KoolBa

4.6
621 reviews
£25 and under
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 621 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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MargoN
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Every time we’ve visited the kook ba it’s always been a good dining experience always friendly staff good service value for money

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JoWan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic. We were there during covid and it was very quiet, but a great experience. Best curry i've had in a while!

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WendyW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal..one of my favourite restaurants. It’s much quieter due to the Covid 19 distancing, still thoroughly enjoyable.

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MohammedRaza
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Koolba is just heaven on Earth for me when it comes to Persian cuisine. The food is worth every penny and food and the staff are top notch. Highly recommended

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PolMoireach
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tae be back. Everything was excellent. As usual. Apart fae the lack of alcohol.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken pakoras are a must the chicken just melts in your mouth. I just had a chicken curry , it was beautiful and full of lovely ingredients My partner had a spicy Mediterranean chicken and said it was amazing
Now I’m usually a chapati person , but the nan bread is to die for

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S22wrt
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Have been a regular at koolba for many years and food has always been exceptional
but unfortunately on this occasion although good wasn’t up to usual standard lamb dishes
meat was tough hopefully this is just a one off as its my favourite restaurant ☹️

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CaroleM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice of food. Had 4 very different meals and all of them were great. Definitely the best naan bread I’ve ever tasted!

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Scotsghirl
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Only the full priced menu available instead of the lunch which meant it was more expensive than usual.
The restaurant was cold and I didn’t want to take my coat off. I had to order a hot drink to get some heat!
Food as always is tasty but it’s the little things like changing the menu and not putting the heat on that makes the visit less pleasureable.
I always enjoy and look forward to going to Koolba but was slightly disappointed this time.

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georgem
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hi that’s what we would have given the restaurant but as it was closed we couldn’t but you let us book it so you ruined our night

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JessicaC
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal. Probably one of the best tikka masalas I've ever had! Extremely reasonable pricing and attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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DarrenS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🙌
Great service and staff as well.

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AGC3
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service excellent as always. Ordered from the great value lunch menu.
Quieter due to the current restrictions.

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MCSpanner
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had another enjoyable meal in the Koolba, owing to the current restrictions the atmosphere was very subdued and the restaurant was not busy. All outwith the control of the Koolba. Really missing the presence of a prawn poori on the menu though - can we have it back please?

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Lynnie
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual a delicious meal. My husband had tandoori monk fish and I had lamb tikka meal. Both were outstanding as always, this must be the best curry shop in Glasgow. Give it a try you won't be disappointed. Staff are very informative so don't be scared to ask for advice.

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MarieM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our favourite Indian restaurant in Glasgow Excellent

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YvonneB
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined at Koolba in the Merchant City many times and have tried different dishes, the food has been delicious every time. The staff are very friendly and efficient, it’s very reasonably priced and value for money! I would definitely recommend this restaurant all day long, if you are looking for good quality Indian food

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DannyB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely meal from the 3 course lunch menu, would recommend to anyone.

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LynseyM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely meal and afternoon in Koolba. Waitresses were attentive and helpful throughout. Food was delicious, highly recommend dining here!

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Starters were amazing, best Indian sharing platter I’ve ever had and would come back just for them!

The mains were a real let down, no real depth to the sauces and we had to send the sea bass curry back, in fairness the staff dealt with our disappointment without a fuss and credit to them for their overall service especially given the tough environment

Garlic nann out of this world, make sure you get it well done though!

Was prepared to spend a bit more time normal but do think they have pushed the prices to the top end

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JohnF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic time here. Food was outstanding as were the staff. Highly recommend this place. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food , fab restaurant and excellent customer service

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Lorc
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent meal and good service lacking atmosphere as no background music but this is due to current covid situation

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williamw
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice surroundings. One of the best Indian restaurants in Glasgow.

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Scobbie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had another fantastic meal would recommend the tandoori monkfish

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DiSh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

the meal was delicious and well priced. staff are lovely and very attentive. highly recommend this restaurant.

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Emma1
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My most favourite Indian restaurant. We go for every occasion

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PolMoireach
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back in since lockdown lifted. Felt very safe cos of COVID-19 changes. Food, drink & staff as great as usual.

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CarolineN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Meal was nice. Small starters. Place was empty no atmosphere.

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AinslieM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food amazing service one of the most underrated restaurant in Glasgow

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LindaY
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food, outstanding value , will be back.

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ChristineS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place ,Moorish decor lovely staff & food , definitely good value for what you experience.

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ClaireMcG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. The best Indian in Glasgow in my opinion. Love the South Indian Garlic Chilli sea bass curry with coconut rice. Beautiful. Had popadums and chutney and spiced onions for starter. Even the garlic nan was so light. It is pricey but, in my opinion, worth every penny. Service was very good also.

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MarkH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual, best curry in Glasgow.......

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LindaY
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Well organised, great staff and great food will definitely be going back

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John
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To celebrate our wedding anniversary we decided to have lunch in our favourite Indian restaurant, the Koolba, located in Glasgow’s Merchant City. Once again the food was outstanding and the staff were attentive as always. Received a lovely surprise, a large slice of chocolate cake from the staff to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary. Looking forward to going back.

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AyrUnitedsupporter
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of the meal and service were excellent. Lovely food, with attentive service but not at all obtrusive. In these times of "the virus" attention to hygiene was first rate. Strongly recommended.

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GaryB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food as always and currently in the eat out to help out scheme

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was nice enough in general, although quite expensive for the portion size that is given. There was quite a draft due to there being a door that is always left open (this would be fine in summer, but it was 8pm in September so it wasn’t really suitable). The restaurant itself looks lovely and authentic to its credit.

FAQs

KoolBa does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

KoolBa is rated 4.6 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.