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KoolBa, Glasgow,

KoolBa

4.8
4.8
881 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 13:00–21:00

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Cold Starters - From the Heart of Persia

  • Houmous with Pitta Bread£4.00

    There are as many types of houmous as there are homes where it is made! Pureed chick peas, sesame seed paste balanced with garlic, sharpened with lemon juice and unified with olive oil. This recipe has been handed down the generations

    • Shirazi Salad£3.50

      The Persians, like the Punjabis are noted for their great love of salad. Rather than a side dish with a main meal they serve salad as a starter. The salad encourages the appetite, sharpens the palate and also happens to make you feel a little more virtuous!

      • Chicken Oliveh with Pitta Bread£4.50

        This persian salad has pickled cucumber, fresh mint, potato and both chicken and egg. The one time you don't have to worry which comes first

        • Panir and Sabzi£5.00

          If there was a single dish that exemplified the journey from Persia to Punjab, then this must be it. Salty, tangy feta cheese served with herbs, olives and salad

          • Mirza Ghassemi£4.50

            This is a dish with history, a plate of food found on the banks of the Caspian Sea. Scorched aubergines, smoky and delicious, cooked in a light tomato sauce with egg and finely chopped garlic. Close your eyes and you're in the heart of Persia

            • Mixed Mezeh£8.00

              `Houmos, mirza ghassemi and mast-o-moosire. Heaven for garlic lovers

              • Mixed Indian Dips£7.00

                4 popadoms, spiced onions, mango chutney and mixed raita

                Warm Starters - Welcome To the Punjab

                • Pakora

                  You will find pakora on every street corner, every home in the Punjab. It defines the Punjab. And now it has come to define Glasgow! Gram flour fritters, spiced and brought to life with any number of different fillings. The choice is yours

                  • Seasonal Vegetable Pakora£4.00
                  • Chicken Breast Pakora£4.50
                  • Fish Pakora£5.50
                • Poori

                  Like Persia, the Punjab does breads by the basket. Poori is one of the favourites. Deep fried and crispy, comforting and delicious

                  • Channa Poori£4.00

                    Perhaps the most famous poori dish, often served as a breakfast dish. Spicy and sweet chickpea curry nestled into the perfect poori

                    • Prawn Poori£5.50

                      A more decadent dish, the sweet spice of the curried prawns

                      • Chaat

                        Chaat is a road side snack widely available on the highways and bye ways of the Punjab. It's the sort of snack you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite

                        • Chicken Chaat£4.50

                          This is a favourite at weddings; the men slake their thirst with excellent single malt whilst taking the edge off their hunger with Chicken Chaat. Almost tasty enough to make you want to pop the question!

                          • Garlic Mushroom Chaat£4.00

                            Button Mushrooms cooked in a sweet creamy sauce

                            • Sharing Plate

                              We understand how difficult it is to make choices, so we say "dont"! Our sharing plate takes you on a longer journey. Vegetable pakora, chicken pakora, fish pakora and chicken chaat

                              • Serves 3/4£17.00

                            Main Courses - Passion for Persia

                            • Kofta Kebab£11.50

                              Possibly the world's original and finest kebab. Perfectly balanced meat and spices grilled on an open charcoal barbecue. Cooked today the way it has been cooked for generations. Two skewers of lovely minced lamb meat served with salad and love

                              • Royal Chicken Kebab£12.00

                                Marinated chicken, skewered and barbecued. The spice mix for this dish is a family secret. When you taste it, you'll know why! Served with salad and dressing

                                • Majestic Kebab£15.00

                                  One famous emperor of Persia loved both lamb and chicken. So he had the Court Chef combine both. He called it The Majestic Kebab. It is indeed majestic. It is two kebabs, a skewer each of chicken and lamb mince

                                  • Shashlik£14.00

                                    Marinated lamb fillet, skewered and grilled over barbecue, served with salad and dressing, mixed peppers and onion. This dish straddles Persia and can be found in modern day Pakistan

                                    • Royal Kebab£16.00

                                      One of the Koolba Brothers, can never decide between Shashlik and the Kofta Kebab. So, in his honour, we bring you the Royal Kebab. A skewer of each served with salad and dressing. He says that whenever he eats it, he feels like a King

                                      • Persian Kebab Feast for Two£28.00

                                        I'm sure you saw this coming. I love ALL the kebabs at Koolba. So I wanted them ALL on a plate. Three skewers of beautifully barbecued meat and chicken. Shashlik, Kofta, Royal Chicken served on a bed of salad and accompanied by saffron rice. The best kebabs in Scotland. Sublime

                                        Traditional Indian Dishes

                                        • Bhuna

                                          This is one of our absolute favourites. Unlike most other North Indian curries the meat is added earlier on in the process. This means the sauce can remain thick and unctious, packed full of ginger, garlic and fresh tomato flavour

                                          • Dopiaza

                                            "Do" is the Punjabi word for two, "Piaza" is the word for onions. Two Onions. That's what defines this dish. Slow cooked onions form the base of this masala invigorated with the flavours of fresh cardamum, clove and black pepper

                                            • Saag

                                              The Punjab is home to all the best vegetables in India. Drive through any town or village and the spinach stretched skyward. It's a staple of my family. Here we combine it with a luscious masala and let the spinach do all the talking

                                              • Punjabi

                                                The Punjabis like nothing more than a party. This dish is a party on a plate. Peppers, Onions, Ginger, Garlic and plenty of green chillis take the party from the plate right into your mouth

                                                • Ceylonese

                                                  Ceylonese food is defined by spice and coconut. This curry balances the creamy coconut flavour with ground and whole spices and a dash of lemon juice

                                                  • Kashmiri Korma

                                                    The ancient work "Korma" means to braise, cook slowly in a broth. The Kashmiri Korma combines this slow cooked technique with coconut and fruit

                                                    • Biryani

                                                      (£2 supplement) A delicious combination of rice and either meat or missed vegetables, served with curry sauce

                                                      Traditional Indian Dishes - Choice Of

                                                      Combine your traditional Indian dish with a choice of:

                                                      • Mixed Vegetable£10.00

                                                        • Chicken£10.00

                                                          • Lamb£12.00

                                                            Koolba Indian Specialities

                                                            If you wish any of the chicken dishes to be served as a lamb version we will happily do so (£2 supplement)

                                                            • King Prawn Spicy Masala£15.00

                                                              Jaipur, the land of pink palaces and lakes gives us this complex dish. Green paper mushrooms, garlic and dried red chillies combine with the sweet King Prawns to create something very special

                                                              • King Prawn Chasni with Mushrooms£15.00

                                                                That sweet and sour Chasni flavour with the King of all the Prawns

                                                                • Kerelan Garlic Chilli King Prawns£15.00

                                                                  Prawns are the staple dish of the South Indian seaside town of Mangalore. Rich in garlic, suffused with spice and gorgeously chilli, this is a must for those that pursue authenticity

                                                                  • King Prawn Balti£15.00

                                                                    A Punjabi take on sea water shellfish. Chickpeas and King Prawn in a creamy, rich yoghurt masala

                                                                    • Lamb Karahi£12.00

                                                                      A Karahi is a steel cooking utensil, similar to a wok. This is a more robust dish, a potent masala bursting with spice and flavour and plenty of green chillies!

                                                                      • Kerelan Garlic Chilli Chicken Tikka£12.00

                                                                        A South Indian speciality from the coastal towns of Kerala. This is the garlic and chilli lovers dream come true. Typically of South Indian food, this is a lighter, more nuanced dish but with all the flavour

                                                                        • Chicken Tikka Chasni£12.00

                                                                          The Chasni is a stalwart of the West of Scotland, not known much beyond. It comes from the Indian obsession with Chinese food. This Chasni is sweet and sour, delicate and creamy. A great dish for those who are looking for an alternative to Korma

                                                                          • Chicken Tikka Jaipuri£12.00

                                                                            A potent fusion of peppers, onions, garlic, ginger and mushrooms with a touch of tangy sweet "n" sour simmered in exotic jaipuri spices

                                                                            • Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi£12.00

                                                                              Freshly Jalfrezi is a typical punjabi dish cooked with capsicum, onions and a touch of cream

                                                                              • Chicken Tikka Maseladar£12.00

                                                                                Delicious chicken tikka smothered in a tandoori sauce, rich in tomatoes, peppers and fresh coriander

                                                                                • Nantara Chicken Tikka and King Prawns£14.00

                                                                                  Nantara cuisine is one of the most ancient in India. From the palaces and gardens of Mysore, this dish combines King Prawns and Chicken Tikka with a special Nantara sauce, finished with fresh chilli and coriander

                                                                                  • Butter Chicken Tikka£12.00

                                                                                    From the heart of old Delhi, a deliciously rich butter masala with bite size pieces of chicken tikka

                                                                                    • Lamb Rogan Josh£12.00

                                                                                      Inspired by the dried Kashmiri dried chilli tempered with yoghurt, this is a much loved dish across all of North India. Tomatoes, chillies, coriander and tender lamb. Millions of Indians can't be wrong!

                                                                                      • Lyllpuri Chicken Tikka£12.00

                                                                                        Lyllpur is one of the biggest and most influential Punjabi cities and is noted for its authentic food. Red peppers, mushrooms, garlic, ginger all finished with Heather Honey. Immense

                                                                                        • Special Lamb Dopiaza£12.00

                                                                                          Lamb is the food for parties and functions. This is a regular Lamb Dopiaza taken to another place! Extra crispy onions, button mushrooms and fresh coriander will take you to another place!

                                                                                          • Chicken Tikka Shimla£12.00

                                                                                            In the foothills of the Himalayas, Shimla was the Summer capital of the British Raj. This dish harks back from those days. Similar to a Bhuna, this curry is emboldened with paprika, mushrooms and Kashmiri chilli

                                                                                            • Chicken Daal£10.00

                                                                                              From the heart of Muslim Punjab, this is festival food. Slow cooked chicken and lentils brought together in an effortlessly delicious masala

                                                                                              • Saag Paneer£10.00

                                                                                                Fresh Paneer and spinach are the happiest of bed fellows. This is from the farmlands of the Punjab, full of earthy flavours and the creamy deliciousness of paneer. Almost enough to turn you vegetarian!

                                                                                                • Chicken Tikka Masala£12.00

                                                                                                  Invented in Glasgow, loved around the world, there is no dish that characterises better the love affair the Scots have with curry. Tandoori mouthfuls of chicken in a masala bursting with capiscums, ginger, garlic and chilli, tempered with cream. This is what made Scotland Brave!

                                                                                                  • Chicken Tikka Meal£15.00

                                                                                                    Marinated tandoori chicken served with fresh salad, rice and sauce

                                                                                                    • Lamb Tikka Meal£17.00

                                                                                                      Marinated tandoori lamb served with fresh salad, rice and sauce

                                                                                                      • Sabzi Gosht£12.00

                                                                                                        Another of those dishes that can be found in Persia and Punjab and everywhere inbetween. Fresh vegetables and tender lamb brought together in a delicious masala. At least two of your five a day!

                                                                                                        Rice and Bread and Tasties

                                                                                                        • Basmati Rice£2.50

                                                                                                          • Mushroom Rice£3.50

                                                                                                            • Persian Style Naan£2.50

                                                                                                              Freshly baked from the Tandoor

                                                                                                              • Garlic and Coriander Naan£3.50

                                                                                                                • Keema Naan£4.00

                                                                                                                  Spiced minced lamb enfloded into a Naan

                                                                                                                  • Cheese Naan£4.00

                                                                                                                    Cheddar cheese in a Naan. Genius

                                                                                                                    • Peshwari Naan£4.00

                                                                                                                      The King of Naans emboldened with coconut

                                                                                                                      • Chapati£1.50

                                                                                                                        • Spicy Vegetable Paratha£4.00

                                                                                                                          • Mast-O-Moosir£3.50

                                                                                                                            a cooling Persian yoghurt dip with herbs and garlic

                                                                                                                            • Red Spiced Onion£2.00

                                                                                                                              • Mango Chutney£2.00

                                                                                                                                • Mixed Raita£2.00

                                                                                                                                  • Mixed Pickle£2.00

                                                                                                                                    • Poppadum£1.00

                                                                                                                                      • Chips£2.50

                                                                                                                                        Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                                                                                                                        What 881 people are saying

                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                          Malachie

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          The food was absolutely wonderful The staff brilliant

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                                                                                                                                          Darren

                                                                                                                                          Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          The lamb bunah was delicious. The most tender meat I've ever had. Very nice host and good service. Would definitely recommend.

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                                                                                                                                          IainS

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Another very enjoyable pre-theatre meal. Good food and good service.

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                                                                                                                                          IsobelW

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Food lovely ,service was great would come back,great size portions Staff very welcoming and warm Seating great ,very pleasant atmosphere

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                                                                                                                                          Sarah

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          10/10 as always! Great food and great service :) will be back soon!

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                                                                                                                                          AngieS

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Great location, very comfortable and good service. Starters delicious, opted for lamb bhunna which was flavoursome but meat not tender enough and found myself chewing which wasn’t great. Husbands was softer though, he had the garlic chilli though so couldn’t taste it as too hot for me.

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                                                                                                                                          ROSSM

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          great food in a great setting No complaints about anything on offer here Thoroughly recommend

                                                                                                                                        8. SK

                                                                                                                                          StuartK

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Great food and service as always will be back soon

                                                                                                                                        9. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Hadn’t been to Koolba in a long time, but I have to say it’s still great! The food is fantastic!

                                                                                                                                        10. TM

                                                                                                                                          TomM

                                                                                                                                          Exclusive

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Good and service was excellent/ would highly recommend

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                                                                                                                                          GemmaM

                                                                                                                                          Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Amazing service, amazing food, best Indian I’ve had in a long time.

                                                                                                                                        12. MM

                                                                                                                                          MandM

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Nice food with some dishes better than others. Service ok. Unfortunately the clothes stank of food at the end of the night, which was very unpleasant.

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                                                                                                                                          GAILD

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Lovely fresh food. KoolBa never disappoints the taste buds

                                                                                                                                        14. TS

                                                                                                                                          TillmanS

                                                                                                                                          Atlanta

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          The food was amazing. The staff was curious. The serving time was very quick and the atmosphere was very quiet and pleasant. They were very tickled that I had chosen their restaurant as my first Indian food experience as well.

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                                                                                                                                          Anonymouse

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Brilliant, as always. A warm welcome, prompt service and beautiful, fresh food.

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                                                                                                                                          egk2013

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Tasty food and friendly service in Merchant City, Glasgow

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                                                                                                                                          JimB

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Had buttered chicken which was overcooked and tough.

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 16 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          Dear Jim B You had mentioned the same feedback to one of our staff when you were in the restaurant and we explained you that the butter chicken tikka you had is chicken tikka done in tandoor. If you were looking for soft chicken you should have mentioned that to one of our staff. We are more than happy to exchange anything for our customers. Any item done in tandoor is meant be to cooked well. Tikka the words itself means marinated dish done in tandoor. Thank You for coming...

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                                                                                                                                          AllanR

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 12 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Excellent dining experience at Koolba,the best in Glasgow.

                                                                                                                                        19. MW

                                                                                                                                          MartinW

                                                                                                                                          Perthshire

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Great food and great service by fruendly staff, what’s not to like?

                                                                                                                                        20. DM

                                                                                                                                          DavidM

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Food was excellent, hot and delicious. Staff very attentive

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                                                                                                                                          Allan

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Lovely welcome at the door promptly seated and treated to the most delightful mix of Persian and Indian food. Exceeded my expectations. From the aubergine starter to the Lamb chop and monkfish meals the food was truley irresistible. To top it all off the service was impeccable thanks to Rahela - Mihaela for looking after us. Will definitely return and would recommend it to anyone that wants to give it a try. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                        22. KB

                                                                                                                                          KimB

                                                                                                                                          Cumbria

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                          Fantastic food. Would highly recommend eating here. We had a great evening.

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                                                                                                                                          GlasgowRocks

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Excellent restaurant. Can't fault it all. Staff are friendly and willing to advise on dishes. Food is excellent and very reasonably priced.

                                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Fantastic food, as always, and friendly service too.

                                                                                                                                        25. MD

                                                                                                                                          MartinD

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Koolba have never disappointed - everything about the place is top class

                                                                                                                                        26. GO

                                                                                                                                          GillianO

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Food was amazing, great value, lovely inviting environment and lovely staff throughly recommend a visit.

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                                                                                                                                          thelowestoft2

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Excellent food and hospitality as usual. Booked to go back again on Monday night.

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                                                                                                                                          DavidC

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Had a great meal here as a group of 4. From starter to dessert, superb. Friendly and attentive staff. Would thoroughly recommend as a great restaurant for a curry in and around Glasgow. Definitely will be back.

                                                                                                                                        29. GA

                                                                                                                                          GordonA

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Always a memorable dining experience. Great food cooked from fresh and served by warm, friendly and attentive staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. The Persian meat feast main for two is particularly good.Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Dublin

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 21 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          We had a brilliant night here, couldn’t have asked for more. Everything was delicious, and amazing value - couldn’t recommend more!

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank You Dear for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your time and effort to provide us with such a great review. Koolba prides on bringing the fresh and quality produce to its customer on the table. We hope to see you again in future.. Thank you

                                                                                                                                        31. P

                                                                                                                                          Pixie

                                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Really good food and great service - always come back here

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank You Pixie for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your time and effort to provide us with such a great review. Koolba prides on bringing the fresh and quality produce to its customer on the table. We hope to see you again in future.. Thank you

                                                                                                                                        32. NS

                                                                                                                                          NeilS

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                          Family dinner. Fish curry had too many bones, mentioned this to the waitress and got an answer "It's not our fish" which I was a bit confused with. Waiting staff were average. Overall experience was OK but definitely overpriced.

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          We are confused too about your feedback, you except the fish to be without bones? We get the fish from suppliers and we take the bones how much we can see from our own eyes. All our staff are best for what they do. If you say the pre theatre was overpriced than, we think you haven't been to any other restaurants in merchant city. We phoned to ask about the incident, not to change your mind for review. Not 100% can be satisfied and you are one of them. Thank You for your review.

                                                                                                                                        33. IS

                                                                                                                                          IainS

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Just what we wanted for a pre-concert meal. Food was excellent and staff were very courteous and attentive with Covid protocols being observed. A good experience.

                                                                                                                                        34. AM

                                                                                                                                          ArleneM

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Love this place. One of my favourite restaurants. Would highly recommend it. Best pakora, garlic naan and the Persian kebabs are fantastic.

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank You Arlene M for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your time and effort to provide us with such a great review. Koolba prides on bringing the fresh and quality produce to its customer on the table. We hope to see you again in future.. Thank you

                                                                                                                                        35. SM

                                                                                                                                          SusanM

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 17 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Fantastic authentic Indian food at a reasonable price . We love Koolba and it never disappoints

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank You Susan M for your feedback, we really appreciate your time and effort to provide us the review. This helps to grow more and more. Koolba always prides itself on providing the fresh quality produce with excellent customer service. we hope to see you again in future. Thank You

                                                                                                                                        36. GA

                                                                                                                                          GillianA

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Food was amazing! A little spicy but we wanted to try something different than our usual. Service was fantastic, staff couldn't do enough for us. They honoured our pre covid voucher which was fantastic! We have been to Koolba a few times and just keep going back, we love it! Its such a lovely atmosphere, very relaxed and cosy. A great little gem!

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank You so much GillianA for your excellent feedback, we really appreciate the effort. Koolba always prides on providing the fresh quality produce with excellent customer service. Our first priority is customer and always happy to provide what they asked for. Thank you once again..

                                                                                                                                        37. KK

                                                                                                                                          KarenK

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Lovely food, good value, good service. We’ll be back

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Thank you for your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                                                                                        38. P

                                                                                                                                          Pobojory

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Usual good food and excellent service. A bit more expensive than it used to be but I understand why.

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 9 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Dear Pobojory Thank You for your positive feedback. We pride ourselves in providing fresh quality produce with excellent customer service. We hope to see you again in future.

                                                                                                                                        39. V

                                                                                                                                          Vichargreaves

                                                                                                                                          Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                          Not as good as the last time we ate there no deviation from the menu if it's on the menu you can have it if you want something different the are not accommodating at all

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 9 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Dear Vichargreaves, the only thing you asked with us was if we did kulfi as dessert, which we don't. We have never done kulfi ice cream since we established Koolba. We have our own best selection of dessert. So the product which we don't do at all since beginning, how can we accommodate you with that thing?? If you have been in our establishment before than you could see how our menu had changed since over the years. Thank You for coming..

                                                                                                                                        40. CW

                                                                                                                                          ChristopherW

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          We missed the pre theatre menu as we had been held up in traffic so we just ate from the main menu.....bit more expensive but the quality of food was out standing. Well worth trying the main menu you won't be disappointed

                                                                                                                                          KoolBaResponded on 9 March 2022

                                                                                                                                          Dear ChristopherW Thank You for your positive feedback. Koolba prides in providing best fresh quality produce. We never comprise in quality so we look for quality than quantity. We hope to see you again in future.

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                                                                                                                                        109 Candleriggs Glasgow, G1 1NP

                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                        • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                          Merchant City

                                                                                                                                        • Area

                                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                          Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
                                                                                                                                          Sun 13:00–21:00

                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                          Indian, Middle Eastern

                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                        • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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