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The Rice Bowl

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33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
+44 161 832 9033
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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guernsey channel islands
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here 4 times now, same good food & service. Less busy on this Sunday night & therefore the service was extra efficient. Would definitely recommend the Rice Bowl to friends etc

Thank Nigel710
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At the heart of Manchester interesting Chinese restaurant. The menu range is very rich. Tradition very good Chinese food and the service very good

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us ate here, although very busy they were able to accommodate us without a reservation. We decided to share a basket of mixed dim sum, ( based on reviews) followed by, duck in plum sauce, Mongolian lamb, chicken in black bean , and sizzling king prawns. The food and the service was very good, and the price very... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really pleasant setting in the heart of Manchester (only a short walk from Picadilly). Great food with plenty of menu choice. Polite service. Highly recommend.

Thank Ebs45
Staindrop, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost walked past this restaurant but so glad we didn't. It's down two short flights of stairs, but was quite spacious. We all had something different and didn't have to wait very long at all. The service was fast, efficient and friendly - there seemed to be a member of staff for each table! The food was excellent and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Rice Bowl on friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. The food was superb. I didn't give 5* because we hadn't been before and it's busy!!!The food is 5*. The other half had his tom yum soup which he really enjoyed. We had the luxury dim sum combination which we thought was really good value. £7.50 each... More 

Thank Viv P
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing and piping hot when it arrived. Staff were very attentive and friendly and it was reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank Debhol22
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch with my elderly mother and my twelve year old son. Mum said she'd seen the entrance on Cross Street many times and always wondered what it was like inside. We all went vegetarian and chose the Mock Crispy Duck for an extra shared starter. Then we all had something from the set Lunch menu. The soups... More 

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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our two semi-recovered travelling companions in tow, we repaired to an old favourite of ours for a new year Chinese Food Experience on January 2nd 2017. Let me quickly say, we were definitely not disappointed !!! Everything was just as we expected, under the careful scrutiny of the more senior woman in charge there. The table we had booked... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a team lunch from work, service was great and the food was lovely, great selection of food.

Thank zombiezone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?