We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 552 2777
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (161)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (185 reviews)
“naan bread” (128 reviews)
“pakora” (91 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Balti, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Koolba
1. Consistently Great Taste Food
"BEST Indian in Glasgow. Lovely curries and the Brianni was outstanding"
See reviews that mention Consistently great taste food
2. Multi Award Winning Restaurant
"KoolBa holds an accolade very few others will ever attain"
See reviews that mention scotland
3. Fresh Real Food NOT processed
"The kebabs skewers are particularly good"
See reviews that mention kebab
Write a ReviewReviews (1,582)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,557 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good Curry house with friendly staff and well situated. Choice is fairly typical, though none the worse for it. Unusually good choice of beers for such places.

1  Thank IAMEng
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

KoolBa is by far our favourite restaurant in Glasgow. We have been visiting for at least 5 years and we always enjoy the fantastic food served. The excellent staff are very attentive to your needs and they are very proud of their impeccable service and...More

12  Thank Glayva67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Koolba before as a couple, and were impressed by the service and the menu choice, so we chose it for a large group meal and weren't disappointed. Before we went, we had to change the table numbers several times and the manager...More

2  Thank JaneyEdwards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Best Indian food I've ever had! Service was excellent, atmosphere was great, lovely decor but even more amazing food!! LOVED the peshwari naan!!

1  Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic restaurant, with an extensive menu, and some wonderful dishes. Staff were very friendly, and made us feel welcome.

1  Thank Kirstyonfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken chat to start. Really good, very tasty charred chicken. Followed by Lamb Korhi with a side of saag paneer. Highly recommended

1  Thank TravelingEHO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best Indian Restaurant I have ever been too, the food so fresh and tasty, rice and ban bread were out of this world, simply can't wait to return

1  Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were kindly fitted in although it was clearly a busy Saturday evening. Food was amazing hubby’s lamb bhuna and my butter chicken tikka were delicious. Staff very warm and friendly. Will be back very soon!!!

4  Thank laineygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe Koolba came too highly touted, too many people raving about it, best this, best that...Koolba is really not the best of anything, and probably not the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow. The service was very good and the atmosphere is really nice, too. But,...More

Thank kgib61
KoolBasManager, Manager at Koolba, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We Reject your cheap comment of "Just like in some cheap takeout place with counter service" This is not US is you.... and you better stick to them Over the last 15 years we worked hard to earn 1433 (excellent & very good Review) your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here for the last 10 year but recently over the last 6 months we have found the food inferior when we complained to the management they don't take critisium very well Friday early evening dinning is like eating pre heated food The...More

Thank Masums
KoolBasManager, Manager at Koolba, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We always welcome constructive feedback, we definitely Not accept abuse of our kindness & disrespect to our member of our staff, you trying to degrade our business this is Not fair from you. Lastly I’m wounder if we’re so bad why you keep coming back...More

Nearby Restaurants
Qua Italian Restaurant
1,600 reviews
.08 km away
Italian Kitchen
727 reviews
.10 km away
Cafe Gandolfi
1,122 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Glasgow Police Museum
300 reviews
.12 km away
Merchant City
672 reviews
.03 km away
Trades Hall of Glasgow
33 reviews
.22 km away
59 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rachel M
29 January 2017|
Response from Rose C | Reviewed this property |
Koolba's staff are so helpful, so next time you are in you should ask the waiter.
27 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only went for the entertainment
25 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from taffymhd1968 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 47
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing