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The Rice Bowl

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33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 542
    Excellent
  • 215
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Didn't leave hungry!!

Opted to visit this place after reading some reviews on here! Had the banquet meal B which was more than enough for two, could have fed 3 easily. It was a busy place and was obviously good with families as there was a family party ongoing when we arrived. MENU B £21.95 Per Person For Two or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Commz
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Wales UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Opted to visit this place after reading some reviews on here! Had the banquet meal B which was more than enough for two, could have fed 3 easily. It was a busy place and was obviously good with families as there was a family party ongoing when we arrived. MENU B £21.95 Per Person For Two or More People STARTER... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

£7.95 set lunch certainly a bargain and plenty of choice. Advertised as twi course but started with a big portion of complementary prawn crackers with dipping sauces. Soups are served with a sweet corn cake, which is a nice touch. Large main course portions and a big bowl of egg fried rice. I particularly enjoyed the mixed meat in spicy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is definitely the best Chinese I've had for a while. The seaweed was amazing and so was the crispy duck, really delicious meal and would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited with colleagues for dinner on the recommendation of friend who'd been there before. Food was great - we went for set menu b - soup, dim sum, followed by crispy duck pancakes 5 main dishes with rice. The 5 dishes were: Sliced Roasted Pork with Green Beans with Supreme XO Sauce Merlot, Five Spices Braised Beef fillet with Broccoli... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasant atmosphere, excellent food and very attentive service. The steamed dumplings are a must have and the plum duck is utterly delicious. A little difficult to find but we were glad when we finally did! Greal meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Geat decor and superb service. We shared the crispy dim sum starter which was fantastic, as were our main courses. Excellent value, we'll definitely back when we visit Manchester again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After moving to Manchester 5 months ago this restaurant has definitely become our no1 visit. We are consistently impressed with the friendly service, delicious food and cosy atmosphere of this hidden little gem. We always order the dim sum and are always presented with fresh, delicate flavours all perfectly cooked and have tried many different dishes all very tasty. Another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took a party of 13 here for lunch as a colleague was leaving. It has been 15 years since I ate here and I am kicking myself that I have not been back sooner. The special lunch was £7.95 for a starter and a main. Good choice, good service, great food and great value. The only draw back was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When me and my wife go shopping in Manchester we always come here for the lunch special, £7.95 for which is great value for money for the quality of the food. I had the chicken spring rolls, then sweet and sour pork and egg fried rice which were delicious. But it's not only lunchtime we frequent this place we've been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My favourite Chinese! The lunch menu is such good value for money and the food is amazing! Staff are always really friendly and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

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: 0161 832 9033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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