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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” (304 reviews)
“dim sum” (76 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (15 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 today

This is my go to place when I want somewhere to eat in Manchester and know that I will get great food every time. Everybody that I take there is converted because of the high standard of food.

Thank maxine1612
Reviewed 4 days ago

Staying in the hotel next door, came here for food, very good all round, nice menu choices, service was good and food excellent

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looked at the reviews & went for it - wasn't disappointed & highly recommend!! Not that cheap but well worth it. Staff were really helpful & attentive.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food ..best chinese ever !!! Iv visited alot of chineses but none compare to this ..so tasty !!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited this restaurant because it was on the same street as our hotel and we were too tired to go any further, but luckily, it was great! We ate the sweet and sour mock chicken (vegetarian) and it was honestly, not even that...More

Thank ArlandPenchant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on Friday evening very crowded place and lot of noise. The waiter did not understand us so we did not get what we ordered but the food was good. The crispy duck amazing and the rice noodles as well. Disappointed with the...More

Thank Unnur A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Manchester Pride and fancied Chinese for a change. Found this little gem after reviewing trip advisor. Food is lush and slightly different to the usual gloopy, slightly salty meals from the local takeaway. Dim sum and the duck were highlights ! Tasty,...More

Thank abally1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here with a friend who had been many times before and insisted I try it. He was right to insist as it was delicious. The honey pork filo starter is melt in the mouth tender. Perfect fluffy rice (which is surprisingly difficult...More

Thank BridgeLV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Rice Bowl last week after ,many recommendations by friends! We were not disappointed. The entrance is not over inspiring, but when you go down stairs it is a really relaxed spacious dining area. We went at lunchtime, expecting it to be fairly...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening meal was excellent quality. The atmosphere was relaxing and calm in the bustle of Manchester City Centre. Food was plenty and tasty, well cooked and I would recommend the sui mai. Staff were pleasant and professional. Pop in and enjoy a very reasonable...More

Thank Terri D
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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.
19 January 2017|
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Response from ramilevyy | Reviewed this property |
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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