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92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
0844 414 5484
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Ranked #204 of 1,784 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $49
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Having met the head chef (Norman Musa) previously during one of his road shows, my partner and I decided to give the restaurant a try last year. The service was absolutely impeccable but unfortunately, we're not a fan of the food. We went for the 2-course deal (GBP 15.50 for an appetizer, a main course and an accompaniment) and chose... More 

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Eccles, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had gone to a concert at the nearby Band On The Wall music venue in Manchester's Northern Quarter and needed a quick meal before the show. We stumbled across the restaurant only a couple of blocks away. The decor both outside and inside is very inviting and modern. The food is Malaysian/Indonesian and the menus have been created by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We booked in in advance and we were given a table near the door.which was freezing cold, we asked if the heating could be turn on, when we told that it don't work, when we asked if we could have a different table, but then we were given a different tablet on the other side of the door which makes... More 

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itsaNingthing, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

Dear Rose, Given our telephone conversations, one before I was aware of this review and one since, I appreciate that we have come to a mutual understanding of our respective concerns and genuinely apologetic responses. My staff and I will certainly be learning some important lessons from this regrettable scenario, and I am very grateful for your undertaking to withdraw... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I hadn't eaten here for a few years, and was keen to see if much had changed. We headed there for a friend's birthday and the staff were very friendly, the service excellent. The decor is still classy, but the tables are very close together. Sadly the food wasn't quite up to scratch. My starter of Seafood Tom Yam soup... More 

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itsaNingthing, Owner at Ning, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of your recent disappointment. Although we are primarily a Malaysian restaurant offering a few classic Thai dishes additionally, that is no excuse for such dishes not being the same high standard as they should be and normally are. I am personally frustrated by this and, on investigation, can only put this down to recent staff... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've been here twice and both times were good service and good food. The restaurant is small so can get busy on a friday and saturday night so you may need to book ahead. Its nicely decorated and staff were polite. The food is a good portion size and a good amount of spice and flavour. There are options for... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came to celebrate my daughter birthday (24). We chosse the Christmas menu. All the food was excellent, the satff very nice. We have had a great time. The only thing was, at 8:30, they asked us to move as the table was booked, and next customers arrived, we would appreciate to have more time :-(

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Preston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came here on new years eve and they still honoured the offer which made it very good price wise. Good also tasted excellent and I would defo come again. Well presented and good atmosphere. Halal too.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Came with brother and partner post Christmas excesses and really enjoyed the service and the flavours. Menu should have really indicated seafood and other allergens, but overall experience was great and we'll be back!

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stopped in here with a friend on a rainy night in December for some dinner and a couple of beers. This brings us to problem #1: they had a limited but interesting selection of Asian beers in bottles but they were out of most of them. To me, that's just bad planning. Food was good, although they were a bit... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Excellent value for money food. I've never been to a Malaysian restaurant before but enjoyed the different flavours and experience.

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Additional Information about Ning

Address: 92-94 Oldham Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ, England
Phone Number: 0844 414 5484
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 49
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian, Thai

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