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.
Tue - Sat 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 9:30pm
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 5:30PM - 5:45PM
Tue - Thu 6:00PM - 6:15PM
Great food, service and superb twist on a regular Indian restaurant. Fantastic around, can't wait to go back
Flavoursome food and not too heavy, good location and music, friendly attentive staff
Not a great wine list, but they open up the off license next door (same ownership) so an exceptional selection of wines available.
Love Magoa great food and great service will definitely be returning
First time to this putney gem : exceeded our expectations on service , friendliness , menu , cooking and presentation.
The food was absolutely delicious, the drinks were great, the service was excellent and there was a great buzz to the restaurant. Would 100% recommend MaGoa to anyone looking for a relaxed restaurant with fantastic food! I was pleasantly surprised
Excellent and slightly different food. Much better than the usual 'curry house' quality. Unusually excellent beer too.
First visit celebrating a family birthday. Food was very good but the service was not. Our main courses arrived half way through our starters! Not good for a first impression! That hasn't even happened in Goa where service can be a bit unpredictable. When I commented that we hadn't finished the waiter did offer to take away the main courses and re-make them, but I didn't want the hassle or extra waiting time. Plenty of staff milling about but none seemed to be too observant of our empty glasses, having previously requested a second round of drinks and reminding them that we were still waiting.
Good food but it would be a better experience if they coordinated their service.
I first went here more than 20 years ago and its reassuring the food is still good BUT the portions are too small (profit?) and the menu has been reduced in terms of choice. Be a bit more generous with the portions and add a bit more choice to the menu and you are back to a winner
Excellent food and great service.... as always. One of my favourite dining places.
In recent times I have developed an aversion to "local curry houses" - all the menus are the same and all the dishes taste the same! I have developed a preference for Indian vegetarian - fresh tasting and different. What a pleasure then to discover Ma Goa, a family run regional restaurant and definitely not vegetarian. A very limited number of dishes on the menu always bodes well, pointing to individual preparation rather than stock sauces ditto the fact that there was much on the menu that was new to me. We were not disappointed. Everything was authentic, seriously good and distinctive. Two special mentions the Dhai Puri starter was reminiscent of the best Indian street food - soft, crispy, crunchy, sweet, sour and savoury with just enough chili heat to set the palate for the rest of the meal to follow. And the Porco Vindaloo - Vindaloo as it should be pork, hot and sour a million miles for the abomination that is served in most curry houses. Great selection of craft ales to complement the food - not a Cobra or Kingfisher in sight! We will be back with friends as soon as we can!
We had an absolutely delicious dinner on a Sunday evening to celebrate my birthday. Good service and exquisite food. Would definitely recommend!
Always a great meal. Out meat eaters were very happy especially with the lamb shank, and the vegetarians in the crowd thoroughly satisfied as well.
Great as always. The people who run it are incredibly accommodating and the food is always fantastic. Not your typical Indian restaurant
I always think the quality of the food is excellent. However, I regret the absence of starched white table cloths and napkins and also the increasing level of noise. I am not keen on the new range of beers and would prefer the Indian Cobra or Kingfisher.
Amazing food and amazing service!! really impressed with the quality of food and will definitely return.
Delicious, fresh and exceedingly tasty goan inspired food. The Lamb Kofta specials were divine.
Good food and great service, we had a lovely time there
Absolutely amazing every time! Favourite Indian restaurant!
The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious although a little on the pricey side. Great place to get together with friends and the staff were very accommodating with our last minute booking.
Lovely little restaurant. Staff very attentive and polite, and the food was really really tasty!!!
Amazing food, superb service, friendly staff and the only way this isn’t 100/100 is they happen to be in Upper Richmond Road which is quite noisy when you’re outside. Still I love going there, and the food is in my experience the best Indian in London.
Very busy restaurant with a lively atmosphere, also had an outside seating area at back of restaurant. All the staff were friendly and efficient. Food served without much waiting. Very tasty and good sized portions. Would go again when in booking he area.
Great food and service. Love that you can bring a bottle of wine in from the wine bar next door if you want a larger selection that the standard menu. Good modern interior and selection of food choices too. Would definitely recommend a visit.
We have been to your restaurant about 3 times now, every time is excellent!
Delicious food the waiters and very kind and helpful.Very beautiful ambient inside and terrace so cosy.
We will back soon
Great menu - charming people
We had a very enjoyable evening, but unfortunately, as with so many restaurants nowadays it is very noisy! As we are now in our 70s our hearing is not great. However, it was good to see so many young people there, and to imbibe the atmosphere. We hadn’t been to the restaurant for many years, and it’s good to see that it is still very popular!
excellent place given new look and cuisine better than ever. knowledgeable and friendly family proprietor always helpful. best indian in putney
Without a doubt, the best Indian food I have tasted! Authentic, delicious and excellent presentation. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere with attentive and pleasant staff.
I cannot fault the evening which catered perfectly for our family. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.
The food, advertised as being authentic food from Goa, was disappointing. The pork in the vindaloo was overcooked and the spicing was murky and indistinct - it could have been a generic curry paste. The lamb cutlets were skimpy and unremarkable; perhaps they should have been shown to the grill to give a slight texture on the outer surface. The pudding course was also disappointing - there was no kulfi and the mango sorbet that was offered as a replacement was not available (at 7:45 on a Saturday evening). The service was, at best, perfunctory; different people took different parts of the order so there was no continuity and a question asked about a possible allergy was never answered.
The ambience was noisy rendering communication difficult but not impossible (we were treated to some salacious details from the conversation at the next table). Definitely not the place for an intimate date - thank heavens ours wasn't!
It was our first visit and we all loved it. We will be back!
We've been going to Ma Goa for donkeys' years - but this was the first time we've visited since they've completely changed the menu, layout and décor, and are offering a brilliant mixture of street food and innovative Indian dining in a very relaxed atmosphere. No more white table cloths, but still linen napkins on the quirky laminated? tables with vibrant decoration around the restaurant. The approach attracts youngsters as well as us oldies, and makes for an ideal venue to get together with old pals for some lovely Ma Goa food. Youngsters in and out in an hour, while we put the world to rights over 2+ hours - a perfect Friday night!
Really nice indian , friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Recommend
Good restaurant with good veggie and some vegan options.
Great service, nice setting if a little utilitarian since the refit. Trendy looking, but not the most comfortable.
Food was good too. Reasonably good value for money. Good flavours.
One of best meals i have had in ages. Dont often get Goan curry and this was excpetional. Service was great and food delicious. Porco vindaloo just right a nice kick and not crazy.
Good service, nice staff, food came quickly, defo value for money
Love this find in Putney would highly recommend! Will be returning
Lovely local restaurant, authentic and spicy Indian food. Very charming service and interesting beers
Lovely food and revamped menu delicious and service charming. Only teeny niggle is that it is a bit hot! Thoroughly recommend