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 straig
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Bella's Lamb Kodi
A classic Ma Goa dish with diced lamb, garlic, tomato, curry leaves & cumin
Paneer & Broccoli
Skewered & cooked in the tandoor oven
Originally from Goa & always best with Pork. Rich, spicy, sour & hot - just how Pa used to make it!
Each time this restaurant gets better. Super helpful and friendly staff and we had a fabulous evening. Enjoyed choosing the wine from their extensive and well chosen wine boutique.
Looking forward to returning.
We frequently visit Ma Goa as it's one of our favourite restaurants and delivers every single time. This time we sat on the balcony because there weren't any tables inside - absolutely perfect, nicely heated and we were alone out there so extra romantic. Food was exceptional as always, service friendly, quick and helpful, and value excellent for the amount of food and drink. Cannot wait to be back.
Beautiful food, great atmosphere and love that you can pop next door to get a wider choice of wine. Can’t wait to go back!
We love Ma Goa! Always consistently good 😌!! Our go to best local independent restaurant!
Ma Goa is a regular treat for us. The food is great, and reasonably priced for the quality you get. The staff are lovely, and it has a great atmosphere.
Deserves the amazing reviews, have already recommended to friends
Our go to for seriously delicious South Indian food
In general, I have had better experience at this place. So this might be down to Vivid that the restaurant failed me know his time. But Vivid or not, if you are serving customers then you don't make them wait 15 minutes to place their order, you don't make them remind you three times to get their drinks, you don't serve them cold lamb chops starters. Food was okay, but Open table menu was different from what we were given... almost 75% of menu items weren't available... utterly disappointing. Final straw was when we asked to look at the dessert menu, we were told we can't get dessert because it was 10 minutes to 10 pm and they had to close by 10 pm sharp, else they would get fined. So why on earth did no one come to tell us sooner that if we wanted dessert, we should place the order soon? Absolutely shambolic wedding anniversary meal.
As luck would have it had booked for an early dinner on the last day before lockdown. Food and service as always were excellent, as was the cost after the early booking discount. I shall continue to use for takeaways during the lockdown.
It was a perfect night out for me, the food was excellent and the staff were just lovely. I was there with a friend and we both said we would be back.
Lovely staff, and amazing food. Will definitely be back after lockdown 2.0!!
I love Ma Goa! It’s my neighbourhood favourite. Can’t come here and not have the paneer and broccoli and the gulab jamun for dessert. Delicious wine, great beers, superb service and incredible food. Honestly the best! Had to have a last supper here before lockdown 2.0 😁
- All the staff were very friendly and helpful
- We ordered multiple dishes and they were all delicious, real depth of flavour (majority of which were vegetarian)
- Felt comfortably spaced and considerate of Covid-19
- Restaurant has a very nice aesthetic
Great Food Always here!
we had Bella's Lamb and Porko Vindaloo - lovely rice amazing dressed Popadoms - super yummy
distance tables etc
lovely local place, a great mix of food options including small plates and curry
Excellent quality food and lovely service. A restaurant to be supported.
Last minute booking. Gorgeous food as always! Fab service! Good social distancing controls and very clean.
Great food and friendly staff! I’ll be going back!
Always have an amazing time at Ma goa! We’ve had loads of takeaways from there in the last few months (!) but always nice to pop in and benefit from the amazing service. Food was outstanding as ever, only downside was that my fish curry wasn’t as spicy as last time - but that’s just a personal preference!
We had the prawns to start, and always love the paneer veggie dish. Portions are always spot on too, never too large, but always generous. Cannot wait to come back!!
Great food and friendly staff. Will definitely be back
Service and ambience were great. Food was nice. But on the pricey side for portion size x
Always happy to return here, never disappoints. You should try too!
Lovely Indian and very different to a lot of places. Food was absolutely delicious along with the service. If you live in Putney or the surrounding area this is a must. You won't be disappointed and it will put a smile on your face. Lamb chops were incredible.
Couldn't fault it - even under Covid restrictions it was a good evening
Always a good night out at Ma Goa with amazing food. Just wish the drinks would come faster.
Delicious food served by great staff, highly recommend!
Ma Goa is always a reliable choice, and food is always excellent. Felt very safe in these days of pandemic, with all staff wearing masks and screens between most tables.
Usually love this place but service was not up to its usual standard! They have also removed some options from the menu which was disappointing but the food we did have was delicious!
Came here for our anniversary as hadn’t been since we first met 23 years ago. Was even better than before. The 2 girls working were very pleasant and service was good, just a bit of a wait between receiving our drinks, of which we each were given a free glass of Prosecco as it was our anniversary and ordering. Food was delicious and plentiful and there was a lovely atmosphere. All C19 rules were kept and we felt safe.
The food was delicious. The staff are so friendly. I usually get a Mango Lassi, and on this occasion they were out so the waitress came back with alternate options I might enjoy. I really appreciated this, and she was right, the alternate was delicious!
Excellent food. Very fresh ingredients, unique dishes. Glass barriers between tables are a welcome addition.
This place has everything one wants from a local restaurant. Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly service.
Treated badly by staff. My Google review got a response which basically implied that I treated their staff like 2nd rate citizens, which is simply not true. Shame. I have supported this restaurant over many years. I will not be returning. Better curry houses close by.
Excellent food, exemplary service. Wonderful evening all round - very conscientious of restrictions but still very welcoming.
Excellent food, delicious flavours and beautiful presentation
I love this place. Small, buzzy, casual but super hi-end quality. The food is always tasty whatever I order and the staff are helpful and friendly. I miss the fish croquettes though!
Such a lovely local, with a happy vibe and fresh, real flavours.
Great food, quick and pleasant service - all in all a nice dinner out and great value for money
Great evening out. Food and ambience was great. Wine list was limited given it is linked to a wine shop next door.
Such a lovely relaxed restaurant and so “Covid” safe. The food was beautifully served and so fresh and tasty.
You can order delivery directly from Ma Goa using the Order Online button. Ma Goa also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ma Goa also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8780 1767.
Ma Goa is rated 4.7 stars by 725 OpenTable diners.
Ma Goa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.magoaputney.co.uk/gift.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.