KoolBa

4.6
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536 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Pre/post Theatre
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 536 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB31
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

My husband and I had a lovely meal and staff were great. We noticed on our bill that we had beer (tiger brand) that we did not order or receive. I sent an email regarding this as soon as I left the restaurant but had no response.

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McBs
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and outstanding service. We will definitely go back. Best curry house in Glasgow!

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ElizabethG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We as a family have been going here for .. near on 12 years + .
Never had a bad meal .
Food is ALWAYS outstanding .
Our favourite restaurant in Glasgow .
Elle

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited Koolba a lot over the last few years and can honestly say that this restaurant is the best , staff are so friendly and cheery and the boss man ( can’t remember his name ) is always very welcoming. Top notch food and wine

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GillianH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always happy with food and service here at KoolBa. This time they even exceeded my expectation by making me a drink not on the menu. Had been disappointed not to see lassi there and ordered sparkling water instead. Later on the waiter came and asked what kind of lassi I prefer, salt or sweet. Just thought he was making conversation, but was delighted when he returned with exactly what I had mentioned was my favorite, mango lassi, a bit salty and a little bit, but not too sweet. Kudos for this! Pre-theatre menu is exception value for money £11.99. We had chicken pakora(the best you will find anywhere) followed by chicken tikka masala(also delicious and a generous portion size). Love this place.

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pauling
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and the staff were very attentive and lovely. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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StewartM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend the koolba pre-theatre menu lovely food and excellent value for money not forgetting the great service from waiters/waitresses 😁

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant meal once again
Excellent service

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AndyS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality of Koolba food is as good as any Indian restaurant I have ever eaten. And believe me in the last 30 years I’ve eaten many curries all over the UK !

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DavyW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, the best Indian cuisine in Glasgow IMO. Experience as good if not better than pre COVID.

TL
TinaL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal out that i have had in a long time. I will definitely be back

LH
LorraineH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service as always - great to be back in our favourite Indian restaurant. All very very covid safe but without losing any of their charm and atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and attentive staff

GM
GaMa
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top class Indian restaurant,no complaints whatsoever

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AllanS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and very good value for money and a good extensive menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I placed this booking for my daughter and her boyfriend as a wee birthday treat (my daughter turned 21 during the height of lockdown). The service fromKoolBa was first class ... they treated my daughter like royalty & both of them were blown away with the experience. They thoroughly enjoyed the food too and we touched with the complimentary desert.

My wife and I consider KoolBa to be our favourite Indian/Persian restaurant. I think, after today’s visit, it may become my daughter’s too.

Thank you KoolBa!!!

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LindseyD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to Koolba for over 12 years (when you used to be inside Merchant Square).

Koolba used to my favourite restaurant in Glasgow but the last few times I have been the food has changed.

I always order the hummus - it has changed and it is not as it used to be. Very garlicky.

Even the Royal chicken skewer isn’t as flavoursome and lacked seasoning.

I am so disappointed and don’t think we will be returning.

I know the owner used to cook the food- it was excellent! But things have changed.

Sorry

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Ginger
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a warm reception from the staff in KoolBa . Food is always amazing! Definitely recommend a visit 👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class

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WilliamMcD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food is always very good in here and I have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love KoolBa and this was our first proper meal out as a couple since the Scottish lockdown. We were warmly welcomed & the staff were wonderfully diligent in looking after us.

The pre-theatre menu was perfect with scrumptious vegetable pakora & delightful mixed vegetable Dopiazo for me and pakora then sweet chicken tikka masala for my wife.

Absolutely brilliant. So glad to be back.

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CameronM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Probably the best restaurant of its kind in Scotland

BL
BLRSC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always made welcome by the friendly staff and the food is amazing 👌

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PatriciaJ
Dunbartonshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant food was excellent and we met there as we were supposed to be heading to Kerala this Friday but obviously now cancelled. Would go to Koolba again. Staff were lovely and very attentive.

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DianeM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality meal as always!
Took our visitors there and they enjoyed it all just as we did.

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LizS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and good service would recommend.

LC
LynC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal will be back again for another visit

EH
ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Table was way to small, really impersonal.
Really expensive for what we got, had much, much better and more for less in Glasgow

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NickyS
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food; excellent service and good pricing

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KevinM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are regulars at Koolba where the food and services is usually amazing. Last Sunday four of us went for a meal at 5.30pm and although it was good, it was not to the usual standard. Obviously the regular staff cannot be in the restaurant 24 / 7, so maybe this is a quiet time of the day / week when they get some time off. Still very good though.

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Stephenb
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travel from Falkirk to Glasgow, great place to eat

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Tempest1
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked Pre-Theatre meal. What great value! Two courses, two coffees and two drinks for £43. Can't say fairer than that when the quality of the food is just so good! this has to be my favourite place to eat when in the city.

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Blondysouth789
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
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.

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AlexL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Hitman
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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SeanD
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.

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AlistairL
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

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greekfan1
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.

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John
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.

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MarkI
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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KoolBa is rated 4.6 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.

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