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The Rice Bowl

33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl) (Manchester City Centre)
0161 832 9033
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Ranked #24 of 1,652 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We called in for lunch, to be offered the special lunch menu at £7.95. What fantastic value. Beautiful food. Could not fault any part of it. Great service, great food. Loved it. Can't wait to return.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited here after reading reviews and was not disappointed. Waited about 10 mins for a table and were sat comfortably. The restaurant has a nice modern feel but is still warm and authentic Chinese. The wine was good and affordable. Ordered the sharing starter then the soup and felt very full after this! The mains were really tasty and good... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Recommended by trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Service very good, and food one of the best Chinese we have ever had. We will be back.

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Barnsley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited on reading the reviews on trip advisor. The restaurant is centrally located and down some stairs (inaccessible for wheelchairs I would assume). We arrived at 7pm and were still in time for a 2 course special at £12.95 which we were unaware of but was very good value. We ordered starters and mains (additional £5.50 for the sizzling... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I came here with The Blonde to celebrate our move to Prestwich and had a lovely meal. We had a mixed started as is our tradition at Chinese restaurants and it was lovely, the ribs especially were very tasty and meaty. The mains were very tasty and moreish and large portions to suit my large appetite! Overall I'd recommend it... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We read about the good reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to visit here for our dinner as it was within 10 minutes walk from our hotel. The restaurant can be missed easily because there were some roadworks ongoing in that area. Persons with disability may have difficult accessing the restaurant because it was down in the basement and the steps... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited this restaurant last Saturday following a recommendation from the hotel, this was one of the best chinese meals we have had in ages, the service, food and atmosphere was second to none and will definitely go back again when in Manchester. I would recommend this for couples, friends or family visits and they look after all ages. Jennie was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Me and my partner went to this restaurant last year and couldn't wait to come back. The food is delicious, portion sizes are great and they are happy to box up any leftovers. Complimentary crackers with sweet chilli and plum sauces to start and some of the best service we have experienced. We shared a bottle of wine and if... More

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Manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited the Rice Bowl on Saturday evening, the food is simply the best Chinese food around. Small restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. Have visited in the past and is still just as good, will go back again.

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Devon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly. Nice touch to have crackers and two types of sauce and end with a portion of melon and orange. ... both complimentary. They are happy to box up any leftovers for later. Really great meal and I'll definitely be going back next time I'm in Manchester!

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