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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” (169 reviews)
“naan bread” (136 reviews)
“pakora” (85 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

my 1st time in this restaurant and it wont be my last ,as soon as we walked in the door we where treated like royalty ,nothing was too much trouble for the staff , they do a 2 course meal for £10 , which was...More

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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

7  Thank Glayva67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous starters, veg pakora was lush. Mains were very tasty with fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, rice was light and fluffy. The garlic nann was delicious. Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, overall a lovely environment. We will most definitely be back. Well done Koolba

3  Thank bnniarr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great care is taken to make you feel welcome and to explain the menu. Always fresh and delicious dishes.

3  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again have to say food is to die for. Surroundings nothing fancy but customer service and food excellent. Lovely waitress called Sadhana was so friendly made you feel very comfortable. Will definitely return and would recommend this restaurant to anyone who like good flavoursome...More

2  Thank janice g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard nothing but good reviews from many who have eaten here. Every single one of them based on my visit is true. I look forward to going back again sometime. That opinion was not just mine but every member of the party. I...More

3  Thank joep735
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service & food was everything I'd expect from a quality restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the smooth flavours of the Kashmiri Korma and the Mirza Ghassemi. Service was attentive but not overbearing and we enjoyed a relaxed family meal. And the cost of £55 for...More

4  Thank _im20112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place! Have been going here for years. They used to have a great wee spot inside the Merchant Square but are now situated on Candleriggs. Great service and great food. I tend to go for the Kebabs rather than the currys. My...More

2  Thank Lehhhhh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal for 4 here with family and friend couple of months ago, Was about 10.00PM so had to order quick and finish by 11.00PM. Quality was excellent however ended up spending £90. 3 Started and 4 Main Meal. Average price of Main Meal...More

2  Thank Haroon-Ali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday night, in a party of 5. Seated quickly and drinks taken. Staff then brought over a poppadom for each and dips. Whilst we had just started this, the staff where over asking us to order our food, we explained we weren't...More

Thank nic2609
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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$23 - US$45
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, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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