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The Rice Bowl

33a Cross Street | City Centre, Manchester M2 1NL, England (Formerly Golden Rice Bowl)
0161 832 9033
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Ranked #29 of 1,657 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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
Restaurant details
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
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love it here and the food is fantastic! Service is brilliant and the price is quite cheap considering the quality for what you get! I have been here many times and always end up coming here when we try to go other places. Top notch!

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barnoldswick
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was clean and bright, and the staff were welcoming. We had the set meal 2 courses £7.95 (12 til 5pm) Includes prawn crackers , starter, main course and rice. There was plenty of choice. My husband added 2 extra dishes, rib starter and crispy duck with the trimmings ( as he thought the mains might not be good... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Good food not to rowdy as some large restaurants can be ideal if you want to take your significant other for a special evening good prices to :)

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been past a few times, so thought we'd give it a go. Had a quick look on trip advisor as always, the poor reviews are old and from our experience out of date. The place was busy with a variety of diners, solos, couples, small & large groups. We received good service and we felt looked after. Food wise, went... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Visited with work colleagues for lunch on the occasion of my 40th birthday. Having visited here on many occasions to sample the lunch menu - amazing value at £7.95 with starter and main course - I knew what to expect. As always, the food was excellent, the service efficient and the atmosphere great. The staff had even decorated a charir... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We would rather go into the city to eat at Rice Bowl than to order a mediocre take that! The complimentary prawn crackers are a winner, the menu is vast but they do lunch & evening specials. My favourite dishes are the sizzling lamb and curry chicken - good portion sizes packed full of flavour. Our favourite waitress Emily is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Without any shadow of a doubt this is the best Chiense restaurant in Manchester We live over 200 miles away, but every time we return to Manchester, whether it be for work or pleasure we always visit the rice bowl City centre location, lovely atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, not over priced like some and the food is superb! Cannot recommend... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stumbled upon this restaurant due to the surrounding building works. The staff were very pleasant when we entered. The restraurant was very clean and looked well maintained. We were shown to our seats and the staff left us to look at the menu. We decided on the set menu . Staff were not pushy and served us at an appropriate... More

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ate here a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely meal. Nothing massively adventurous, but well-cooked, fresh and tasty food (and free prawn crackers - always a hit!). I can recommend the beef, aubergine and chilli hot pot! I was on my own and you can often feel out of place when you're by yourself, but the staff were... More

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Erskine, Renfrewshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I were in Manchester on a Saturday night in early September. We hadn't made plans for dinner, but had a quick search through Tripadvisor for a restaurant near our hotel ( Marriott Victoria & Albert ). We found the Rice Bowl was close by and went along. Right now it is hidden by some scaffolding which mean... More

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