235 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL
  • Telephone 0141 221 1555 / 0141 204 1444
  • Food served Mon–Tues noon–11:30pm; Wed–Sat noon–12:00pm; Sun 1–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 3–6pm
  • Average price £8.95 (set lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • 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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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Whether it’s the the warm welcome and handshake when you walk in the door, the slightly aged yet traditional surroundings, or the smell of a veritable Indian feast that awaits, Koh-I-Noor on Glasgow’s West End–City Centre border is a mainstay of the local Indian restaurant scene – indeed, it is the city’s longest running curryhouse. There is plenty on offer, from a fantastic value buffet to a specially tailored à la carte menu, both offering dishes packing in the spicy flavours. An array of starters, including bajis, pakoras, gulab jamon, and even a hearty dhal soup, are followed by a great display of curries – lamb rogan josh is a well-balanced, warming example with a nice tang of heat. Numerous desserts include a selection of fresh ice-cream to help you cool off. As busy inside as it is outside at this Charing Cross venue, the engaging staff – well versed in catering for the large parties enjoying the buffet – help make this an enjoyable dining experience.

  • High point: Lots of variety
  • Low point: Dated décor
  • Notable dish: Lamb rogan josh
  • 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