KoolBa

4.6
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445 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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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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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always try and visit Koolba when we are in Glasgow. The Persian kebabs are just the best, curries are lovely too. Service is always brilliant too.

DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at KoolBa. Will definitely return. Great food, friendly staff and a well stocked bar.

D
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Seems to be loosing its magic. Been countless times and might have been an off day but service was poor, fish, chicken and veg pakora all bland.

Kebabs were overdone and pretty average. Usually love this place but pretty much didn’t tick and boxes at all for me or my colleagues.

V
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a meal before a concert- a curry each with rice and nan bread followed by a sweet. Everything was delicious and was good value for money.

MS
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to Koloa many times and it never disappoints,the staff are lovely,food is always excellent

LM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here a couple of times for afternoon lunch, so I decided to go on a date night with my partner here, the food is always lovely, service is quick and friendly, it is a nice quiet atmosphere to eat in both through the day and at night to have a meal for 2, it is also reasonably priced. I would reccomend to others and will definitely be back.

DO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the 1st time we came here a few years ago, it was brilliant then, and still is.

GM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. I would recommend the Turkish Meat Feast to anyone.

IM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, staff were friendly and attentive. We have already recommended to family and friends

S
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent, portion sizes were perfect. The staff were all friendly and attentive. They went that extra mile to make sure that we enjoyed our time there.

DM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meals and service as always, will be back soon

CO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was simply fantastic, staff were very good and created a great atmosphere.

IS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely meal from the pre-theatre menu before going on to a concert in the City Hall opposite. The staff were very pleasant and created a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The food was of a very good standard and served quickly, which is exactly what one wants of a pre-theatre meal. Would thoroughly recommend Koolba.

MG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, a lovely lunch at Koolba. Great choice in the lunch menu, but whole menu available if you want it. Service was excellent, our waitress was very friendly. Be back soon.

PF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great Indian food and good sized portions. Service very prompt. Would visit again.

TM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food but very pricey. Very loud ambience ...try a week night

KM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The KoolBa is as good today as the day it opened. Many of the staff have been there some some years and the newer members are well versed in the standards expected.
All of them are welcoming, attentive and professional.
The food never fails either, and their nans and freshly made pakoras are among the best anywhere.

K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Service was pretty poor, we were asked what we wanted less than a minute after being given menus, we asked for a couple more minutes and then immediately afterwards another waiter asked us again. One of the waiters had very bad body odour which was not pleasant! Food was only okay, with very small portions. Food was served directly onto plates instead of in separate dishes like in most Indian restaurants. Naan was extremely greasy. Was very expensive in relation to quality. Will not be returning.

TS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful day. Great to meet up with friends. Service excellent, food tasty and good portions (not to big, or small). Pleasant surroundings. Would definitely return and recomend friends.

DD
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service and value for money and good atmosphere

s
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Superb food can’t be beaten, I just love this place and can’t wait to return.

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food here is excellent and is a must try whenever you are in Glasgow.

IC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended and it didn't disappoint.
Great service and food.
Will definitely be back

F
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food tasty, quite quiet but we booked table for 4pm. Staff over attentive and keen to remove plates before finishing meal. Other than that I would re ommend, good value for money.

MS
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely wee Indian restaurant,plenty of choice and good value for money, staff very friendly, been several times now and will Defo be back

SB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, authentic Indian food and great prices. Would gladgly eat there again

CG
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another lovely dinner from Koolba. Great selection to choose from and as always the staff are pleasant and very helpful. Looking forward to my next visit

A
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible Indian food! Best I’ve had for a long time!

SS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so fresh it was just delightful. Superb!!

DJ
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another excellent meal at Koolba. The food is always of a high quality and the staff are extremely attentive. We will definitely be back.

GB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere, not too tightly packed, so privacy is good too. Lamb is absolutely beautiful. I normally buy chicken dishes but have gone for lamb every time in here.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed. Food is excellent and the staff are fabulous xx

SC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious nan breads are to die for, great value for money 👍😀

BW
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent as always can’t fault this restaurant never been disappointed when we visit service and staff great

DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. Food was amazing loved everything we had . Service & staff very helpful .
We will certainly planning to go back .

KB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great value lunch. Never had a bad meal in Koolba!

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered fish pakora to start and that was extremely disappointing. It had a cooked from frozen almost fish finger like as opposed to freshly made. We've eaten in many Indian restaurants and know the difference. The main meals were much better and the chef kindly prepared a chicken achari dish which was not on the menu. We chose the restaurant because of its location and the open table application availability. There was a 20% discount which made it value for money. Full price wouldn't have been that.

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Great food, great service overall however the spoiler was when just one inexperienced waiter made a big deal of me cancelling my coffee within a minute pointing out that it was too late and the order is put through instantaneously and it would be wasted after we spent £40-£50. I politely explained the inappropriateness of this for customer service that its not the done thing, but he didn’t really take the hint and kept trying to justify his point. Kinda sad because everything else was perfect. I think it’s a good training and coaching opportunity for this member of staff. All the other staff appeared highly experienced/trained and provided great customer service very warm and friendly!

IM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. Great atmosphere within the restaurant.