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#25 of 1,928 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal, beautiful surroundings. Staff were fantastic, accommodated every need. Had a wonderful visit and will be back soon. Lovely restaurant and family.

1 Thank jaymoore1
Jessheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here last night with family after reading so many positive reviews on TA. The service and the quality of food was excellent. Our favourites were the chicken breast pakora(far superior to any ever eaten before), the chicken tikka masala(creamy with amazing flavour) and the royal chicken kebab. In my opinion the other dishes we ordered were comparable to other... More 

2 Thank duntiblaesnob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

one of the best indian meals i have ever tasted and the staff are very attentive - the butter chicken and south idian chicken is superb ... i would highly recommend and it is perfectly placed to go to the many bars in the area for a drink afterwards - city centre location and good for theatre meals too

1 Thank j0ckess
Elgin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice Place & friendly staff. The flavours of the food were great. I was full of the cold and unwell, but could still taste how good the food was! Restaurnt was busy (Friday Night, I would recomend booking) More expensive than your normal Indian/Persian, but the freshness of it all more than makes up for that. Good sized portions also,... More 

1 Thank kevinfraser83
Whitburn, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 Thank John T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1 Thank Russell H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1 Thank 70RCM
Elland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank Ian P
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank isha1504
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1 Thank alimccaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 44
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 2777
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?