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Koolba

#22 of 1,916 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
City Centre
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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night as a party of 4 to celebrate my father's birthday. We had made a reservation a week in advance (which seems to be a must for a Saturday night) and we were seated quickly when we arrived. Drinks order was taken within minutes and drinks were on the table just as soon after that.... More 

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2 Thank Michelle L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time here and definitely won't be our last. Seen the reviews on trip advisor and because they were so good we decided to walk up and see if we could manage to get a table. When we asked they said no problem and we got a nice table at the window. Speed of service was excellent and we weren't... More 

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1 Thank Subsea-1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a restaurant well worth visiting in Glasgow. Cooked to perfection and the flavours are sumptuous.

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2 Thank Peder G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot praise Koolba enough, yet again another fantastic meal, the Persian kebabs for two is to die fir; would recommend this highly. The staff are all very friendly and chatty and make you feel welcome. Just wish we had a Koolba in Aberdeen.

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3 Thank Angela B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amaaaaaazing food - my mouth is just watering even thinking about the chicken tikka masala. Spicy, flavorful, so good! Chicken chaat was also amazing - although I was getting chaat with papads and chick peas, this was a pleasant surprise. Probably the best meal of our entire trip.

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2 Thank sowpow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reliably good food and service. I go fairly regularly for my favourite dishes. I particularly like the Kerelan Garlic Chilli Chicken. It's spicy but also very fresh. I've tried variants of this dish in different places. This one is by far the best so far! Does a good lunch deal, too.

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2 Thank Mark T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried a different main and was not disappointed,experience again tops ,service,food and ambiance cannot be faulted

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to go for Indian food with a colleague. Not busy but maybe due to a Tuesday night, which was still a bank holiday in Scotland. No rush to order and plenty of choice. Food on menu very well explained. Poppadoms not as crunchy and a bit soft but ok. Chicken madras nice and spicy with lots of... More 

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1 Thank Colin M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time on site. Superb and very friendly. Fish pakora starter and mix kebab as main. Persian food for the first time. Highly recommended

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4 Thank aprangers
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous meal.....so wish I lived in Glasgow. I have eaten in many an Indian restaurant throughout the UK, but this has to rate as Number 1. Two hours after dining I am still aware of all the taste sensations. When back in Glasgow next, will make a bee line for KooBa 😍

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 2777
Description
KoolBa is a warm, modern, and inviting authentic Indian restaurant in Glasgow, located in the heart of the Merchant City. We have worked hard and KoolBa has now become synonymous with quality Indian and Persian cuisine. We have achieved this with our commitment to using the best local produce, fresh herbs, carefully selected whole spices, but above all offering genuine appreciation and care to all of our customers. We are committed to providing freshly made to order dishes to Glasgow's diners. Some customers enjoy switching between our Indian and Persian dishes with each course, and in particular, many of our regular diners recommend our homemade chicken pakora as a firm favourite, along with freshly made peshwari naan. Open for Merchant City Festival from 20/07 Monday Noon till the end of July!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?