235 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL
  • Telephone 0141 221 1555 / 0141 204 1444
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 1–11pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 3–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.koh-i-noor-glasgow.co.uk
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On the scene since 1964, this Charing Cross curry house caters for groups and buffet dining, with an à la carte menu to boot.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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If a picture dictionary had a listing for 'classic British curry house', it'd look just like the Koh-i-Noor. And it’s probably fundamentally unchanged since it first opened in the 1960s (it’s moved address a bit over the decades). Indian colours and patterns decorate the vast dining area, while traditional pictures peep out from inside carved wooden insets. It's vintage in a comforting way, like watching your favourite film again on a Sunday afternoon. Biryani, dopiaza, masala and tikkas from the tandoor – they're all offered by a menu that promises pleasurable familiarity. A nod to modernity is the great-for-sharing thali, constituting a small plates option, which is a great way to work in a few different choices. Lamb karahi is a standout among the meat curries, leaving a pleasing chilli tingle in its wake. And though it may seem to lack options for adventure, there are a few unusual dishes hidden among the specialities section, from the home-style keema allu to sweet and sour Manchurian.

The List's rating






Tiff Griffin visited Koh-i-Noor on 23 January 2018
  • High point: Cracking karahi
  • Low point: Fountain or buffet table? Can't be both.
  • Notable dish: Lamb karahi
  • Average price: £8.95 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Separate halls take up to 70 each
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Capacity: 200
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 1964
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £19.95 (litre) per bottle
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