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The Rice Bowl

33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
+44 161 832 9033
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (326 reviews)
“dim sum” (81 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Often go to this restraunt when I come to Manchester, went on Saturday afternoon it was very busy good atmosphere service and the meal was top notch, both of us had the same spare ribs and beef curry very nice, will be back

Thank Alexjames99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice birthday meal here, the food is amazing and the service was good. Nice restaurant and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

Thank oliviahogan99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked by phone by leaving an answerphone message but when we arrived there was no record of our booking. The lady in charge was also telling people that they were fully booked and would need to wait until at least 9pm for a table....More

Thank lyegreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are generally great, as is the food. But I am starting to get fed up with the unfriendly, rude and aggressive manageress (Jenny?) who patrols the floor like a rabid bulldog, barking at staff and customers alike. My wife and I eat here maybe...More

1  Thank adeandyo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the rice bowl because of the TA rating and it did not disappoint. The food was best ever and the service excellent. The crispy duck was so tasty and not at all greasy. All our food was very good. The restaurant is below...More

Thank J4591RIchrisc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nothing lavish or ostentatious about this charming restaurant. just good cooking and service and a quiet place to talk privately. set lunch is very reasonably priced. had my usual which is chicken and sweetcorn soup followed by singapore vermicelli with lashings of soy sauce. perfect.

Thank Biagio14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a return visit here for a midweek evening meal, and we are so glad we did. The food is simply excellent, well served in a comfortable environment. They have special set menus but we went with the main menu and had a selection...More

Thank The_Explorers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After Living 3 years in China and being the First Chinese meal in Manchester it's dificult to compare. The inside of the Restaurante is very well decor with good wood furniture and it's very clean. The staff is Very friendly, allways with a genuine smille...More

2  Thank Edgar L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my son on a Sunday lunch time. There was a lunch time 2 course special menu on, but we opted to order from the main menu. Good experience from start to finish. Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good,...More

Thank Travelsalotglobally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was piping hot and tasty. Best Chinese we have eaten at in Manchester city centre. Puts China town in the shade!

Thank 960lynne
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9 January 2018|
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Response from Jellybear22 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry ,we went as guests and it was already booked.
Adele B
15 May 2017|
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Response from Alexjames99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but maybe best to check
Shabana B
29 April 2017|
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Response from Adrian-CheadleHulmeC | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Halal , but you can order vegetarian.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9033
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