KoolBa

4.6
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427 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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.
What 427 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service and value for money and good atmosphere

s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

IC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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.

C
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! We would recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic curry or kebab!

KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another very enjoyable visit to Koolba. As always, the food was brilliant and the staff were, as usual, helpful and welcoming

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious, fresh, flavours are what Koolba deliver consistently. It was busy and quite noisy but then it was Glasgow on a Saturday early evening and we had a large party at a table close by!

DB
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top class tasty food
Staff very attentive and service excellent

r
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. The food has always been excellent, the staff very friendly and accommodating and it's always a nice relaxed atmosphere. I really cannot praise this restaurant enough. My mouth is watering just thinking of the veg pakora as I type this!

RP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always make time to go to Kool Ba when we are in Glasgow. It is our favorite curry place. I love that they have different styles of food to choose from and my husband LOVES the garlic chillie chicken.

e
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab food , super value and V clean loos

NS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal in a very comfortable environment will be back

B
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a joy to visit Koolba where you can rely on quality food and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere

KR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We always come to Koolba when going out in Glasgow but found the service charge (10%) on top of our £250 bill very steep 🙈 has put a few of the group off visiting again.

MB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always the food and service were great. Could not fault the way we were taken care of. Will definitely be back.

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

Really great curry with friendly attentive service. Everything cooked fresh and served stylishly by waiter who was happy to offer advice and guidance.

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

Brilliant meal and service. The kebab feast for two was an excellent choice. Thank you.

PB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a pleasant meal. Main dishes were very pleasant, without being exceptional. Starters were a let down. Pin ones in one if the fish pakora. Chicken chat turned out to be chicken wings, maybe it said on the menu and it was my mistake, who knows? I certainly wouldn't have ordered them if I had realised. Chickpea paratha was the best of the starters. Nan breads were excellent, as was the rice. Overall I found this place fell below the expectations I had reading other reviews.

MS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Indian restaurant, great value for money and very friendly staff

SL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were both excellent, my wife and I went as a treat for her birthday and they came out after the meal with a piece of cake and a candle and sang happy birthday to her which was a very nice surprise.

AF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent food and our initial waiter very good but as it got busier the servers became a bit distant and a bit snooty for the want of a better word but on the whole a really lovely meal spoilt only by a couple of poor waiters and waitresses.

ML
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently high standards with excellent service.

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