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Koolba

#26 of 1,925 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great welcome and attentive staff all evening, here for 1st time and whilst not often out in Glasgow, we will be back. This was simply one of the best Indian meals I have ever had and very reasonable priced. If you are unsure & never been before, go! You will not regret it.

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1 Thank John T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food Good service. Been going to this restaurant for ten years. Would recommend to anyone who likes great food.

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1 Thank Russell H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant but I haven't managed to visit for a few months. I enjoyed the pre- theatre menu with my partner today. It was excellent value for money and the food and service were excellent as always. Would highly recommend a visit to Koolba. You won't be disappointed.

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Elland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited whilst away travelling on business with 3 colleagues. We were recommended to visit and it didn't dissappoint. Great choice of food and a great choice of beers to go along with it

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent ambience and service. We really liked our meal. Curries were delicious. Not very expensive also.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us ate here last Saturday we did book which I would recommend as it was very busy the food was very good also the service, the dips with the poppadoms were excellant only downside was the king prawn Masala came with the tails still on but overall great value for money

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Cupar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here on 14th for a meal food was really good and service was excellent would definitely recommend to anyone and will return next time we are staying in Glasgow

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having eaten here several times before, I knew I was in for good quality food. I was pleased to find that this time the food had a greater depth of flavour, especially the lamb saag main course which was truly excellent. I look forward to returning again, especially if the place refuses to rest on its reputation and continues to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked for a Saturday night table for two. No problem getting a decent time, 8pm, on the weekend before Valentines Day! Even so the place was very busy when we arrived. A good welcome on arrival and good engagement from the waiter who showed us to our table. The staff are naturally friendly and helpful and the place has... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten a lot of curries in my time, but was absolutely blown away by Kool Ba. Went for a fairly bog standard order, Chicken Tikka Masala with a Garlic Naan, and it was by far the best curry I have ever eaten, had to come back for a second time the next week so my friends could try it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 2777
Description
KoolBa is a warm, modern, and inviting authentic Indian restaurant in Glasgow, located in the heart of the Merchant City. We have worked hard and KoolBa has now become synonymous with quality Indian and Persian cuisine. We have achieved this with our commitment to using the best local produce, fresh herbs, carefully selected whole spices, but above all offering genuine appreciation and care to all of our customers. We are committed to providing freshly made to order dishes to Glasgow's diners. Some customers enjoy switching between our Indian and Persian dishes with each course, and in particular, many of our regular diners recommend our homemade chicken pakora as a firm favourite, along with freshly made peshwari naan. Open for Merchant City Festival from 20/07 Monday Noon till the end of July!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?