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  4. Distance: 1.47mi

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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 - 3.00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 6.00pm - 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 Transport:
Tube: East Putney, Bus Nos. 337,430 Putney Bridge

Executive Chef:
Sushma Kapoor

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine

Ma Goa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (15)
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Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Cosy (11)
Special Occasions (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (6)
Romance (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Group Bookings (5)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Lunch (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (1)
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 November 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 21 October 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 20 October 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Really good evening. Lovely food and excellent service

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 (London)·Dined on 4 October 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 17 September 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 16 September 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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 (Oxford)·Dined on 3 September 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 31 August 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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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 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 11 August 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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·Dined on 29 July 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 17 June 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 6 May 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 30 April 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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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Lovely staff, great food. Loved the saffron and cashew nut rice and the cheese nan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

My husband and I love the place, as quote by Martyn - the food always seems to be better than the last visit!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Amazing flavours and intense aromatic spicing. Service was friendly although the restaurant was very busy. A little warm and noisy but a great evening

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Excellent fish curry - food always fresh, delicious and reliable. Best eat-in curry in Putney.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 8 February 2017

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Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

This is my favourite curry house in London. Food delicious and friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Small authentic cuisine, a great find! Many thanks!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2016

It was very enjoyable in every way. The food came quickly, service was with a smile and the food and wine was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Very good local restaurant. Friendly and responsive service. The food is more interesting than the average Indian restaurant and always very tasty.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2016

Fantastic delicious food. We ordered 3 starters and 3 mains and every dish was completely different and scrumptious. The service was efficient and friendly. Great place - highly recommended.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jersey)·Dined on 20 November 2016

Excellent food, good ambience, a local find. Receommneded,

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2016

Repeat customer and really recommend the place for being helpful, friendly and great food

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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2016

Very good food nicely served. We like this restaurant as it has Indian cuisine but it is very different and more interesting from the run of the mill Indian restaurant. The only downside is that it can be a bit noisey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2016

Great food. Great service . My favourite Indian restaurant;)

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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2016

Enjoyed our get together for six at Margoa. It's very busy on a Friday evening so we had to wait for a while to get our food but the service was charming and the food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 18 September 2016

Excellent authentic Indian food.
Tasty ,not greasy, goodwinechoice

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2016

An excellent, interesting menu with great flavours. Greatly recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2016

My husband and I have been going to Ma Goa since it opened in the early 90s. The staff and owner have always been friendly, welcoming and efficient. The fresh, authentic food has always been of a very high standard and just delicious, no-it's beyond delicious. Their gin cocktails are a must too- if you don't drink just order one to look at! I love indian food, cook it regularly and Ma Goa is one of the very few Indian restaurants I'm happy to eat at any time. It's hard to suggest a particular dish so go there a few times and just try everything. It's gone down very well with everyone we have taken there or recommended it to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2016

This restaurant never fails to impress every time I visit. Definitely a favourite for me!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 6 April 2016

One of the best Indian restaurants in South London and not to be underestimated. It is the second time of visiting and yet again the food was fantastic (especially the starters) and the service was exemplary. Even though we arrived 30 minutes early by mistake, they still managed to seat us swiftly.

Whenever I am next in the area, I will definitely be heading back there for more. Yum!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2015

An excellent Indian restaurant with amazing food! Beautifully spiced, not too greasy, the dishes are slightly different as they are from the south but for my personal taste even better. we were sitting at the front of the restaurant so not much ambience but suited our purpose as we wanted to talk, I think the back maybe more cosy. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2015

I booked a table on Christmas Eve for my partner and I. I didn't have huge expectations on the quality food as I've not eaten a really good Indian in a while.. Despite it being my favourite food. However as soon as the first plate arrived and we could smell the spices bursting out of the food and I wanted to get stuck right it... I was in taste bud heaven from the first to last bite of all the meals!! I've since told all my friends to eat there and I won't eat anywhere else now

I've set myself a goal to try every meal in the menu

Very very happy

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2015

Beautiful meals always. Would be great to have more milder dishes for lovers of such cuisine but with the inability to eat very spicy food -

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2015

Always a great meal at Ma Goa. Great food, incredible value and good service.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 October 2015

Chose Ma Goa based on the excellent reviews and convenient location (close to Putney mainline station). Went there on a Saturday night - slick booking process via Open Table even though we booked quite late. Atmosphere was buzzing and service was extremely friendly. Ma Goa has lots of different and interesting options on the menu compared with a standard Indian-style restaurant - if you are after a standard chicken tikka masala made from the same gravy as every other dish then this is probably not the place for you. The food was delicious and we will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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