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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (212 reviews)
“rice” (125 reviews)
“pakora” (85 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Koolba
1. Consistently Great Taste Food
"BEST Indian in Glasgow. Lovely curries and the Brianni was outstanding"
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2. Multi Award Winning Restaurant
"KoolBa holds an accolade very few others will ever attain"
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3. Fresh Real Food NOT processed
"The kebabs skewers are particularly good"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have a competition on who can find the best moderately priced restaurant on our travels. I'm the winner this time as I selected Koolba! My wife likes moderate spice and I like it hot. We had our waiter Sahadat order for...More

1  Thank Sjurecki
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This place is superb; I have visited all the big names in Glasgow, and although the standard is very high in many, this is my winner. The Fish pakora is out of the world, and kebabs and curries are excellent. Brilliant.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been to Koolba many times, and will keep going back. The food is of an excellent standard. Great drinks selection and friendy staff too. Couldnt ask for better.

1  Thank scooterboy548
Reviewed 6 days ago

We’re on a mission since our love to Scotland last summer to find the best Indian restaurant in and around the Glasgow area - thus the best in the UK. We’ve ticked quite a few off and the arrow is now pointing towards KoolBa, one...More

Thank hjworton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a good atmosphere and excellent fresh food. I would definitely recommend Koolba to any curry lover.

Thank gillianmdavidson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fantastic we went in for a colleagues Birthday and nothing was a hassle they were so accommodating and food was so tasty probably the best pakora we have ever eaten

Thank donski1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Indian food we’ve ever had! And the service made it excellent, great staff, very kind and sincere!

1  Thank Dalilah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with friends from Perth and as usual booked this place as it offers the best Indian food in Glasgow. Friendly staff make you feel really welcome. The food is light not stodgy and the fish pakora is second to none. Will return as a...More

1  Thank johnmacmillan1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of nine ladies thoroughly enjoyed an evening here. The food was wonderful. Two of the ladies were actually brought up in India and could not praise the food highly enough. We had a variety of dishes and all were much appreciated. The staff...More

Thank Lesley236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here as a group of 6 on Saturday for a pre-theatre. Had heard good things about this place so was really looking forward to it. The pre-theatre menu was very reasonable so plumped for that. Generally the service was perfunctory, a starter of veg...More

Thank 1958Hutch
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Rachel M
28 January 2017|
Response from Rose C | Reviewed this property |
Koolba's staff are so helpful, so next time you are in you should ask the waiter.
26 January 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only went for the entertainment
24 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$47
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
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
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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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