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KoolBa, Glasgow,

KoolBa

4.8
4.8
1217 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
KoolBa is Glasgow's premier Multi awards Indian restaurant, located in the heart of Merchant City; an area well know for stylish bars, restaurants and entertainment.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 14:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    0141 552 2777
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Cross Street
    Merchant City
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Food

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Service

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Value

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow

    Best Food

  • Glasgow

    Best Service

  • Glasgow

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow

    Best Value

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Good for special occasions

1,217 Reviews
  1. Tempest1

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of those restaurants where they do what they do really well, and you just want to keep going back. Excellent value pre-theatre menu. Quantities are just right, service just right, tasty food and prices from a bygone age!

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  2. JaniceK

    Perthshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty, well presented and wide menu choice. Portions not huge but adequate.

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  3. ElayneH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food 5/5. Returning customers and will continue to be.

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  4. JaneM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delicious! Staff were very attentive and welcoming. Can’t wait to go back!

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  5. ChristineJ

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious Persian/Indian food. Naan bread so light.

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  6. IainS

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here again for a pre-concert meal. Good food and service. Would happily come here again.

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  7. EleanorS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Service was lovely .quick and efficient .food was excellent.

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  8. AllanR

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and excellent efficient service, will definitely be visiting again hopefully soon.

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  9. Scott

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    KoolBa is still the best curry restaurant in Glasgow. Food is great, service is friendly and staff are attentive.

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  10. Jase

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at KoolBa and it was fantastic. Service was 1st class and food was outstanding. Well worth a visit and I will be going back in the near future.

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  11. DebbieM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal as always at our favourite Koolba restaurant. Staff are so friendly, attentive and accommodating Staff went above and beyond by surprising my husband with a slice of chocolate cake with candles and singing to celebrate his 50th birthday. Totally recommend Koolba as the food is delicious always.

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  12. shirleywirley

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot fault the food, service form the lovely staff or the atmosphere but the price was a bit of a shock. For a family of 4 (a baby and a ten year old) we were over £100. Had a great time but due to the cost, we won’t be rushing back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and attentive. Food was excellent. Lunchtime menu is great value.

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  15. IanC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and service. Prompt service. Very tasty. Staff never far from your table.

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  16. EmmaD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tandoori monkfish never disappoints! Sooo Delicious.

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  17. CescaD

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent customer service! Will be back

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  18. Chris

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite restaurant in Glasgow City Centre....it never disappoints ! Excellent menu's, excellent food, very attentive staff & a cosy welcoming feel. Always look forward to going!

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  19. BellaM

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - nice to have something a little bit different from the standard curry. Efficient service too.

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  20. AnneH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Persian kebabs delicious.

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  21. PeterM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely, pre-concert meal with friends - ALL 6 of us ending up with clean plates. I felt the service could have been a little more attentive ( clearing away side dishes we’d finished with and empty bottles etc ).

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  22. Nessie15

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice of food on the menu and particularly for myself who is gluten intolerant

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  23. Colin

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Glasgow, fresh amazing tasty food, starters and main course ate by far more than enough, lovely staff, excellent. Highly recommended.

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  24. AlanB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant and the food along with the service was absolutely fantastic, we definitely be returning soon

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  25. Highlander

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, great food but too expensive for us now. Doubt if we’ll be back. Sadly.

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  26. JuneN

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A few of us had been before and the food wasn't as good this time.

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  27. ChristopherW

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again we weren’t disappointed with KoolBa, the food and service were to the usual high standards

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  28. KarenM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was bright and had a lovely atmosphere. The waiting staff were very attentive Jen required as We sat and had a drink after our meal and we did not feel rushed and felt very comfortable and the food was delicious would recommend a visit.

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  29. AndyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable meal complimented by efficient and helpful staff.

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  30. MalcolmL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come up to Glasgow from Leeds twice a year and always visit Koolba. It's a consistently excellent experience. Great food, excellent service and a warm, welcoming environment with a friendly, helpful staff team in a highly recommended restaurant. Thank you.

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  31. KarenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service & value for money. All pakora starters were delicious & 3 of our party of 6 had the chicken chasni again delicious as were the other meals. Will definitely dine here again.

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  32. stuartc

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Even came to sing happy birthday and being a slice of cake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  33. PaulB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food. We could hear next table who had travelled quite a distance to lunch here as the sauces and food are quite amazing.

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  34. MichaelK

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A birthday celebration was made memorable with excellent service from all the staff. Food was delicious.

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  35. DavidG

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and the attention from the staff was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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  36. KayL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great service. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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  37. DavidP

    North Scotland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food once again and very attentive service. A nice and enjoyable evening

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  38. Eugene

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely wonderful choice of food excellent service the Chicken chat was bubbling with flavours

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  39. JohnM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am not one for doing reviews but I must say your visit to KoolBa will not be my last as could not fault the service the food or the welcome we received from the first to the last minute we were there well done to all the staff

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  40. Turbodome

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff and great value for money.

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KoolBa does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

KoolBa is rated 4.8 stars by 1217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today

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Google Map for KoolBa

109 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Merchant City
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 14:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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