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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” (172 reviews)
“naan bread” (137 reviews)
“pakora” (86 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

Visited this restaurant twice in the last month --had the early dinner menu--had the pakora and chicken kebabs on each visit--superb well prepared,tasty,good portion and served with rice or Persian nan bread --service very efficient and friendly--will be back

2  Thank Brian M
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 4 days ago

On a busy Saturday night we tried to make a reservation, but they were full. We tried several other places and went back to Koolba. They said they would fit us in. I'm so glad. The food is fabulous. The staff very helpful and the...More

2  Thank BevInChamonix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come here a couple of times a month for a treat and always get a takeaway. I always go for the chicken tikka chasni, mixed pakora, saffron rice and a nan bread. It's honestly beautiful and the best curry I've tasted. Don't forget too...More

Thank criticHF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foods amazing, staff are helpful and a great laugh. Loved the unusual interior! Definitely a talking point. Cannot reccommend it enough!

1  Thank Racheal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was full and although we hadn't booked the wait was minimal. Service was great and the food was delicious and plentiful. A slight negative was that they charge for the pickles etc that come with the popadoms. I would certainly come again.

2  Thank Tiny60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and the food was very good. Reasonable price for a two course lunch. Surprisingly it was empty when we went in. It was a Friday but later on a few people came in. Staff not very friendly or talkative and service...More

Thank magsdan29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up in the city for a few nights and fancied a curry. Really impressed. Great, simple, no nonsense food, excellent service and it won't break the bank. Will definitely be back

2  Thank montagneman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a group of 4, and previously booked the table. We were a bit early but still seated when we arrived. We were given 2 menus, a 'set lunch' value menu and an a-la-carte. The prices were very reasonable especially for the city...More

2  Thank sheri3466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked over to Koolba from our hotel (Blythswood) and it was packed so we waited 10 minutes for a table, so worth it... BEST Indian in Glasgow. Lovely curries and the Brianni was outstanding. Staff was super sweet and tons of pride in their...More

2  Thank WorldSurf61
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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$48
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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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