Ma Goa

4.7
725 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY THROUGH LOCKDOWN 2.0
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

Support Ma Goa during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 725 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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BrendanO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Kiera
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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emiflori
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Debz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ma Goa! Always consistently good 😌!! Our go to best local independent restaurant!

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Amelia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JamesA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deserves the amazing reviews, have already recommended to friends

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Debz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to for seriously delicious South Indian food

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Neko
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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.

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DavidF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EJKP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, and amazing food. Will definitely be back after lockdown 2.0!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 😁

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- 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

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spfoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food Always here!
we had Bella's Lamb and Porko Vindaloo - lovely rice amazing dressed Popadoms - super yummy
distance tables etc

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SarahC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely local place, a great mix of food options including small plates and curry

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and lovely service. A restaurant to be supported.

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Clarris
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute booking. Gorgeous food as always! Fab service! Good social distancing controls and very clean.

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LucieL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff! I’ll be going back!

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Jess
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Will definitely be back

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Ep21
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were great. Food was nice. But on the pricey side for portion size x

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JanH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to return here, never disappoints. You should try too!

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CharlieO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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NellW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault it - even under Covid restrictions it was a good evening

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ClarissaV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good night out at Ma Goa with amazing food. Just wish the drinks would come faster.

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JackH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by great staff, highly recommend!

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DavidF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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HeatD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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!

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Kirk
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Amelia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Ursulagf
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very fresh ingredients, unique dishes. Glass barriers between tables are a welcome addition.

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MonikaB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has everything one wants from a local restaurant. Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly service.

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Fiona
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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TomL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exemplary service. Wonderful evening all round - very conscientious of restrictions but still very welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious flavours and beautiful presentation

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SteveQ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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EmmaC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a lovely local, with a happy vibe and fresh, real flavours.

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DanielD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, quick and pleasant service - all in all a nice dinner out and great value for money

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CLnPF
London
32 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening out. Food and ambience was great. Wine list was limited given it is linked to a wine shop next door.

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micaelag
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely relaxed restaurant and so “Covid” safe. The food was beautifully served and so fresh and tasty.

FAQs

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.