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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” (225 reviews)
“rice” (130 reviews)
“pakora” (92 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
££ - £££
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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1 - 10 of 1,733 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dropped in for an unplanned lunch and was very impressed. The 2 course lunch special was very good value. The food seemed to be cooked from fresh rather than the usual stock sauces. Service was prompt and polite.

2  Thank Paul S
Restaurant's Favourite
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.

8  Thank Wanderer260145
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I ate here with friends who had been before. It was packed for mid-week which was a great sign. Our mouths were watering just walking in the door. We were promptly seated and menus brought. While we selected from the vast menu...More

2  Thank Twosharps
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great value lunch the food was delicious and the sevice was great. Highly recommend. Had the chicken pakora as a starter the dipping sauce was delicious. Had the Chichen Bhuno as main had beautiful fresh flavours.

3  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my 4th review on the koolba and previously have had nothing but excellent to describe the food. But sadly on this occasion it was not we both ordered our usual dishes (garlic chilli chicken +Lamb rogan josh) but straight away my wife noticed...More

Thank s22wrt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Travelled down for a weekend to see a concert with my mum and found KoolBa on trip advisor. Delighted we tried it, the food was incredible and the service was great, very welcoming and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning when we visit Glasgow again!

1  Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This has to be the best Indian Restaurant I have ever been to. The food is so fresh and tasty. The staff are so friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Just wish I had more time to visit more frequently. 😄

1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sahadat took care of us. We unexpectedly had the best, most flavorful curry dish in all the Indian restaurants we have visited. The sauces we had with our first course were very good as well. We will return to eat here again on our next...More

1  Thank 22CAT22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant food. Brilliant service. Chasni is amazing. Vikram and co were great laugh n full of the chat. Will be back.

Thank Adaire D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

went for some food with my wife and some family members.. I had the chicken tikka masala. best masala I've ever had. friendly staff,great food,what more can u ask for.. vikram was very friendly and made us laugh.. would recommend to anyone..

1  Thank chomewood69ch
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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$20 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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