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Ning

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Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
+44 161 238 9088
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like...
Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like Ning. Unlike many others, Ning values subtlety and sophistication both in its style and its cuisine. Influenced by the noodle bars of Asia's cities, this Northern Quarter venue offers a bustling ambience somewhere between trendy canteen and chichi bistro. With polished wood tables, voguish floral patterned wallpaper and candlelit tables, the interior strikes a similar balance of fashionable buzz meets classy intimacy. Led by award-winning celebrity Malaysian chef Norman Musa, the predominately authentic Malaysian menu also offers Thai and fusion dishes, all made with fresh ingredients, free from MSG. Ning's chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes, and service is attentive without being over-bearing. Malaysian hospitality and food.
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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Malaysian restaurant in Manchesters trendy Northern Quarter

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal here last weekend, celebrating 12 years together. We had a bottle of fizz a starter (I had the yummy soft shell crab) and a main each and it cost just over £60 as we managed to sneak in on the discount if you order before 6pm. Staff were very helpful, if a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Redwards81
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Cheshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've just been here today. Nice atmosphere inside. The service was very good and the food was amazing. I love noodles and try them wherever I go so tried a few different dishes and I must say everyone tasted very nice. Just the right level of spice. I would recommend this as I found it elegant a cut above your... More 

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Thank you for your recommendation. We’re happy to hear that you had a good time here at Ning and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Cheshire
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal here last weekend, celebrating 12 years together. We had a bottle of fizz a starter (I had the yummy soft shell crab) and a main each and it cost just over £60 as we managed to sneak in on the discount if you order before 6pm. Staff were very helpful, if a... More 

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

Congratulations on 12 years together, we’re glad you chose to celebrate here at Ning and that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you at Ning again soon! More 

Kuching, Malaysia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were most surprised to find probably the best Halal Malaysian restaurant in Manchester rather than in London. The restaurant is owned by a Malaysian award winning chef. We had brought our sons and their fellow student friends for a treat at a nice restaurant to have a good meal. We weren't disappointed! The menu was a mix of Malaysian... More 

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed your meal at Ning and are happy to hear that we were able to provide you with authentic Malaysian food here in Manchester. Do your sons know that we also offer a regular student deal on Wednesdays and Thursdays? Students can enjoy 2 courses and a drink for just £12.50... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Upon entering Ning I had a moment of fear that it was one of those terrible all you can eat buffet bars however thankfully those concerns were quickly dispersed when the staff welcomed us. The friendliness and knowledge of the staff really stood out here and it is easier to be this way when you know you are going to... More 

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal here at Ning and that our food was able to bring back memories. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I would like to thank all the staff at Ning’s last night for making my good friend’s birthday meal perfect. The food was superb – nothing was too much for the staff – worth every penny.

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

Hello Bev We’re really pleased to hear that your friend’s birthday meal went so well. Thank you for the glowing review, we hope to see you at Ning again soon! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

From the 4 days that we visited Manchester we ate here twice. The restaurant has a great selection of Thai and Malaysian food cooked to perfection. Good value for money! Combined with the great service of the restaurant manager Zach it's is definitely worth to dine here.

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We’re very proud that you liked Ning (and Zach!) enough to come back even with your time limitations. We hope that you enjoyed your visit to Manchester and look forward to seeing you again next time you’re here. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had been last summer and really enjoyed it then but had somehow managed to forget to go again!? We Started with a nicely chilled Beer Lao, obligatory prawn crackers (with a sweet chilly Dip) I had a crispy pancake with chicken and egg which for me was really unusual and delicious, we followed that with a... More 

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We’re delighted to hear that you decided to come back to Ning for a second time and that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your review and we will be here looking forward to your next visit! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been a few times in last couple of months and I love Nings. Staff friendly and food wonderful. Having lived in Malaysia for a few years it brings back memories of Malaysian flavours, albeit at a higher price. I would recommend the Roti Canai followed by Beef Rendang but really I can't see you being disappointed with any... More 

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We’re glad to hear that our food was able to bring back memories of Malaysia for you. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Someone else mentioned the icecream in their review. I had a scoop of durian flavour and a scoop of pandan flavour. It was amazing. The tastes complemented one another and it finished the meal perfectly. Might these be the new flavours for the mainstream? I doubt it, but it was fun trying them and I thoroughly recommend this end to... More 

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itsaNingthing, Manager at Ning, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. We’re pleased that we were able to provide you with authentic Malaysian food here in Manchester. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed trying Chef Norman Musa’s own Malaysian ice creams; maybe you should try our Teh Tarik flavour or a sorbet next time? We will be renovating the décor soon so hopefully... More 

Pennines
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had been waiting to eat here for ages and really expected to love this place. Sadly it didn't meet expectations by a long way. We were celebrating an anniversary so went to stay in Manchester specifically to eat at Ning. It's a very busy restaurant but has a strange layout. Staff were really stretched so we didn't feel we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 238 9088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Manchester might be awash with slick dining outfits but none quite like Ning. Unlike many others, Ning values subtlety and sophistication both in its style and its cuisine. Influenced by the noodle bars of Asia's cities, this Northern Quarter venue offers a bustling ambience somewhere between trendy canteen and chichi bistro. With polished wood tables, voguish floral patterned wallpaper and candlelit tables, the interior strikes a similar balance of fashionable buzz meets classy intimacy. Led by award-winning celebrity Malaysian chef Norman Musa, the predominately authentic Malaysian menu also offers Thai and fusion dishes, all made with fresh ingredients, free from MSG. Ning's chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes, and service is attentive without being over-bearing. Malaysian hospitality and food.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?