty salty and so we left most of that, but other than that a good night.
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  • Fabulous dinner in inviting place
    Foodluver
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Ma Goa--the food is beautifully seasoned and presented. The lamb was so tender and literally falling off the bone. Our waiter was attentive and made wonderful recommendations. And the owner was also attentive and ensured we enjoyed our dinner. We will go back often!
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Fresh Food
    Emily
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Authentic Indian food. I usually play it safe and go with a Chicken Tikka Musala at most Indian restaurants, as this wasn't on the menu I branched out. We all ordered different mains to share - every single one was something we had not tried before and was absolutely delicious. Everyone was very impressed - we will definitely be coming back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good we went back 2 days later
    briterican
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    We had a fabulous meal here, great tasting food (possibly the best Indian I've had), good choice of wines as well. The mango sorbet was amazing by the way! We enjoyed it so much that as we walked past a couple nights later, on our way to another restaurant, the smell pulled us in for another amazing meal. Seamless service both times, also loved that our waiter recognised us. I have every intention on visiting Ma Goa plenty more times in the future
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply delicious
    lizzfizz
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Delicious food All the dishes we tried were so tasty. Want to go back to try more of the menu choice. ..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding authentic Goan food
    Vicki
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Ma Goa never fails to serve up Goan food with a twist. Perfect escape from the westernised take on Indian food and adds a bit of something special to Indian cuisine. The only fault I could find is that the ambience is perfectly fine but nothing special.
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  • Outstanding!
    PJinPutney
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Putney...can't recommend it highly enough. Divine food and lovely hosts. Always a culinary delight to eat there!
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  • A romantic evening
    JoJo
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    We went here fora romantic evening out. The owner and his team were charming attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Perhaps a little quick to serve the food. The place has a nice buzz and avoids the cliched indian restaurant style. The food was excellent value and delicious without exception. All sounds a bit over the top, but it really is a super restaurant.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    Clave
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Came here for dinner and the meal was lovely, cannot fault it at all. Would definitely recommend. Great service too.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent family run local
    Noonoo
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    I've just moved to Putney and am trying out all the local restaurants. My friend and I were the first people in there at 7.15pm on Wednesday, but it filled up by 8pm. Friendly service and excellent food, spinach with paneer and chicken on the bone in tomato based sauce were particularly good. Prices were happily affordable, although it's a shame there aren't midweek offers to compete with the range of deals on elsewhere. The decor is somewhat vapid.
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  • Very good
    sdtg
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Had dinner here with my parents who were visiting from the states and we had a great meal. Food and service were fantastic! I highly recommend.
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  • As ever, almost perfect
    StuieB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I go to Ma Goa reasonably regularly for years, it's by far my favourite restaurant of the Indian genre in the UK. I never fail to be impressed by the originality and creativity of their cooking – my latest treat was a fabulous crab concoction from the daily specials, it was sublime. The wine list is similarly creative, I adore Alentejano (Portuguese) reds, and the choice – Grous – I made on this visit, while not cheap, was absolutely perfect with the rich and spicy crab. I always work on the premise that you get what you pay for. This is most definitely worth paying for!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top evening
    MrsPutters
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    The food was delicious - a good choice, well described, with not too lengthy a menu. The service was attentive and informative. The restaurant was full when we arrived at 7.45 and there was a constant stream of people all evening - always a good sign. This was our first visit to Ma Goa and we will certainly be going back. Would definitely recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MelFromWimbledon
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    We went to Ma Goa with my parents to celebrate my birthday and we weren't disappointed. The value for London and such a great food was amazing. The ribs for starter and slow cooked lamb for main were the stars of the meal. Also a good wine list! Would highly recommend!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    SmileyMin
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    The setting was relatively informal, intimate & lively and the food as excellent, if not better than some of the top Central London Indian restaurants we've been to. The service was friendly and food promptly delivered cooked to order. The variety between meat, veg or seafood/fish offered on the menu was excellent and their desert menu likewise. I had a 'simple' green curry chicken which was so special in its flavour, good sized chicken breast pieces and lots of delicious sauce. We barely had room for the lovely deserts but managed the kulfi of the day, mango which was one of the best we've ever had- memorable!. This was our first visit,,attracted by its inclusion in the book Capital Spice and we highly recommend it, and will be back.
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  • Authentic Goanese food
    PariVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you want to sample some authentic unpretentious Goanese fare in a buzzy yet homely ambience, this is the place to go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely birthday dinner
    Rebecca29
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I visited Ma Goa on 5 April 2014 for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend. He's a committed meat eater and I'm a vegetarian, so we don't always like the same restaurants! But with Ma Goa there's no problem - we were both beautifully catered for. The food is incredible and portions are generous.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful cooking
    Ewaf88
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Popped in midweek with a friend and had a lovely meal. My Lanbshank was as good as any I have had. A few weeks previously I had a meal on Sunday evening and was delighted to find they had a Sunday special of a Keema curry. This was really special and probably the best I've ever had. I wish I could have the recipe.
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  • Love goan curries! Not overly
    blanquish
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Love goan curries! Not overly creamy, both meat and fish options are outstanding.
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  • Lovely meal
    Sarrrrah
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    My family had a lovely meal at this restaurant, every dish that we ordered was full of complex flavours (different from the standard curry house!) and they were all delicious. I would definitely recommed this restaurant to friends and family.
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  • interesting and different
    etnout
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What I liked most about this restaurant was that it was different and offered choices I had never seen before. Lamb and kidney starter was absolutely delicious as was the sea bass. Spicing was excellent and flavour was deep and interesting. Recommend if you are not into "high street" curries and want something authentic.
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