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Koolba

#23 of 1,889 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited Koolba with friends and while I couldn't really fault the food, the service wasn't as good as it could have been. Despite booking s table for 6.30pm it was almost 7pm before we were eventually seated. Yes I accept it was busy but if a restaurant can't 'turn' tables what is the point in booking reservations. So... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited on 30/11/16 with two work colleagues. Excellent service, no problem storing various laptop bags and suitcases sonwe could enjoy our meal. Food was excelllent as was the service. Just a bit dark for easy reading of the menus if you need glasses to read them but can't criticise the reataurant for me being an old git. Will be... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my old mum out for her dinner to Koolba. Had been once before for a curry with a colleague from work one evening and we both thought it was great value and I wanted to explore the menu a bit more. Was impressed that the Maitre D / Owner remembered my face and welcomed us warmly. The menu is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious, great whiskey to compliment the food and very hospitable service. I will be back! Thank you Kool BA

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Falmouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

was on my own on a business trip. Kept it simple - punjabi vegetarian curry and rice. It was one of the best veggy curries I've ever had. Really nicely done, well spiced.

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1 Thank JohnSandbanks
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable meal, with staff who knew the menu well and were very aware of allergens and dietary requirements. The food is very reasonably priced and was excellent.

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1 Thank francescaj87
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably best Indian meal I've ever had. Good service, great food and reasonable prices. The naan breads were astonishingly good. Used to very mild biryanis and these were quite a bit hotter but delicious nonetheless.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delightful restaurant. Super friendly staff & deliciously spiced food. Will be returning on my next visit to Glasgow. If you enjoy expertly cooked food and a relaxed environment then you won't be disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven of us here today for lunch. We opted for the two course lunch menu. Pakora was lovely, and we all loved the accompanying sauce dips. Everyone enjoyed main courses of various chicken dishes. No complaints and very tasty and generous portions. Only thing wrong, but it's personal taste, was, there was no lamb dishes available. The wine at £18.95... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service nice atmosphere and top notch food, Best Indian & Persian food, the meat and chicken was high quality and herbs & spices were balanced and exquisite, the seasoning on salads were perfect,too much to say little space

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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$23 - US$45
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?