KoolBa

4.6
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504 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.
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Lovely food as always. Very loud Lairy groups of men, maybe this is the norm for Friday nights and that’s why the service was pretty aggressive. Plates slammed down, and moved to the bar area when there was absolutely no need! We were two female friends out for dinner. Very rushed and will not be back for a while.

AL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, excellent service. Good blend of Indian and Persian cuisine.

H
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, service ok, a smile goes a long way!

SD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little gem. Been a few times before and never disappointed. Excellent food and choice. Great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone and will certainly return.

AL
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to visit when in Glasgow. Food is amazing and great value

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is the best food ever, everything is so fresh and tasty, the nan bread is delicious light and not stodgy at all. The staff are lovely and friendly, can't wait to go back.

J
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again another Fantastic visit to the Koolba. Staff are so friendly and cater for everyone’s needs. Looking forward to my next visit already.

MI
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely pre theatre meal, nice atmosphere and excellent staff. Will definitely return again

SF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On our annual trip to the Celtic Connections this has proved the ideal place to eat before a concert. In my opinion the food is great and the service is very good. Overall a nice ambience in the place and I look forward to eating there again, as soon as I can.

NJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh, tasty, light and not oily. We really enjoyed our dining experience and we will definitely be back again.

JD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Meal but a little bit pricey at 165 quid for 6 punters having one course and one drink

FH
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit Koolba. The food is fantastic and the staff are lovely. Can’t wait for our next visit

ML
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food, service and welcome in a pleasant, friendly environment. As a result we return to Koolba on each of our frequent visits to Glasgow.

WP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Second visit to Koolba and both times food was lovely, as were the staff.

VG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for early evening meal for my husbands birthday , food was outstanding as always, staff surprised him with gorgeous birthday cake cant praise this place enough, service and value for money second to none.

KD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really tasty. Nice feeling in the restaurant, happy buzz of talk but not too loud. Staff helpful and friendly. Would go back again.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently the best meal I have ever eaten over the years

E
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a very short wait for our table but we were a bit early. Good service and food up to the usual excellent standard. Once the table next to us has departed the ambience was lovely. Dropping a star for service this time as not quite as attentive as previous visits and had to prompt for a couple of things.

BR
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Return visitor. Food to die for. Recommend +++

KM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the whole experience was excellent. Food is freshly prepared ant tastes amazing. The staff are great and the setting is smart and clean. Thanks again

d
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff great but food even better .
This is our fav Merchant city haunt.

Don’t go anywhere else . This is the best .

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

KoolBa never fails to disappoint. Food and service amazing as always - always made to feel very welcome and nothing is too much haste for them.

HT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, would visit again. No pictures but was great and would highly recommend

AD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great location.
Best Indian Restaurant in Glasgow!

SG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing meal. I would highly recommend the sharing platter,best we have had, the lamb chops were superb. The staff were extremely attentive and couldn’t do enough to ensure we enjoyed our visit.
Toilets immaculate. Well done KoolBa👍

TJ
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Food was overpriced and the staff were unhelpful and pretty rude.

Generally a poor dining experience.

IL
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is just the best in Glasgow , the food is lovely and the service was best I have ever seen

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a lovely experience, the food was excellent and the staff were friendly, I would definitely go again.

CN
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great, friendly service.
Food of a good standard.
Did not like the aromatic seeds on the pwshari nan bread.

Overall I would return.

DF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday meal for 6 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

N
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn't been to KoolBa for a couple of years but decided to take a friend as a thank you present. The food and service were just as good as we remembered and I tried a different dish to the one I usually chose which I really enjoyed. We won't leave it so long next time!

d
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love it in here . We are regulars and the food cannot be beaten

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out with family. Great food and service.

DF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best curry I’ve ever had, friendly staff absolutely fantastic

LJ
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Amazing food, great service and a handy location.

SM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Food fantastic. Attentive staff

GB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at Koolba on at least 10 occasions and I have never been disappointed with the food and level of service.

Pre-theatre at £12.95 is excellent value for money and the food is as good as the evening main service on the A la carte menu.

JB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was good will definitely go back.
Service was fast and staff very helpful

l
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I booked a table online for 4pm , cancelled it untill 4.30, when we went in the waiter said we were late , showed my emails and was told it was ok, sat at the table another waiter came over with a small phone like device, showed me and said that's how they thought we were late, its said 4pm cancelled, 4.30 booked, told him yea that's right but he wouldn't listen , still thought I mixed it up , ordered drinks, husband was told it was only small bottles of indian beer , so ordered a coke, then saw a big bottle go by on a tray , asked someone else for one , then was told the girl was mixed up incase they have a party at night , strange reason !!! , had our starter which was fine , the waiter took our plates and put my husband's dirty fork back on the table, he had to ask for another one , had our meal, it was ok , not great , got our bill was told they wont charge us for the coke , looked at the bill and was charged for 3 beers and a wine, my husband only had 2 beers and they are £6.50 each. Wasnt impressed with the service or the food , we've been before a few times before but its probably been over 18 months since we were there. Absolutely wont be going back.

HG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, good service and a cut above as far as indian restaurants go. The vegetable pakora was beautiful.