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Ning

92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England (Manchester City Centre)
0844 414 5484
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Ranked #146 of 1,643 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $49
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Thai, Vegan
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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. The South East Asian fusion menu offers mainly Thai and Malay dishes made with fresh ingredients, free from MSG. Ning’s chefs pride themselves on producing a concise menu of carefully selected and well cooked dishes.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having had a very disappointing meal at this restaurant last month, we were very surprised to find a much better Malaysian restaurant in the West End of London a fortnight later. We had very similar dishes but not only were the ones in London more delicious, authentic and bigger portion, the cost was a lot less. So much for value... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went here for a meal with my partner after work. It was about 18:00 so the restaurant was very quiet and we had exceptional service. I love the unique drink options they serve. I had a lychee juice and my partner had the sirap ross limau (a traditional Malaysian drink). If you like tasting new things then I'd recommend trying... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Excellent food and service! Soft shell crabs and Roti Canari with a wonderfully tasty, peanutty sauce to start. Then Beef Gulai, which was rich and flavoursome, as was the Kari Ikan (the lovely blend of spices worked beautifully with the salmon, tomatoes and okra). My friend and I also had the Nasi Goreng as an accompaniment, which was perhaps a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I think it's important to say that i don't think Ning is a bad restaurant however whilst the company was excellent the experience, food and service tonight was overall disappointing and underwhelming.The starter i had cost over £7 but it tasted nice. The main i had which cost over £15 i did not enjoy at all. The service was slow... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had a wonderful time here. Came here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed! Food was delicious - first forray in Malaysian cuisine and the menu was appetising. We chose from the spring special. All excellent value. Service was polite and friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came here after we were told about this place from the people in other Malaysian restaurant that we visited early this week. I have been to Malaysia many time before and really love the food over there. I wont go into a long detail but just want to say I will not be returning. I was hoping for a... More

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Manchester
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142 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Having spent time in Malaysia and fallen in love with the food there, Ning had a lot to live up to, and it certainly did......It was very busy on a Thursday night and the staff were working hard but generally managed to stay on top of things. The soft shell crab was very good (as it should be for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I visited Ning a few years ago with a friend and contrary to the norm this place has just got better with age. I visited last night with my boyfriend and we had a delightful experience. The staff are excellent and the food delicious. We were warmly welcomed at the door by the front of house manager. When ordering our... More

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Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Another fabulous meal at Nings - we took a couple with us who had not been before and they were impressed - always good quality, great service and good atmosphere

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went to Ning twice in the last week because the food is very good, the service is ok and it's not too expensive! But every time I have been there, tables was very very sticky and I didn't like that... A bit disgusting...Maybe not very clean? I don't know. Apart from this, I really enjoyed this restaurant.

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