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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” (184 reviews)
“naan bread” (128 reviews)
“pakora” (91 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live Indian food and have tried most Indian restaurants in Glasgow. This is my favourite. The service and quality of food is second to none and the atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed and welcoming. Portion size could maybe be a wee bit...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

KoolBa is by far our favourite restaurant in Glasgow. We have been visiting for at least 5 years and we always enjoy the fantastic food served. The excellent staff are very attentive to your needs and they are very proud of their impeccable service and...More

10  Thank Glayva67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always crave for Indian food and Glasgow is the best place for it in Scotland. So many Indian eateries and this is one of the favourite ones. Love the food and the ambience. Recommended.

Thank Anoop_Savio
Reviewed 5 days ago

The meal was average for an Indian restaurant with grand claims, so it was disappointing at best, service was lack lustre and rushed, the staff could not wait to get rid of us even though it was 9pm !! When we ased to see the...More

Thank Rhodes555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been for a few months but it didn't disappointed,the food is amazing,and the staff are excellent won't be leaving it so long to return

2  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kebabs skewers are particularly good, the meat is well marinated and cooked with fresh ingredients. Side dishes are also delicious. However for such a restaurant I would expect to see more information on the menu regarding the meat: free range? grass-fed?...

1  Thank paul123512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends in October 2017, friendly staff and very yummy food, good size portions, very busy restaurant. Would visit again when in Glasgow.

1  Thank Kathy Billy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Indian restaurant in Glasgow. Great food, great service. Don't visit Glasgow without going here - can't praise it enough

1  Thank Fifejim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Koolba as part of a recent celebration. The restaurant was very nice, modern and spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful when we were ordering and advised us on the portion sizes so that we never ordered too much food that...More

2  Thank joshie01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for for on a Busy Friday night. Enjoyed Dinner with vegetables and Chicken pakora as starters and different Curries as main with rice and nan bread. Good Indian and Persian food served by friendly and efficient staff. A good night out....More

1  Thank mrraghavendra5
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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$46
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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