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The Rice Bowl

33A Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England
+44 161 832 9033
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (291 reviews)
“dim sum” (73 reviews)
“sizzling lamb” (13 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 yesterday

Found this on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. In fact, the meal was one of the best Chinese we have had anywhere. The menu was more traditional than we usually go for but we tried new starters for us and played it safer...More

Thank rkwils
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good friendly and prompt service. Restaurant has a nice relaxing atmosphere. Wide menu choice of amazing freshly prepared food.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is amazing quality and the price is quite reasonable. The dim sum steamed basket is a must for anyone who can't decide what to go for.

Thank jenny f
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chosen in view of great reviews and didn't disappoint. Fresh, tasty and quality Chinese food at a reasonable price given quality and location. Typical pleasant Chinese decor compliments food well. Only downside and reason for not awarding full marks is waiting time to be seated...More

Thank fbtesta
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was good and quick coming. The menu had a good variety. The fixed price option was good value for money. The service was friendly and we would go here again.

Thank pd10009
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm a bit out the habit of leaving reviews but felt obliged to leave one for this place. We booked a table here for Saturday night and as stated in the reviews below the table booking system didn't really work, booking a table was no...More

Thank G_A_doos_travel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Do not rely on booking a table! We arrived at 8pm as we had booked a table however were not seated until 8.45 and stood in a que along with others who had also booked and were not being seated- a busy restaurant is ultimately...More

1  Thank Bhavi C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had booked a table for 20:30. When we arrived we were told to wait in a queue for people with bookings. After waiting for 25mins we left as we were nowhere near getting the table which we booked for 20.30. No point in booking...More

Thank anna1234581
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vidited here friday after a trip yo the greman beer tent. Was reccomended by a friend & was mot didsapointed. We had set menu b with crispy duck, king prawn & lamb. Also 2 pastry style dim sum & chicken & sweetcorn soup. All was...More

Thank Adele B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Rice Bowl, though recommendation on twitter although we picked a quiet lunchtime period , the staff were really attentive and we had the set meal, very good value for money definitely recommend this place when in Manchester again will definitely have meal there!!

Thank Jenny S
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Adele B
does this restaurant use MSG? can anyone answer this honestly please
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
Is it halal?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Adrian-CheadleHulmeC | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Halal , but you can order vegetarian.
are yo doing any january offers`
19 January 2017|
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Response from | 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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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