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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 540
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  • 214
    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
Good Set Menu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
KateJRR
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Some places are variable, being good one night and just so the next, Well Rice Bowl was just about perfect last Sunday. We were a large party of friends and family, about 10 of us, and out of 10 people 9 were absolutely delighted with the food and amazed at the standard and quality of the cooking, with the 10th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Absolutely fantastic, I went for lunch and ate from the set menu which is just under £8 for two courses. I ordered the vegetable spring rolls for starters and 5 spice beef with mushroom & broccoli for main. Both were absolutely amazing, the beef was so tender. Service was also very very good, food arrived promptly and our drinks were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Back for the usual lunch time menu that never fails to please. Well priced with good portion sizes. Got to say that I have never had a bad meal at this place.

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?