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92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
+44 161 238 9088
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (24 reviews)
“roti canai” (17 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Thai, Malaysian
$$ - $$$
92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
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1 - 10 of 523 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is closed. Went there on Thursday 11/5/2017 and there are notices on the windows advising that the Landlord has taken possession of the restaurant.

Thank katyobrien
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Was my first time eating at Ning restaurant. Had a lovely meal and the staff were polite and friendly.

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Thank harryfjf
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here 4 or 5 times and have always enjoyed the food, even if the service had been a bit shoddy. Last night was the last straw though. Our meal was good, however the service we received was very poor. The staff were quite...More

1  Thank Colin L
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Colin I am very sorry for what had happened. The rude manner of my staff is totally unacceptable. Rest assured I will investigate this further and take a serious action on the staff you referred to. I will be in charge of looking after the...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Norman Musa is Official ‘Food Ambassador for Kuala Lumpur’, not that we knew that before we bought his impressively detailed “Amazing Malaysian” recipe book. Sadly, there is almost nothing Amazing about his Ning restaurant, where Norman was very definitely not in the kitchen on the...More

8  Thank David L
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

David L Thank you for your comments but I won't bother replying in details after I read you were comparing my food to the specific one in London. I don't use MSG in my cooking. That shows the standard of food you were after. Cheap...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

With a massive feeling of being ripped off I am forced to spend more money elsewhere. From finding one prawn in my Tom Yam seafood soup to my regretful spend of £6.50 on roti canai, bread and a couple of tablespoons of curry sauce. This...More

2  Thank Daniel W
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Daniel I apologise for this silly mistake made by my kitchen. There should be more prawns in that soup together with calamari and mussels. Can you kindly call my restaurant (0161 2389088) and speak to Ms Ines Karunia, who I have briefed about refunding the...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We visited after reading some excellent reviews and the food itself did not disappointed- the beef rendang was as good as we get in KL, the salmon curry was very good also. The service was not up to the same level as the food and...More

Thank Scottygirl82
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

Hi Scottygirl82, Thank you for your review! Apologise for the service we provided the night you dined in. We will definitely improve our service quality as well as the housekeeping. Although, we are glad to know that you were still enjoyed the food we served....More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Been here 5 times now and everythime food just gets better. Service is excellent and staff are very welcoming

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Thank bbzz401
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

Hi bbzz401, Thank you for your review! We are so glad that a regular guest like you enjoyed the dining experience at Ning. Surely we will warmly welcome you on your next visit! Best Regards, Chef Norman Musa & The Ning Team

Reviewed 7 March 2017

So I have been totally in love with this place for about seven years! I can cook Malay food quite well and yet this place is just outstanding. The service is top notch, no waiting just being totally looked after by such polite people. Restaurant...More

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Thank cdog681
Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

Hi Cdog681, Thank you for your review! It is wonderful to know that you have been a Malaysian food lover. We are even happier to know that we can provide you a satisfying quality of Malaysian food and service. We are definitely welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal and lovely friendly and helpful staff. Free cocktail of my choice for my birthday ... thank you 😊 we 💕 the place

Thank BlingLJ
Management response:Responded 6 March 2017

Hi BlingLJ, Thank you for your review and happy belated birthday to you! It is fantastic to know you had an amazing birthday meal with us. We hope to see you very soon at Ning! Best Regards, Chef Norman Musa & The Ning Team

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

All the way from Edinburgh and just got to know the kitchen close at 10pm and we at the restaurant at 9.55. Typical Malaysian restaurant.More

Thank Naufal N
ChefNormanMusa, Owner at Ning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Naufal I partly blamed my staff for the incident and have investigated this further but the fact that you threatened and blackmailed my staff on the night you visited us to write on the tripadvisor for turning you down is right shameful. Especially knowing...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 17 - USD 27
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 238 9088
  • E-mail
Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like Ning. Unlike many others, Ning values subtlety and sophistication both in its style and its cuisine. This Northern Quarter venue offers a bustling ambience somewhere between trendy canteen and chic bistro. With polished wood tables, voguish floral patterned wallpaper and candlelit tables, the interior strikes a similar balance of fashionable buzz meets classy intimacy. Award-winning, the predominately authentic Malaysian menu also offers Thai and fusion dishes, all made with fresh ingredients, free from added MSG. Ning's accomplished chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes, and service is attentive without being over-bearing. Malaysian hospitality and food.
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