KoolBa

4.6
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513 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 513 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaJ
Dunbartonshire
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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 March 11, 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 March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service would recommend.

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LynC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal will be back again for another visit

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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 March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; excellent service and good pricing

KM
KevinM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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 February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travel from Falkirk to Glasgow, great place to eat

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Tempest1
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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 February 21, 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 February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Hitman
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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SeanD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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 February 7, 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 February 1, 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 February 1, 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 January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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StephenF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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.

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NicolaJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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
JamesD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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FHMM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MalcolmL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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.

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WilmaP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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ValerieG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on January 10, 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.

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KarenD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on January 7, 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.

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Simon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best meal I have ever eaten over the years

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Euan
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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.

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BRIANG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KevinM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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

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dhblackwood
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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

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SusanG
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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.

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HannahT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SheilaG
1 review
Dined on December 17, 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
ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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

Generally a poor dining experience.

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IanL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristinaN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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.

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DeanF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nuttynora
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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!

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KoolBa is rated 4.6 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

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