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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” (323 reviews)
“dim sum” (79 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 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing really bad about the food, but if you’d rather order a takeaway you will receive he same quality of food.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I met some friends before Christmas for food at the Rice Bowl. It was early evening and the restaurant was really busy but we were welcomed by staff and seated quickly. The staff were also friendly and efficient with taking orders and serving food. There...More

Thank Colettemcl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the rice bowl on a number of occasions but this time I have to say I don’t think I will return. The starters were nice but the main meal was terrible, chicken in mandarin sauce and crispy chilli beef. In both meals all...More

1  Thank Steph_Dargue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live in Manchester and the Rice Bowl was our favourite restaurant. Then we moved to deepest, darkest Lancashire! Visited Manchester today. Husband asked where I wanted to eat lunch. Of course I picked my favourite restaurant. Rice bowl did not disappoint. Food...More

Thank hemlock90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rice Bowl write-up indicates the cuisine as Chinese and Asian, but appears to include a touch of Japanese as well, which accounts for the wide choice of menu. They also have Japanese beer, which was Asahi if we remember accurately. The menu is quite...More

1  Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know the situation - feeling hungry; fancying something; not sure what, and the you walk past a restaurant and think - OK, I'll try this. Well, that's how I came to The Rice Bowl. What a find for me. Relaxing decor; attentive (very) staff;...More

1  Thank nemero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food. Very busy as it was New Year but the service was still great and the staff all had a smile on their face Food was excellent and very good value with plenty of choice and well presented. Wine price was very good...More

Thank Geoff D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try The Rice Bowl for lunch. We were looking for comfort food as it was wet and cold. # Service is great! Staff was attentive to our needs. # Restaurant ambience is cosy. Made us want to stay longer. # Food is...More

Thank fmordiamond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I telephoned the restaurant today to book a table and asked if they were able to accommodate us with our 5 month old daughter who would be in her pram. I was told this was absolutely fine. When we arrived at the restaurant we were...More

3  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 attempts to produce a decent peking duck. 40 dried chillies in a chicken dish. And it went on. Very poor overall.

Thank JoanDBath
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9 January 2018|
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Response from Colin W | Reviewed this property |
booked on line I believe...
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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